Bicycles and transportation
2017-18 Statewide District Bicycle Plans
Following the development and adoption of the Statewide Bicycle System Plan, MnDOT is currently developing eight statewide district bicycle plans to help identify local bicycle routes on existing or planned facilities to develop in the future or to connect the corridors identified in the State Bicycle Route Network. The draft District Bicycle Plans are set to be released in summer 2018.
Minnesota's newest bicycle route
In 2017 Minnesota designated a new U.S. Bicycle Route: USBR 41, the North Star Route, which travels from St. Paul to Grand Portage State Park. The 315-mile long route connects to the state’s first designated U.S. Bicycle Route, USBR 45, the Mississippi River Trail. Printable and downloadable electronic/GPS maps are available for both routes.
Two Harbors Bike Route
Following completion of the Statewide Bicycle Plan and US Bike Route 41, MnDOT worked to complete preliminary engineering for a bicycle route through Two Harbors connecting MN 61 on the western and eastern city limits. The route is intended to serve as a route through Two Harbors that serves the needs of residents and visitors.