Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Bicycle Projects

MnDOT bicycle route development through Two Harbors in support of U.S. Bike Route 41 (North Star Bicycle Route)

Hwy location map.

Study area of bicycle route development through Two Harbors.

In coordination with the City of Two Harbors and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, MnDOT is studying bicycle route connections through Two Harbors, in support of the North Star Bicycle Route.

The purpose of this project is to complete preliminary engineering and cost estimates on a route that connects the North Star Bicycle Route from the west of Two Harbors through the City to the future Gitchi-Gami Trail.

Project objectives

  1. Improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  2. Design route connections that are implementable (i.e. cost-effective, no major ownership and physical constraints, easy maintenance, etc.)
  3. Create access to local businesses and the waterfront.
  4. Advance Two Harbors as a regional destination for bicyclists.

MnDOT wants your input! 

A route map showing an overview of the Two Harbors Bicycle Route System.

A route map showing an overview of the Two Harbors Bicycle Route System. (Select to enlarge.)

Take a survey, give us your email address, and you’ll be entered to win a drawing for two $25 gift cards to Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors!

The survey will close on Friday, Sept. 15. 

Each of these five bicycle route segments has its own assets and constraints.  We want to hear which segment you think is the most important to be built.  Think about where you or your family members would most like to ride a bike . . . or maybe where you think visitors to Two Harbors should travel through the city.

Meeting Minutes

July 1, 2017 meeting minutes PDF

Trunk Highway 14 between New Ulm and Nicollet

Location: TH 14 from County Road 37 in New Ulm to TH 111 in Nicollet

The second bicycle project is a thirteen mile segment along TH 14 from CR 37 in New Ulm to Judson, where MnDOT along with a contractor, the Department of Natural Resources and local partners is working to identify a preferred bicycle route along this 130mile segment which is part of a larger bicycle route from New Ulm to Mankato. There is currently no trail along this corridor and a future project would provide a safe route for people bicycling and non-motorized users along the TH 14 corridor. Potential design elements could include widening the shoulder, bicycle lanes, separated paved trail, etc.