Friday, April 09, 2010

Minneapolis has dethroned Portland, OR

...as the bike-friendliest city in the country.


- Baggie that is, if one trusts Bicycling magazine

8 comments:

Snakebite said...

Trust is such a vague and misused term for a bike type magazine.

But never-the-less, congrats to Minneapolis on the status. I hope to come soon and partake in the bikey goodness.

LimesNow said...

OB, that's such serendipitous news, let's trust it just because we want to. Ride on, Minneapolis!

Mike J said...

That one totally baffles me. I've always been surprised that Portland was on the top when it rains there 10+ months out of the year. Minneapolis? I've never been there so I don't have room to talk but it makes me wonder. Congrats Minneapolis.

jeff said...

I got to spend s few weeks in Mpls. a few years ago. You could ride on wonderful trails from the U of M to near the airport, along the river. And on weekends I would ride through a quieter downtown. Wonderful! The winters are a little harsh, though. :)

Bluenoser said...

Gosh,

Just when I get my passport updated, now that you down there think we Canadians are dangerous, and booked a ticket to ride in Portland, I'm too late.

Crap. By the time I rebook who will be next?? Won't be anywhere in Quebec with their fifteen gazillion miles of bike lanes and trails that they have had in place for twenty years now. ~:)

-B

brother yam said...

Bicycling magazine doesn't have my trust, to be honest. For the longest time, all they wrote about was racing, racing bikes, racing components and ignored the myriad of other forms of cycling.

Thanks for the recognition, but who cares? We all knew that years ago. Welcome to the party...

Notorious T said...

Meanwhile, my poor town was happy just to make the list at 47th! Congrats to Minneapolis for taking steps to make itself a bike-friendly town.

Emma Pod said...

Yeah....but Portland is still better! I like your new blog design! Very bootiful.