An updated Minnesota bicycle map is now available for free from the state department of transportation. Available in paper and electronic formats, the map identifies bicycle accommodations throughout the state valuable to long-distance riders.
The map also includes, since last published in 2001, updated road conditions (shoulder width, pavement type and traffic volumes, low or high); state and regional trails, including the Mississippi River Trail; state historic sites, parks, other points of interest, a city index
and safety tips.
Paper versions of the map can be had from the Minnesota Department of Transportation Central Office Building, 395 John Ireland Boulevard in St. Paul.
The electronic version of the map, available at mndot.gov/bike/maps.html, is compatible with smart phones, features more detailed routes than the paper version and includes smaller and printable areas of the state. The online version of the map will be updated twice yearly and offers opportunities for public feedback. Cyclists also may request a paper version of the map on the website.
Last May, the League of American Bicyclists ranked Minnesota ranked fourth most “Bicycle Friendly State.”