My last post inspired me to learn a bit more about bike trails in Minnesota, and it turns out that within its winding dimensions exists something else to be proud of: Minnesota has more miles of bikeways than any other state. In 2006, we had over 1500 miles of the good stuff.
|Red = state trail; Blue = regional trail|
The Gitchi-Gami Trail is one of the newest state-led projects and promises to offer some of the most spectacular views to be had on two-wheels. When it's finished, it will run about eighty-six miles along the length of Lake Superior's north shore. I just found this virtual tour created by the DNR, and aside from the elevator music, it makes me want to pack up and head out. There's so much to see and so many ways to do so; it kind of bikes me crazy.