A Multi-Modal Bicyle Adventure

The best way to explore the Twin Cities?

You certainly notice things on foot — but your range is limited that way.

A car solves the latter problem but at the expense of the former.

Which leaves . . . . bicyling!  — or in our case, two stints on bikes leveraged by a light rail train ride in between (each rail car has a bike storage rack).

Itinerary:  None!

So, on a glorious sunny weekend day (yesterday), my 12 year-old son and I rode our bikes from Cedar Lake to Target Field (actually, under it), where we caught light rail to Minnehaha Park.

From there, we worked our way west along Minnehaha Creek past Lake Hiawatha and Lake Nokomis — with a stop at Turtle Bread at 48th & Chicago — until we reached Minneapolis’ Fulton neighborhood.

From there, we turned north through Linden Hills and around Lake Calhoun to home (with a final stop at Rustica for treats).

Other highlights:

–Gorgeous (and hidden away) Longfellow Gardens, above light rail and the Hiawatha Tunnel.

–the footbridge over Minnehaha Creek at Bryant Ave. (the regular Lyndale Avenue bridge is currently . . . . missing, another discovery (actually, it’s being replaced).

–the saxophone player at Clancy’s in Linden Hills, where we bought dinner (5 very tasty hot dogs from southeast Minnesota’s Thousand Hills Cattle Company).

All in all, a wonderful (and exhausting) adventure!

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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