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A Brief Tour of Minneapolis (Part 2)

IMG_6847In my previous post, I talked about my adventures with Cailie through downtown Minneapolis and the realization that we needed to go to some neighborhoods to find more interesting and enjoyable areas.

The day after exploring downtown, Cailie and I hit the city with an agenda. We used our Nice Ride pass to go south. We headed through Loring Park to get to the Midtown Greenway. The Loring Greenway was a bit confusing to navigate, a couple of signs or markings could improve that. Nonetheless, it was a great greenway and is the sort of pedestrian/bicycle space that every city needs. Leaving Loring Greenway, we headed down Hennepin’s bike path which during construction was confusing. Fortunately a bike detour was provided which ensured we didn’t have to share the lane with speeding traffic. Continue reading