Touring Minnesota’s Roads by Bike
Minnesota’s highways provide endless additional opportunities for biking. A set of maps published by the Minnesota Department of Transportation makes it easy to plan bike trips touring the state’s roadways.
Minnesota Bike Maps consist of a set of two maps, one for the western half of the state and one for the eastern half. The maps rate Minnesota roads for their biking suitability. Roadways are color-coded based on traffic volumes and it is noted whether the roads have paved shoulders. These maps are a great resource for planning road trips by bike (though they don’t show where the long hills are)!
One set of Minnesota Bike Maps is available for free by calling Explore Minnesota Tourism toll free at
1-888-868-7476 or 651-296-5029 from the Twin Cities.