3 Great Parks for Biking with Kids in the Western Twin Cities

3 Great Parks for Biking with Kids in the Western Twin Cities

Biking has become a new family-favorite activity for us. We’ve had a fun summer and fall searching for our favorite, nearby bike trails. According to Explore Minnesota┬áthere are 4,000 miles of paved biking trails in this remarkable state of ours. It’s going to take us a long time to ride all of them, but for now we’ve selected our top 3 parks for biking with kids in the western Twin Cities metro area. All of these parks rank high for families because of the amenities they offer. The trailheads all have ample parking, various privy options, dumpsters, and drinking fountains…

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Arrowhead Traverse – Gearing Up

Arrowhead Traverse – Gearing Up

This summer we are planning a huge trip in Northern Minnesota throughout August that will have three parts to it. A biking portion, a canoe portion, and a backpacking portion. Our plan is to bike around 65 miles of the completed portion of the┬áMesabi Trail, Canoe 40-odd miles in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) along the border route, and backpack the 65 mile Border Route Trail. We’re calling our route The Arrowhead Traverse. So, as we are beginning to realize the scope of this undertaking we are taking stock of our gear. What do we have? What do…

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