Bike Parks in Minneapolis

Minneapolis has threes bike skills parks that are ready to ride now and 12 bike parks in the master plans to be built in the future.  The skills parks are listed below and detail for the bike parks in the master plans can be found here.

Skills Parks:

  • Lake Nokomis, 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417

  • Bryn Mawr, 601 Morgan Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

  • Northeast Park, 1615 Pierce St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

IMG_3089.jpeg

Lake Nokomis skills Park

BM skills park.jpg

Bryn Mawr skills Park

NE skills park.jpg

Northeast skills Park

What is a Bike Park?

A bike park is a dedicated space that is purpose built for bike related activities that allow new and experienced bikers to hone their skills. These spaces don't need to be a certain shape and don't have an official size requirement, they can be worked into almost any space and often times co-exist with other park amenities like, skate parks, basketball courts, and ball fields.  Bike parks usually consist of one or more of the following elements: bicycle playgrounds, pump tracks, jump lines, skills courses, and trails.

 

Bike parks appeal to a wide range of riders and provide family-friendly recreation while helping foster a community atmosphere in a unique outdoor setting.   

Elements of a Bike Park

These are a few terms and features found in and around a bike park.

Bicycle Playground

Bicycle Playgrounds include features like ladder bridges, rollers, tunnels, and even teeter-totters specifically designed to offer a variety of fun obstacles that safely build cycling confidence.

Pump Track

A circuit of banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping" - creating momentum by up and down body movements. These tracks can be constructed with dirt or asphalt.

Please reload

Skills Course

Skills courses are typically short natural surfaced sections of trail that contain features built with wood, rock, and dirt that mimic some of the technical elements that would find on single track. 

Single Track

Natural surface trails the width of a single bike specifically designed for mountain biking.   It is often smooth and flowing, but may also feature technical sections, banked turns, hills and switch-backs.

Please reload

Velosolutions Asphalt Pump Track
Velosolutions Asphalt Pump Track
Bicycle Playground
Bicycle Playground
Bicycle Playground
Bicycle Playground
Skills Course
Skills Course
1/1