Minneapolis By Bike provides guided, narrated bicycle tours of Minneapolis as well as bicycle rentals

About Us

Our mission is to provide the best bicycle tours of Minneapolis.
We want to show you the best of our city!

“Alyssa Kohn started her bicycle tour business in 2011, but she had been toying with the idea for five years prior to that. Finally, she realized her “desk job” wasn’t going to fulfill her so transitioned out of her full-time gig to focus on opening a business where she could combine three of her interests: biking, talking to people and showing off Minneapolis. Thus, Minneapolis By Bike was born. And as the name implies, it is a way to see Minneapolis by bike.”

–Excerpt from Minneapolis Happening article

Bike Tours

Minneapolis Guided Bike Tours - All bikes, helmets, and equipment are supplied on our guided, narrated bicycle tours. Carriers and pull-along attachment bikes will be provided for families with children if necessary.
CITY LOOP TOUR

Short on time but want to see all the highlights of Minneapolis without stops? Join us for our City Loop Tour! This is our most popular tour for businesses with out-of-town guests, icebreaker events or someone looking for a tour with limited time between meetings or conferences. View must-see iconic Minneapolis sights and learn about other places to visit while in town. Consider this our “mini” Historic Tour!

  • 1 – 2 hours covering 5 – 6 miles
  • No long stops but short stops in information-heavy areas for photos to remember your trip
  • Learn about our iconic sites including:
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • St. Anthony Falls
  • Buildings in the Minneapolis skyline
  • Minneapolis’ milling industry
  • Downtown and much more!

This tour available on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays during our season.

Tour Start Time:

Mon & Fri: Arrive 9 AM – Leave 9:30 AM. Sun: Arrive 10 AM – Leave 10:30 AM.

City Loop Tour cost:

Adults: $39.50 + fees

Youth 13 to 17: $34.50 + fees

Youth 12 and under: $29.50 + fees

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MARKET TOUR

Minneapolitans spend summer weekends visiting our favorite markets for food, music, fun and great local products. Join us on a cruise to our favorite markets and get in on the local goods. Best suited for families, this tour is completed on bike paths and lanes that are mostly flat. Learn historical information about city sights, browse the markets and enjoy local fare.

  • 3 – 4 hours covering approximately 10 miles
  • Visit Mill City Farmers’ Market and Midtown Global Market
  • Shop for gifts and stop for yummy treats along the way!
  • Visit the Stone Arch Bridge area, learn about the Minneapolis skyline and milling industry
  • Bike the renowned Greenway Trail and cruise around one of our gorgeous lakes
  • Bring cash as cards are not accepted by many vendors at the markets

This tour is available on Saturdays during our season.

Tour Start Time:

Arrive at 9:00 AM. Tour leaves promptly at 9:30 AM.

Market Tour cost:

Adults: $49.50+ fees

Youth 13 to 17: $39.50 + fees

Youth 12 and under: $29.50 + fees

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HISTORIC TOUR

The Historic Tour will take riders to well-known and must-see sights around Minneapolis. At stops, riders will have the opportunity to purchase local fare and get acquainted with some of the sights. Historic information will be provided on sights seen and other Minneapolis sights yet to discover.

  • 3 – 4 hours covering approximately 6 miles.
  • Nicollet Island and Mill Ruins Park
  • Learn about our iconic sites including:
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • St. Anthony Falls
  • Buildings in the Minneapolis skyline
  • Minneapolis’ milling industry
  • Downtown and much more!
  • Not recommended for families with children
  • Remember to bring cash to purchase food during your tour

This tour is available on Sundays during our tour season.

Tour Start Time:

Arrive at 2:30 PM. Tour leaves promptly at 3:00 PM.

Historic Tour Cost:

Adults: $49.50 + fees

Youth 13 to 17: $39.50 + fees

Youth 12 and under: $29.50.00 + fees

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BIKE & BREW TOUR

What’s better on a hot summer day than a bike ride and a cold one? Enjoy current on-tap beers at some of our favorite taprooms and learn about Minneapolis and its’ rich history. Come and have fun knowing you will learn a great deal about Minneapolis, support local breweries and enjoy some fantastic brew! Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

  • 3 – 4 hours covering approximately 10 miles
  • Learn about Stone Arch Bridge area, Minneapolis skyline and milling industry. Cruise along the scenic Mississippi River trails!
  • Visit 3 taprooms, enjoying a 3 pony flight or a pint at each stop.
  • Enjoy a tasting so much you must take some home? Bring cash and purchase a to-go container of your favorite brew. Purchase tantalizing bites at our first stop! Food is not included in the price of tour.

This tour available on Saturdays during our tour season.

Tour Start Time:

Arrive at 2:30 PM. Tour leaves promptly at 3:00 PM.

BIKE & BREW Tour cost:

Adults: $65.00 + fees

Youth:Please contact us to discuss bringing youth on this tour.


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Public Art Tour

Minneapolis has many loves, but art is one of the most notable as you meander through our creative city. On this tour, we will visit a variety of public art spaces, those that are renowned, and those with lesser popularity – most often only known and visited by locals. You will see sculptures, murals, mosaics and other unexpected forms of public art. As we float through the city, you will also get prominent Minneapolis history as well as history about our love of art!

  • 3 – 4 hours covering approximately 9 miles
  • Stone Arch Bridge area, Minneapolis skyline and milling industry!
  • Northeast Minneapolis
  • Murals, Sculptures and more!

This tour is available on Thursdays during our tour season.

Tour Start Time:

Arrive at 9:00 AM. Tour leaves promptly at 9:30 AM.

PUBLIC ART Tour cost:

Adults: $49.50 + fees

Youth 13 to 17: $39.50 + fees

Youth 12 and under: $29.50 + fees


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Pedal Om Tour

Are you a yogi who loves to bike too?! Join us with yoga instructor, Farrah Frye, of Yogi Farrah, for a tour around the Chain of Lakes and a half hour stop for gentle cycling-focused yoga in a serene setting. The yoga will be appropriate for all levels of yogis – beginners on up. There will be an alternate indoor space for those soggy ground or drizzly days Want to see the lakes but don’t want to yoga? No problem! Our stop is at a park where there are plenty of sculptures and sights to explore.

  • 3 – 4 hours covering approximately 11.5 miles
  • Chain of Lakes
  • Lyndale Farmstead and Rose Gardens
  • Uptown

This tour is available on Tuesdays starting June, 2016.

Tour Start Time:

Arrive at 9:00 AM. Tour leaves promptly at 9:30 AM.

Pedal Om Tour cost:

Adults: $54.50

Youth 13 to 17: $44.50

Youth 12 and under: $34.50


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BY APPOINTMENT: If you wish to request a tour on a day other than regularly scheduled tours, feel free to contact us. Tel: (612) 600-7518

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Bike Rentals

Bike rentals are available every day from 9 AM to 7 PM.
We provide bikes, locks, helmets, rear racks, and maps.
Have young ones that are just coming along for the ride? We offer InStep trailers and trail-a-bikes!
ADULT BIKES
Our adult bikes are SE Tripels. They are 3 speed, step-through, grip shifting bikes. Perfect for any cyclist from a novice to a pro!
TOP TUBE BIKES
On the tall side and want a top tube? We also have another version of the SE Tripel with handle bar risers if you are on the tall side. These are 3 speed, grip shift bikes.
Children’s Bikes
For children’s bikes, we offer 24″ Torker Interurban bikes – also grip shift! These bikes best suit 8 – 11 year old children.

Rental Costs:

Hourly: $15 (+ tax)

Full-day Bike Rental: $35 (+ tax) (return by 7 PM daily)

Overnight Bike Rental: $40 (+ tax)

Trailers and Trail-A-Bikes: $10 (+ tax) with adult bike rental

** Please call for trailer and trail-a-bike availability. **

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