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 still want to see all the highlights of Minneapolis without any stops? Join us for our City Loop Tour! The City Loop Tour is our most popular tour for businesses with out-of-town company guests, icebreaker events or someone looking for a tour with limited time between meetings and/or conferences. See well-known and must-see iconic Minneapolis sights and learn about some 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
  • Nicollet Mall and much more!

This tour is available on Fridays and Sundays during our tour season.

Tour Start Time:

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

City Loop Tour cost:

Adults: $37.50 (+ tax)

Youth 13 to 17: $30 (+ tax)

Youth 12 and under: $27.50 (+ tax)

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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 Thursdays and Saturdays during our season.

Tour Start Time:

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

Market Tour cost:

Adults: $47.50 (+ tax)

Youth 13 to 17: $40 (+ tax)

Youth 12 and under: $27.50 (+ tax)

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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.
  • Visit Walker Sculpture Gardens and Mill Ruins Park
  • Learn about our iconic sites including:
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • St. Anthony Falls
  • Buildings in the Minneapolis skyline
  • Minneapolis’ milling industry
  • Nicollet Mall 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: $47.50 (+ tax)

Youth 13 to 17: $40 (+ tax)

Youth 12 and under: $27.50 (+ tax)

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BIKE & BREW TOUR

What’s better on a hot Minneapolis summer day than a bike ride and a cold one? Enjoy samples of 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! You 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 and cruise along the scenic Mississippi River trails!
  • Visit 3 separate taprooms enjoying a couple of ponies 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!

This tour is 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: $60.00 (+ tax)

Youth: If interested in bringing youth on this tour, please contact us to discuss.


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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

We offer bike rentals every day from 9 AM to 7 PM (limited rentals Friday through Sunday).
We provide bikes, locks, helmets, detachable baskets, maps, and rain ponchos.
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 Origin8 Cutler 7 hybrid, 7 speed, grip shift bikes. Suitable for both the experienced and novice biker!
Step-through Bikes
For the shorties, we have our Sun Bicycles, Revolution cruisers! These are 7 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) - to be returned by 10 am the following day

Trailers and Tagalongs: $10 (+ tax) with adult bike rental

**PLEASE CALL FOR BIKE RENTALS**

(612) 600-7518

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