At this ride benefiting Minneapolis's park system, bike enthusiasts will be able to take in scenic views without the worry of motorized traffic. The event, which is open to all ages and skill levels, features 14- and 36-mile routes to be enjoyed at a comfortable pace, be that slow and steady or as speedy as possible. The longer course spans the entire Grand Rounds Byway System while the shorter course will take riders around Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun, and Lake Harriet. Participants will want to relax and mingle into the early afternoon, as the after-party includes a live concert by the Sweet Colleens and M.O.R.T., a free New Belgium beer, local food, vendor booths, and other activities. Visit www.minneapolisbiketour.com for more info.
Sun., Sept. 16, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2012