Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Local Website

MPLS Bike Love

Here in the Twin Cities, nothing makes us feel warmer and fuzzier inside than our rich bike culture. And why not? We live in a state covered in snow and ice for half the year, and Minneapolis is still regarded as one of the best cities for bicycling on planet Earth. MPLS Bike Love has played no small part in that. Since its inception, Bike Love has been the digital foreground for the scene. It's a place for bikers to connect, stay updated, swap stories, and organize group rides. The forum has even helped police catch bike thieves. And though the site has gone through some turbulence and changed ownership since it launched, it's remained a staple of the diverse biking culture and a key to making it thrive. If you're a biker in the Twin Cities and haven't checked out MPLS Bike Love, or a beginner looking for ways to get started, we strongly recommend it.

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Best Bus Route Route 94

Best Charity The Bridge for Youth

Best Corner Grand Avenue and West 46th Street

Best Festival MNfashion's Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week

Best Hipster Neighborhood Seward

Best Lake Cedar Lake

Best Local Blog Ripple in Stillwater

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Best Local YouTube Video Street Stories

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Best Neighborhood Armatage

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Best Politician John Kriesel

Best Scandal Koch-Brodkorbgate

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Best Sign of Spring Return of the food trucks

Best Sign of Spring Return of the food trucks

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