The City of Minneapolis Bicycling page is a great resource for cyclists! Last night, at SPOKES, someone mentioned that they wished they had known about a bike trail detour, and I wanted to point out a couple of services that the City offers through their website.
Screen capture from the City of Minneapolis website
I encourage you to check out the rest of the website. It has a TON of useful information! Places you can rent bicycles, bike share, and get bike maps. I love that the City promotes winter biking, Metro Transit's Guaranteed Ride Home program, and they even have some nice profiles on local bikers, including our friends Amy and Lee!
Another really helpful program is the City's new 311 app for mobile phones. Of course, you can always call 311 to report potholes on your commute, busted water pipes and parking violations, etc., but their new app makes it that much easier to report maintenance issues. With four different agencies managing the maintenance of bikeways, it can sometimes be confusing to know who to call, but the City has a list of maintenance responsibilities to help you sort it out.
I obviously spend a lot of time on the City of Minneapolis website, being a resident and a user of public facilities, but I will refrain from making this post any longer. Another day, perhaps? =]
I'll leave you with a short film featuring bike commuters.
"People that bike to work are just normal people... we're not weird. (Despite the outfits.)"