While in Minneapolis this weekend, I finally got a chance to ride the Minnesota River bottoms on the Ox. We’d ridden hard at Carver Lake the day before, so our Sunday morning ride was all about mellow cruising and basking in the warm November sun.
We started at Sibley House and rode the trails southwest along the Minnesota River, then crossed the river on the Hwy 77 bridge and rode back northwest to the trailhead on American Blvd. From there, we took the LRT to 46th St and rode to Angry Catfish for coffee and bike-nerdery. After that, we rode the paved and unpaved trails through Minnehaha Park back through Fort Snelling and crossed the Mendota Bridge on the MRT to get back to the car.
The entire ride was, in a word, sublime. It’s a fat-biking paradise.
Only an idiot would thinking paving any of this a good idea.