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The passionate nature of bicyclists in Minnesota… the blood, sweat and tears of project planners… a vision for the future by city officials; the Dinkytown Greenway bike trail has become a reality after almost two decades of preparation and waiting.
Last weekend, the Dinkytown Greenway bike trail officially opened!
The bike trail runs through the U’s East Bank campus and, with the U of M’s Transitway, it carries bike traffic from the northeast metro (Saint Paul, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Roseville) across the Mississippi River.
On Sunday, August 4, the official grand opening celebration pedaled from St. Paul along the Transitway west toward the Dinkytown Greenway with a “pit stop” for speeches on Malcolm Avenue and final remarks/formal opening next to TCF Bank Stadium. More than 100 enthusiastic bicyclists turned out for the event.
Click here to see a short, but very informative, video from the event, including snippets of the speeches:
After the celebration, the bike ride continued along the new greenway, through campus and across the Mississippi River to the site of next year’s Bluff Street Trail project, which will complete the Dinkytown Greenway under Interstate 35W and into downtown Minneapolis.
We appreciate all of the participants at the grand opening and look forward to all of the bicyclists using this new trail to support their sustainable transportation choice.