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Bde Maka Ska is the largest lake in Minneapolis. It joins the Lake of the Isles through a long channel and is the biggest lake of five that make up the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by city park land and circled by bike and walking trails, it is popular for many outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, wind surging, swimming, sailing, and of course, biking.

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Summer Guide 2023 Bike Rentals, Tours & Trails

For many Minnesotans, summer is bike season: A time when we eschew cars and buses in lieu of a little two-wheeled travel. The following is our roundup of major trails throughout the metro area for those looking for a car-free road trip.

But first! Do you need to rent a bike? Well, you’re not gonna do it through Nice Ride MN this year, Lyft and the cities left us SOL. But hey, you still have options. Here are a couple businesses renting bikes this summer.

Wheel Fun Rentals
Find tandem and mountain bikes at Bde Maka Ska and Lake Harriet. Or go for those goofy fun surrey bike, deuce coupe, chopper, or quad sport at the Minnehaha Park and FallsLake NokomisVeterans’ Memorial Park in Richfield, and Lake Como locations.

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