Thursday, May 12, 2011

Minnesota Trails On Top

Last year, we sent out special congratulations to Wisconsin for their great biking trails.

This year, we've chosen Minnesota to receive the trail award. Minnesota gets our trail kudos for the following reasons:

  • American Trails elected Minnesota as the Best Trails State last year.
  • Minnesota has more miles of paved trails than any other state.
  • Minnesota has an awesome shared trails program that makes maximum use of their wonderful trails.
  • In addition to great paved biking trails, Minnesota also has an abundance of mountain biking trails.
  • The League of American Bicyclists has named Minnesota among the elite bicycle friendly states.
  • Bicycling Magazine Chose Minneapolis as the #1 bicycling city in the nation.
If every state shared Minnesota's support and enthusiasm for trails and biking, then we would have taken a huge step toward:
  • lowering our dependency on fossil fuels
  • improving our environment
  • promoting family togetherness
  • ensuring healthy and fit citizens
  • enjoying, respecting, and utilizing the great outdoors
Congratulations to Minnesota for their well-deserved awards for being a great trail state.

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4 comments:

greatplainstrail said...

Nice to see my home state winning something.

trailsnet said...

I can't wait to visit the Minnesota trails sometime in the next couple years. It's on my short-list. The only problem will be deciding which trails to ride. Minnesota has so many great ones!

trailsnet said...

I can't wait to visit the Minnesota trails sometime in the next couple years. It's on my short-list. The only problem will be deciding which trails to ride. Minnesota has so many great ones!

greatplainstrail said...

Nice to see my home state winning something.