State and Local Alternative Transportation Groups

🚲 Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota – Minnesota's statewide bicycle advocacy organization.

🚲 Bike Walk Twin Cities – Works to increase biking and walking, and decrease driving. It is part of a federal initiative, the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program.

🚲 Cycles for Change – Located on University avenue at Grotto, Sibley is a volunteer community bike shop that seeks to educate and empower children and adults to use bicycles for everyday transportation. They run classes, provide bikes to kids who can’t afford them and sell used bikes and parts.

🚲 Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition – Advocates for a city where bicycling is encouraged and everyone feels comfortable riding.

🚲 Nice Ride – Is a bike share program in Minneapolis with plans to expand to Saint Paul.

🚲 Smart Trips – A non-profit organization that improves access and mobility for those who travel in and around St. Paul.

🚲 StreetsMN – Streets MN is the Twin Cities version of Streetsblog. Local writers and activists attempt to broaden the conversation about local transportation and land use issues beyond automobiles and parking lots. Great articles by SPBC member Bill Lindeke and others!

🚲 Transit for Livable Communities – A nonprofit organization working to reform Minnesota's transportation system. Through advocacy, organizing, and research, they promote a balanced transportation system that encourages transit, walking, bicycling, and thoughtful development.

🚲 Twin Cities Streets for People – Mission is to help transform Twin Cities streets into community spaces that invite people of all ages, cultures and abilities to walk, bicycle, socialize and play.

National Bicycle and Alternative Transportation Resources

🚲 American Planning Association - Brings together practicing planners, citizens and elected committed to making great communities happen.

🚲 Bikes Belong - Is a national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers working to put more people on bikes more often.

🚲 Cyclopath - you enter personal bikeability ratings for roads and trails. This unique rating system helps find the best routes for you, while also supporting the community with your individual knowledge.

🚲 Surface Transportation Policy Project - Formerly the largest alternative transport lobby group in Washington DC

🚲 Streetsblog - Started in New York City, there are now Streetsblogs for L.A., San Francisco and many other cities. A great resource for bike news!

🚲 T4America - A pro-bike, pro-transit lobby group in Washington DC pushing for a more progressive 6-year federal transportation bill. Be sure to sign their petition and become involved in this important issue!

🚲 Transportation Alternatives - New York City's main bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group with an excellent and useful website.

🚲 World Carfree Network- Provides a full range of content from direct action skills to the latest research developments, feature articles on topics ranging from Driving as Addiction to Ecocity Visions, world news and even cartoons poking fun at the car and oil industries.

Local Bike Rides and Events

🚲 The Saint Paul Classic - An annual city bike tour in early September that features 15, 30 or 54 mile loops through the city, with food and entertainment along the way!

🚲 30 Days of Biking - A worldwide event started right here in the Twin Cities in which participants commit to riding every day for the month of April.

🚲 ARTCRANK - An annual bike art show with a mission to combine the energy of bike culture, creativity and advocacy to create a new way for people to get excited about cycling.

Local Government Resources

🚲 Saint Paul's Sustainable Transportation Planner - Some of Saint Paul's current construction projects, planning and programs devoted to bicycles, as well as contact information for Saint Paul's new Sustainable Transportation Planner.

🚲 City Council e-mail and Information -

🚲 County Commissioner Information -

🚲 Mayor's e-mail Form -

🚲 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Info and Data -

Maps and City Plans

🚲 Official Maps of Existing and Proposed Saint Paul Bikeways - This is part of the Saint Paul Bikeways Plan adopted by the City Council. See next link below for more plan information.

🚲 Website for the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan - It has links to all the plan documents, public feedback, maps, figures.

🚲 2008 Bike Rack Map for downtown -

🚲 Saint Paul Transportation Plan - This is a PDF of the Transportation Chapter of the city's Comprehensive Plan, which is currently being updated. Within this, there is a little discussion of bicycles and bike planning. The city has since done a separate, comprehensive bike plan.

🚲 Saint Paul Ward and District Map - out what ward and planning district you live in so you can determine your City Council representative and district council.

🚲 The Bike Walk Central Corridor Action Plan - This is the official city plan for bike/walk enhancements in and around the Central Corridor LRT project, known by the acronym BWCCAP

Local Saint Paul Bike Shops

🚲 Boehm's - 1592 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104 / 651.644.4990

🚲 Express Bike Shop 1158 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104 / 651.644.9660

🚲 Grand Performance Bicycle Shop - 1938 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN / 651.699.2640

🚲 Lowertown Bike Shop - Lowertown Bike Shop (LBS) specializes in bringing new life to used bikes. They supply a wide range of quality used bicycles and parts and they can build you a custom bike or do repairs, often while you wait. Located right in downtown Saint Paul. 253 East 4th Street, Suite 76, The Jax Building, Saint Paul, MN 55101 / 651.222.0775

🚲 Mister Michael's Recycles Bicycles - - A small bicycle recycling operation run by two retired engineers-- Michael and Benita Warns-- Near Prior and University Avenues. They sell parts and a few used bikes but mostly give away donated bicycles to the homeless and others in need. Their shop has limited hours so check their website to see when they're open. 520 North Prior Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 / 651.641.1037

🚲 Now Bikes and Fitness - 75 N Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104 / 651.644.2354

🚲 Cycles for Change - 712 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104 / 651.222.2080

🚲 Erik's Bike Shop in Highland Park - 2191 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55116 / 651.222.2080