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MSNBC: North America's Most Bike Friendly Cities

MSNBC has a piece on North America’s ‘most bike friendly cities.’

Most of the cited cities appear to be League of American Bicyclists-recognized Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFCs), save, of course, the Canadian cities. The top-10 slideshow (at Forbes Traveler) does something I’ve wanted to see for ages: They rank Minneapolis ahead of Chicago.

Bicycling magazine constantly buys into Daley’s hype for Chicago, and gives Minneapolis ‘honorable mentions.’ Having ridden both cities, which are very different in terms of layout and infrastructure, I will take on Minneapolis roads and drivers any day of the week, no matter what Hizzoner of Chicago sez.

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

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