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Jul 27 16

The UMVRDC FY16 Annual Report is now available!

by Melissa

View all of the projects that the UMVRDC has been working on and has accomplished in FY16… Click here

Jul 26 16

MnDot Releases County Bike Maps

by Melissa

MnDOT has just released their first county level bike maps showing existing regional trails and the suitability of existing roadways for making long distance bike routes or connections. Check them out online or print them from their website.

There are 125 maps with some counties split into more than one sheet. Click on a county name to see trails, road conditions and more.

You can print out any of the county maps (on 8.5×11 or 11×17 paper) to take along to help navigate on your trip. MnDOT does not provide printed versions of the county maps.

For metro areas, please also reference local bicycle maps as they have the most current and detailed local roadway data.

Because this is the first effort to show data at the county scale, there are some gaps, and we will continue to work with the counties to improve the data and layout of these maps with future versions. We also welcome your comments on how to improve the maps. Submit feedback or changes by emailing

Click here for Map!

Jul 22 16

Office Closed

by Jackie S

Our office will be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 26th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm for our annual meeting bus tour.  We will reopen on Wednesday morning at 8am.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Jul 20 16

July 2016 Board Meeting

by Jackie S

The annual board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th in Milan, MN beginning at 5:30pm at the Milan Community Center.  This meeting is open to the public.

Jul 18 16

People for Bikes Grant

by Melissa

PeopleForBikes Grants of up to $10,000 are intended for bicycle infrastructure projects that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride.

The link below will give you more details on what they fund but it is typically:
• Bike paths, lanes, trails, and bridges
• Mountain bike facilities
• Bike parks and pump tracks
• BMX facilities
• End-of-trip facilities such as bike racks, bike parking, and bike storage
• Initiatives designed to increase ridership or the investment in bicycle infrastructure

This may be a great opportunity for some of you to get funding for a smaller project. Be aware that the grant requires a minimum 50% match and a letter of intent (LOI) is due on July 29th.

PeopleForBikes: Grant Opportunity