Two years ago we moved back to Minneapolis after living in Anchorage for 2.5 years (three winters, as my wife points out). I unearthed an old Gmaps route of my commute in Anchorage on an old BikeForums thread so I am posting it to compare to the current ride. There is a lot to like about Minneapolis, but the commute is not one of them.
Yes, I have more scenic options in MPLS than this one, but with the 35W bridge construction closing the River Road and the damn Twins stadium under construction, my usual scenic rides are out of commission for the season. All in all, though, MPLS is more bike-friendly than ANC.
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