1595 W Hwy 36
Start your journey at Rosedale Center where you can grab breakfast before starting out on your ride.
Ride to Central Park
3 miles (about 18 minutes)
1. Ride out of Rosedale Center toward County Road B2 W
2. Cross County Road B2 W, then turn left toward Fairview Ave N
3. Turn right onto the shared use path along Fairview Ave N
4. Turn right onto the shared use path along County Road C W
5. Cross Lexington Avenue, then turn right on the path heading south
6. Turn left to continue on the path and enter Central Park
Brooks Ave W
Central Park is Roseville's largest park located in the heart of the city. This beautiful green space is divided into 6 distinct areas that are interconnected by a network of walking and biking trails. Follow the trails into the park to the shores of Bennett Lake.
Lexington Avenue and County Road C
Bennett Lake is a 28 acre lake known for its shore fishing. Cast a line to fish for Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Walleye, and more! You can enjoy a stroll around the lakeside path or go out on the fishing pier for a great view. Don't forget to stop at the lakeside waterfall for a scenic photo opportunity!
Ride from Central Park to Harriet Alexander Nature Center
1.3 miles (about 10 minutes)
1. Ride east on the Central Park trails around Bennet Lake toward Victoria Street
2. Cross Victoria Street and continue riding east
3. Cross Dale Street and arrive at Harriet Alexander Nature Center
2520 Dale St N
At the eastern end of Central Park you'll find the Harriet Alexander Nature Center. This spectacular display of of natural marsh, prairie and forest habitats covers 52 acres that you can traverse using the HANC boardwalk and trails. Keep an eye out for wildlife like migrating songbirds, painted turtles, and cottontail rabbits!
Ride from Harriet Alexander Nature Center to Reservoir Woods
2 miles (about 18 minutes)
1. Exit toward Dale Street
2. Turn left onto Dale Street
3. After passing Shryer Avenue follow the bike path as it curves to the right into Reservoir Woods Park
Dale Street North
Reservoir Woods was once the site of a 30-million gallon underground water reservoir. In 1997 after use of the reservoir was discontinued the 115 acres of land was turned into the park you can enjoy today. The hilly terrain is some of the highest in the city and features pine forests, wetlands, prairie grass, and savanna. Reservoir Woods is also home to the largest butternut tree in Minnesota - its circumference is almost 17 feet around! The Woodview Off-Leash Dog Park is a 5-acre fenced space in Reservoir Woods where furry friends can frolic and play. You'd never guess you're just 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul in this incredible outdoor oasis.
Ride from Reservoir Woods to Minnesota State Fairgrounds
3 miles (about 20 minutes)
1. Ride west on Trout Creek Trail toward Victoria Street N
2. Turn left to continue riding on the trail along Victoria Street
3. Turn left onto Hamline Avenue N
4. Turn right onto Midway Pkwy
5. Cross over Snelling Avenue and arrive at Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
The Minnesota State Fairgrounds is where you'll find the annual Minnesota State Fair for 12 fun-filled days each summer. If you're in town for the State Fair, then it's a must, but the fairgrounds are also home to hundreds of wonderful events all year round. From equestrian events to car shows, swap meets, antique shows, and beer festivals there's always something to do and see at the fairgrounds! Check their calendar for events during your visit.
Ride from Minnesota State Fairgrounds to Bell Museum
1.7 miles (about 12 minutes)
1. Ride west on Dan Patch Avenue toward Cosgrove Street
2. Turn right onto Cosgrove Street
3. Turn left onto Randall Avenue
4. Turn right onto Buford Avenue
5. Turn right onto Gortner Avenue
6. Turn left onto Folwell Avenue
7. Turn right onto Cleveland Avenue N
8. Bell Museum will be on the left just before Larpenteur Avenue
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
Bell Museum was founded in 1872 and is the state of Minnesota's natural history museum and planetarium. Get hands-on with fascinating exhibits, meet a giant wooly mammoth, and enjoy the view in the digital planetarium. The University of Minnesota's research and discovery in the arts and sciences are on full display for you to play, see, and learn.
Ride from Bell Museum to Rosedale Center
2 miles (about 15 minutes)
1. Ride north on Cleveland Avenue toward Larpenteur Avenue
2. Turn right onto Roselawn Avenue W
3. Turn left onto Fairview Avenue N
4. Turn right onto Frontage Road
5. Turn right into the Rosedale Center Mall parking area (use caution while biking in the parking area)
End your day with shopping, dining, and entertainment at Rosedale Center.