Now that the weather in Fargo-Moorhead is reaching for the 70’s quite consistently it is perfect weather to start rolling again. Thankfully the F-M has been doing a lot of work around town expanding and improving the bike trails around the area over the last few years. Apparently their work is paying off too. Recently the area was recognized as one of the Top 50 Bicycle-Friendly Cities in the US.
This is great news for travelers to the area because the community is now more connected than ever before. Currently the F-M claims over 200 miles worth of trails to cruise on. One segment of the trail that visitors would enjoy is the extensive trail system right along the famous Red River of the North. You can travel along the banks of river and take in the peace and scenery. It is a nice ride too. Calm, low-key and actually quite spacious. The congestion on the trails is hardly ever an issue and the courtesy extended between drivers and riders is exceptional. With waves of the hand and nods of the head it is clear that bicycles and automobiles coexist nicely. I guess the only really challenging thing that I deal with when I ride is the wind which can be a bit of a nuisance once in a while. But, that is really about it. No matter where you are wanting to go in the F-M there is a nice, convenient set of trails available to get you there. If there isn’t one now there soon will be.
There are also trails connecting the two cities of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN together. Just hop on one of four bridges spanning the Red River and take your journey into all that both communities have to offer.
Here are a few resources to assist you when riding the trails in Fargo-Moorhead:
- Fargo-Moorhead Metro Cog: Features maps and information on the trails and future projects.
- Fargo Parks: Maps, rules and more local information for traveling Fargo, ND.
- Moorhead Parks: Maps, rules and more local information for traveling Moorhead, MN.
- Great Plains Cycling Club: Regional group that is open to all cyclists in the Fargo Moorhead area.
Have your rode the trails in Fargo-Moorhead? What are you favorite routes and stops along the way? Do you have any riding tips for visitors coming to the area? We’d love to read your comments!