Minneapolis is America's top bike city, according to Facebook

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Minneapolitans spend more time Facebooking about bikes than residents of any other city, the study says.
Facebook says Minneapolis is America's top bike city. So put that in your pipe, light it up, and inhale deeply, Portland.

SEE ALSO: Mpls bike-car crash map: Franklin and Portland Aves. S. among trouble spots [IMAGE]

But while we're winning that all-important battle, Facebook's Fittest Cities list suggests  we're losing the broader war. Portland clocks in as the sixth-fittest city, while Minneapolis doesn't make the top 10 list at all.

Here's a graphic distributed by Facebook that explains the study's methodology and reveals both the top 10 fittest cities list along with the various "Top City for ___" honors:


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22 comments
Ryan Huffman
Ryan Huffman

I've decided to unlike City pages since they just recycle content for the sake of trying to stay relevant in social media.

Ryan Huffman
Ryan Huffman

And another article that is a year old. Good job gang!

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

Don't forget about being able to buy beer and liquor from stores on Sunday too.

Ryan Siverson
Ryan Siverson

I offer you MUCH lower rent and 20 MPH speed limits in beautiful Hudson, WI.

Katie Stelton
Katie Stelton

Bicyclists need to take some accountability for their safety and the safety of others as well...aren't they supposed to follow traffic laws? Like...stopping at stop signs and red lights?

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

We still need to focus on making big strides. People on foot and bikes are still being killed and injured too frequently and predictably because too many of our roads are unsafe or feel unsafe to bike on. We're #1, but for an anti-bike and anti-pedestrian society. We can do much better and we need to adopt a 20-25 MPH maximum speed limit on residential and commercial streets which are full of vulnerable users with designs that enforce slower, non-murderous speeds. Running to my destination swinging a hammer around is faster than walking, but we shouldn't encourage that let alone legalize such uncivilized, sociopathic behavior.

funny_guy_1973
funny_guy_1973

I still have not figured out why many of the bicyclists feel it's OK to run stop signs and red lights?

Joel57
Joel57

The rider in the picture isn't wearing a helmet, maybe we should have been given the most reckless rider award.

Rich Pankratz
Rich Pankratz

There are quite a few snobs out there on bikes, many of whom need a refresher course on the "rules of the road."

Kathleen Mostrom Lehman
Kathleen Mostrom Lehman

So if you believe another survey (that the Twin Cities are the 3rd most snobby metro area in the country) - there are alot of snobs out there riding bikes.

orangevening
orangevening

If you rode a bike you would understand that momentum is a bikers friend. I still haven't figured out why people complain about bikers but not pedestrians when I see them "run stop signs" far more than bikers- oh that's right most people walk at some point so they get that street rules like stop signs are designed for cars, not anything human powered.

dchristen11
dchristen11

@funny_guy_1973 Not all riders do, unfortunately it's the riders that break the rules that people remember the most. Other riders hate them too!

dchristen11
dchristen11

@Joel57 Helmets don't save many bikers. I work in a hospital and we get more people hurting their heads when walking on ice. I'm confused on where this whole helmet thing even started, but the facts just don't support it. wear one if you want, but don't berate bikers that don't.

40degreedays
40degreedays

Absolutely. But I would say that even worse snobbiness comes from the staff at our fine MSP bike shops. As a woman fairly new to bike commuting, I've tried four different local shops. The customer service each time has been dismissive at best, and condescending and offensive at worst. I wish they would offer some empathy and patience to new riders, instead of perpetutating a culture that feels like an exclusive inside joke

orangevening
orangevening

That's funny, I seem to have alot of snobby drivers yell or zoom by me like they own the road (& my life isn't vulnerable with crazy drivers). I can't think of something more snobbish than not giving a biker a few feet of space when aleast 90%of the road is already dedicated to you

ericlnelson
ericlnelson

@Kathleen Mostrom Lehman  watch me look down my nose at you as I cycle past you in traffic.

hereNT
hereNT

@40degreedays you should check out Grease Rag, and the shops that support it. They do 5 or 7 open shop nights a month at different places around the metro. It's designed for empowering WTFs (women/trans/femme) and breaking that gender snobbiness.

http://greaserag.org/

Onan
Onan

@40degreedays  - Have you tried the Hub CO-OP in Minneapolis? I bought my last bike there and they were pretty attentive and not condescending at all. Just a thought.

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