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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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.

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

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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