Shakopee is home to more than 80 miles of trails, including the Minnesota Valley State Trail, which connects to both the Louisville Swamp and Minnesota River Bottoms off-road cycling areas.

City of Shakopee Trails

Snow Removal Map: Sidewalks/Trails [PDF]

Area Cycling Clubs

Twin Cities Bicycle Club: www.biketcbc.org

Great Scott Cycling: www.greatscottcycling.com

Silver Cycling: www.silvercycling.org

Minnesota Randonneurs: www.minnesotarandonneurs.org

Area Trails
Racing

Minnesota Mountain Bike Series: www.mnmtbseries.com

Minnesota Cycling Federation: www.mcf.net

Minnesota Junior Cycling: www.mnjrc.com

Resources

Cycling Organizations

MORC (Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists): www.morcmtb.org

IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association): www.imba.com

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota: www.bikemn.org

PedalMN: www.exploreminnesota.com/pedal-mn

League of American Bicyclists: www.bikeleague.org

Free Bikes for Kidz: www.fb4k.org

Adventure Cycling: www.adventurecycling.org

Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota: www.parksandtrails.org

Adventure Cycling Association: www.adventurecycling.org

Have Fun Biking: havefunbiking.com

Resources / Publications

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT): www.dot.state.mn.us/bike 

Bicycle Friendly Business: bikeleague.org/business

MN Complete Streets Coalition: www.mncompletestreets.org

MnDOT Complete Streets: www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/completestreets  

Minnesota Trails Magazine: mntrails.com

Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program: www.health.state.mn.us/ship

Cycling Related Apps

Strava: www.strava.com

MapMyRide: www.mapmyride.com

Cycling Safety

Before you pedal, brush up on these safety tips for bicyclists – and motorists – from the Shakopee Police Department and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Bicyclists

  • Follow the law. Obey all traffic signs and signals. Ride in the same direction as traffic.
  • Be predictable. Maintain a straight course and avoid weaving between parked cars.
  • Communicate your intent. Look, yield to traffic and signal before turning or changing lanes.
  • Use extreme caution near commercial vehicles. Pass only on the left and recognize drivers’ blind spots.
  • See and be seen. Wear bright colors, reflective gear and use head and tail lights.
  • Protect yourself. Wear a helmet.
  • Always yield to pedestrians. Call out or ring a bell when passing a pedestrian on sidewalks and trails. 
  • Avoid distracted bicycling. Put away mobile devices and headphones.

Motorists

  • Be patient when passing a bicyclist. Slow down and pass only when it’s safe. Allow clearance of at least 3 feet.
  • Look before you merge. Check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
  • Be on the lookout. Watch for and yield to bicyclists before making a turn.
  • Use extra caution around young bicyclists. Children’s movements can be unpredictable.
  • Be respectful. Don’t speed past a bicyclist to make an upcoming right turn. It’s easy to misjudge how fast bicyclists are traveling.
  • Exit your vehicle safely. Look for bicyclists before opening your car door.
  • Think before you honk. Honking may startle a bicyclist and cause a crash.
  • Stay alert and avoid distracted driving. Put away mobile devices, food and makeup. 

Additional Resources