Ryan Lake Trail
Organization: Groundwork Minneapolis
Status: Project complete
Type: Bike path/trail
Address: Ryan Lake Trail, Minneapolis, MN
Groundwork Minneapolis received a $10,000 grant to help complete the Ryan Lake Trail in north Minneapolis, Minnesota. They're using Bikes Belong's grant as a match for Department of Natural Resources and community funding to construct a highway underpass, completing the first phase of the multi-use path. This project will serve bike commuters and recreational riders in north Minneapolis and nearby inner-ring suburbs, who currently have no safe way to access the regional trail system to the south.
Groundwork Minneapolis is a grassroots group tasked with community improvement and environmental stewardship in Minneapolis; it also is part of the international Groundwork network. They've partnered with the Victory Neighborhood Association, the City of Minneapolis, the National Park Service, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and several local schools to restore open space around the Ryan Lake shoreline for public use. The Ryan Lake Trail is a key element in that restoration project.