|Cedar Lake Trail looking west |
from Theodore Wirth Pkwy.
|Trail by Target Field|
An article in the StarTribune, Bike Path Connects St. Louis Park to the Mississippi River, discusses the trail. With the construction of the new downtown Twin's Baseball stadium (Target Field) the final cost of the last mile of the trail skyrocketed to $9 million dollars. This generated considerable angst among some who feel that spending tax dollars on anything other than roads for cars, war, police and prisons is extravagant and wasteful.
|Rider entering Cedar Lake Trail|
from nearby Mississippi River
|Mighty Mississippi River at trail end|
Seems a great thing, doesn't it, to have fewer people on the roads and more folks getting exercise? One little guy I passed appeared to be biking with his grandpa to the baseball game. He complained of a sore butt. Other than that, lots of smiles on the faces of the bikers, who ranged in age from about 5 to 80. Fun to even see some families biking together.