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PEDALING FAST

Experience speed like never before on this bike and coffee shop tour of the Twin Cities

Images by Natalie Hall

By Natalie Hall

These bike and coffee shops have everything you need to accessorize your bike and energize your ride. And the wheels don’t stop turning there; bike the trails of the Twin Cities or explore more Twin Cities coffee shops if you can’t get enough fresh air or caffeine.

Venture North Bikes and Coffee

Bike to the east end of the Luce Line Trail and wander north about seven blocks to this non-profit coffee shop on Glenwood and Morgan avenues. Venture North Bikes and Coffee keeps it local with Up Coffee, an organic Northeast Minneapolis roaster. Their specialty drinks the glenwood fog and the venturo reflect the personality of the shop and its neighborhood.

One on One Bicycle Studio and Café

Two blocks south of the Cedar Lake Trail, on Washington and North Second avenues, this bicycle shop feeds both of your addictions. Not only does One on One Bicycle Studio and Café supply coffee drinks to get you going, they also sell bikes and build custom sets of wheels. Almond frangipane melts on your tongue with each buttery bite of a croissant, and a rich dark chocolate mocha harmonizes with the sweet almond.

Photo of a latte in a mug at the Angry Catfish.Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar

With direct-trade Intelligentsia coffee, bikes, accessories and apparel, you’ll find everything you never knew you needed at this quaint bike and coffee shop. Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar is conveniently located eight blocks west of the Hiawatha LRT Regional Trail, on East 42nd Street and South 28th Avenue. Tour downtown Minneapolis on the Hiawatha Bike Trail from where it begins on South Third Street near U.S. Bank Stadium southeast to your caffeinated “rest stop.” The Canadian, maple syrup-flavored cold brew and milk tastes like a pancake over ice. And Californian flavors meld in the orange lavender latte.

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