“Saint Paul by Bike” blogger Wolfie Browender leads readers to interesting neighborhoods throughout St. Paul. In Frogtown, he visits Frogtown Farms and Miss Iris, lover of plants, mosaics and other works of art.
Factories once dominated where schools now stand in the Como and North End neighborhoods of St. Paul, where cemeteries still quietly showcase the city’s history. Our author leads readers on a tour by bike.
Wolfie Browender highlights some of the features and history of the Robert Piram Bike Trail with project manager Mary Norton.
September 27, 2021 Downtown, Lowertown, Dayton’s Bluff 20.1 miles The route map of my September 27, 2021 ride. The map is zoomable. A sunny late September day with the temperature in the mid-70s is a day to ride. And so I was winding my way east on Kellogg Boulevard Downtown toward Dayton’s Bluff. At the […]
Five West Side streets are named after Native American tribes and West Side homes are among the most diverse in the city. Details in this Saint Paul By Bike ride.
West End, Downtown, West Side 24.6 Miles September 1, 2021 When it comes to bike rides for the blog (which I call “Official” rides), regular readers know I do the majority of my biking on St. Paul streets. (The word ‘street’ is in the subtitle of the blog, after all.) I’m not averse to dedicated […]
August 25, 2021 20.8 Miles St. Anthony Park I’d never thought of St. Anthony Park as being unusually hilly – that is, until this ride. About halfway through it dawned on me that I was getting a nice workout thanks to the elevation changes. The 1920 edition of the Minnesota Historical Society’s Minnesota Geographic Names […]
Wolfie rides a bike tour of the historic Williams Hill area in St. Paul, MN.
Garages serve many utilitarian purposes. One Highland Park couple has a garage that does so much more including serving as a neighborhood hangout, restaurant, bar and workshop.
This post focuses on a familiar but mostly overlooked decorative accoutrement – window shutters. Before I get to the multiplicity of shutters I’ve laid eyes on while riding around St. Paul, here’s a bit of historical context. A Brief History of Shutters According to several websites, shutters first appeared in ancient Greece; constructed of marble […]