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Cycling in a Winter Wonderland (Minneapolis)

Cycling in a Winter Wonderland (Minneapolis)
Veronica Pena

My first trip of the year was to Minneapolis, Minnesota where I stayed at W Minneapolis – The Foshay, to embark on a winter cycling trip that sister property — Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis — just unveiled. If that last sentence didn’t confuse you, then probably the winter cycling part did.

Yes, you read right… Winter Cycling in Minneapolis is a thing now! And all because of Le Meridien Chambers, a 60 guestroom boutique hotel located in the heart of the city’s vibrant arts district. On this trip, I traveled with 7 fun and adventurous journalists who were also curious about the hotel’s new program. The hotel has partnered with Priority Bicycles (an NYC-based company, specialized in making tiptop shape bikes for recreational riders), to offer guests newly launched, all-weather Priority Continnuum bicycles — designed to ride smoothly in the snow — in order to explore the “Most Bikeable City in America” on two wheels, any season of the year.

Raised my entire life in Miami and having never really ridden a bike in my life (the only time I learned, my bike was stolen a few weeks later so I never bought a new one after that), I was scared to not only ride bike, but ride on the snow. But the experience was worth it. Le Meridien Chambers’ General Manager and avid cyclist David Cronin lead the group to Lake Calhoun, which was frozen and covered in puffy, bright white snow. I don’t think word will do what I witnessed justice, but they call it winter “wonderland” for a reason!

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And if you’re still wondering what this new trend is all about, check out the articles/video from the media (we love) that joined in for the adventurous bike ride:

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Veronica Pena
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With a passion for music, dance, photography, and traveling, Veronica has more interests than she knows what to do with. She’s a chick-flick junky with an addiction to social media; a beer lover with a strange habit for only ordering the ones that have a really cool name.

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