Sunny weather made for optimal cycling conditions in Willmar on Friday, May 6, 2022, as people enjoyed the day at Robbins Island Regional Park. Building Willmar into a bike-friendly community has been a goal of many for several years. WILLMAR — For the past several years, the city of Willmar and a community full of advocates have been working hard to make the city a haven for bicyclists.
The effort has already brought success, with dedicated bike routes throughout town and a bike share program. In both 2016 and 2020, the city was designated a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
The work isn’t done yet. Both the city and the Willmar Bikes advocacy group continue to plan for future biking opportunities in and around the Willmar area.
"I want to try and help families and younger kids, to make it as easy possible for them to be outside in a safe environment," said Chris Radel, a member of Willmar Bikes. "My dream is a family going biking on our routes." The BikeWillmar bike share program is celebrating its fourth year of existence in the community in 2022. Bikes available to rent on an hourly basis are located at stations across the city. This biking season will mark the fourth anniversary of the BikeWillmar bike share program . Since its launch in 2019, Willmar has offered residents and visitors a fleet of 40 bikes to rent on an hourly basis. Those bikes, located at stations across the city, […]