signs and symbols "-
scale in miles
0 12 3 4
1 I I I
full traffic interchange
state trunk highway
U.S. trunk highway
county state aid
graded and drained
soil surface road
great river road
gravel or stone road
partial traffic inter
roadway evaluation color-code
good ^^ unsatisfactory
fair ■••• off road bikeway
■jam poor unevaluated
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has prepared this Minnesota Bikeways
Map as a convenient guide to help bicyclists
select their routes.
state forest road
railroad grade crossing
incorporated city or
^..e- controlled access
(bicycles not allowed)
D D paved shoulders
of accidents which have occurred. The information shown is the most current available and may not, in all cases, reflect the
status of the roadway environment.
The riding conditions on the map require
knowledge of the rules and regulations for
operating a vehicle safely along public
The rating terms (good, fair, poor, unsatisfactory) given to the roadway evaluation
color-code denote the relationship between
the characteristics of the bicycle driving
area (or roadway design) to the average
daily motorized traffic. The evaluation also
takes into account the number and types
Other non-color coded roadways will be
evaluated and the Minnesota Bikeways maps
will be updated as information becomes
available. Gravel and other non-paved
roads are not evaluated (and are not color-
coded) because their surfaces are not conducive to extensive bicycle travel.
Controlled-access roads are color-coded for
identification purposes only and have not
been evaluated because bicycle usage is
A 4-J Acton Historic Site, off State Highway 4: a marker now indicates the site that
is considered to be the beginning of the Sioux Uprising. On August 17, 1862,
a group of young Dakota (Sioux) shot and killed five pioneer men and women.
Knowing that there would be serious repercussions, the Dakota took the
opportunity to attempt an all out war to drive the whites from land the
Dakota historically inhabited.
B 4-L Eskimo Museum, 114 North Holcombe Avenue, Litchfield: these artifacts,
formerly a private collection, are now maintained by the city in the Junior
High School. The collection includes many interesting artifacts representative
of the Eskimo culture.
C 2-M Forest City Stockade, off State Highway 24 near Forest City: Meeker County
has replicated the stockade which was hastily constructed here in 1862 to
protect settlers from Indian attacks. Inside is a reconstruction of a hotel and
store which were used to house the pioneers who fled to the stockade for
D 4-L G.A.R. Hall and Museum, 308 North Marshall Avenue, Litchfield: the Grand
Army of the Republic built this fortress-like structure to commemorate those
who fought for the Union in the Civil War. Inside visitors can view the museum
which relates the. history of Meeker County, including a log cabin, barn,
textile displays and American Indian artifacts.
E 8-N Hutchinson Free Public Library, in the Public Square in downtown Hutchinson: built in 1903 with grant funds from Andrew Carnegie, the library displays
a Neo-Gothic architectural style designed by E.S. Stebbin, a prominent Minnesota architect.
F 4-F Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 610 Highway 71 Northeast, Willmar:
many interesting displays here include one of the last of the great steam locomotives, an old country school, a pioneer kitchen, American Indian artifacts,
and a transportation display which contains horse drawn vehicles, early horseless carriages and even some old time bicycles.
G 4-L Litchfield Nature Center, Meeker County Road 65: this center provides an
opportunity for visitors to experience many plant and animal species in their
natural habitats of meadows and marshes.
H 7-N Maplewood Academy, 700 North Main Street, Hutchinson: this Victorian-
Gothic styled structure was built in 1902 by the Danish Lutheran Church as a
Christian College. The academy has served the Hutchinson area as an institution
of learning for over 75 years. Plans are now underway to restore the school to
its original appearance.
I 4-F Sperry House, in Sperry Park, Willmar: this 1895 brick structure is an excellent
example of the Queen Anne style architecture. The home has been restored by
the Historical Society and is now open to the public.