St. Paul By Bike: Winding My Way Down On Baker Street

Another fine edition of St. Paul By Bike. This isn’t a part of town that I know very well and enjoyed the tour.

Saint Paul By Bike-Every Block of Every Street ©

August 4, 2019

17.3 Miles

Macalester-Groveland, West Seventh, West Side

Explored the West Side on this ride. It’s a place I’ve been many times to eat, drink and celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but sporadically on my bike. Therefore I’m familiar with many of the main roads on the West Side – Concord Street, Cesar Chavez Street, Smith Avenue, and of course Robert Street (with which I’m so well acquainted that I call it Bob Street.) But the bulk of the West Side is new to me and stocked with discoveries.

It takes some pedaling, and a stop or two, to get to the
West Side from my house. One pause of note was on Benhill Street, a
Mac-Groveland thoroughfare that curves down among the bluffs and has gorgeous
and large old homes.

An ode to A.A. Milne in the form of a intricate tree carving greets all who pass 15 Benhill Street.
An ode to A.A. Milne in the form of a intricate tree carving greets all who pass 15…

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