The second Eighth Ward community bike ride rolled through sections of five Minneapolis neighborhoods Wednesday evening, hitting parts of a half-dozen neighborhoods.
The leisurely paced bike tour drew almost 60 people, or more than twice last year's turnout.
One reason for the jump is that the ride also served as a second outing for the organization that is working to get recognized as Slow Roll Twin Cities. That movement of slow-paced community focused bike rides was founded in Detroit. It has since spread to four other U.S. cities and five abroad.
The first slow-roll ride debuted last week on a route that started in downtown and wound to the North Side's Willard-Hay neighborhood. Slow-roll organizers hope to establish a weekly ride schedule.
Members of the Major Taylor Bicycle Club of Minnesota assisted with organizing the ride.