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Back Street Bicycle & Repair – Paul Nye gets highest award.

In 2018, Walker, MN became the city/town in Minnesota with the highest per capita Bike Friendly Businesses, these include Back Street Bicycle and Repair, Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Portage Brewing Company, Country Inn Walker, Chase on the Lake, Benson’s Pizza, WHA School and the Lucky Moose (which is now Cabana Del Norte).  In 2021, Walker added Piggy Bar B Q, Walker Hotel, Wilber’s on Walker Bay, Hiawatha Beach Resort, Pederson Family Dental, Swanson Bait & Tackle, Mann Lake and Next Innovations.

Each of these businesses were awarded a bike rack and had their application fee reimbursed with a great from Cass County Health and Nutrition SHIP.

If you are planning a trip and want to do some bike riding, here is the bicycle friendly businesses website:

Their bike friendly businesses distinction remains in effect for 4 years, after which they must reapply.

We are proud to announce the Back Street Bicycle & Repair has reapplied and has received the highest award available.  The business was moved from a Gold Distinction to a Platinum.  Pictured at Paul Nye with his new award along with Cindy Wannarka of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

The City of Walker was also awarded a Bronze Bike Friendly Community award in 2019.  The bike friendly committee is working together to reapply and hopefully be moved up to a Silver or even higher!

Here is the link to Bike Friendly communities:


We look forward to hearing from some of the other Bike Friendly businesses as their new awards start to roll in.


The Bike Friendly community is also working al the upcoming Spring Bike Fling on June 25th.  Register Here:

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