Greater Mankato Bike and Walk Advocates connect local cycling and walking enthusiasts with state advocates, local government officials, and one another. We sponsor discussions at our monthly board meetings, host events, and fund special projects that advance our mission and vision. Learn more about these community connections below.

Bike and Walk Resources

Bus Transit

Mankato Transit System supports an extensive city bus network with year-round services. These include Kato Flex (a shared ride, curb-to-curb service for individuals residing in areas where there is no fixed route bus service connecting neighborhoods to the Mankato Transit System network), and a Paratransit/Mobility Bus Service (a shared ride, origin-to-destination complimentary service for eligible individuals with disabilities). For more information, see the Mankato Transit System website. K-12 ride free, as well as Minnesota State University students ride free with their MavCard. Seniors and persons with disabilities ride for .75.

Walking and Hiking

Explore the picturesque landscapes of Mankato, MN, and its surrounding areas through an array of captivating walking and hiking trails. A trail suits every level of expertise, from the deep river valleys to the gently rolling hills and expansive prairie lands. Immerse yourself in nature’s beauty as you traverse these diverse terrains, offering breathtaking views and a chance to connect with the great outdoors.  


The greater Mankato area offers paved, gravel, and dirt trails and routes suitable for novice through advanced cyclists of any age. Cyclists can explore over 60 miles of paved trails, or they can use the trail system to roam further afield on longer road loops, both on area gravel roads and county highways. Mountain bikers will find introductory trails at Kiwanis Recreation Area and intermediate and advanced trails at Mount Kato, our region’s premier mountain biking and ski destination.

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