South High a leader in biking

The Minnesota State Bike-to-School League has recognized South High as the school with the highest number of bikes parked there last fall.

League officials counted 79 bikes at South in late October. Second place went to Southwest with 68 bikes, and Richfield took third place with 58 bikes.

The League also measured total ridership at each high school. South took second place behind Richfield in that ranking, with 4.7 percent of students biking to school. Southwest took third place with 4.67 percent ridership, Wellstone/Uptown Academy took fourth place with 4 percent ridership, and Washburn took 10th place with 1.41 percent ridership.

A full list of schools and their bike counts is available at

The Bike-to-School League includes 31 public and private high schools that have 350 or more students located within an eight-mile radius of the Central Library. The organization promotes cycling through three bike competitions each school year.