Guy Still joined the Assignment Desk at WCCO-TV in 2001. As an Assignment Editor he helps to research stories and coordinates logistics in the newsroom. He is in his second stint at WCCO-TV, after spending some time in the Peace Corps, traveling and working at another television station.
Inspired by a handful of hardcore cyclists on the WCCO team, he purchased a hybrid bike about a decade ago and started riding to work. Today he is a dedicated bicycle commuter and has made the 6-mile one-way bike ride every weekday for nearly 4 years, in temperatures ranging more than 120 degrees.
Besides pedaling to work, Guy participates in a handful of 100-mile (aka “century”) rides every year, including a few exclusively on gravel roads. He also embarks on one annual multi-day bike-camping trip with two of his coworkers, pitching tents or staying with strangers along the way.
He grew up in Minneapolis and now lives in the Columbia Park neighborhood with his wife.
When he’s not working or on a bicycle he is either spending time with his family, or studying Russian culture, politics and language.
The Twin Cities had its first foray in to bike sharing more than 20 years ago, when the Yellow Bike Coalition was created.
Ward Rubrecht is not your typical cyclist. Armed with two cameras, an air horn, baton and a mirrored face-shield, his cycling kit is more akin to that of an extra in a Neill Blomkamp film, than that of a daily commuter.
Ever since the bicycle craze of the late 19th century, African-Americans have contributed to the great cycling culture of this nation.
While you likely won’t see him donning a spandex kit with the presidential seal, Trump does have some connections to the cycling industry.
Christopher Tassava of Northfield is a determined cyclist and a passionate advocate for the sport. Not only does the dedicated father commute to his job at Carleton College, but he eagerly takes on new cycling challenges reserved for only the most elite endurance cyclists.
The Pedal Power Bike Program, now in its fifth year, is an after-school activity that runs from the start of the school year until Thanksgiving, or later depending on weather.
Dr. Melody Hoffman argues that the systems and advocacy that have led to special bike lanes are also leaving certain groups out of the loop.
Her journey took her from Mankato to Minneapolis, where hipsters and fixies abound, all the way down to Delavan, home of an annual Tractor-cade.
Some very passionate cycling advocates have banded together and made Fergus Falls one of the best places for cyclists in Minnesota.
Every year the city of Minneapolis recovers hundreds of unclaimed bicycles around the city.
Through public data requests and some old fashioned research, I have come up with some interesting facts and anecdotes about cycling laws broken in Hennepin County, Minnesota’s most populous.
Whenever I write about cyclists sharing the road with motorized traffic, I inevitably receive comments or emails about a blatant lack of respect for the law by cyclists. Riders are, after all, considered traffic and subject to the same laws as motorists. This includes stopping at both stop signs and stop lights; often cited by critics of absconding cyclists as one of the laws most frequently abused.
If you’re a regular in the Twin Cities cycling scene, you may have noticed Dan riding his trusty steed in all conditions and seasons.
Betsy Stretch is a self-proclaimed bike geek, and proud of it. So, when the MN Department of Education began implementing engineering science standards for middle school students, she used bicycles as a teaching tool in her classes at Marcy Open.
Just over a month ago the MN DNR reversed course and announced it would work with local municipalities to ensure that the popular Gateway Trail would be plowed over the winter, much to the delight of pedestrians and cyclists alike. That announcement got me thinking about trail maintenance in the winter months.
Although it may not look like it right now in the Upper Midwest, winter is right around the corner. Before you know it, Father Frost will be bearing down on Minnesota and cover the landscape with a blanket of white. But that’s no reason to hang up the bicycle.
The most important rule of being a bicycle messenger is simple: Don’t burn a job. To burn a job is to be late, and to be late is to commit the mortal sin of the […]
Once again this year, thousands of Minnesota State Fair-goers are expected to use pedal power to get to the fairgrounds.
This weekend, the Powderhorn neighborhood will play host to one of the coolest community cycling events in a city known for its great cycling culture.
Summer is in full swing and Minnesotans are, once again, enjoying the beauty and serenity of the state’s natural resources. For many, camping is the ultimate means of getting closer to nature. While some drive in to campsites, hike, or travel via canoe, another great option is bike camping. This method of camping is affordable and gives you great freedom of choosing your route, mileage and destinations.
Minneapolis consistently ranks among the best cities for cycling in the United States. But as I tool around on my steel horse I can’t help but notice that most of the other cyclists I encounter look like me: a white, middle-class male.
Ask anyone who has been on the Minnesota cycling scene for at least a couple of decades and the name Cecil Behringer will likely illicit some sort of response. He was a state cycling champion, track owner, custom frame builder and bike advocate well before it was en vogue. But the man friends affectionately referred to as “Cec” was also much more than that.
Bell Helmets will soon award $100K to fund a trailbuilding project, and Duluth’s Spirit Mountain Bike Park is among the finalists. Now the project needs your vote to win the cash.
While you may not have heard of QBP, chances are you know its brands. Since 1981, Bloomington-based Quality Bicycle Products has been distributing bicycle parts to independent retailers around the country.
There is no question: Minnesota is a great place to be a cyclist. Whether you prefer leisurely rides on scenic pathways or the challenge of a highly technical black diamond singletrack, there are plenty of options.