Cyclist Stuck By LRT In South Minneapolis DiesFor the second day in a row, a light rail train has been involved in a fatal crash. Metro Transit officials say a man was struck by a Blue Line train just before 7 a.m. Friday morning at 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis.
3 Assaults Of Bicyclists In 3 Nights On Midtown GreenwayPolice say bikers are being attacked on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis, and officers are seeing a clear pattern.
It's National Bike To Work Day!It's National Bike to Work day! As part of National Bike Week the group behind the event is asking everyone to hop on their two-wheelers and ride down to work.
St. Paul City Council Passes New Bike PlanThe St. Paul City Council passed a historic bike plan Wednesday night that will help make the city more bike friendly. The plan adopted at Wednesday night’s council meeting more than doubles bike paths through St. Paul, bringing the total network to 350-miles.
Cyclists Efforts Work, Velodrome In Blaine Will Stay OpenAn effort to save Minnesota's only outdoor bicycle race track has worked. The National Sports Center in Blaine says it will re-open the Veldrome sometime in May.
Guy On A Bike: MnDOT State Bicycle PlanOnce again, the state of Minnesota is seeking your input as it continues to develop its Statewide Bicycle Plan. According to a Department of Transportation press release, "the plan will identify a statewide system of bicycle routes, improve existing facilities and refine MnDOT's bicycle planning process."
Guy On A Bike: Basics Of Bicycle CommutingAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 American Community Survey (and my amateur calculations), nearly 860,000 people in the U.S. commute to work via bicycle. Of that, the report estimates there are 28,864 hearty Minnesotans who ride to their jobs.
Guy On A Bike: Skull-N-Bones Gravel Challenge ReviewBesides a daily bicycle commute to and from WCCO-TV, I like to get out and ride for fun. For the past few years I have been participating in gravel century rides in the area. (A 'century' is just bicycle jargon for 100 miles.) The popularity of gravel rides and races has just exploded in the past few years, thanks in no small part to the hugely popular Almanzo 100. Chris Locke decided to seize upon the popularity of these rides by creating the Skull-N-Bones Gravel Challenge in Bruce, WI.
11 Things Tour De France Riders Won't Stop ForThe 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.
'No-Pedal' Bikes Offer Alternative To Training WheelsNow that kids are out of school, it's the perfect time to teach them how to ride a bike. For years that's meant training wheels. But now there are biked called 'no-pedal bikes' on the market. With a new option for bikers in training we got to thinking, which one is better?
Hundreds Ride For Bicyclist Killed By Alleged Drunk DriverOn the cold and snowy landscape of a wintry Saturday afternoon, bicyclists of all ages came to pay their respects. Marcus Nalls, 26, was one of them: a commuter on two wheels who used his bike to get around. Stefan Turner, a bicycle mechanic, had just worked on Nalls' bike, installing his rack and fenders. "Marcus was one of the … coolest guys we've had in our shop in a long time," Turner said.
Man Charged With Criminal Vehicular Homicide In Uptown Hit-&-RunThe man accused in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 24-year-old bicyclist is now charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, turned himself in and was arrested in connection with Jessica Hanson's July 3 death.