Bicycling

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Board Rejects Plan To Keep Blaine’s Velodrome Open

The likelihood that Minnesota will lose its only race track for bicyclists is one step closer to reality. The Velodrome at the National Sports Center in Blaine opened 25 years ago, and currently needs some costly repairs.

12/19/2014

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Guy On A Bike: The Future of Cycling in Hennepin County

Hennepin County has recently released the draft of its 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan and the county seeks your input before finalizing it. There plans includes some very interesting, and lofty, goals.

10/15/2014

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Hosts Donation Event

A favorite memory from childhood for many is riding a bike. But not every child has the chance to have that experience. So to make that happen, a local group has been collecting and giving away bikes for the past seven years.

10/11/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Give The Gift Of Cycling

Have you got a bicycle in relatively good condition that you no longer ride? Or has your little one outgrown their smaller wheels and graduated to something bigger? If so, you can donate that old bicycle this weekend to the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program, which will tune it up and help get it into the hands of a child in need.

10/09/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Meet Guy

One of the many things I love about the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is the passionate bike culture, so I’ve decided to share some observations and musings with you in this new blog. I am a passionate advocate. Couple that with a little journalistic curiosity and here we are.

09/10/2014

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‘No-Pedal’ Bikes Offer Alternative To Training Wheels

Now 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?

06/21/2014

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Bicyclists Hit The Road In North Star Grand Prix

A major bicycle race gets underway in the Twin Cities on Wednesday. Three-hundred professional racers from all over the world are taking part in the North Star Grand Prix.

06/11/2014

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Minneapolis Bike Week Kicks Off

Minneapolis Bike Week is kicking off with activities everyone can enjoy and this year’s event has been re-branded. Now, it’s not just about commuting to work on your bike, it’s about making biking a part of your everyday life.

05/04/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Biking The Dickie Scramble

With more than 30,000 miles of trails in Minnesota, you can cover a lot of ground on two wheels. Many bikers, though, go for a bigger challenge by getting away from the pavement.

04/20/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun! This weekend, you can head into fall with a few activities that will get you outdoors.

09/12/2013

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Hennepin Co. Considering ‘Cycle Tracks’ For Rider Safety

The Twin Cities is one of the best metropolitan areas to get on a bike and travel around town. But with the uptick in cyclists, Hennepin County is now eyeing new ways to keep all kinds of commuters safe.

07/19/2013

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Bike The Mississippi With A Ranger Guide

Beginning this week — and every Saturday throughout the summer — park rangers will be hosting guided tours. You choose which route: Harriet Island, Stone Arch Bridge or Fort Snelling. We asked the rangers to give us a little sneak peak.

07/06/2013

Summer Hiking

Great Summer Workouts To Get You Out Of The Gym And Into The Sunshine

Everyone knows how beneficial it is to get a certain amount of exercise per day but occasionally we need a bit of advice to make the right choice.

06/17/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Wilderfest & The Almanzo 100

It began as an idea to gather some friends for an ambitious bicycle ride through southern Minnesota. Seven years later, Wilderfest has grown into full weekend of long distance rides and foot races.

05/21/2013

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Report: Bicycling In Mpls. Up 56 Percent Since 2007

A new report says bicycling and walking has increased over the past six years in Minneapolis.

03/01/2013

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‘U Of M’ Grad Student Researches Pollution Effects On Cyclists

Minneapolis has a reputation as a bike-friendly city with many commuting with pedal power. Now, a University of Minnesota graduate student is doing research about the quality of air cyclists are breathing.

09/26/2012

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Minnesota’s New Vacation Pitch: Biking, Anyone?

Minnesota’s vacation season is underway, and state tourism officials are promoting a special kind of recreation this summer.

05/29/2012

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Minneapolis Named 2nd Best Biking City In U.S.

Minneapolis is still considered one of the best biking cities in the country, according to just-released rankings from Bicycling Magazine. The city ranked second among all urban areas in the nation, just behind Portland, Ore., which reclaimed the title.

05/21/2012

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Bike Safety Tips For Bike To Work Week

May is National Bike Month, and this week marks Bike To Work Week. As you hop aboard your two-wheeler, there are a few safety tips you’ll want to keep in mind.

05/14/2012

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Wednesday Marks ‘Bike To School Day’

The Twin Cities metro area has been called one of the most bicycle-friendly areas in the country, but you might see even more cyclists than usual today.

05/09/2012

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’30 Days of Biking’ Aims To Spread Cycling Love

Minneapolis and St. Paul already have a vibrant bicycling community, but a group of cycling enthusiasts is determined to bring more non-bikers into the fold.

03/10/2012

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Report: Biking Safer, More Popular In Mpls.

A new report shows safer biking in the Twin Cities as well as more riders and trails.

01/17/2012

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Cycling In The Cities: There But For The Grace Of God…

I’ve been the mom in this scenario many, many times. Police say she turned to talk to her children in the backseat and when she turned forward she saw the biker, swerved to avoid him, but hit him. Thankfully I haven’t had such a close call with a cyclist or pedestrian. But as a driver, I’m ashamed to admit I have been careless.

08/09/2011

Wisconsin

Best Annual Bike Ride: Tour De Pepin

The Minneapolis Bike Tour and the St. Paul Bike Classic both provide great traffic-free rides through urban areas in September.

06/09/2011

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Spring Weather Makes, Breaks Minn. Businesses

When it comes to the weather, some Minnesota businesses just can’t catch a break. Last year’s spring fell early, but this year’s just won’t seem to start.

05/17/2011