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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

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Cycling In The Cities: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Yes, this blog is about my mission to become a bike commuter through all seasons, but it’s also about trying to change my transportation default to anything but car. And Metro Transit has come a long way in the last 20-years to broaden your commuting options. It is a far cry from the MTC system I grew up on in the 1970s and 1980s.

08/05/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: Charcoal, Watermelon, Milk & More

For some reason I thought a gigantic watermelon would be a good dinner fruit. Why not grapes? Because I’m crazy. It was hard to miss the people looking at us in awe as I pushed my full grocery cart up to my bike.

08/03/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: The Bike Bridge I Never Noticed

Duh! Right there above my head was a beautiful bike path that carefully guides you over Lyndale Avenue without every having to encounter a single car. It’s been there for years. I’ve driven along side it on I-94 a bazillion times but I never really saw it because I didn’t need it.

08/02/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: My Route Dilemma

I’ve mapped the various routes I could take between work and home and it appears the lake paths will add about a mile on each leg of my trip. A longer commute is not something I consider to be a perk of my personal commuter challenge. So there’s my dilemma: scenic or straight forward?

08/01/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: How I’ll Save $3,800 This Year

Want A Raise? Ride your Bike. I always knew I would save money if I stopped driving and starting taking the bus or riding my bike to work. But when you actually do the math, the true savings are amazing.

07/31/2011

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Crazy Bike Lady

Am I nuts? I don’t think I am. When I started to share my idea about trading my car for a bike for one year (sometimes with two boys in tow) nearly every friend reacted with a scowl and this sentiment: “Why? You are crazy. You won’t make it. But I’ll be sure to read what you write.” Translation: they can’t wait to see me fail.

07/30/2011

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Bike Lane Protestor

Casey Neistat got a ticket for not riding in the bike lane. He is also a filmmaker. So he set out to prove a point.

06/10/2011

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Officials Urge Motorists To Share Road With Bikes

Minnesota’s transportation and public safety departments are urging motorists to share the road with bikes after the state’s first bicyclist fatality of 2011.

04/22/2011

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Moorhead Police Looking For Dog That Bit Teen

Moorhead police are asking for the public’s help in locating a dog that bit a teenage boy this week.

04/15/2011

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Spring Cleaning: Tune Up Your Bike

As we close out the fourth official week of spring, it’s time to wake your bicycle from its winter slumber and give that two-wheeler a tune up.

04/14/2011

Bike Spokes

Bike Program For Low-Income Returns In Twin Cities

A bicycle loan program is back for its second year in the Twin Cities, aiming to provide poor adults with a free bike for six months.

04/11/2011

Bike Spokes

Warmer Weather Means Busy Bike, Boat Stores

The warm weather is teasing many winter weary recreationists. Retailers at bike and boat shops in the Twin Cities say they’re seeing an increase in foot traffic.

02/15/2011

Bike Part Recall

Company Recalls 6,500 Bicycle Handlebar Stems

A unit of Quality Bicycle Products is voluntarily recalling approximately 6,500 bicycle handlebar stems because they can crack or break, which could lead riders to fall.

01/04/2011

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