For the better part of the past decade, the Twin Cities has been heralded as one of the best areas in the nation for cyclists, despite six months of frigid temperatures, icy roads and corrosive salt. As the popularity of cycling continues to grow, government agencies from the feds down have increased spending on bicycling infrastructure and upkeep. Every year it seems as if miles of new black ribbon open up to enthusiastic riders.
The days of Minnesota’s only bicycle racing velodrome may be numbered. With a mounting list of necessary repairs at the National Sports Center’s velodrome in Blaine, board members are weighing whether to put in hundreds of thousands of dollars or close it up.
A group of bicyclists in Minneapolis asked the city council Tuesday to make some changes to better separate bikes and cars. The council will vote on Mayor Betsy Hodges’ budget proposal Dec. 10, which asks for $750,000 to build protected bike lanes across the city.
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the number of Minnesota commuters biking to work is on the incline. The amount of bikers has more than doubled from 1.9 percent in 2000 to 4.1 percent in 2012.
On 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.
A Minnesota family is getting some national recognition for helping troops overseas. Zach and Christian Schauf will be featured on CBS Courage in Sports this Sunday.
The Minneapolis Police Bike Patrol began patrolling the Midtown Greenway again for the warm weather months on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a bicyclist narrowly avoided a Molotov cocktail that was tossed from the bridge over the Midtown Greenway. Though the bicyclist was not injured, the incident has prompted a meeting to improve safety measures along the bike path.
It’s not something you would expect to see out on a bike ride on the Midtown Greenway. On Wednesday, a bicyclist narrowly avoided a Molotov cocktail, that was tossed from the bridge.
Snow is still on the ground in much of St. Paul, but that’s not stopping motorcycle enthusiasts from prepping for the first ride of the season.
On Wednesday morning, hundreds of motorcyclists from across the state converged at the Minnesota State Capitol. The group American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and Education wants lawmakers to give serious thought to motorcycle safety.
While some folks were enjoying the snow, those who had to try to get around in it Wednesday were not as happy.
Bob Dylan has decided to play a gig at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Some might scratch their heads at this mix, but Mischke wonders if this is just right. He takes a gander at […]