Minnesota cyclists are trying to save an aging track that’s in need of repair. The National Sports Center Velodrome has hosted several national championships, along with the 1992 Olympic trials. But the years have taken their toll on the outdoor track. When it first opened, engineers estimated it would last about 20 years in Minnesota’s harsh climate. That was 25 years ago.
This weekend, 5,000 local kids will be a getting a bike free of cost. It’s all thanks to the Free Bikes 4 Kidz program. All the bikes are donated and then fixed up for kids in need.
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.
As they fight to get healthier, 200 sick kids got an early holiday present. All of the children are patients at Hennepin County Medical Center’s Richfield Clinic.
This marks my fourth consecutive winter of cycling to work at WCCO-TV. With some preparation, and a lot of luck, I’ve ridden to work every single weekday in that timeframe. Over that span, of more than 1,000 days, the temperatures have varied by more than 120 degrees! (On January 6 of this year I rode in minus 22 F, while the mercury peaked at 102 F on July 6, 2012.) Needless to say, I truly live by the old motto that there are no bad days to ride, just bad preparation.
On any other Saturday, the Sunrise Inn only has a handful of salty regulars from the neighborhood, sipping coffee or 3.2 beers while swapping stories. But this wasn’t any other Saturday, and anyone passing by could tell. Dozens of bikes leaned against the neighborhood bar, while other steel steeds were secured to nearby poles and trees.
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.
A new month means new deals. September is the perfect time to grab up any outdoor gear as we tearfully say goodbye to summer. You can score some great deals on tents and sleeping bags as stores clear out their inventory to make room for fall and winter goods.
With the last home preseason game over, Vikings fans are ready for the first regular season at TCF Bank Stadium. But the new location brings some added challenges, with fans struggling while getting around the stadium.
On the river’s edge in north Minneapolis, dozens of teens were celebrating Thursday a summer of success. They worked for Teen Teamworks, cleaning up city parks. But for two of kids, the summer was bittersweet.
It might be hard to imagine being an adult and never having learned how to ride a bike. That’s the case for some people here in Minnesota. But a non-profit community bike shop in south Minneapolis called SPOKES Bike Walk Connect is …
An alert neighbor tipped Minneapolis police to a stash of stolen high-end bicycles. Officers found 44 bikes in a south Minneapolis home. Authorities also believe they discovered a drop off point where stolen bikes are taken and then re-sold.
Minnesota has been ranked the second most bicycle-friendly state in the United States, the League of American Bicyclists announced Thursday. With nearly half of Minnesotans riding a bike last year, it’s not surprising Minnesota has been ranked within the top five since 2008.
Nice Ride bikes will make their spring debut on city streets Saturday, and riders can now keep them for twice as long. According to Nice Ride Minnesota officials, riders with 1-Year and Pay-As-You-Go memberships will enjoy 60 minutes of free time on every trip if they sign up online. The previous time limit was 30 minutes.
A large coalition of transportation, business and labor interests called Tuesday for a new 5 percent sales tax on fuel in Minnesota to help raise money for roads and transit projects.