While health experts are warning people to stay out of the bitter cold if possible, there are some that are forced to withstand the elements because of their jobs. Bike messenger John Lindwall employs a simple strategy when the temperature and wind chill get to be too much. “Just don’t think about it, you know,” Lindwall said. “Put it out of your mind.”
There’s no getting around it, winter is coming, but Minnesotans don’t let the cold keep them down. That’s especially true for Twin Cities cyclists. Most bikers in the metro don’t stop when the snow flies…but they have do have to prepare.
A huge effort to collect used bikes for kids in need took place throughout the metro Saturday. Free Bikes for Kidz held its collection event at various locations, including Allina clinics. All of the bikes will be cleaned, refurbished and given to local kids right before the holidays. C.J. Lunning spent her summer collecting bikes at garage sales. She donated more than a hundred gently used bikes to the event.
A new survey of major U.S. cities says Minneapolis is second in the nation for riding bikes to work. According to data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, more people are getting to and from work by bike. In fact, 4.5 percent of Minneapolis residents biked to work last year, which is up from 3.4 percent in 2011.
After some Minneapolis bicycle police officers stopped to help a woman fix her car, the cops noticed her children didn’t have many toys, including bikes. After using some private funds put aside for bike safety, the officers brought five new bikes the children on Tuesday.
The Twin Cities is known as a bike friendly area, and now a new service is making it even easier for cyclists on the trails. Roadside service through Triple A will soon be available for bicyclists. Today, there was a kickoff event at the AAA office in St. Louis Park. Visitors got the chance to learn bike safety tips, but more importantly they learned how this new service works.
The Twin Cities metro area is consistently ranked among the most bike-friendly communities in the country, but people in some neighborhoods still struggle to find affordable rides.
The Minneapolis Police Bike Patrol began patrolling the Midtown Greenway again for the warm weather months on Thursday.
One local Eagle Scout’s service project is really taking flight and making a difference in his community.
Minneapolis police say they’ve identified two juveniles believed responsible for hurling a Molotov cocktail last week at a cyclist riding on the city’s Midtown Greenway.
A Minneapolis bike shop is getting some help from its “friends” after a teenager rode off with a bike he didn’t purchase.
Biking in the winter has been no big deal for Peter Hodne, but on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, his luck changed.
Just last week, an 8-month-old Minneapolis boy kidnapped from his home was found safe after an Amber Alert. You may have seen the alert posted on highway signs, or even been notified on your cell phone.
Thousands of kids in the metro received an early holiday gift – a new bike!
On Saturday, about 5,000 children in the Twin Cities will get free bikes thanks to the work of volunteers.