Guy On A Bike: Bicycle Messenger Life
Twin Cities Cyclists Turn Out For St. Paul ClassicSunday's weather was perfect for thousands of cyclists at the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour. The 21st annual classic is the state's largest ride and includes cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
Nicollet Mall Will Be Closed To Buses, Taxis Next WeekNicollet Mall will close to motor traffic next Monday as a major construction project to revamp the downtown Minneapolis artery gets underway.
Nice Ride Minnesota Rolls Out Bike ToursWe have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota's bike share program -- Nice Ride -- continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.
Minnesotan To Meet: Beez Kneez Founder Kristy AllenAfter working on Bar Bell Bee Ranch, owned by her aunt and uncle, Kristy Allen decided to combine her two favorite things –bees and biking – to create her own business.
Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Roars Into St. PaulThis show will really get your motor running. It's the 28th annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show, where you'll see the best choppers, custom cruisers and -- new this year -- the car show, which features all makes and models.
Guy On A Bike: Paying for BikewaysFor 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.
Guy On A Bike: MnDOT State Bicycle PlanOnce again, the state of Minnesota is seeking your input as it continues to develop its Statewide Bicycle Plan. According to a Department of Transportation press release, "the plan will identify a statewide system of bicycle routes, improve existing facilities and refine MnDOT's bicycle planning process."
Guy On A Bike: Ghost BikesWhether you ride a bicycle or not, chances are you've noticed an all-white bicycle locked up near an intersection. Often times they look neglected, as if they have been there for some time. They are known as Ghost Bikes and serve as a constant and somber reminder of a life lost while cycling.
Cyclists Pledge To ‘Save The Velodrome’ In BlaineMinnesota 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.
5,000 Kids To Get Free Bikes This WeekendThis 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.
Riders Push For Safer Bikeways In MinneapolisA 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.