The Twin Cities always rank high for being bicycle friendly, but even here there are many people who don’t have access to bicycles. Cycles For Change has a mission: They want to give everyone a chance to get out and ride.
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.
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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.
The Twin Cities is proud of being known as one of the biggest cycle cities in the country. Plus, bicycling is a great way to stay in shape. It’s a way to get moving without an intense impact, and there are lots of options. Now that the weather is warmer, you may want to try biking outdoors or try out a spin class.
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.
A Minnesota woman still recovering from the accident that almost killed her, got to say thanks to the man who saved her Thursday night at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 2013 Citizen Awards. Nancy Breberg has trouble breathing due to when her car slid off the road and ended up in frigid water back in January.
Whether you’re driving, biking or taking a bus, WCCO has the guide to get you out to the fair.
What’s Minnesota’s best bike trail? WCCO viewers voted and the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike and State Trail, located near Brainerd, came out on top. “When you’re on the mountain bike trails and you come around a corner on one of those trails and there’s this mine lake down below — crystal clear blue that looks like the Caribbean — I mean it’s so spectacular,” Jenny Smith said.
Riding a bike is a great way to stay active and get outdoors. And rather than riding solo, many are cycling in groups of five to 20 people. But riding in a group is not as easy as hopping in the saddle and taking off with your fellow bikers.
We all know AAA provides emergency services for your car if you’re having trouble on the road. But starting today they’re taking those same services to the bike trails. Starting Monday, AAA Minneapolis will be offering roadside assistance to people on bicycles.
Add about 2 more miles to the Gitchi-Gami State Trail for bicyclists, runners and walkers along U.S. 61 between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association officially opened the 2.3-mile segment in the Silver Bay area.
Get ready to see more green. Nice Ride Minnesota is expanding with 24 more stations in the Twin Cities. The bike share system announced its expansion efforts on Tuesday, which brings the total up to 170 stations and 1,550 bright green bikes.
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.