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Nice Ride Bikes To Make Spring Debut

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.

04/11/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Are Biking, Spin Right For You?

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.

03/31/2014

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Group Wants $750M A Year For Minn. Roads, Transit

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.

02/18/2014

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21-Year-Old Honored At Citizen Awards: ‘He’s Our Hero, You Bet’

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.

10/24/2013

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How To Get To The State Fair

Whether you’re driving, biking or taking a bus, WCCO has the guide to get you out to the fair.

08/21/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bike Trail: Cuyuna Lakes

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.

07/25/2013

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Biking In A Group

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.

07/01/2013

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AAA Expanding Service To Bike Trails

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.

07/01/2013

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Another Segment For Gitchi-Gami Trail

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.

06/05/2013

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Nice Ride Minnesota Adds 24 More Stations

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.

05/28/2013

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Cops: Juveniles Believed To Have Thrown Molotov Cocktail At Cyclist

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.

04/10/2013

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Minneapolis Bike Shop Shares Picture Of Suspected Bike Thief

A Minneapolis bike shop is getting some help from its “friends” after a teenager rode off with a bike he didn’t purchase.

04/07/2013

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‘Watch For That Ice’: Winter Cyclist After Nasty Spill

Biking in the winter has been no big deal for Peter Hodne, but on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, his luck changed.

03/18/2013

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Winter Doesn’t Stop Twin Cities Cyclists

The Twin Cities is often tops when it comes to residents bicycling to work, and being one of the best biking cities in the U.S.

12/27/2012

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Minn. H.S. Mountain Biking Climbing In Popularity

With no mountains in Minnesota, you may not think of our state as a mountain biking state.

11/02/2012

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Mpls City Council Considers Lowering Residential Speed Limit

The city of Minneapolis is considering dropping the speed limit on residential roads, and narrowing other roads to make the city more friendly for walking and biking.

10/18/2012

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closing To Traffic

The Stillwater Lift Bridge closes Monday to all types of traffic for a repair project that will take months to complete, according to the Minnesota Department Of Transportation.

09/09/2012

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Motocross Star Ryan Dungey Visits WCCO

Minnesota native Ryan Dungey, a rising star in the world of motocross racing, dropped in for a visit to WCCO-TV Thursday morning.

07/12/2012

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Bike App Boosts Planning For Path Improvements, New Trails

The Twin Cities is known as one of the most bike-friendly areas in the country. But there’s always room for improvement, right?

07/04/2012

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A New Pub On Wheels Hits The Twin Cities: Traveling Tap

There’s a new pub on wheels in the Twin Cities. It’s called Traveling Tap.

06/30/2012

One On One Bike Studio

Best Of Minnesota: Bike Shop

One on One Bicycle Studio –- voted by WCCO viewers as the state’s best biking shop –- doesn’t look like your average cycling store.

06/16/2012

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Uptick In Run/Walk Events Keep Permit Departments Busy

The popularity of run/walk events in the Twin Cities – a metro area known for its runners – has skyrocketed in recent years and it’s creating extra work for city permitting departments.

06/13/2012

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From Minn. To Fla.: College Students Bike For Alzheimer’s

Nine college students are biking across the country in an effort to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s research and support.

05/29/2012

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Minnesota’s New Vacation Pitch: Biking, Anyone?

Minnesota’s vacation season is underway, and state tourism officials are promoting a special kind of recreation this summer.

05/29/2012

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Minneapolis Named 2nd Best Biking City In U.S.

Minneapolis is still considered one of the best biking cities in the country, according to just-released rankings from Bicycling Magazine. The city ranked second among all urban areas in the nation, just behind Portland, Ore., which reclaimed the title.

05/21/2012

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