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Twin Cities Selected To Host International Winter Cycling Conference

The Twin Cities has been selected to host the International Winter Cycling conference. Minnesota is the first U.S. location to host the conference, which has been held in Finland, Canada and the Netherlands.

02/13/2015

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Guy On A Bike: MnDOT State Bicycle Plan

Once 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.”

02/05/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Fat Bikes Are Gaining Traction

Our January warm-up has not been good for cross-country skiers and snowshoe hikers. But more people are now getting into a different type of outdoor exercise — fat biking — which doesn’t need much snow at all.

02/01/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Ghost Bikes

Whether 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.

01/24/2015

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Mpls. Business Helps Prepare You, Your Bike For Winter Cycling

When the snow starts to fall and the temperatures dip many decide to retire their bicycles for the year. But not so fast! Winter cycling has become a favorite way for many Minnesotans to enjoy the outdoors during the cold months.

01/14/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Almanzo 2015

In Minnesota, the Almanzo is synonymous with gravel racing. In fact, I would go so far as to state that gravel racing wouldn’t be what it is today were it not for Chris Skogen, and the hallowed gravel century. What started as a small ride with a group of friends ballooned into something that would draw riders, of all skill levels, from the Upper Midwest and beyond, to Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota. On the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend the population of Spring Valley swells by 50 percent, and spandex-clad, carbon-fiber riding enthusiasts might grab a stool at Elaine’s Diner

01/10/2015

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Guy On A Bike: Bolder Options

For many of us, with the New Year come new resolutions. Some are determined to lose weight, make a difference in the world or volunteer more. Thanks to an amazing local organization that has been serving Minnesota communities for more than two decades, you can make a difference while volunteering and, very possibly, shedding a few extra pounds after indulging in a one too many Christmas cookies.

01/06/2015

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Cyclists Pledge To ‘Save The Velodrome’ In Blaine

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.

12/15/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Basics Of Bicycle Commuting

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey (and my amateur calculations), nearly 860,000 people in the U.S. commute to work via bicycle. Of that, the report estimates there are 28,864 hearty Minnesotans who ride to their jobs.

09/30/2014

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Guide To Yellowstone National Park

Refer to this visitor’s guide to Yellowstone National Park – the world’s first national park featuring more geysers than any other location in the world.

07/31/2014

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Minneapolis Bike Week Kicks Off

Minneapolis Bike Week is kicking off with activities everyone can enjoy and this year’s event has been re-branded. Now, it’s not just about commuting to work on your bike, it’s about making biking a part of your everyday life.

05/04/2014

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Minnesota No. 2 In US For Bike-Friendly States

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.

05/01/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Biking The Dickie Scramble

With more than 30,000 miles of trails in Minnesota, you can cover a lot of ground on two wheels. Many bikers, though, go for a bigger challenge by getting away from the pavement.

04/20/2014

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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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Hand-Made Posters, Cycling & Beer: ARTCRANK

Minnesota is home to some of the best cycling and art communities in the world…and this weekend, the two combine.

04/06/2013

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Ask An Expert: Best Bike Rides In Minnesota

Check out the best places to bike in Minnesota.

04/06/2013

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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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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

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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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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Bike Safety Tips For Bike To Work Week

May is National Bike Month, and this week marks Bike To Work Week. As you hop aboard your two-wheeler, there are a few safety tips you’ll want to keep in mind.

05/14/2012

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Cycling In The Cities: I Saw The Coolest Bike Today

The bike I spotted today is cool for several reasons. So cool it turned me into a bit of a bike commute stalker (with good intentions). As I rode across the Lyndale Avenue pedestrian bridge I saw a man carrying his son on a Workcycle Bakfeit. Never heard of one? Neither had I until a few months ago…

08/22/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: My Route Dilemma

I’ve mapped the various routes I could take between work and home and it appears the lake paths will add about a mile on each leg of my trip. A longer commute is not something I consider to be a perk of my personal commuter challenge. So there’s my dilemma: scenic or straight forward?

08/01/2011

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Nasty Tour de France Crash Into Barbed Wire Fence

Some cyclists racing in today’s stage of the Tour de France were bumped by a car on the course, with at least one rider being thrown into a barbed wire fence

07/11/2011

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Cyclists In Blaine For Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic

Some major pedal power is in the Twin Cities this weekend at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

06/11/2011

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