For 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.
Cyclists listen up! The state wants your input as it continues to develop a standardized bicycle plan. MnDOT is holding an open house at the U of M’s Urban Research and Outreach Center Wednesday.
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.”
On any other Saturday, the Sunrise Inn only has a handful of salty regulars from the neighborhood, sipping coffee or 3.2 beers while swapping stories. But this wasn’t any other Saturday, and anyone passing by could tell. Dozens of bikes leaned against the neighborhood bar, while other steel steeds were secured to nearby poles and trees.
Minnesota is home to many cyclists who compete in road bike or mountain bike races throughout the year. Now that fall is here, we’re in the heart of cyclocross season. It’s an intense off-road sport that combines high speeds and rugged terrain into one grueling event.
Marianne Reilly is like any experienced cyclist. Every day she relies on two wheels to get out and go. But her bike is more than transportation, it’s a reason to keep living. “This was my way of getting back on the horse, so to say,” Reilly said. Three years ago, doctors discovered she had a brain tumor the size of a small grapefruit.
Next week, world-class athletes from across the globe will come to Minnesota and Wisconsin to compete in a one-of-a kind event. The North Star Bicycle Race is the only pro-stage race in the Midwest. It’s not every day you get to see elite athletes this close, according to David LaPorte – the race’s executive director.
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.
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 MS-150 bike ride will end Sunday in White Bear Lake without three cyclists who were hurt during a bad crash on Saturday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Sandstone, shortly after the cyclists left Hinckley on day two of the ride.
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.
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.
Minneapolis has a reputation as a bike-friendly city with many commuting with pedal power. Now, a University of Minnesota graduate student is doing research about the quality of air cyclists are breathing.
If you’re biking the Midtown Greenway this week be ready for detours.
Hundreds of cyclists celebrated their freedom on Independence Day by taking off their pants and riding through downtown Minneapolis.
Biking is one of the most popular forms of transportation in the Twin Cities. On Monday, cycling advocates rolled on into the State Capitol.
When the weather gets warmer in Minnesota, the bicyclists come out. And with more bikes on the road, more of us notice the red-light running, wrong-way riding bicyclists. And more of them notice the cars not paying attention to them. So, what are the laws in Minnesota about bicycling?