Trade War With China Affecting Area Bike ShopsWith the exception of higher-end, custom bikes, the majority of frames and component parts come from China.
Bill Would Lift Ban On Bikes In US WildernessMore than 100 million acres of America's most rugged landscapes designated as wilderness are off-limits to mountain bikers, but two Utah senators have introduced legislation that would allow bikers to join hikers and horseback riders in those scenic, undisturbed areas.
Bike Thief On Stealing Spree At University Of St. ThomasPublic safety officials at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul say someone is stealing bikes locked up around campus. Six bikes have been stolen in the past two years, and most of them were locked up with cable or chain locks.
Dust Off Your Old Bike For 'Free Bikes 4 Kidz'A local group is asking people to clean out their garages and basements for bikes. Free Bikes 4 Kidz started its collection drive Friday. The group takes in new or used bikes, tunes them up and then give them to kids in need in early December.
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."