Guy On A Bike: Increasing Diversity in CyclingMinneapolis consistently ranks among the best cities for cycling in the United States. But as I tool around on my steel horse I can’t help but notice that most of the other cyclists I encounter look like me: a white, middle-class male.
Top Cyclists In Town For North Star Grand Prix The 17th annual North Star Grand Prix is underway. Executive Director David La Porte says the event is the most prestigious race on the USA Cycling Racing Calendar. He says the riders are not in it for the money.
Minnesotan To Meet: Crank Sisters' Martha FlynnLife can take so many twists and turns. For instance, imagine going from a nurse to an IT project manager, or from an inline skater to bike enthusiast. In both cases, that's Martha Flynn, who is now so dedicated to getting other young women to ride bikes, she's in charge of the Crank Sisters.
Church Offers Blessings For Wheeled Travelers In MinneapolisThe Basilica of Saint Mary hosted their first-ever Blessing of the Wheels today. It was open to owners of all types of personal wheeled transportation, including roller blades, wheel chairs, strollers, and bicycles, to name just a few.
Brookview Introduces Bike-Friendly GolfingThe Twin Cities is known as one of the most bike-friendly areas in the country. Cycling enthusiasts now have one more spot where they have the chance to ride around on two wheels -- a golf course.
It's National Bike To Work Day!It's National Bike to Work day! As part of National Bike Week the group behind the event is asking everyone to hop on their two-wheelers and ride down to work.
Retired Generals Say Kids Today Are Too Fat To Fight Some former top-ranked military officials in Minnesota say prioritizing gym class and healthier school meals are a matter of national security.
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.
Guy On A Bike: 30 Days Of BikingIf you’re on social media, chances are you’ve seen a friend or connection post something about 30 Days of Biking recently. The idea, which spawned right here in Minnesota in 2010, is to get people to pledge to ride a bicycle every single day during the month of April. Whether you’re a daily bicycle commuter, Cyclo-cross junkie or even a non-cyclist, you are invited to take the pledge.
Experience Twin Cities Trails With '30 Days Of Biking' ChallengeThe cycling community is offering up a challenge that could improve your health and introduce you to the Twin Cities biking trails. It's called 30 Days of Biking.
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."
Finding Minnesota: Fat Bikes Are Gaining TractionOur 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.
Guy On A Bike: Ghost BikesWhether 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.
Guy On A Bike: Almanzo 2015In 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