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Gino Bartali, A Hero for the Ages

July 22, 2012


It’s fitting that simultaneously with the running of  the 2012 Tour de France, a new book is published detailing the life of Gino Bartali, a two-time Italian winner of the Tour. Bartali won the Tour for the first time in 1938, just prior to Italy’s involvement in World War II.  Shortly after his victory, Mussolini […]

A Town That Loves Bikes

July 6, 2012


There are many instances in the recent past of the City of Northfield’s growing connection with the bicycle community: the bike lanes and share the road signage along Jefferson Drive from Jefferson Parkway to Honeylocust Drive; the beginning of the trail between Northfield and Dundas on the east side of the Cannon River; the Tiger […]

Media Coverage of Cycling Events

June 29, 2012


I suspect I’m not the only one who gets frustrated by the almost complete lack of mainstream media attention paid to professional cycling events. Their perspective seems to be “if it ain’t the Tour de France, you won’t see or hear about it from us.” I thought that perhaps with the recent acquisition of the […]

Bikes I’ve Known and Loved

June 20, 2012


I’ve been reminiscing recently about the bikes I’ve known in my life. I wish that I had pictures of  of them, but I haven’t been able to find any. I think that’s strange since I was on them so much, but taking pictures of everything that moves is really a phenomenon of the digital era. […]

Which Tribe is Yours?

June 17, 2012


Do you belong to “Riders of the Century” or “Those Who Chase Each Other in the Woods?” Are you a “Charity Rider” or one of those “The Mass is Critical” types? Possibly, like me, you belong to more than one tribe. Mike Magnuson, a writer and a blogger for Bicycling magazine has just published a new […]

Forever Bike Stamps at a Post Office Near You . . .

June 14, 2012


That is, if there is a Post Office near you anymore, but that’s another story. Last week the United States Postal Service introduced a set of  Forever Bike Stamps depicting riders in four different cycling modes: BMX, kids, commuter, and road. In a nod to Minneapolis’ ranking as either the #1 or #2 most bikeable […]

Mill Towns Trail Update: Dundas Style!

June 10, 2012


The Mill Towns Trail has been in the works for over 15 years. Eventually, the trail will link the Cannon Valley Trail (Cannon Falls, MN to Red Wing, MN) and the Sakatah Singing Hills Trail (Faribault, MN to Mankato, MN).  Cyclists will be able to ride along the shores of Lake Byllesby, along the perimeter […]

Pedal-Driven: A Bikeumentary

May 29, 2012


I learned about Pedal-Driven: A Bikeumentary when I recently renewed my membership in IMBA, International Mountain Biking Association. In addition to the predictable thank you letter, I also received a DVD with a 3 minute trailer for the movie. The trailer was so good that I ordered the complete movie (and T-shirt and water bottle […]