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Which Tribe is Yours?

June 17, 2012

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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 […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz

November 25, 2011

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In a recent StarTribune article I read about a fantastic program in the Twin Cities to provide free bikes to kids. Folks donate bikes they no longer use and volunteers recondition them back to a working state. Their activities get particularly intense during the holiday season for understandable reasons. So is there a problem? Well, […]

Communities of Cyclists

August 23, 2011

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This relatively small community has multiple groups of bicycle enthusiasts. Possibly the oldest group is the Northfield Bicycle Club. I don’t know how active the group is, but I know the individual members are extremely active and possibly because they’re involved with more recent initiatives. One thing that’s worth pointing out about this group is […]

Bike Shops: We’re Blessed

August 6, 2011

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How many towns of 20,000 souls have three places you can buy bikes and two places where you can get your bike serviced within two city blocks? Time’s up . . . Northfield! The oldest shop is Mike’s Bicycle Shop on Grastvedt Lane in the 400 block of downtown. Mike’s is owned by Mike Moyer […]