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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 […]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz

November 25, 2011


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


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


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 […]