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Parks and Trails Day 2014

February 27, 2014


We have received the following information a couple of times  (maybe you have also) and thought we’d pass it along: Last week it was Frostbike 2014 at Quality Bicycle Parts in Bloomington and next week its Parks and Trails Day on the Hill in St. Paul. The bike community has a lot on its plate […]

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 […]

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 […]

There’s a New Bike Club in Town: CVMTB

May 9, 2012


The Cannon Valley Mountain Bike Team recently became the fourth cycling club in Northfield, joining the Carleton and St. Olaf clubs and the Cannon Valley Velo Club. The CVMBT is a club for high school students and is associated with the Minnesota High School Cycling League. This effort to introduce mountain bike racing to young […]