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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May is National Bike Month!

April 29, 2012


National Bike Month is just around the corner. Embedded in the 31 days of May is Bike To Work Week and Bike to School Day. I’ve participated in a couple of Bike to Work Weeks in the past decade, but was surprised to learn today that Bike Month has been around since 1956! Bike to […]

A New Season of Rides and Races

April 16, 2012


April in the midwest means the start of a new season of bike tours and racing. Here’s a sampling of some of the early ones. Arguably, this year we could have had events starting in late February, but no one was ready for that. Well, no one except the gravel riders. They ride all year. […]