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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From the Gulf to the Gophers

April 26, 2012


As I was going west on Rice County #8 on my ride last Sunday, I spotted a guy doing about 20 down his long driveway enroute to joining us on the tarmac and I wasn’t sure he saw me so I slowed down. As he zipped into a right hander about 10 yards from me […]

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. […]

The Grandaddy of Northfield Bike Events in 3 Weeks!

August 23, 2011


It’s just about time for the annual Jesse James Bike Tour, a featured event of the Defeat of Jesse James Days in Northfield. This year the ride will be on Saturday, September 10 rain or shine. The Jesse James Bike Tour is the largest and the oldest of the three annual bike events in Northfield. […]