The North45 scarf, created by Canadian entrepreneur Dimitri Poliderakis was designed to keep winter sports enthusiasts’ faces warm while simultaneously not causing their goggles to fog up when created. A feat that regular scarves often can’t manage. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, it went on sale at the end of last winter. This winter I got a chance to try one out and it works just as advertised.
Randonneuring is long-distance unsupported endurance cycling. This style of riding is non-competitive in nature and self-sufficiency is more important then anything else. When riders participate in randonneuring events, they are part of a long tradition that goes back to the beginning of the sport of bicycling in France and Italy. Friendly camaraderie, not competition, is the hallmark of randonneuring which you can join.
Following an announcement from London’s mayor Boris Johnson, yesterday, cycling in central London looks set to become significantly safer. Two new Cycling Superhighways are planned for the city, and – subject to final approval from Transport for London – work on building the routes will begin in March.
The NICA Awards Banquet was held at Clif Bar headquarters, in Emeryville, California, honoring outstanding participants in high school cycling leagues across the U.S. The evening culminated with both a multi-media awards presentation, with several Minnesota recipients and an inspiring presentation by Catharine Pendrel chronicling her incredible career.
If you are looking at slipping away to some warm weather destinations, to get out and explore and play, here is D.C. Rainmaker’s Blog to give you some ideas. D.C, who travel around the world for work, has been sharing his travels the last few years in his blog for you to enjoy.
What better place to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift than at the Bike Swap where any and all things bikes can be found. The 2015 annual Twin Cities Bike Swap is Sunday, February 8th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with admission just $5 or tables can be rented to sell your gear. This event has become an institution on the Twin Cities cycling scene that you do not want to miss.
Sean Crampton tucked two freshly rolled burritos into a “Star Wars” lunchbox and jumped on his bicycle after pulling his Gore-Tex face mask over his long hair. Pedaling hard he was on his way on this cold winter night to the Bemidji Brewing Company, where someone had placed an order. Along with the cold riders have to be careful of other hazards, like passing cars. “See and be seen”, Crampton said. “It’s a big priority.”
One hundred and thirty-five miles is a long drive, one many people wouldn’t consider if it was 40 degrees below zero. Even with milder temp’s for this morning race start at 6 a.m. the select few will attempt to travel the 135 mile course this year via. a bike, cross-country skis or on foot through the backwoods of northern Minnesota.
As biking is on the rise here and across the country, the Twin Cities is also a leader in bike innovations and technology as demonstrated at the Goldstein Museum of Design in St Paul, Minn. Now through May 10th, the exhibition: “Design Cycle” will help to answers that question handily “to bike or not to bike.”
As we move into our 9th year of sharing news and information at HaveFunBiking.com, more and more winter bicycle activities are being scheduled to make it conducive to bike year-round. Add the expanding popularity of fat bikes along with more people winter bike commuting and the landscape here has turned into four-seasons of fun – Helping you to stay active and healthy.