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Fat Bike on the Gunflint Trail this winter

News from Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail, up near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, is that yurt to yurt – fat tire biking has been added to Boundary Country Trekking’s winter activities. Each day while visiting here you can ride special trials through this pristine wilderness area, enjoy your evenings in comfort in one of their yurt lodges or the Popular Creek Guesthouse. While you bike between the lodges, your gear and food are transported for you, with catered meals upon arrival, an option.

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MN High School Cycling League Keeps on Growing

The MN League wrapped another successful season at their Awards Ceremony, at the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of all the student-athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers and to recognize the on-going support from over 30 local and national sponsors.

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Small Business Saturday, Visit Your Favorite Bike Shop

If you are still scratching your head on that perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffers, consider dropping into your neighborhood bicycle shop on Small Business Saturday. Most shops will be open after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday and then again on Small Business Saturday, with special prices to help fill your list with exceptional gifts.

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Giveaway Day, Needs Your Help

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Free Bike 4 Kidz is still working on some of the 6,000 bikes donated this year to get ready for the Annual Bike Giveaway, December 6th and 7th. Over the next two weeks you can have fun and be a part of getting the remaining bikes ready or help distribute them, to put more smile on kids faces.

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Safe Routes to School Works, How About Your Community?

It’s official: Safe Routes to School programs are proven to work and are effective at increasing rates of walking and bicycling to and from school.
Has your community adopted a comprehensive plan? If not, please share this article with your city and county leaders. Future generations will thank you!

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A Fun Winter Activity, Fat (tire) Bikes

You’ve probably seen these in a bike shop, in a bike rack, or even hanging from the ceiling of a bar or restaurant and wondered what the heck?
Known as “fat bikes,” rather than “fat tire” bikes, which was an early nickname for all mountain bikes. These bikes sport oversized balloon tires specially designed to ride on packed snow and other surfaces that run at low air pressures. So what’s it like to ride one?

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InterLock, a Hidden Bike Lock in Your Seatpost

Sometimes remembering to bring your bike lock is a pain and that is where the InterLock comes in. The Interlock is a very convenient lock because it is “hiding” in your seatpost and it is always on your bike.

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Bike Worm Ride Makes Its Debut in the Twin Cities

Last month about 100 book-lovers convened at the Minneapolis Downtown Central Library for a nontraditional literary gathering: a bicycle ride. The day marked the first ever Bikeworm ride, a new group ride presented by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

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Unicycling May Be Easier to Learn With Lunicycle

Riding a unicycle is kind of like juggling or playing the bagpipes, in that it’s infamously hard to master. While some people might say that that’s the whole point in learning to do it, others just want to get riding one of these one-wheeled bicycle ASAP. If you’re among the second group, then you might like the uniquely-designed Lunicycle.

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Local Bike Shops and Greg LeMond Sling Wrenches this Tuesday

If you have time come to Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K’s) charity event for an evening of fun while volunteering to clean or wrench on some of the thousands of bikes donated, come check out the action. Twin City bike shops and race teams sling wrenches with Greg LeMond this coming Tuesday, November 11th, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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