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A bike helmet safety video fun to watch

Normally safety videos are made as an educational tool. However this helmet safety video is entertaining, fun and worth sharing. It features fast cutting, quirky humor and good information that is suitable for a wide range of age groups.

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Balance bike offers wooden frame natural suspension

New York-based ZumZum wanted to design a balance bike that could do more than just give kids something to putter around on a Saturday afternoon. It wanted a design that would get kids excited about biking from an early age while giving them balance skills to take with them onto pedal bikes. To meet this goal, they reached out to a multitude of designers and manufacturers and put together a team centered around pro mountain biker Steve Peat.

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Many helped Free Bikes 4 Kidz, make Christmas Special

Spreading the joy, volunteers for Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Allina Health created 6,000 stories of bikes and smiles for the holiday season, in the Twin Cities. The organizations 5th year of spreading joy, more than 3,000 Minnesota volunteers, stepped up to help collect, clean, repair and distributed the bikes.

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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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