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July 28, 2014

A HaveFun Photo Moment – Open Streets Minneapolis

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Here is a fun photo moment at Open Streets in Northeast Minneapolis. Here volunteers from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota tent were weighing-in, as the sky darkened, how much rain would really fall.

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How to Lube and Clean Your Bike Chain

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Most of us can’t often be bothered cleaning and lubing our bike chain, yet by following these five simple steps the job can be done quickly and easily. So next time you ride, your drive train shifts smoothly and you won’t get chain bites marks on your leg or grease on your socks.

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July 27, 2014

A HaveFun Photo Moment – Tour de’ Fat

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HaveFun Photo Moment – Make a costume event available and you can always find someone in the crowd participating, who reverts back to an old childhood trait.

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July 25, 2014

Brouhaha Bike Trailer Made For Strain-free Hauling

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There is already a sizable market of electric cargo bikes and electric bike trailers with many designed to boost pedaling with electric power to provide quicker speeds and less effort. The Brouhaha Bike Trailer, puts a bit of horsepower behind your two-wheeler, not to make pedaling any easier, it’s designed to adjusts for the weight of the load so that the cyclist can pedal like normal while carrying everything from a full tailgating set-up to a stand-up paddleboard.

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July 24, 2014

Festival Shows How Bike Friendly La Crosse Can Be

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What a fun way to spend the last holiday of summer, then with old and new friends biking around the Mississippi River Valley in and around La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Scouting out this Annual Labor Day Weekend Bicycle Festival last year we found a full schedule of city bike tours, scenic roads, a bike rodeo and evenings filled with entertainment in the downtown area. A great time, worth checking out for this holiday weekend!

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July 22, 2014

Housetrike Combines Transportation and Camping

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While not nearly as popular or diverse as motor vehicle camping trailers, pedal-powered campers like the Midget Bushtrekka provide another form of mobile shelter. Not to be confused with the Tricycle House, the Housetrike is a pedal camper with a unique form. It looks like a basic cargo trike at first, but extends into a lockable sleeper for one.

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July 21, 2014

A HaveFun Photo Moment 7-21-2014

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Finding a good supply of water and some shade is a good thing on a day like today.

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Staying Cool While Biking in Heat

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With the return of summer, welcoming to most of us here in upper Midwest where long months of winter leave you craving for hot weather and unbroken days of sunshine, we are finally feeling the heat. Now, with the temperature fluctuating up into the high nineties this week and the humidity down right tropical, here are some helpful suggestions to make the most of your summer activities while the warm weather peaks.

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July 20, 2014

Banjo Brothers Waterproof Saddle Trunk

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A versatile bag, made by Banjo Brothers, is a waterproof saddle trunk unit that has been put through the test in all types of weather, both on the street and on off road conditions. Plus an added advantage to this trunk bag is the extra carrying capacity without having to install a rack to hold it.

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450 Students Projected For Fall HS Bike Race Series

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“We had 26 teams racing in 2013,” said Minnesota League Director, Josh Kleve. “We anticipate close to 40 teams will be ready to race this fall. We think we’ll be right around 400-450 student athletes racing.”

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July 16, 2014

Making a Bike Commute Multimodal Bus Friendly

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Suburb to suburb, how public transportation makes a long bike commute bicycle friendly. Here Rob Jackson shares his ongoing experience after landing a job three years ago that has allowed him the opportunity to multi modal commute using his bike and a bus – he has never looked back.

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July 15, 2014

Tour D’ Amico July 4th Photo Recap

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What a fun way to spend the early part of the 4th of July holiday, leisurely riding the parkways on scenic roads and trails in and out of Minneapolis with family, friends and a selfie contest. Here below you will find a pictures story of people having fun on the 15th Annual Tour D’ Amico bike ride.

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July 14, 2014

Quad Lock Bike Kit Makes for a Secure Phone Mount

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The Quad Lock Bike Kit will allow you to take your smartphone along on all of your rides for navigation, ride tracking, taking photos and listening to your favorite podcast and tunes. After seeing the Quad Lock Bike Kit video below, I think you will agree that this accessory does the trick in making your smartphone more functional on a ride.

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July 11, 2014

Blue Earth Focuses on Bike Friendly Designation

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Last Monday, the Active Living Coalition hosted a Bikeable Community Workshop, with a number of state agencies, to make Blue Earth, Minnesota a friendly place for bikers. Their goal is to make the city a safe and welcoming place for those who want to pedal bicycles around town. Leading the workshop were bike experts from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Department of Health, as well as a representative from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

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July 10, 2014

A HaveFun Photo Moment 7-10-2014

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Are you having fun riding your bike?

Here four year old Ellie Dickerson, riding past a beautiful flower garden, just learned to ride without training wheels and thinks her biking gloves are cool.

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