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April 15, 2014

HaveFunBiking_StPrgram14.JPGJoin the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), at their upcoming meeting/workshops to discuss Minnesota's statewide bicycle system plan!

Your feedback will help them identify and recommend bike routes, improve existing facilities in the bike system and more effectively address the needs of bicyclists in Minnesota.

April 14, 2014

100_3105.JPGI ride with a helmet, lights, reflectors, and a mirror; but the more I think about it, confidence is what really keeps me safe,"

For years, I accepted the conventional wisdom that riding a bike was inherently dangerous. I figured that sitting on my ever growing backside on a bus was probably worse than the risk of getting run over...

April 13, 2014

Bikes_Replace_Golf.jpgSmall business trends are showing time-pressed executives are mothballing their golf clubs in favor of the bicycle. Ten years ago, when John Deniz was transitioning from an engineering to a finance career he was repeatedly told he should take up golf, However, Deniz says, "Cycling has been the golf for me!

April 12, 2014

PICT0016.JPGRemember getting a flat and changing your bike tire alongside the road?

Getting a flat tire every now and then might be unavoidable, but if you've been having lots of flats there are certainly several simple things you can do to greatly reduce their frequency. Here are some easy ways to keep your bike tires full of air.

April 11, 2014

Stats__prospect_park.jpgIn a recent study, researchers looked at the 10 road segments that gained a bike lane at the cost of a driving lane as Minneapolis plans to build out 45 miles of new bike lanes across the city. Driver complaints over sharing the road with cyclists and bike lanes are still common, though FiveThirtyEight researchers who did the study found their concerns baseless...

April 10, 2014

NorthstarRace.JPGOrganizers of the North Star Bicycle Festival (formerly the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival) are seeking host families who will share their homes with professional cyclists competing in the prestigious North Star Grand Prix, which runs from June 11-15, 2014.

Race Day Volunteers Also Needed!

April 10, 2014

Biketowork.jpgBike to Work Day is about biking for fun, for fitness and health benefits and for transportation. In the Twin Cities, May 8, participants can see the advantages of getting around without a car—like better health, a cleaner environment and money saved on gas and car expenses.

April 06, 2014

100_5148.JPGComing soon, the Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride will host its 48th annual kickoff to the spring cycling season. The longest running organized bicycle ride in Minnesota, with routes for all ages and skill levels. Register now for the last Sunday in April and save!

April 05, 2014

HaveFunBiking_Tuneup_Tricks.JPGWant your bike to go faster,  ride easier and shift smoother?

Improvements in these areas are often relatively easy to accomplish with just a few simple steps. Try out these simple tune-up suggestions below and the attached video links. None of these tips require any special knowledge or tools and you will probably see an immediate improvements in your riding.

April 04, 2014

HFB Myth_1_1.jpgOver the years, we have all heard our share of bicycle folklore. It's hard not to be succumbed reactive comments on internet hosted blogs, videos and other media's by any person out there. However understanding the many misconceptions about cycling like: bikes are for kids; riding on the sidewalk vs. the road; the expense to the value of owning; and one of our favorites we hear all the time, "cyclists think they own the road," the following article should help you understand your rights regardless of your riding ability.

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