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Helpful tips to considering before purchasing an electric bike

An electric bike is perfect for commuting to work.

They are fun, but the real advantages of an electric bike includes their climbing efficiency, taking a bite out of wind resistance, and the ability to expand your range of travel. Before purchasing an e-bike, it is important to know how far you want to go and what type of terrain you will be riding it on.

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A bicycling staycation from Lakeville to Bloomington and back

As traveling closer to home is the new norm for many of us, a bicycling staycation may open your eyes to new horizons with economic and environmental concerns. The use of sustainable travel, like a bike, allows an adventurer to see points of interest and landscapes not commonly noticed when using other modes of transportation. Also, planning an overnight on your next staycation will make your bicycle ride there and back even more enjoyable. So, two questions you may want to ask yourself: How many miles can you comfortably ride in a given day? And, what town is 10 to 50-miles away that fits into your range, so your next adventure is memorable?

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Making yourself heard with a bicycle bell, vs voice command

With spring riding only a few months away it may be time to look for a new bicycle bell. Personally, I prefer using a bell, rather than my voice and the Compact Bell from SpurCycle is perfect. The bell offers the same high-frequency ping as their original bell, just smaller with fewer moving parts. However, with more people walking and biking, is it better to use a bicycle bell or your voice command to bring attention as you approach?

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Explore Waconia and discover all its many lakeside attractions

Waconia is a family friendly bike destination a few minutes west of Minneapolis.

Visiting Waconia with your bike, you will find a charming lakeside community with uptown pizzazz. The area around Waconia offers many fun bike-friendly adventures on the trails and roads there. Nestled along the southern shores of Lake Waconia, with Coney Island in view, the area boasts many year-round activities, including; sailing, boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming, to name a few other recreational opportunities when not touring around on your bicycle while visiting.

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Winter in a bike shop is a great time to visit and learn!

Give a call to the shops closest to you and verify they have the models you want to test ride.

The winter months are the perfect time to visit a bike shop! Other than just enjoying bikes at a time when you may not be riding, there are many benefits to visiting your bike shop during the ‘down’ cooler time of the year. In the slower winter months you can learn more, get better deals and faster service.

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Pedal, then Paddle the TC Gateways Rice Creek Chain of Lakes

Pedal, then Paddle Gateway's Rice Creek Chain of Lakes with canoe and kayak rentals at the Wargo Nature Center.

For a wildlife-rich summer, experience not soon forgotten, pedal, then paddle, the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes up in the Twin Cities Gateway Area. With an abundance of bike trails and roads to get there, you will find several options at Wargo Nature Center once arriving. Head out with a paddle, hike, or bike the trails that meander around the chain of lakes shoreline in this mammoth park reserve in the Twin City Area.

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Has the idea of using an electric bike, called an e-bike, piqued your interest? If check out the E-bike Challenge Guide as a primer for show..