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Tern’s HSD electric-assist bike, out of the box and on the road

Every so often, I run across a bike that is truly unique and the Tern HSD electric-assist bike is one, and worth checking out. Especially if you are looking for a comfortable ride with options of hauling cargo or a child. As I look over some of the latest electric bikes that will be available to test-ride at the E-bike Challenge Minneapolis. I had a chance to take this new Tern compact cargo e-bike out for a spin.

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The Coon Rapids 10-mile bike loop makes it easy to connect and discover

Named for the turbulent waters in the Mississippi River at the mouth of Coon Creek, the city of Coon Rapids is a fun place to explore on the 10-mile bike loop. One of the nine communities in the Twin Cities Gateway it’s a perfect destination for a bike vacation with all the trail opportunities that connect here. The Coon Creek Trail and the Mississippi River Trail are two of the main greenways that allow you to connect and safely pedal the many miles of trails throughout the area. So, if you enjoy biking along rivers and creeks we have some ideas, starting with the Coon Rapids 10-mile loop.

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What’s an electric assist bike, or e-bike and is it for you?

You have probably read about electric-assist bicycles, commonly known as e-bikes. With many improvements, the past couple of years, this type of bicycle has grown in popularity around the world. So what exactly is a pedal-assist bicycle? Simply by pedaling, instead of using a twist or thumb throttle, you activate the motor to help turn the drive-train. If you are curious and would like to check them out, stop by a bike shop near you or visit the E-bike Challenge. Either option, here are some questions you may want to get answers for.

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The Blaine 10-mile bike loop can add more memories to a sporting event

With miles of connecting bike trails around the city of Blaine, sports fans and visitors alike will find many phenomenal sights on this 10-mile bike loop. One of the nine communities of the Twin Cities Gateway this city is a perfect destination for a bike vacation tied to a sporting event. The city offers many trail opportunities surrounding the sports facilities here. So, if you are an athlete or a visiting sports fan looking for some added fun we have some ideas starting with the Blaine 10-mile bike loop.

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The Mississippi River MRT in Minnesota, a bike adventure of a lifetime

Picture yourself riding the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through the wilds of Minnesota, pedaling America's famous 3,000 mile bike system

In the following description, picture yourself riding the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through the wilds of Minnesota. Pedal along with family or friends on the first leg of America's famous 3,000 mile bike system at your own pace using bike-friendly roads and multi-use pathways.

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Border Bike Ride makes it easy to explore towns in Iowa and Minnesota

The Border Bike Ride allows all levels of cyclists the opportunity to ride on two trails, with several communities along the way. The fun begins in Riceville, in northeast Iowa, at the trailhead and welcome center of the Waspi-Great Western Line (WGWL) Trail on Saturday, August 22nd. With many Border Bike Ride route options, recreational riders of all levels have several opportunities. The 56-mile route option crosses the border into Minnesota and to visit communities along the Shooting Star Trail.

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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..