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From the Blog
This Thursday, no auto repairs equals more money for the holidays.
A worldwide grassroots campaign that started ten years ago the Global Fat-Bike Day helps to bring people from the fat bike community together to ride and make new friends. This year, on December 4th, there are several rides, here in the upper Midwest, to honor the mission of this event. Check them out!
With a growing demand for e-bikes, the electric bike expo organizer of several significant events in Europe is returning with the E-bike Challenge. Back at the Minneapolis Convention Center, March 11 -12, 2023, this will once again be the place for consumers and businesses alike to test and compare the many e-bicycles and cargo bikes. Deemed a success this spring for the second year, attendees of all ages and abilities will again be able to test-ride the latest e-bikes on the enormous indoor cycle track. As the E-bike Challenge returns with more e-bikes and cargo bikes to test ride, mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Over the past quarter-century, I have helped many riders get going on their bikes without back pain. I've been lucky to see the life-changing power of proper posture while riding a bicycle. I have also seen riders walk away from cycling due to simple discomforts and not understanding the reason. No discomfort is as debilitating as back pain. Luckily, back pain is usually caused by a few easy-fix issues. These issues manifest themselves in lower back pain and upper back pain. See more on some causes and simple fixes to enjoy cycling again.
If you live near or close to the Twin Cities, help the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program in its 14th year. Volunteer to help put more smiles on children's faces. Donate your time to help clean, prep, or wrench some of the 1,000s of bicycles collected this year for their distribution drive before the holidays and again in the spring.
For many unfamiliar with the bold north, biking or walking on water is a fun winter tradition when incorporating a few ice safety tips into the adventure. Mother Nature's annual temperature swings in the upper Midwest will determine when it's safe to venture onto a frozen body of water safely. From mid to late December through February, riding a bike across a body of frozen water is a regular occurrence. This year, ice is already forming, and the fun may begin sooner and extend the season of outdoor fun.