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Fun biking, skiing or walking on water with these ice safety tips

Visually keep an eye out hazards that may be developing in the ice.

For many not familiar with the bold north, biking or walking on water is a fun winter tradition when incorporating a few ice safety tips into the adventure. Here in the upper Midwest, Mother Nature’s annual temperature swings make it easy to safely the frozen bodies of water. 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.

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Fun winter activities to stay healthy during this ongoing pandemic

For many of us, being active outdoors (biking, hiking, etc.) with the uncertainty of the Coronavirus has been challenging. This year has been like no other in recent memory. Despite the lifestyle changes caused by this virus, there's still plenty of fun to be had. In fact, seeking out healthy activities outdoors maybe even more important now as winter approaches. Doing something you enjoy outside can distract you from problems and help you cope with all the new obstacles in life. You will soon discover, if you haven't already, outdoor pursuits pose a lower risk of getting sick than indoor activities do.

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Making yourself heard, with a bicycle bell or by voice command?

Working on the gift section in the winter edition of the MN Bike/Hik Guide, coming out in early December, we tested a new bicycle bell from SpurCycle. The Compact Bell is perfect for the mountain bike or a flat bar commuter. The bell also offers the same high-frequency ping as their original bell, just smaller with less 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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Bike Pic Oct 03, visibility is key to a safe ride as the days become shorter

Visibility is key to safe bike ride as the days become shorter.

This Saturday, as the days become shorter visibility is key

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Using visibility for safety and fun in fall’s limited light

With school now in session and fall in full swing, we should all consider using the visible gear now available as a key component so we are better seen while riding our bikes. The two main forms of visibility we need to focus on are passive and active visibility. Things like reflectors and bright colors are forms of passive visibility. While lights and blinkers are great examples of active visibility. Read on to see where each one is helpful and most efficient.

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This coming Tuesday, the first day of fall is also Car Free Day

This Tuesday, September 22nd, is the first day of fall and international #CarFreeDay. With warm summer air temps and sunny skies in the forecast, sign-up and try out being car-free while celebrating in your community. In the Twin Cities, @MoveMpls is sponsoring a region-wide event, with a free e-bike giveaway a part of the event. Inspired by World Car Free Day, this Tuesday, leave your cars parked and enjoy one glorious day, with thousands of neighbors all moving on bikes or by foot, scooter, transit, or even telework.

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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..