Bike Pic: Oct 25
Fun pedaling into the Monday morning sun along the MRT
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From the Blog
Here you will find many trails rolling in and around the city of Anoka (see video link embedded). The charm of this riverfront community is everywhere that you turn, especially in the fall. One of nine towns of the Twin Cities Gateway, Anoka is the Halloween Capital of the World and offers a vast network of bike-friendly roads and trails. A perfect place to start your ride is the park alongside the confluence of the Rum River as it meets the Mississippi River. Here it's easy to explore with your bicycle. To discover Anoka's history and attractions in the historic downtown area.
With a growing demand for e-bikes, the electric bike expo organizer of several large events in Europe is returning with the E-bike Challenge to Minneapolis, MN. Back at the Minneapolis Convention Center, April 2 -3, 2022, this will once again be the place for consumers and businesses alike to test and compare electric bicycles and cargo bikes. In its inaugural event, in 2019, it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes on the huge indoor cycle track. Now the E-bike Challenge returns with more e-bikes and cargo bikes to test ride.
Knowing that your eyes are protected, the latest Kilo Endurance Sport Sunglass models from Tifosi Optics will have you riding in style on bright sunny days this fall. Perfect for fall and winter glare, the Kilo line is available in three models with lenses for bright, low, and no light settings.
For many of us, being active outdoors enjoying fun winter activities (biking, hiking, etc.) with the Coronavirus's uncertainty has been challenging. The last two years (2020-2021) have 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 may be even more important now as winter approaches. Doing something you enjoy can distract you from problems and help you cope with all the new life challenges.
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.
Don't let inclement weather stop you from biking. Cycling is one of the healthiest forms of exercise and when planned properly it can be a great activity year-round! With spring around the corner, here are some tips for staying safe. Especially at times when Mother Nature seems to throw a wrench in your plans on that next bike adventure.