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Eagle watch bike tour makes it easy to view along the Mississippi River

Keep an eye out for the eagles and their nests on the inaugural Eagle Watch Bike Tour Saturday, May 8, 2021. It's a family-friendly bike event exploring the Point Douglas Trail between Hastings, MN, and Prescott, WI. Enjoy biking this 5.5-mile trail (11 miles round trip), spotting eagles, and exploring two historic downtowns.

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Being visible and noticed doesn’t end when the sun comes up

Now with spring riding soon in full swing, stay visible and noticed. Wear clothing that makes you stand out to others while riding your bike or walking. Being noticed by others is the key to avoiding accidents. Focus on the two forms, passive and active visibility, to help stay safe. Things like reflectors and bright colors, especially in patterns that make you stand out, are forms of passive visibility. While lights and blinkers are great examples of active visibility, most people focus on nighttime visibility. Though, far more hours are spent in broad daylight riding a bike. Here are a few tips to keep you safe and visible whenever you ride.

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Searching for the cause of back pain and finding the solution for biking

No bicycle discomfort is as debilitating as back pain. Luckily, back pain is usually caused by a few, simple to fix issues.

Over the past quarter-century, I have helped all manner of riders get going on their bikes. I’ve been lucky to see the life-changing power of a bicycle. Sadly, I have also seen riders walk away from the sport forever due to simple discomforts. 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 below for the causes and fixes.

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Easy ways to pedal with your favorite music while riding along

Your favorite music keeps you pedaling in high spirits through the toughest rides like nothing else. So how do you bring your favorite tunes along with limited space while riding a bike? Take a look at these few tips below about some of the most popular options.

Your favorite music keeps you pedaling in high spirits through the toughest rides like nothing else. So how do you bring your favorite tunes along with limited space while riding a bike? Take a look at these few tips below about some of the most popular options.

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Have fun, stay healthy with 30 Days of Biking in April

What started as way to get more people active, the "30 Days of Biking" campaign has grown in popularity and shows added heart-health value.

What started eleven years ago to help more people stay active, the "30 Days of Biking" campaign has grown in popularity. Now, as the drive moves forward with its heart-healthy values, it's the right of passage to warmer weather riding ahead. Giving those who participate the right to brag or at least the stamina to stem-off most illnesses. As April leaves much to be desired most years. Enjoy fond memories with the current forecast predicting above-normal temps the first week in April.

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Bike/Birding hot spots in the Twin Cities Gateway area to enjoy

With spring here, we wanted to share another bike/birding hotspot we have enjoyed over the years that you may want to add to your list of places to explore.

With spring here, we wanted to share another bike/birding hotspot we have enjoyed over the years that you may want to add to your True North list of places to explore. Check out several bike trails in the north suburbs of the Twin Cities Gateway this spring and summer. While ground-truthing the maps for the MN Bike/Hike Guide, we noticed many birding haunts in the community of Shoreview, MN.

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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..