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News Archives - January 2013

January 25, 2013

fatbike_race_300x201_1_.jpgFat tire bikes are Minnesota’s newest winter obsession – and this year are making their debut performance in the 2013 City of Lakes Loppet, this weekend. “They have turned summer commuters into winter commuters and enthusiastic mountain bikers extreme snow athletes” said Event Director Mike Erickson who pitched this idea last year after seeing the surge in winter cyclists in the city. Penn Cycle, the proud sponsor of the event is looking forward to supporting this growing riding trend. “I think bikers were getting cabin fever,” said Bucky Geib, Store Manager at Penn Cycle in Bloomington, who has witnessed the fat bike fad grow in his shop over the last three years. “It is a different kind of fun – going off the trails and through the snow. It has definitely helped make average bikers into year round cyclists.”

January 31, 2013

local_hero.jpgOn Monday, February 25, 2013, bicycle advocates throughout the state will once again gather in Saint Paul for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota's (BikeMN) 3rd annual Bike Summit to help Minnesota set the pace with the rest of the nation in bike friendliness, education and safety. Your presence is necessary to inform our elected leaders of critical issues surrounding bicycling in Minnesota. Your attendance and support will help make a difference!
Click on the title above for the tentative summit schedule.

January 31, 2013

20091023_Burkina_Faso_TinTua_Photo1.jpg"Designed to get kids to school exams - this picture captures one of my favorite stories at World Education. Enjoy!" Alissa Marchant. Photo by World Education staff in 2010, the Ambassadors' Girls' Scholarship Program now has given out 817 bicycles to scholars. This has proven to be for a student trying to get to a crucial exam, or to ride across town to a classmate’s house for an extra study session, a huge success.

January 15, 2013

Thumb_expo.pngThumb_part.pngMany bicyclists ride year round, but others dream of warmer weather and make plans for a full summer of riding. January 25 and 26 hosts events that will put those dreams into motion. The Iowa Bicycle Summit on January 25; the Iowa Bike Expo on January 26; and the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party on January 26 make this a big weekend for bicycling.

January 14, 2013

FatBike_Jan.jpgPenn Cycle & Fitness, of the Twin Cities, will hold its yearly "Get Phat with Pat Fatbike Race" January 19th with a change of venue from last year. Owner Pat Sorensen has worked with the City of Bloomington to get the race moved to the fatbike popular Minnesota River Bottoms for 2013. The event will coincide with the Bloomington Winter Fete which runs from January 19 through the 27th. Click the headlines above for more 

January 14, 2013

BikingSliderPhoto___Copy.JPGSome welcome news for a planned bike and pedestrian trail from Marshall to Camden State Park arrived just in time for the holidays. This week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced it had selected the trail project to receive more than $1 million in Parks and Trails Legacy Grant funding. "This is a huge step," said Suhail Kanwar, Lyon County public works director.    Click the title above for more

January 14, 2013

unnamed4.jpgWhile growing up in Denver, Colo. Carolina Fontoura Alzaga (Caro's) frequent trips to Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro for family visits helped shape her aesthetic eye. Since childhood she has been drawn to finding beauty and value in overlooked narratives and weathered textures. Today she is an emerging multidisciplinary artist recognized internationally for her unique perspectives on medium and form. An artist of Los Angeles, Cal. Caro designs have created many unique chandeliers from discarded bicycle chains and wheels.  Find out more about Caro's work, click the headlines

January 14, 2013

RV5_bike_fed_winter_carnival_poster_for_website1.jpgWhether you enjoy riding a mountain bike, riding for sport, or riding your bike as a safe and convenient form of transportation, the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s Winter Carnival will have cycling-related fun for everyone on February 1st at Ray’s Indoor Bike Park, 8365 North 76th Street, Milwaukee. Attendees will have the opportunity to ride mountain bikes indoor, try their luck at winning cool bike gear, and enjoy great food and drink. Come mingle and network with bicyclists from across the state and learn more about the Bike Fed’s plans to move Wisconsin bicycling forward in 2013 and beyond.

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January 14, 2013

bikeonbus.jpgNeed an easy way to help you or your employees stick to the New Year’s resolution, when it comes to getting more exercise? Encourage them to make transportation choices - Help them think multi-modal transportation, taking their bike to work or on errands to stay healthier!

Click the title above for more options and ideas

January 14, 2013

376__320x240_ncycle_electric_bike.jpgWow! The nCycle is a new futuristic electric bike design concept that features a holographic display, smart phone integration, Bluetooth speakers, a unique integrated lock system built into the handlebars, a folding option, and more! It is definitely worth a look!

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January 13, 2014