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News Archives - November 2013

November 26, 2013

SHPosterPlain.jpegIf you have not seen the film SingleTrack High or would like the opportunity to share the fun with your family and friends, do so this Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Gary Fisher, considered one of the inventors of the modern mountain bike, according to wikipedia and an NICA Honorary Board and Booster Club Member, he invites you to watch this free.

November 27, 2013

Mountain_Bike_Fall_Ride_300x168.jpgEach spring, as the weather begins to warm in the Midwest, my excitement for biking outdoors again is palpable. After a long winter, there is nothing like your first bike ride of the season. As a dedicated mountain biker, riding the trails in early spring is exhilarating. Over the course of the summer, as I get into riding shape, I tell myself that I could easily ride until the first snow. However...

November 13, 2013

xpo2_____Copy.pngAs we move into our 8th year at HaveFunBiking, all the winter bicycle activities now being scheduled are making it conducive to cycling here in the upper Midwest, year-round. First, there was commuter and ice bike racing and now, with the popularity of the fat tire bike, more events are being scheduled all winter long.

November 25, 2013

Toronto_1.jpgWorld-renowned Chinese artist and activist from Beijing, Ai Weiwei’s new edition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, is the centre piece of Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche art exhibition that highlights 65 independent projects by Toronto’s art community, with three curated exhibitions featuring 44 projects produced by the City of Toronto.

November 24, 2013

svensundgaardgroup_il.gifCongratulations to the 2013 Commuter Choice Award winners!
Employers, organizations and individuals who have actively adopted and promoted innovative commuting strategies throughout the Twin Cities were recognized earlier this month with Commuter Choice Awards. With remarks by KARE 11, meterorologist Sven
Sundgaard, who also emceed the event.

November 23, 2013

Tri_4.JPG"So, um, coach... What do I do now?
I did my best Ironman ever and now what???
I think I”m tired of training but… I am a better person if I keep training. However, my family thinks I'm addicted to training and racing. Help!??? ”

November 22, 2013

bicycling_snow_1.jpgReady for the energizing season of the year?

Cycling in Utrecht, Netherlands, this video was shot in the first 
snow, there. It wasn't heavy, but a light flurries fell all day so the streets couldn't be cleared. Such a thin layer of snow didn't stop anybody cycling, though.

November 21, 2013

bike_and_me_1___Copy.jpgThis is an inspiring article and a new way of thinking, looking for smarter transportation.

After living in San Francisco for three years, Arjun Adamson decided it was time to remove the last facet of my life from Los Angeles, his 2005 Mini Cooper. To replace the primary mode of transport, he bought a Kalkhoff electric bike. It’s not quite the same energy expense as a traditional bike, but its certainly more active than sitting on a bus or in a car.

November 20, 2013

BikeBall_2.JPGThis is a great ballad about how much fun it is to ride....
Luka Bloom - The Ride - Live at Cafe de Journal Luka Bloomsday 2012

November 14, 2013

Crank_1.jpgIt was a great day for riding last Saturday, November 9th, across Mason City, Iowa. Though a bit cold and windy here is a photo of all the loot hauled in by everyone who volunteered to ride. In the upper Midwest, Minnesota's Cranksgiving is this Saturday, November 16, at 2 p.m. An annual Minneapolis charity ride/race to support local organizations that host Thanksgiving meals.

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January 13, 2014