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News Archives - March 2013

March 19, 2013

100_2424.JPGTo kick off the 2013 Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) summer classes, Traffic Skills 101 courses will be offered in Alexandria (April 19-20), Royalton (April 26-27), and Staples (May 10-11).  Natalie Gille, BikeMN's Northern MN Bicycle Friendly Community Program Manager and League Cycling Instructor (LCI), will be team-teaching with newly certified LCIs, Judy Jones and Bob Hamann, and veteran LCI, Dave Sanderson.
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March 19, 2013

SHPosterWeb.jpgSingle Track Movie Night is a film about kids who ride. A feature event that will show you the excitement  that is rolling across the United States and through Minnesota.
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March 19, 2013

Swap_Crowd_4.jpg It's spring, get ready to ride at the 10th Annual, Twin City Bicycling Club (TCBC) Swap Meet!

Here’s your chance to pick up some new or gently used, bikes, parts, clothing, and accessories from members of the Twin Cities Bicycling Club. With more cycling stuff than many of the club's members need, their obsession is your good fortune, at amazing bargain prices.

Open to everyone with an interest in bicycling this event is on Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hopkins VFW Post 425, 100 Shady Oak Road, Hopkins, Minn.                                                                  (click on the title above for more details)

March 19, 2013

2390b_resized_b_clssic.jpgJosh Sprague grew up near the Cedar Lake Trail, where walking and biking were a natural part of life. In 2006, he moved to Edina. He loved his new neighborhood except for one thing: It was harrowing for him and his young children to cross 70th Street on the way to the local park.

“That’s what got me involved in the community,” Sprague explains, “and propelled me to the city council. Seventieth Street was like the wild, wild west before we did something about it.”

What Sprague and a group of neighbors did was convince the city of Edina to rein in speeders on the street. This was accomplished with a road diet — converting the four-lane street to three lanes with alternating left turn lanes to keep traffic moving smoothly. Bike lanes were also added, not only to provide better access for two-wheel travelers but to calm vehicle traffic, making it simpler and safer for Sprague, his four kids, and everyone else in the neighborhood to walk.      (click the above title for the full story)

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