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News Archives - May 2013

May 29, 2013

naimg869.jpgThe 2013 Nature Valley Bicycle Festival is just around the corner, less than 3 weeks away! Get a jump on getting involved in fun and exciting activities this summer by signing up as a volunteer today for the Nature Valley Grand Prix, bike race. 
The Nature Valley Bicycle Festival is a volunteer run organization at all levels and they need your help to put on this fantastic event that benefits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

May 29, 2013

166762_598100170218082_2002850951_n.jpgThree, Twenty-Three or Seventy-Three, give a kid a bike and they are sure to have fun! 

May 28, 2013

TDA_Banner_1.jpgWhat a great way to celebrate the 4th of July!
This year's Tour D' Amico promises all new routes in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities Area, with delicious food samplings along the way, and a picnic at the end.

May 28, 2013

b5L.JPGWith National Bike Month soon ending, many communities in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN are extending the success of May's Bike Month with planned Twin Cities Bike Walk Week events for the week of June 9 -15.

May 28, 2013

rick3.JPGWith steady rain and cool temps, 129 refurbished bicycles were sold at Rick Anderson’s 5th Annual Sale, in Apple Valley, Minn. Rick now reports the remaining 28 bikes not sold were generously donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Association’s garage sale and the garage is empty again, at the Anderson household!

May 28, 2013

historic_bike_ride_010.JPGWho was Little Elk? Why does a tiger need an elevator? What happened to the pool at
Linden Hills Estate? If you don't know the answers to these questions, consider pedaling your bicycle into Little Falls' past to conduct a little research of your own.

The first pedal-powered bicycle and the city of Little Falls, Minnesota may have come into being at about the same time, but don't worry, there won't be a quiz. On June 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring your bike, a helmet and bag lunch for a complimentary tour of the streets Charles Lindbergh biked as a kid and the community’s rich historic past.

May 28, 2013

NV4.JPGCarmen Small and Tom Zirbel to Defend Champion Titles. The top men and women cyclists from across the country will contest the 15th annual Nature Valley Grand Prix to be held June 12-16 in Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. The Nature Valley Grand Prix is the most prestigious race on the men’s and women’s USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. It promises to be a battle as defending champion Carmen Small, now riding for Team Specialized Lululemon, takes on a strong field of women, including a couple of her former Optum teammates, Jade Wilcoxson and Brianna Walle. Former Nature Valley Grand Prix Champion Shelley Olds will also be back, as will Lauren Tamayo, who just won a silver medal at the London Olympics.

May 28, 2013

lbtl2.JPGUndaunted by our cold, wet, superficial spring, the Land Between the Lakes Triathlon went on as scheduled on May 19th, 2013 in Albert Lea, Minn. The ice was barely off the lake when 100 brave and hardy participants donned their suits for the swimming leg of the race.

May 21, 2013

100_2982_1.JPGAs the final details are being implemented for those lucky individuals riding the Mississippi River Ride I, June 4-9, we still have a few opening for our other rides this summer. The Gammel Dag Day Ride, June 15, in the Bluff Country Area; the Minnesota River History Ride, July 9 -14, (bus/bike); the Bluff Country/Root River Ride, August 8-11; and the Mississippi River Ride II, Aug 31 -September 2, (bike/bus) Hastings to LaCrosse.

May 20, 2013

100_5670___Copy.JPGIf you enjoyed one-too-many bean burritos on your last bike ride, we are telling the world!
However, if you are driving your bike more often instead of your car, as signs at the gas pump have spiked to over $4.20 a gallon, doesn't it feel good to know that your money is still in your pocket?

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