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September 29, 2013

MountainBikeFestival___Copy.jpgWild Ride, is an event showcasing the best mountain bike trails in the Twin City Metro, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, Minn. The Bike Festival is this Saturday with several manufactures pulling in their bike demo trailers so you can test ride the latest bikes. Along with the bikes, several local bike shops will be on hand offering bike tune-ups, clinics, group rides and more.

September 29, 2013

video.jpgHere in a propaganda video developed for use for the greater good, a production piece that demonstrates how to have fun biking to work every day. Maybe something to consider as you start developing your list of New Year's resolutions for 2014?

September 29, 2013

Lithium_Battery.jpgElectric bicycles are an increasingly common sight in cities throughout the world.

With more and more people choosing to take to two wheels, these bikes offer the perfect opportunity to enhance fitness while playing an important role in helping to reduce the carbon emissions generated by other forms of transport. These bikes are helping to persuade many non-cyclists to start pedaling. However, it is important to understand that making your purchase to a new e-Bike or bicycle light with a lithium battery, is just the first step.


September 29, 2013

Pipestone.jpgHow can a community increase biking and walking and along the way make the area they live or work safer and more enjoyable?

One effective way is through a “Complete Streets” policy and that is exactly what Minnesota's southwest Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is working toward, one city at a time. “We want to provide a safe way for people to get from one end of town to the other, whether that’s by bike, on foot or even in a wheelchair,” says Jeff Moberg of S.W. SHIP.

September 26, 2013

JailTrail_1.jpgNearly 250 high school aged racers participated in Race 2 of the Minnesota High School Cycling League’s mountain bike race at the Jail Trail, in St. Cloud, Minn. on September 21st. Fabulous weather and a tacky race course made for an excellent day of racing.

In Girls Varsity, once again Burnsville’s Jordan Horner roared, dominated the field with a more than 4-minute winning margin, even though feeling under the weather. Rochester’s Claire Ommen was second, with the Endersbe twins Libbey and Carley from Lakeville coming in 3rd and 4th. Boys Varsity saw Osseo's Lucas Hieb best the field by over 3 minutes. Ethan Furois from Roseville put in a strong effort to take second, with Rochester’s Sean O’Donnell coming in 3rd.

September 26, 2013

Ford_2.jpgIn a move that is sure to surprise a lot of drivers, Ford Motor Company is about to transform two-wheeled travel. No, not motorcycles - bicycles. Actually, electric bicycles. It shouldn’t really be a shock to anyone that Ford is a player in the e-bike game.

Such light electric vehicles have been around for a while and now Ford has partnered with Pedego Electric Bikes to offer a product with revolutionary style, engineering and quality: The Ford Electric Bicycle.  

September 23, 2013

worlds_smallest_cycle_ridden.jpg A  father and son cycling project that kept shrinking. The latest version is now only 7 3/4 inches tall. With wheels 3 inches apart from axel to axel, the bike's pedals are the size of a big toe and the handlebars are so small you can use only one hand to steer.
 

September 23, 2013

Bike_Summit.JPGDon’t miss the 2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit! Bicycling, can promote and support local economies, tourism, the environment, while improving your health. At the 2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit, September 30  - October 1, speakers from national organizations and throughout the state will provide tips and strategies for getting more people on bikes more often.


September 23, 2013

all_cycling_league_Jordan_Horner___Copy.jpg After the combined team of Burnsville-Lakeville North-Lakeville South won the inaugural boys/girls team Minnesota High School Cycling League championship in 2012, the league kicked off its second season Sept. 8 in Inver Grove Heights with more than 300 racers.

That is almost double the number of bikers from last season.

September 23, 2013

cycle_20track_2255_1.jpgLate last week  the American Community Survey (ACS) confirmed what many people have felt anecdotally: More people are commuting by bike.

According to the ACS, in 2012 about .64% of commutes are made by bicycle, which represents an almost 10% increase from 2011. This is the largest year-on-year increase since 2007-2008, showing that people are choosing to use their bicycles for transportation not just in response to economic crisis, but because bicycles are leading the way to recovery.



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