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March 29, 2014

Energy drinkCaffeine.jpgs... Is it really energy they offer?

It seems wise to read the ingredients and nutritional info, but is that giving you a true picture? This short article has some answers...
Not all energy drinks are regulated the same. In fact, manufacturers are given considerable discretion when classifying how their products are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Energy Drinks classified as Beverages (look for the label: “Nutritional Facts) are subject to stricter safety regulation.pertaining to the amount, types and combinations of caffeine and other additives used; while those classified as liquid dietary supplements (look for the label: “Supplement Facts”) operate under more lenient rules.

March 25, 2014

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The Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide is being printed and will be available soon To Promote Active Living. Please click here on the Bike Guide Order Form and let us know the number of complimentary guides you would like shipped to you, the week of April 7th.

Lets work together to encourage more to bike. By helping us distribute these guides to your networks more will be inspired to stay active and healthy.


March 23, 2014

helmet_cam.jpgWell... We're all sick of winter for one reason or another, but spring is just around the corner. In the spirit of getting ready for rides wearing a single layer of clothing and paths completely free of ice, let's get at some first person ride cams. Watch them on your home computer and imagine good weather, watch them on your smartphone from a health club bike, or don't watch them at all and go for a ride outside because you go year-round. Here are 4 videos produced with the intent to give you the feeling that you're not inside.

March 17, 2014

Capitol_2.jpgOn Wednesday, March 19, 2014, those with an interest in safe bicycling throughout the state will once again gather in Saint Paul for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota's (BikeMN) 4th annual Bike Summit. Plan to attend and help Minnesota set the pace with the rest of the nation in bike friendliness, education and safety. Your presence is needed to help inform our elected leaders of critical issues surrounding bicycling here in the state. Help make a difference, plan to attend!

March 08, 2014

bike_old.jpgMountain bike, road bike, or BMX, no matter what your favorite ride is, I think we can all agree that bicycles are awesome. And just like everything else that fits the description of awesome, the bicycle has its fun facts list that we should all read about.

March 08, 2014

B_Tube2.jpgThis fun story is from Brett Day who discovered by making some improvements to his 22 year old bicycle it was easier to ride. He said, "turns out there is much more to cycling than just jumping on a bike and pedaling, until you can't pedal no more."


March 08, 2014

2aa.100_5266.JPGFor those new to the sport bicycling allows you have fun and get exercise while being kind to the environment at the same time. It can also be a great way to run errands, commute to work or experience a backcountry trail. The following article is aimed to help beginners, casual riders or those who haven’t ridden in a while select the right type of bike for their riding pleasure.

March 08, 2014

TC commuters-1_1.jpgWith an early ice layer, feet of snow and record low temperatures, winter hasn’t been kind to committed cyclists in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area of Minnesota. Here normally, Chris Graham of Rock-It Delivery and others thrives on the challeges of year round riding in this area of the upper midwest. Its like a badge of honor and a rush," Chris says. "But this winter hasn’t just been difficult for die-hard cyclists, it’s been dangerous."

March 05, 2014

NV3_MG_8874.jpgThe North Star Bicycle Festival (Previously Nature Valley) is a volunteer run organization at all levels. These are people just like you who have a passion for cycling or want to help our beneficiary, Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota and often both. But there are never enough of us, so we need your support. Please read more about this annual race event that benefits the Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota. Thanks!


March 04, 2014

Capitol_2.jpgOn Wednesday, March 19, 2014, those with an interest in safe bicycling throughout the state will once again gather in Saint Paul for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota's (BikeMN) 4th annual Bike Summit. Plan to attend and help Minnesota set the pace with the rest of the nation in bike friendliness, education and safety. Your presence is needed to help inform our elected leaders of critical issues surrounding bicycling here in the state. Help make a difference, plan to attend!




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