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Chrome Saddle Bag Rolltop Pannier 20 Review

December 3, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

I received a Chrome Saddle Bag Rolltop Pannier 20 about two months ago. I was in need of a new pannier and Dan let me try out the new Chrome version. I have always been intrigued by the concept of having a pannier that easily converts to a messenger bag…

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NiteRider Lumina 400 Light Review

November 22, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

Niterider Lighting systems have long been a solid standard for large area illumination for late night adventures.  Most options in the Niterider catalog are going to be geared towards off road mountain biking after dark.  The Lumina 400 is a bit of a crossover from specific trail lights into the…

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Ortlieb Back Roller Pannier Review

November 19, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

I purchased a set of Ortlieb Back Roller Panniers in 2008. I was looking for panniers that were large enough to use on tours, and waterproof. The Back Roller proved to be both. I flew out to Seattle that same year to bike along the coast to San Francisco with…

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How can we make “being a cyclist” more inclusive?

August 19, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog, News

Bicycling in the United States is at a turning point, say community bicycling advocates Suepinda Keith, Jonathan Maus, and Doug Gordon.  In March, the League of American Bicyclists hosted its largest annual event, the National Bike Summit, in Washington, D.C..  One of the main themes at the summit was how…

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Our Annual Sticker Contest is Here!

August 18, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog, News

You’ve all been waiting, and the day has arrived – we’re launching this year’s sticker contest starting today – Monday, August 18. There will be an unveiling party at Varsity Bike & Transit on September 25th, 2014 from 6 pm – 8 pm to announce the winners. Come check out…

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SPRING?

March 6, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

After this year spring is never going to feel so good. 25 Degrees seems like 50. Riding on streets with a little bit of ice is so easy after riding on ice, snow and whatever else was glued to the pavement. If you have your bike stuck in a snow…

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Bike Events with Kat: Pictures from Powderhorn 24!

August 16, 2013

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  What a beautiful and fun event for the Minneapolis bike community.  Mad props to the organizers, volunteers, Powderhorn community, riders and supporters.  Here are a few of my pictures from the event.  HUGE congratulations to Loretta Treviño who took the OVERALL first place in the solo category, competing one extra…

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Bike Events with Kat: Powderhorn 24!!!

August 9, 2013

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Powderhorn 24 Last year a group of 5 girls and myself joined to become team Menstrual Cycles in the Powder horn24 – a 24 hour bike race.  What followed was a remarkable experience of community, friendship, and love of biking.  It’s difficult for me to describe the greatness of this event…

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Bike Events with Kat: Tour de Fat!

July 29, 2013

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This was my first experience at New Belgium’s Tour de Fat.  And it was AWESOME.  I can easily say that this was one of the most fun bike events I’ve ever been to in Minneapolis.  There was a bike parade with lots of fabulous costumes, wonderful beer (of course), live…

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