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Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Expo

April 10, 2013

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Join us at the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Expo Friday April 26 through Sunday April 28. We will be demonstrating how an electric bike can add to your enjoyment and greater use of biking. Electric bikes are the fastest growing bike segment in the world and are great alternatives to commuting…

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Winter Bike Tires

March 4, 2013

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This winter has not been as kind as last winter for us in Minnesota. it has given us a chance to try out some new winter bike tires. Many of us at Varsity have been using a front studded and a rear Continental TopContact Winter II tire. I have two…

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Bike Events with Kat: StuporBowl 16

January 28, 2013

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Minneapolis is host to one of the country’s most well-known and largest alleycats – STUPORBOWL.  This year is the 16th annual and its coming up fast.   It will take place the day before that huge football game thing that happens in the beginning of February.  The task at hand…

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The run-up section of the 2-mile course.

Bike Events with Kat – CYCLOCROSS SEASON!

January 21, 2013

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There are a million reasons to love fall/winter in Minnesota but cyclocross season is a really BIG one.  Cyclocross is a type of racing and riding that incorporates all types of terrain including: road, gravel, grass, dirt, ice, water, sand and mud. To ramp up the challenge barriers are set…

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Varsity Gets Greener with Zap and LED Lights

October 1, 2012

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Here at Varsity Bike&Transit we are excited about two new green projects, the U of M and Minneapolis Zap bike commuting program and changing out all of our lighting for LEDs. We are tagging bikes for the Zap programs that are run through the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Commuter Connection…

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Bike Events with Kat – Babes in Bikeland

September 29, 2012

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As the leaves change colors in Minneapolis and the sweaters come out, bike events in Minneapolis get especially awesome.  The season starts out with the largest alleycat race for women and trans riders in the COUNTRY – Babes in Bikeland.  This year Varsity Bike & Transit was a sponsor for…

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Witch’s Hat Hill Climb 2.0

September 24, 2012

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  Originally the brainchild of Minneapolis expatriate Rob Green, the Witch’s Hat Hill Climb is an individual time trial from the East River Flats Park to the tower itself. The intent was to throw a sprint race from the one of the lowest points in Minneapolis to one of the…

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Pure Fixed Parts

September 11, 2012

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We just received a whole bunch of new parts from Pure Fix Cycles. The glow in the dark Kilo bike has been great for the price and the components look right on the same track too. There are super deep v wheelset with a flipflop fixed/freewheel hub in a variety…

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