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“If you build it, they will bike. A lot.”

June 2, 2012

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“If you build it, they will bike. A lot.” How Minneapolis’ development as a bicycling city makes a personal effect. http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/150105625.html Four years ago Minneapolis was chosen as a community to take part in a $100 million pilot project to improve biking and pedestrian infrastructure.  Unlike previous projects this one…

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Artcrank

April 23, 2012

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Event Recaps with Kat: ARTCRANK! “A poster party for bicycle people.” Bicycles, Art, Food, Coffee, Beer! (Can I live at Artcrank?) This past Saturday Minneapolis was host to yet another remarkable collaboration of creativity, bicycling and community involvement. Hundreds flocked to celebrate bicycle culture at one of my favorite Minneapolis…

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Internally geared hub reviews

March 16, 2012

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have been riding bikes with internal gears for the last five years. I started with my winter mountain bike with a SRAM 3 speed coaster brake hub and currently ride a WorkCycles Bakfiet with a Shimano 8 speed Nexus, my winter bike with a Shimano 8 speed Alfine and…

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Staff Winter Bikes: Kevin’s NuVinci Monster Cross Bike

December 22, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

A dedicated winter bike, is oftentimes an older bike with used or budget parts cobbled together to save your more precious summer ride from the grit, grime, water, and salt that inevitably comes with Minnesota winters. Winter commuting is notoriously hard on bicycle parts: chains and cables rust and corrode,…

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Staff Winter Bikes: Sam’s Winter Whip

December 8, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Winter has just gifted Minneapolis with its first sizable dusting of lovely snow.  As nice as it looks when it’s fresh, it does have a habit of making the bicyclist’s commute a bit of a dodgy prospect.  While the roads may be rutted and covered in little patches of ice,…

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Winter Biking and Studded Tires

December 1, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog

I’ve been riding my bike in the winter for more than 20 years.  I’ve ridden in Minneapolis, Upstate New York, New York City and Vail, Colorado. Vail was the most challenging to ride through the winter, because of the large amounts of snow and number of hills/mountains to climb.  Last year…

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Stuff We Ride: Trash Messenger Bags

September 16, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog

I’ve had my Trash Bags Garbage Truck backpack for 3 months now and I love it. It fits perfect when riding, no strap around your belly to pinch you, your helmet does not hit the top of the bag and it has many straps to tighten it down so your…

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When not quite good enough is good enough.

July 5, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog

I just purchased a new pair of Raceface shorts and they’ve given me some unexpected insight into our American way. I have last years model of the same short and love them, hence the desire for another pair. I wore them for the first time and right off one snap…

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Aftermath of the Japanese Tsunami

The Bicycle As a Basic Need

April 22, 2011

Posted in: Bike Blog

Out of Disaster, a Burst of Enthusiasm for Bicycling There are almost infinite reasons to love bikes. Compared with other forms of transportation, they’re cheaper, better for the planet and a thousand times more fun. The disaster in Japan has shown how basic the bike is. Sales of bicycles are…

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