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iPhone Waterproof Shield Hack for Bikes

August 3, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have The Bike app for my iPhone and it’s an ungodly piece of crap. It’s supposed to use the phone’s built-in GPS to operate like a conventional bike computer, but instead it turns your ride into a test of your patience in the face of futility. There are some…

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Blind Trials Rider

Posted in: Bike Blog

Matt Gilman walks around the site with a cane for a few minutes before riding, and then he relies on a couple friends to prompt him. He hops on his bike and rolls around on some big drops and pulls off some pretty rad trials moves. Give trackstanding with your…

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All-Natural Bike Helmets

July 28, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Nature sensitivity is not generally something that’s thrown around in helmet sales. It’s more like, “Will this keep my head from getting crushed by a truck wheel? No? Then how about if I slam my head into a window? Does it match my bike?” One company is working on developing…

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Cyclist/Motorist Beatings and Shootings

July 27, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Some wack job cyclist in NYC on a track bike came unhinged and started pounding on a guy with his U-lock. Maybe the guy deserved it, but seeing this kind of video all over the internet doesn’t exactly build goodwill among the cycling and driving communities. It leads to crap…

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Varsity Bike Sidewalk Space

July 15, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog, News

After being in Dinkytown for 13 years, Varsity Bike has moved down the street three doors.   As with all change there has been the expected changes, as well as the unintended ones.  During our time in business we have always had bikes on the sidewalk, a public tool block (which…

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Minneapolis Bike Commuter Finds Suicide Victim

July 14, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

A Minneapolis bike commuter riding home from the St. Paul campus last week pulled over in the bike lane when she saw a pair of shoes tidily placed and pointing towards the edge. Over a day had passed while cars flew by, but the odd placement of shoes gave her…

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The Minneapolis Bicycle Film Festival! July 8th-July 12th

July 8, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Tonight, July 8th, kicks off the Bike Film Festival, 4 days packed with fun events! Tonight, Wednesday, will be Bike Trivia starting at 7PM at the 501 Club followed by 9PM musical performances by Knife World, Gay Witch Abortion, and No Age, all of which is FREE. Tomorrow, the 9th will be…

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The Urban Cycling Gender Gap

June 30, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

A new study found that in the U.S. men make three times as many trips by bike as women. In urban settings the number gets even more disparate with women only making about 20% of total bike trips in cities. This is great news if you’re a single girl and…

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