Varsity Bike Sidewalk Space

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 is 12 basic bike tools […]

Minneapolis Bike Commuter Finds Suicide Victim

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 pause. She peeked over the […]

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

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 located at the awesome Riverview […]

The Urban Cycling Gender Gap

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 into skinny guys with no […]

Fixed-Gear Pool Riding

A couple lucky fixie riders got to roll through a massive hydroelectric reservoir before it was filled with water. Imagine the biggest swimming pool in the world. Eat your heart out skaters. The large-scale images are unreal.

Light Lane Personal Bike Lanes

You tried convincing your friends to paint bike lanes down frat row but they wouldn’t go for it. The Light Lane might not be as fun as stolen construction vests, Stop signs and buckets of paint for guerilla bike lanes, but it’s a whole lot less illegal. The Light Lane would attach to your seatpost […]

The First Bike Video Ever

Ol’ Tom Edison was onto something when he picked up an early camera to shoot video of a fixie rider. They must not have been able to move the camera too much during filming back in 1901. That tweed look is really coming back, too. via HTATBL

Like your first bike

I recently re-built up my first road bike from five years ago with the intention of selling it to a friend who needed a bike. I bought the bike used, hadn’t ridden it for four years, it hadn’t even had wheels on for three. My friend is fairly new to cycling and just needed a […]

Pedicab Accidents in Hipster Land

I’ve never worried about putting my life in someone’s hands when I climb into the car with them. It seems like a pretty safe venture. If I ever was so desperate for a ride that I had to get on one of these clown bikes, my safety in another rider’s hands would be my first […]

Swobo’s Message in a Bottle Program

Swobo is settling in for some guerilla warfare with bottled water. All of their new water bottles come with the address for Nestle Waters printed on the side so that when it’s time to retire the crusty, moldy bottle, you can add the postage and send it to the people helping to fill the oceans […]