Monthly Archives: January 2011

Salute to the Winter Commuter: Monday Motivation

Today, as snow hits the ground, and Minneapolis declares yet another snow emergency, we want to keep you focused on one simple and attainable; you can ride your bike this winter. The current forecast for Friday’s Winter Bike to Work … Continue reading

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Start Winter Commuting Part I: The Bike

Want to start riding through the winter? We are going to take a look at a different aspect of winter commuting each day this week, with the goal of getting you on your bike and out into the snow! Part … Continue reading

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Introducing a New Feature: Twin Cities Bike Picture of the Day

Today we are introducing a new feature here on CTC; Twin Cities Bike Picture of the Day.  If there is one thing that we enjoy as much as riding our bike, it is looking at pictures of bikes, but we … Continue reading

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Weekend Event Re-Cap [Part II]: Winter Pub Crawl Re-cap and Photos

Sunday turned into a perfect day for riding.  Sunshine, very little wind, good company and quiet roads, what more could you ask for? We arrived at the Bulldog NE around 12:30 to chants of “late, late, late, late” (the pub … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Cyclist Winter Commuter: Meet Greta Alquist

In case you haven’t noticed, we are now in the Salute to the Winter Commuter Week, here at CTC! We believe that we have a great week of posts lined up for you, and also have some fantastic give-aways, so … Continue reading

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Video: Why We’re Here, Twin Cities

Here at CTC we like to think of ourselves as half cyclists and half Twin Cities lovers.  The two are inextricably linked, hence the name.  That means that sometimes we will post things that are necessarily cycling specific but that … Continue reading

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Weekend Event Re-Cap [Part I]: Ice Bike Recap and Photo Gallery

On Saturday, Hollywood Cycles put on a great event on Lake Phalen in Saint Paul.  As a part of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, Ice Bike, drew a decent crowd, a competitive field and some curious onlookers wandering over from the … Continue reading

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Monday Giveaway: Peace Coffee Wool Cycling Caps

A really big thank you has to go out to Peace Coffee for making this week possible.  The fine folks there do a lot to help cycling in the Twin Cities, and they are bookending our week of give aways. … Continue reading

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Salute to the Winter Commuter Week: Welcome!

Welcome to “Salute to the Winter Commuter Week” here at CTC. Those of you heading out on your bike this morning, got a nice Minnesota winter welcome to the week with a few inches of snow on the ground. We … Continue reading

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NSC Indoor Racing Cancelled (TwinsFest)

Follow this chain of events.  December 12, 2010, the Metrodome implodes. Hundreds of events get cancelled while engineers stand around looking at the Dome roof scratching their heads. Twinsfest needs a new home, for 2011.  The National Sports Center in … Continue reading

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