Twin Cities Cycling News From Around the Web

Hey, it’s Wednesday, that means it’s time for us to catch up on all of the week’s cycling news that you haven’t been reading about on Cycle Twin Cities.

Picture by: Livewombat (via flickr)

Of course the big news of the week (so far) is the Sabo Bridge cable failure (although we are hearing that it may have actually been a bolt failure).  That has brought about an avalanche of news reports but most of them consist of, look at this picture of a broken cable.  Ignoring those, this radio interview from MPR is actually informative.  Click here to listen.  The bridge is only about five-years old and it might take a long time to fix, this could get frustrating.

Speaking of frustrating, over at Ride Boldly, Julie takes a look at why the fine people of Blaine seem to be dead-set against building some sidewalks so kids can walk to school.  Yep you read that right.

We’ve said it before, but if you are looking for a job in the bike industry, this is the best time of year for it.  Ride the City has a pretty nifty little job board that seems to be updating jobs both large and small, just sort by state.  Check it out. 

CNNGO (whatever that is) thinks that Minneapolis is pretty neat-o for biking. “Locals say that’s because what the city lacks in ideal weather…” Hmm, they obviously aren’t talking about this winter.

We are getting closer and closer to the time of year when the bright green bikes will once again start making their way onto the streets of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.  Curious to see a visualized map of what all Nice Ride trips looked like last year?  So was Brendon at Net Density.  Using the massive amount of data dumped by Nice Ride MN he created a pretty neat map, bottom line, people ride downtown Minneapolis a lot!

Speaking of Nice Ride, ever wonder what happens to those magical green machines during the winter time?  This video was shot in the Nice Ride warehouse, and seems like a good place to end it for this week.

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