Twin Cities Cycling News From Around the Web

Hey, its Wednesday, which 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.

So incase you are like us and decided to skip the Minnesota Ironman this year (thanks stupid weather forecasters) here is a real recap for your.  One of our favorite bloggers, MN Bike Commuter, made the trek down from Duluth to participate in the Ironman ride and as usual he has pictures and words to accompany his trip.  In case you haven’t read it before, skim back through some of his older posts, he is a great writer and has some simply amazing photos from the Duluth area.

We do love us some Banjo Brothers gear.  I mean what’s not to like, while the bags and various accessories are not made in the Twin Cities, the company was started here and is still based out of Minneapolis.  That means that anytime we see them gettings some press, of course we gotta cover it.  Commute By Bike says that the Banjo Brothers Metro pack even has a place for their stapler.  While we agree it has pockets for everything, we aren’t likely to carry a stapler anytime soon.

Ok so a few weeks ago we asked a simple question; What does St. Paul have against bikes?  Last week Bill Lindeke of Twin City Sidewalks came out with a list of 15 reasons why St. Paul is a great bicycle city.  While we can’t say that this is in direct response to our article, we will accept this as evidence of some St. Paul Bike Love.

Growley of MN Trails Navigator must have spent some time to the east, he has managed to put together some nice reviews of what types of cycling there are in Afton State Park and at Afton Alps.  As always worth the read and a glance at the pictures.

Julie at Ride Boldly! has the unfortunate story of a 17-year-old cyclist from Minnetonka who was struck and killed while leaving church on his bike.  As a certified cycling instructor Julie is able to break down the accident and provides some lessons for all of us.

As always we wrap it up with a video.  Here is the unveiling of City Cycle in St. Paul.  This is a fancier version of the pedal pub, which means that it is pretty sweet.  But what about the four people who just get to sit in back and enjoy the ride without pedaling?  What crap!

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