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.
Who cares what Bicycling Magazine says about the #1 bike city in the country. Last week the United States Postal Service selected Minneapolis as the place to premier their brand new Bicycling Forever stamps. “Minneapolis is a city that’s universally regarded as one of the most bicycle-friendly in America,” said Michael Amato, vice president, Engineering Systems, in dedicating the stamps. “We’re saluting today a city whose citizens had the perseverance and the foresight to create a bicycle-friendly environment. Moreover, bicycling is a low-impact aerobic activity that just about everyone — from young children to retirees — can enjoy. Riding a bike lowers the risk of obesity, heart disease and breast cancer while improving muscle tone and strength. It also can lower stress. Whether riding along a lakeside path or through the bike lanes of a bustling city, bicycling is therapeutic and just plain fun.” Mayor R.T. Rybak and Angela Keegan Benson, assistant news director, WCCO-TV joined Mr. Amato at the presentation.
Kat from Varsity bike shop went for a spin at the first annual Northeast ride and wrote up a post for all of us to enjoy.
NiceRideMN has picked themselves up a new partner as they move into St. Paul. Spotcycle is a bike-finding app for your smart phone that will help you find the closest docking stations. Smart phone integration is a great way to help continue to make NiceRide more user friendly so, yippie!
Thanks in part to some generous donations, Kids ‘n Kinship managed to fix-up 155 bikes in Apple Valley a few weeks ago and get them sold to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Association. If you are interested in donating an old bike to the group or fixing up bikes for 2013, check out the full article.
In addition to everything else that was happening last weekend, the New Belgium Urban Assault was taking place in the streets of Minneapolis on Sunday. While we were too busy at Open Streets to check it out Channel 5 managed to snag some video. Head on over for the full report out.
This won’t be the last that you will hear about this, but the Powderhorn 24 is in need of some volunteers. So if you have some free time on your hands on June 22-23, sign up!
As you may well have heard last week, the reports are in and the reason why the Sabo Bridge cables failed……. Wind vibration, mild wind vibration. You’d have thought that the design would have accounted for wind right?
As always we wrap it up with a video. This we play with the last news clip in mind, that dog knows whats up.
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