Category Archives: Tips

Quick Tip: Urban Navigation Skills: By Nicole

It can happen to anyone: you have wandered into a town where you are unfamiliar with the streets and your map is of no use. Or perhaps you do not quite fancy yourself a regular Ferdinand Magellan and need a … Continue reading

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Quick Tip – Triggering a Green Light on a Bike – By: Nicole

Note: This does not apply to all intersections If you have ever cycled on the transitway, which connects the St Paul and Minneapolis U of M campuses, you may have come to the intersection with Energy Park Drive. Each time … Continue reading

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Pothole Season in Full Effect

Days like today remind us that spring is right around the corner.  Unfortunately that means that the potholes are starting to get pretty big. This beauty is on 38th Street in Minneapolis and can almost swallow an entire wheel! Be … Continue reading

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Five Reasons

Yesterday while waiting at a stop light to ride our bike across Lake Street we were asked by a pedestrian why we would ride our bike in weather like this. This was one of those moments that all of us … Continue reading

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Tips For a Successful Swap Meet

Our favorite day of the year is almost here, it’s time for the bike swap.  Obviously we will have this on our list of weekend cycling events this afternoon, but in celebration of the impending swap, we thought that we … Continue reading

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Start Winter Commuting Part IV: The Ride

                    We can’t believe that it is already Thursday afternoon!  We are just a few hours away from heading out to meet all of you fine folks at Winter Bike to … Continue reading

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Start Winter Commuting Part III: Planning

Okay, so far we have shown you what to ride, and what to wear, now it’s time to actually sit down plan the trip. This is a one time only event, once you have been riding for a while you … Continue reading

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Start Winter Commuting Part II: Getting Dressed for Winter Success

Yesterday we looked at how to pick the right bike to ride during winter, check out Part I of our series here. While you’re working this week to get your bike ready for a ride to work on Friday, we … 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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Reminder: Next Week, Salute to the Winter Commuter

Reminder be sure to check back everyday next week for lots of information, profiles and give-aways! Do you commute over the winter? If you do we salute you, well we are going to salute you, next week. Every day will … Continue reading

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