One Rock Rally at Fulton NE

Bring your bike, bring your trainer, bring your friends, bring a towel. Let’s ride to nowhere, together in the Fulton warehouse. Four bands will take the stage while we ride (and hydrate with endless beers) as the sweatiest audience since the first One Rock Rally back in 2011. Hundreds of you were there. That was … [ Read more]

From Zero to 629.4: Tackling the North Star Bike Race — Installation 1

When I announced to my family in February that I intended to participate in an unsupported, 629.4-mile bike race this September, they started planning my funeral. When I get up in the morning and look in the mirror, I see an oft-unemployed 25-year-old man, roughly 40 pounds overweight, balding and out of breath from climbing up … [ Read more]

The Food Pedalers: Why food companies in the Twin Cities are betting on bike delivery

To start her bicycle delivery shift with Brake Bread bakery, Hannah Field straps her bike to a sizable trailer, which doubles as an advertisement and a bread transporter. “Fresh Bread By Bike to You” the trailer reads, “BrakeBread.com.” As she makes her weekly deliveries to homes and local businesses, which serve as makeshift CSA stops … [ Read more]

A bike route for every personality

Minnesota: the land of ten thousand miles of bike trails (probably). Sounds like a biking aficionado’s dream come true, right? Right. But what about for us normal people? Us, we-love-biking-but-don’t-have-kids-named-Trek, people? We have some of the most beautiful bike routes around, but they can be pretty intimidating—not to mention, poorly mapped. Who has time to … [ Read more]

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Bike injuries and deaths on the rise

NPR news recently reported that hospital admissions because of bike injuries more than doubled between 1998 and 2013, according to the findings of JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. The rise was the biggest with bikers age 45 and over. “There are just more people riding and getting injured in that age group. It’s definitely striking,” … [ Read more]

Libraries go mobile with books on bikes

GOOD Magazine recently featured a story about librarians around the U.S.–and the world–delivering books to children in so-called “book deserts”: areas without easy access to libraries and reading material. In Washington, D.C., Soar with Reading installed book vending machines to dispense 100,000 brand-new free books in three locations. Outside the U.S., Book Bus delivers books to children … [ Read more]

Which Bike Matches Your Beer?

By Liz Scholz We love our bikes and we love local beer, but what’s the correlation between the two? Beers and bikes pair like peanut butter and jelly, the two parts coming together to create a higher form. We bike to bars, our bikes are covered in brewery stickers, and there’s nothing better than biking … [ Read more]