biking

Name: Katie Mildon Home: Shakopee Job: Surveyor & Mom Seen: Pulling her daughters behind her bike in a pull behind and tag-a-long  from Park Rapids to Dorset for lunch on the Heartland Trail. Like about this trail: Shady, pleasant and my mom likes the birds. Favorite Trail: Cannon Valley Trail with it’s scenery, trees and the Cannon River. Trail Treat: The girls like graham crackers and water...
My wife, Jen, and I have roamed many of Minnesota’s parks and trails and every trip has brought new experiences and new lessons. Here are a few of the do’s and don’ts we’ve learned the hard way.   Do talk your travel partner about the route, mileage and pace before you leave on your trip. Everyone needs to have similar expectations and abilities for the journey to be enjoyable. Don’t forget to...
Last Labor Day Weekend’s biking trip to the North Shore didn’t turn out like we expected. While biking from Biwabik to the end of the Gunflint Trail and back, we were baptized, experienced temperance, found religion on the highway, in the campsites and along the largest lake in the world. We spent the first night at Vermilion Trail Park, Biwabik's municipal campground picking up the Mesabi...
             Working your way up a long, snowy hill, sailing down the other side, negotiating around birch trees and rocks, and then stopping to take in the beauties of winter aren’t thrills limited to cross country skiers only.             Now, fat tire mountain bikers are enjoying the wilds of winter in greater numbers, thanks to bike innovations and specially-groomed trails at places like the...
By Dorian Grilley:Bike Alliance of Minnesota The city of Bemidji has recently granted the bronze Bicycle Friendly Community  designation by the League of American Bicyclists joining the growing number of cities around Minnesota to develop bike friendly communities! The award was the culmination of persistent efforts by community leaders and advocates including Mayor Dave Larson, Parks &...
Mississippi River Trail: A True Biking Adventure By Dave Simpkins Editor/Publisher Disney tours define a true adventure as traveling beyond the ordinary, being immersed in your destination’s way of life and sharing the wonders. This is a philosophy Liz Walton and Dan Collins of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, MnDOT, are following in their planning of the state’s 800-mile portion of...
By Pamela Eyden - Outdoor Writer Couples have their differences.  But Sid and Sig Scheurle share one big passion — exploring new and familiar places by bicycle. The Winona couple met on the RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) 10 years ago. Sid had done the tour with her friends many times. Sig was a first-timer. They married the next December with their grown children...
by Jan Laser BOWLUS, MN- The newly formed Central Minnesota Bicycle Club is off to a great start and is looking for bicycle enthusiasts of any nature to join them in their efforts to create a premier cycling organization in central Minnesota. They are a diverse group of individuals with interests ranging from casual trail rides to multi-day self supported tours on roads, all for the...
by Jan Laser BOWLUS, MN- The newly formed Central Minnesota Bicycle Club is off to a great start and is looking for bicycle enthusiasts of any nature to join them in their efforts to create a premier cycling organization in central Minnesota. They are a diverse group of individuals with interests ranging from casual trail rides to multi-day self supported tours on roads, all for the...
by Emily Cutts, Minnesota Daily Emily Schneider was almost to work Sunday when she hit a patch of ice. Trying to stop, her bike spun out from underneath her and flipped her onto the ground, causing her to hit her head and to hurt her leg in the process. She was taken by ambulance to the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Her helmet had protected her head, but her leg was bruised. Schneider...

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