... and Minneapolis finished 37 spots higher.But let's forget about that for a second! It's cool, for a change, to see St. Paul get some love as the 40th-ranked city in Bicycling Magazine's biannual Best Cities to Bike list, and we spoke to Anne Hunt, environmental policy director for Mayor Chris Co ... More >>
Last summer, David Briscoe got the call that every parent dreads. It was a nurse. We have your daughter. Shaina had left her home in south Minneapolis that Saturday, a hot one punctured by rain, and joined her friends for an impromptu race headed north through downtown. Around 3 p.m., lagging behin ... More >>
The ride from St. Louis Park to Minneapoils along the Cedar Lake Regional bike trail is normally uneventful -- a few twists and tunnels are all the excitement you'll get. But lately, you'll find something different among the gravel and debris a few hundred feet from Target Field. A message has sprou ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Ben Weaver has teamed up with his long-time friend Charlie Parr to put together a 7-inch vinyl that has each of them telling their own folksy-bluesy tales. Titled Ramblin' Bones Outlastin' You is their way of sharing something and giving each other a nod of approval -- al ... More >>
If you're at all involved in the local social media scene, you've likely heard of 30 Days Of Biking, a group dedicated to promoting bicycling as an alternate means of transportation. The people behind the initiative have set up a fundraiser in partnership with northeast Minneapolis Thai restaurant S ... More >>
By making his own way in music Paul Doffing writes and moves at his own pace -- that pace set by his bicycle. In the summer of 2012, Paul toured the country by biking to gigs and came back a changed man. Set to release his latest album, Doffing shares in his music stories from the road and his strug ... More >>
Dare we say it -- summer has finally arrived -- and as it does, increased numbers of weather-weary Twin Citians are taking to their bicycles and hitting the town. They pedal the Lakes, the Grand Rounds, the Greenway, or any of the many urban bike lanes. It is for good reason that we are regularly vo ... More >>
The Twin Cities is regularly voted among the most bike-friendly metro areas in the country. Bicycling.com currently has us in the #1 spot although we regularly swap the prestigious ranking for second place with Portland, Oregon. Similarly, publications such as Travel and Leisure also have the Tw ... More >>
It's time to get it together, Minnesota. In its annual list of bike friendly states, released Wednesday, the League of American Bicyclists ranked Minnesota number four in the country, a two-spot drop from 2012. Washington state held onto its number-one position, while Colorado and Oregon leap-fro ... More >>
-- Original post from April 3; update at bottom --Just after 1 p.m. this afternoon, Drew Ditlefsen was biking eastbound on the Midtown Greenway when he says he received a very scary surprise.SEE ALSO: "Not enough evidence" to charge driver of car that hit and killed biker with homicide As he passed ... More >>
Minneapolis has garnered top bike marks from Walk Score, League of American Bicyclists, Shermans Travel, and most prestigious (and controversial), Bicycling magazine.See Also:- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor- Freedom From Pants: Patriotic n ... More >>
See Also: Kimberly Hull memorial bike ride draws more than 100 mourners Death in Dinkytown: Truck runs over bicyclist A bicyclist hit by a Metro Transit bus Tuesday afternoon near the University of Minnesota is expected to survive, says Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty. The fema ... More >>
By now, you've probably heard that Minneapolitans have a serious crush on bikes.The love affair hasn't gone unnoticed by travel and bicycle writers. Two years after Minneapolis was named the best bike city by Bicycling magazine, it was recently honored as the fifth-best cycling city in a new stud ... More >>
Minneapolis has the well-earned reputation as the top biking spot in America. In fact, that rep has apparently spread all the way across the globe, and now the Australian media has come, like anthropologists studying some far-off tribe, to learn about our frigid little bicycling paradise.Of cours ... More >>
Minneapolis wins the gold.We got a promotion. The League of American Bicyclists has named Minneapolis its only gold medal winner in this year's Bicycle Friendly Community program, moving us up from silver, which we first won in 2008. That's not bad way to start National Bike Month, especial ... More >>
Nice Ride played a big role in boosting the numbers.More proof that we're the most bike-friendly city in the country: Bicycle riding numbers here shot up 33 percent in the three-year span 2007 to 2010, according to a new report from Bike Walk Twin Cities. We're hoofing it more, too. Walking ... More >>
Zen and the art of bicycle maintenance
Jeremy Werst founded Mpls Bike Love in 2006.In early November, a young man entered Penn Cycle on Lake Street looking for a cost estimate to transform his bike into a single-speed. The customer didn't seem to fit his bike. Mechanics at Penn Cycle had seen this guy before, usually riding ar ... More >>
The bike that rode the RoundsAfter tackling the many byway districts--Victory Memorial & Theo Wirth, Northeast, Downtown Riverfront, Mississippi & Minnehaha--our series on the best biking food stops comes to the final leg. There's still plenty of time to pedal the path and enjoy tasty nea ... More >>
Biking along the riverHave you tuned up your bike yet? It's time to get out on the Grand Rounds bike path and see the sights. We've pedaled and eaten our way around three of the seven byway districts, already tackling Victory Memorial/Theo Wirth and Northeast. The last trek actually involved some hi ... More >>
A trip down Victory Memorial DriveMinneapolis was voted the number one biking city in Bicycling magazine this year. In honor of being called the most bike-friendly city in the country, we've come up with a list of our favorite places to nosh while cycling the Grand Rounds bike path. The Grand Rou ... More >>
ardiii/flickrJust don't try to drink beer out of your helmet, trust us--that doesn't workThis weekend you can live the dream: Get exercise and drink beer simultaneously. There is not one but two bike and beer crawls taking place on Sunday, for twice the fun.
Photo: 13 Of Clubs/FlickrWe are not on the fence when it comes to Twin Cities bicyclingDear Street Films folks: What the heck do you mean, "surprising?" "In a surprising choice, the May edition of Bicycling Magazine named Minneapolis America's best city for biking. The city still trails Port ... More >>
Glad to see everyone taking note of something we told you Monday: Minneapolis is the best bicycling city in the country. Not so glad, though, to see this groaner of a press release quote from Mayor R.T. Rybak: "I was so excited by this news, I overinflated my bike tires." Can't blame th ... More >>
Photo: Mykl RoventineSo says the latest edition of Bicycling magazine, on newsstands now, but not yet online. Steve Friedman crowns One on One Bicycle Studio on North Washington "the epicenter of all things two-wheeled," and owner Gene Oberpriller as "the godfather of the Minneapolis bike sc ... More >>
We'd like to blame this on Midwestern driving idiocy, but these roads are so counter-intuitive and overly complicated that even after knowing the rules we're still not entirely sure what we're doing.
If the new light rail stop in front of Target Field doesn't get you to the new ballpark without your car, maybe the new bike trail will.
Are new or improved bike paths part of our country's health care plan? We say yes.
Chicago and Madison cry softly into their helmets.
Or Guap. Or whatever it takes to make a 1,000 bike fleet available to the public.
Is biking in Minneapolis becoming treacherous transit?
Back in March I babbled relentlessly about how Brother and Sister's record-release show was the funnest (yeah, I said "funnest") time ever. The evening was half scavenger hunt, half pool party. What could be funner than that? Well, this Saturday they are holding Rock n Roll Summer Camp, a day of bik ... More >>
For Chrissakes... Milwaukee's got public transit. (Omaha, too.)
As boxcars give way to bicycles, a railroad veteran remembers sweat, speed, and mayhem along the 29th Street corridor
Stupor Bowl Saturday, and the bike messenger's perilous ride on the mean streets