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 >>
Looking for a harder ride than our intermediate trip? Last year, we brought you to Carver Park Reserve for our expert trip. This year, we're taking you 30 miles out of Minneapolis to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for live jousting, giant turkey legs, and more corsets and wizard cloaks than you ... More >>
This may be the greatest number of bikes and costumes a Minneapolis parade has seen since Mayday. At Tour de Fat, bikes, beer, whimsy, live music, and more are served up in a circus-like environment. New Belgium Brewing, the company behind Fat Tire amber ale, has scheduled its annual charity fundrai ... More >>
Around 7:30 p.m. on May 20, Minneapolis bike cops arrested Stephen Smith while he was touching himself along the Midtown Greenway bike path.The police report says Smith was "masterbating" [sic] when officers arrived on the scene, and apparently it wasn't the first time he's pulled a stunt of that so ... More >>
Ten days remain to hop on a lime green bike before the end of the 2013 season, but Nice Ride's already tallying its rentals for the year. The numbers show that the bike share program's fourth season has been its most popular yet. See Also: - Amber Dallman gave birth after riding Nice Ride to hospita ... More >>
On Wednesday, Hennepin County's official YouTube account posted a video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the county's Community Works program, which was instrumental in creating the Midtown Greenway.SEE ALSO: Mpls committee approves streetcar plan called "boondoggle of highest order" by Cam Win ... More >>
It's been a week full of scorching hot Twin Cities food news. Here's the top stories from Hot Dish. ~Find out what happens when the folks from Travail bring a new pop-up restaurant to north Minneapolis.~Read our story about gluten-free dining in the Twin Cities and take a tour of the ... More >>
The Midtown Greenway Coalition just announced its annual Progressive Dinner on the Greenway, a night filled with food, bikes, beer, and fun. See also: USA Today names Midtown Greenway a top urban bike path
Here's the problem -- as it stands right now, getting from one end to the other of Minnesota's busiest park (the Chain of Lakes Regional Park, which includes Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles) involves traversing a bottlenecked tunnel underneath the busiest stretch of county road in Minneapolis (La ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Hennepin County painted over Midtown Greenway muralArtists Caw Wi Jiwa, Erin Sayer, and Yuya Negishi were on the receiving end of a major buzzkill yesterday morning when the mural they were working on along the Midtown Greenway near Sunrise Cyclery was found covered in whitewash.SEE ... More >>
Earlier today, Hennepin County came clean as the entity responsible for painting over the Midtown Greenway mural near Sunrise Cyclery.THE BACKSTORY: Somebody whitewashed Midtown Greenway mural [PHOTOS]In fact, the only reason the mural wasn't totally whitewashed is because workers ran out of paint. ... More >>
Frighteningly, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the Molotov cocktail. First it was the Midtown Greenway, then it was an alleged domestic juggalo terrorist in Montevideo, and now, the Soviet-style incendiary devices are making headlines in Duluth.SEE ALSO: Duluth muffin macer sprays man following ... 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 >>
This week's news, from Molotov cocktails on the Greenway to anchorman slip-ups and chain-restaurant assaults
In the three months since R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis, a full cast of characters has emerged to vie for his seat in City Hall. There are the three City Council Members with their history of competition and split votes. There's the sole non-DFL candidat ... More >>
Last month, we brought you the story of Bennett Olson, an unemployed 22-year-old Rosemount resident who doled out a few hundo to plaster his face on an electronic billboard towering above I-35W near where it intersects with the Midtown Greenway.Olson's message was simple -- "Hire me!" And, it turns ... More >>
It seems like Bennett Olson could've found better ways to blow $300, but you can't blame an unemployed guy for pulling out all the stops, we suppose.Olson, 22, doled out a few hundo to plaster his face on an electronic billboard towering above I-35W near where it intersects with the Midtown Greenway ... More >>
Daniel Levy, 21, took his own life in January
Police got to the scene of a shooting in south Minneapolis last night in time to keep the victim alive long enough for an an ambulance ride to Hennepin County Medical Center, but he died this morning. The medical examiner's office hasn't made the victim's name public yet.
Get out of your car this week, but stay in the shade!Here's some unfortunate timing: Minneapolis Bike Walk Week just happens to coincide with this morning's Excessive Heat Warning. But at least Bike To Work Day comes Thursday, by which time the tropical heat should have abated. Bike riders m ... More >>
Zen and the art of bicycle maintenance
Photo: Micah TaylorA vigilante cop is trying to take a bike out of crime on the Midtown Greenway.Most urban cyclists are guilty of a little jay-biking. A quick jaunt up onto the sidewalk here, a rolling stop there. Lately, a mysterious bike cop - not a cop on a bike, but a cop policing bike ... More >>
(Photo by Nick Vlcek)The weather (mostly) behaved during Saturday's Tour de Fat, a festival celebrating bikes and beer. Turnout at the event's second trip to Minnesota was up: Around 4,000 festival-goers were in attendance at Loring Park, 30 kegs of beer were consumed, and $16,000 was raised to b ... 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 >>
Wayneen Whiteeagle, the woman who was arrested while walking drunk, is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon on charges of child endangerment.
Black raspberries grow along Greenway, wild plums along Mississippi
Yes. We've been saying it for a year. And bicycle advocates have been saying it for decades.
Some local cyclists haven't had the greatest rides recently after being attacked and injured by drunk drivers and trouble-making boys.
As boxcars give way to bicycles, a railroad veteran remembers sweat, speed, and mayhem along the 29th Street corridor
Bryn Mawr neighborhood association president Chris Bacon says the public-input process for a proposed bikeway has turned into "a major pain in the ass." City officials think they've found a cure: closed-door, invitation-only meetings.