After a two-year drama, the Minneapolis Zoning Board will hold a public hearing tomorrow on whether to allow middle schooler Daniel Pryke to keep his impressive treehouse.It doesn't look good. City staff's recommendation, phrased somewhat euphemistically, is to "deny... that the treehouse located at ... More >>
... 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 >>
Warm weather is back, so it's time for another summer road trip. Last year we mapped out three summer cycling adventures for you to try, and we're doing it again this year. If you enjoyed pedaling down to Minnehaha Park and Sea Salt, you should consider taking our new beginners' trip to Como Par ... 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 >>
Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
Twin Cities MC Prof has spent the last two years tearing the roof off of every stage he's graced coast-to-coast. Naturally, the sky's the limit this Friday when he performs outside for his own Prof Outdoors Festival. Gimme Noise spoke to Prof about how he spent his summer and what makes this event t ... 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 >>
The Coachella campgrounds are the Wild West of the festival. They are the sort of place you can imagine Hunter S. Thompson running around with his pants around his ankles. Drugs are more plentiful than food and going to bed before 4 a.m. is considered an early night. Campers built incredible structu ... 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 >>
Maybe it's time to scratch that family camping trip, stash the fishing gear, and unhook the boat from the trailer. The possibility of a state government shutdown is about to ruin the July 4 holiday weekend for a lot of Minnesotans, because the Department of Natural Resources has ordered that its ... 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 >>
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.
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 >>
Or Guap. Or whatever it takes to make a 1,000 bike fleet available to the public.
Is biking in Minneapolis becoming treacherous transit?
For Chrissakes... Milwaukee's got public transit. (Omaha, too.)
The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi
We never really intended to be such ambitious campers, but when you set out to climb mountains, anything can happen
In public citizen Ron Schara, the great outdoors meets the almighty dollar. Guess which wins.