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Entries filed under 'winter cycling'

    Are You Riding Your Bike This Winter? Our Guy in Minneapolis Is

    Ride your bike in winter? This winter? Dedicated cyclist Jim Barbeau of REI Bloomington, Minn., is still pedaling day after day despite the tough winter that has hit much of the United States. How tough? A Dec. 11-12 Midwest snowstorm dumped as many as 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota. And, the New York Times reports that the winter of 2011-11 already ranks No. 1 all-time in snow accumulation through January in Central Park. The Weather Channel reports that among the 10 heaviest ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 31, 2011 1:28 PM & Tagged Cycling, Jim Barbeau, Minneapolis, New York City, REI Bloomington, winter biking and winter cycling | permalink | Comments

    What is Cyclocross? Something You Can Do

    fileYou may have heard the term "cyclocross." In a nutshell, it's a fast, hard way to race a bike, and at the same time I think it's the most open and friendly way to get involved with racing. The coolest thing about it is that cyclocross offers lots of categories for all kinds of riders so it's super easy to get started. Cyclocross (CX for short) has a magazine devoted to the sport and is recognized by USA Cycling. It may be new to you, but obviously a lot of people, myself included (as my video ...

    Posted by Chris M on December 6, 2010 8:00 PM & Tagged CX, Cycling, Cyclocross, USA Cycling and winter cycling | permalink | Comments

    The Top 50: America's Most Bike-friendly Cities

    fileMinneapolis tops a list of America's 50 most bike-friendly cities published in the May issue of Bicycling magazine.   The city deserves the recognition, says Richard Ness, assistant manager at the REI flagship store in Bloomington, about 10 miles outside of downtown Minneapolis.   "I'm surprised more people here don't commute on their bikes," says Ness, a 23-year REI staff member. "We have a fabulous network of paths here. It's relatively flat with very few obstacles to navigate. It's pretty ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on April 8, 2010 3:03 PM & Tagged bicycle, bike commuting, bike paths and winter cycling | permalink | Comments

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