An array of mountain biking destinations around the state have been built or solidified over the past few years. We spoke with MN mountain biking experts to assemble a list of seven great spots to ride off-road in Minnesota.
Duluth, Grand Marais, Richfield and Winona were recognized in October by the League of American Bicyclists as Minnesota’s newest Bicycle Friendly Communities. The recognition comes on the heels of Minnesota being named the fourth most Bicycle Friendly State.
The number of kids walking and biking to school has decreased significantly in the past 30 years. This trend aligns with an alarming increase in childhood chronic diseases. This is where the Minnesota Safe Routes to School program comes in.
All over the state, groups of seniors meet up to exercise and socialize, united by the bicycle. Many clubs are organized through city services. Here, we highlight three senior bike clubs.
Bunyan Velo is a quarterly collection of photographs, essays, and stories celebrating the simple pleasures of traveling by bicycle. Each issue brings together a diverse group of cyclists whose travels take them from the gravel roads of Minnesota, to the forests of Rwanda, to the deserts of Australia and back again, all by bicycle.
The majority of bike maintenance is quick fixes and minor adjustments that anyone is capable of. This short video breaks down the basics of bicycle upkeep. Give it a watch and pedal on!
Find out more about the grants the Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota Tourism offer to communities for development, restoration and maintenance of community trails and to promote state biking regions.
Tom, his wife Linda, and friend Jack, took a 4-day bike tour of the Minnesota River Valley. Along the way they documented the joys and trials of camping by bike in this not-to-be missed part of our state. Tom's beautiful photos help you "see" the ride yourself.