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Bicycling Posts

Fat bikes at mouth of Lester

Saturday night we were enjoying a picnic dinner on the gravel bar on Lake Superior at the mouth of the Lester River, when along come three guys on fat bikes. They rode on the gravel bars and through the water. They entertained and we cheered.

Duluth Winter Enduro Video

Jeff Wolf’s view of last weekend’s Spirit Mountain Bike Enduro Race. Music by Red Hot Rebellion.

Why do you choose to bus, bike or walk?

In preparation for the fourth annual Bus Bike Walk month in May, Healthy Duluth is now collecting stories from community members who regularly bus, bike or walk as transportation.

Research shows that there are many personal and societal benefits to active transportation including physical fitness and overall well being, an improved economy and fewer vehicle emissions than driving. Many people in the Duluth community utilize these forms of transportation, and by showcasing their stories, the community will be inspired to give people-powered transportation a try.

Click here to share your story and inspire others to Bus Bike Walk.

One Chill Ride

Keegan Burckhard compares various transportation modes for his commute to the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The Trail’s Calling

Max Fierek and Charles Young hit the trails near Stewart Creek in Duluth’s Smithville neighborhood.

Bike Duluth Festival 2014 Video

Video by Dudley Edmondson from the Bike Duluth Festival.

Survey: Bike Parking in Duluth’s Multimodal Transit Center

Building on the popularity of its on-bus bike carriers, the DTA wants to gauge local demand for both secure (key fob-access) bike-parking areas and regular bike racks as part of its design for the new multi-modal transit center in downtown Duluth.
Please take a moment to fill out this short survey if you would be interested in using this type of bike storage.

Bike Share

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a bike share like the Cities?
Or like Nashville?

And/or car share like Chicago?

It seems like programs that a community association would be great at administering.

Not just where in Duluth but what, why?

How “Bikeable” is Duluth?

…more than you might expect, according to the folks who stopped by our bike station at Lake and Superior on Bike to Work Day a couple of weeks ago.

Fierce Alleycat Road Race for Reproductive Justice — Friday at Leif Erickson Park

Brought to you by your local HOTDISH militia*

Deets:
Friday, Sept. 3
4pm Registration
5-7PM Race
Meet at Leif Erickson Park
$5 minimum donation to ride
Prizes for all sorts of fun reasons

An alleycat is a bike race and a scavenger hunt combined – come find out more! Be sure to bring a bike, helmet, backpack and your best costume.

*HOTDISH stands for Hand Over The Decision It Should Be Hers.  We are a small grassroots organization mostly made-up of badass feminists who spend our time advocating for reproductive justice in the Northland while educating ourselves and others.  We have a small fund that we maintain through our fund-raising efforts to ensure that women of the Northland with lower incomes have access to abortion and other reproductive health care services.

B-Cycles: Why own when you can share?!?!

We need this is D-Town. Decrease our carbon footprint down to nothing and, let’s face it, it’d just be plain fun!

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Why Bikes? – Feminism, you, and the mighty bicycle machine

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, Kirby Student Center 268,    Noon-1:00

Sadie Sigford of the Bike Cave Collective will be talking about bike culture, how it has traditionally excluded women but how women are now defining their space within it, why bikes are important and why they are just awesome!

Following this Sadie will go over common bike problems and demonstrate how to do maintenance on your own two-wheeled bicycle machine.

Hosted by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the University of Minnesota Duluth Women’s Studies Department.

Bike racks anyone?

I sent an e-mail to the Duluth Transit Authority last year questioning why it takes bike racks off before winter — seeing how in cities with somewhat similar weather (e.g. Minneapolis, Portland) leave them on year ’round and are rated some of the best cycler-friendly cities nationwide.

This morning I did the same, but with results:

I have forwarded this on for a response.
I do believe we have decided this year not to remove them.
I will supply a response when I get it.
Thank you for your inquiry.

Aleda M. Johnson
Director of Information Technology
Duluth Transit Authority

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Good news for cyclists, hope to see you all on the roads/trails this winter!