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.

Encounter Indoor Skatepark – Bike Night

This is a video created by Higher Base Media of everyone having fun on their bikes on a Tuesday night at The Encounter. We have some very talented local riders.

Awesome second annual Bike to Work Day with Mayor Ness

Great event, fun ride and good job to Healthy Duluth for making it happen!

It was great to see former Congressman Oberstar, Mayor Ness and a whole pack of cyclists rolling down to Valentini’s!

Mountain biking at Mont du Lac

Mont du Lac Recreation has been building mountain bike trails that are amazing. Last summer a shuttle was offered to take riders from the bottom of the trails to the top. This summer promises to be an amazing one as well, with shuttle dates to be announced. 

Lift-accessed mountain biking at Spirit Mountain this summer

Starting May 23, Spirit Mountain is set to start running its lifts for mountain bikers. As of now there are two amazing trails that are an absolute blast to ride! If you want to try mountain biking this is a perfect opportunity for you.

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?

Heck of the North 2012 Teaser

This is a teaser for the Heck of the North short film premiering soon. It is a short documentary on the Heck of the North Gravel Cycling Classic that is held annually in Duluth.

“I could’a used a little more cow bell”

Bring your cowbells and head to Pleasant View Road off of Jean Duluth Road Sept. 29 to cheer on the racers as they climb to the finish line.

Calling all PDD hipsters, Sept. 29 is your chance to experience one of the more exciting cycling events you’re likely to see in Duluth this year: the third running of the Heck of the North Gravel Cycling Classic.

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