I am looking at trying to plan a bike ride from Duluth to Madison, and maybe back. I was wondering if anyone out there:
– Had done this trip
– Knew of good resources for planning such a trip
– Had suggestions on a good route
For every $4 Duluth Traverse commemorative glass purchased at the Brewhouse, $2 will go to COGGS development of the Duluth Traverse Trail. Another $1 will be donated with every refill. A limited amount of glasses are available!!
This fundraising event runs May 19, 20, 21 and 22.
Two of Duluth’s strongest endurance cyclists completed an amazing feat today in Iowa. The Trans-Iowa is a two-day, 300-mile bike race on mostly gravel backroads that starts at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning and finishes when you either cross the finish line or quit, which many people do. To win, you have to pretty much ride without stopping for a little more than 24 hours.
Brought to you by your local HOTDISH militia*
Friday, Sept. 3
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.
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.
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
Good news for cyclists, hope to see you all on the roads/trails this winter!