Category Archives: Winter Biking

Lake Maria State Park

I have returned, hale and hearty, from my epic adventure to Lake Maria State Park. I ultimately packed pretty much exactly what I said I would–I can’t remember including anything else. So, how did it go? In short, it was … Continue reading

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Planning an adventure

Time for an adventure! I’m spending the day out with friends and bikes. We’ll start by taking our bikes on the Northstar Commuter Rail to Big Lake, MN. From there, it’s a 12-mile bike ride to Lake Maria State Park, … Continue reading

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When life gives you windchill, make frost beards!

You wake up in the morning, smear some Nutella on a donut and wash it down with some almond milk.  (Don’t judge me.)  The cats are fed, it’s still dark out, your balaclava and mittens are on the radiator from … Continue reading

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Winter Biker Series

My favorite bits are, “Keen, intelligent mind,” “Powerful thighs,” and “Wool saves lives!” This image was created by Kurt Seaberg.  “It is meant to encourage winter biking in Minnesota.  See you at the ice shanties!” The Art Shanties open this weekend … Continue reading

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Winter B-icicle Challenge

A group called Lane Change, a “global non-profit bicycle gang,” is promoting the Winter B-icicle Challenge as a way of motivating us to ride to work every day this winter.  Whether or not you join the Facebook event, consider taking … Continue reading

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Minneapolis <3 Winter bike commuting

Yet another publication recognizes Minneapolis as a rad place to bike… in the winter! The article from Metaefficient names Five “Top U.S. Cities For Winter Bicycle Commuting”. Minneapolis, Minnesota Heralded by Bicycling Magazine as America’s most bike-friendly city, Minneapolis has seen success … Continue reading

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Toasty Tootsies

One thing that came up repeatedly at the 3rd Annual Winter Skill Share was the problem of cold toes.  I would like to share some of the things I do to keep my tootsies toasty.  I have extremely cold toes, so … Continue reading

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What I wore today, 26 F

Riding at this time of year is a psychological battle for me. It’s too cold, isn’t it? NO. What do I wear?! What do I wear?! I know I’ll be happy once on the bike, but the rapidly changing temperatures … Continue reading

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Winter Recap- Tires and Gear

FENDERS Fenders are a requirement in the dirty, sandy, salty, wet winter months. They protect your clothing and parts of your bike from winter slop. Full coverage: These cover most of the wheels and require installment to eyelets and frame/fork … Continue reading

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Winter Recap- Winter Cycling in Snow and Traffic

Biking in the winter can be fun, enjoyable, and effective if you prepare well.   While there are additional challenges – they can be easily overcome by smart riding.  And, once you’re used to the colder temps and the feel of snow under … Continue reading

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