How Bike Fixtation Is Revolutionizing Bike Repair: Q&A with Andy Lambert

BY: Cathy Carlson / September 19 , 2014

Bike Fixtation is a locally owned and operated company specializing in public bicycle repair.  As one of PedalMN's partners, they designed and manufactured all of our HealthPartners-sponsored tune-up stations as well as some super neat PedalMN bike racks.  Chad DeBaker and Andy Lambert of Bike Fixtation have been vital in bringing these stations to trails across Minnesota.  We had the chance to chat with Andy to learn more about this innovative company. 


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Rider of the Week: Jill S. from Minneapolis

BY: Cathy Carlson / September 09 , 2014

What is your favorite ride?

Everywhere. 

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Handlebar Happy Hour

BY: Kari Osmondson / September 04 , 2014

On a few restless summer nights, the Central Minnesota Bicycle Club has gathered for it's newly dubbed "Handlebar Happy Hour." With nearly 20 bicyclists in tow, the club pedals their way around central Minnesota conversing of their next bicycling purchases or trips. And perhaps enjoying a refreshing beverage. 


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Cuyuna Lakes Klunker Ride and Festival of Trails

BY: Aaron Hautala / September 03 , 2014

The 3rd Annual Cuyuna Klunker Ride and Festival of Trails is a must-see event in Downtown Ironton on September 13.  Equipped with food, music, guided trail rides, and all types of bikes from vintage mountain bikes to your true klunkers, the Klunker Ride and Festival of Trails has all the right fixings for a family-friendly good time.


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Rider of the Week: Pam I. from Bloomington

BY: Cathy Carlson / August 26 , 2014

What is your favorite ride?

Chain of Lakes

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Spend a Day on the Dakota Trail

BY: Erica Wacker / August 26 , 2014

The League of American Bicyclists named Minnesota the second-most bike-friendly state in the country this year, thanks in part to our more than 4,000 miles of paved trails. One such trail stretches nearly 30 miles between Wayzata and New Germany, passing by charming towns, glistening lakes and rolling pastures along the way.


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The Ultimate Guide to Bike Safety

BY: Cathy Carlson / August 21 , 2014

Bicycle use is on the rise.  In fact, Minnesota saw a 13% increase in bicycling from 2012-2013. Not only does cycling support a healthy lifestyle, but also is environmentally (and wallet) friendly.  Being a safe cyclists means knowing the rules of the road, proper gear to stay safe, and how to navigate the bike lane stress free.  Created by CustomMade, this graphic gives a guide to bike safety.


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Rider of the Week: Corwin K. from Roseville

BY: Cathy Carlson / August 19 , 2014

What is your favorite ride?

Gateway Trail

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Rider of the Week: Tavia P. from Columbia Heights

BY: Friend of Pedal MN / August 08 , 2014

What is your favorite ride?

Luce Line is lovely. All our bike lanes make me smile. Novel trails I've never ridden are exciting.

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2015 PedalMN Bicycle Conference Survey

BY: Cathy Carlson / August 07 , 2014

Help us plan the next Pedal Minnesota Bike Conference that will take place May 3rd-5th in Minneapolis.


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CLMTBC Mountain Bike Cyclists Survey

BY: Aaron Hautala / August 06 , 2014

The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew cares deeply about the Cuyuna area. They also care about community business partners. To better serve the communities surrounding the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails and to give the community valuable feedback on local and traveling cyclists, they are happy to announce the release of the 2014 Cyclist Survey.


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HealthPartners & PedalMN Offers Free Bike Maintenance

BY: Cathy Carlson / August 05 , 2014

Bike commuting to an event this summer and notice your tires are flat while on the way? Well, don’t you worry! HealthPartners has sponsored a PedalMN bike maintenance trike to be at five Twin Cities locations this summer, that’ll fix all of those needs while you’re on the road. 


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Tuning Up Cycling with HealthPartners

BY: Cathy Carlson / August 05 , 2014

It’s prime cycling season, and we, through sponsorship of HealthPartners, have installed 10 permanent bicycle tune-up stations in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud. 


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St. Cloud STRIDER Championship Series

BY: Cathy Carlson / July 31 , 2014

Cuteness ensued as the Strider Championship Series rolled through St. Cloud on July 12. Over 100 enthusiastic riders, between the ages of 2 and 5, participated in this third and final stop of the 2014 Strider series. Priceless moments were captured as toddlers made their way around a course set up near the Lake George Municipal Complex.  

Here are some of the most ‘aww-dorable’ photos and one pretty cute video you must see: 


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Rider of the Week: Jerry J. from Minnetonka

BY: Cathy Carlson / July 29 , 2014

What is your favorite ride?

Western 'burbs, Lebanon Hills, and Murphy

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Hennepin County Bike Photo Booth

BY: Cathy Carlson / July 24 , 2014

To capture the multiple types of cyclists that live and ride in the county, Hennepin County brings to you a "Bike Photo Booth." These pictures may be used in the upcoming Hennepin County Bicycle Transportation Plan.  So if you love bicycling (or just want to show off your rad bike,) stop by and have your photo taken.  You'll be (almost) famous and get a free digital copy of your photo! 


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Rider of the Week: Dave L. from Rochester

BY: Cathy Carlson / July 22 , 2014

What is your favorite ride?

Any and all gravel.

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Ten Things to do at Tour de Fat

BY: Will Wlizlo / July 15 , 2014

Many people who’ve never attended ask, “What is the Tour de Fat?” A better question might be, “What isn’t the Tour de Fat?” It’s men dressed as cheerleaders. It’s bicycles that look like Viking boats. It’s face paint and body glitter and good music. It’s hard to explain. But in short, it’s a carnival that celebrates bikes, beer, and bemusement sponsored by New Belgium Brewery.

Here are 10 things we recommend you do when the Twin Cities Tour de Fat rolls into Loring Park on Saturday, July 26th. 


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Introducing: “I Can Mountain Bike!”

BY: Friend of Pedal MN / July 10 , 2014

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Club, has launched “I Can Mountain Bike!” a program to teach beginner mountain biking skills.


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