It's National Bike to Work Day this Friday and the DTA is getting involved. Now I understand the premise is to actually "bike to work", but with the hills in Duluth no one is going to jump on ya if you take the DTA back home, that hill after a long days work could be brutal.
With this great weather people are out on their bikes. I was heading home and I was about to turn left, I also see a bike coming up pedaling down the sidewalk and simply breezes through the intersection causing vehicles turning left to make an abrupt stop almost causing an accident.
It's no secret to people that live in Minnesota and Wisconsin that both states offer plenty of bicycle opportunities for road/trail style and mountain bike riders. That said, how do they rank compared to the rest of the country?
The State of Minnesota has recently updated an edition of their bicycle map - the first since 2001. You can obtain a copy of it for free - so that you can better enjoy the trails throughout the city.
Paper versions are available at MNDOT Central Office Building at 395 John Ireland Boulevard in St Paul
It's a given: The hot summer sun can be deadly if you're not prepared. Most of us all know the essentials: Drink plenty of water, apply a sunscreen with a high SPF, and avoid over-exerting yourself. But what about bicycle riders - who utilize the summer season as their time to ride?