Category Archive: All Things Bicycling

What If Your Traditions Are Goofy?

Milk carton boat races – yes that means boats made out of milk cartons – make sense in a dairy state with 10,000 lakes. It’s summertime in Minneapolis and one of the traditions… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Key West Florida

You’ll have interesting neighbors down in the Florida Keys. The green iguana is not native to Florida and it seems that they have friends and foes alike. Some folks feel that the iguana… Continue reading

Day 1 – Lighten the Load

It’s our final prep day. The task list was long and you’ve checked off the boxes. Now, all that’s left to do is just ride your Bike to Work!     This series… Continue reading

Day 2 – Clear the Deck

We are getting close, so now it’s all logistics to make Bike to Work day go smoothly. Changing commute patterns can be disruptive to tight schedules that families have in place. Hopefully, taking… Continue reading

Day 3 – Explore at Work

Bike parking can be hiding in plain site. Take some time today to find where you’ll be leaving your bike and any clean up options that will be available to you. Check online… Continue reading

Day 4 – Plan Your Clothing

It’s helpful to think about your Bike to Workday clothes early in the week to have options ready to go. At this point in our countdown, we are knocking out the logistical tasks… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Returning to the Twin Cities for the summer brings reflections.       The Walker Art Center is about to reopen from a major reconstruction including the sculpture garden. This shot is of… Continue reading

Day 5 – Carry Your Stuff

You may not need to bring your dog to work but it shows that specialty bike bags abound. (And did you notice the dog commuting by car?) Today starts our logistical tasks that… Continue reading

Day 6 – Ride Your Route

Today is the day to do a test ride of your route. Time to verify that joining in the fun of Bike to Work Day will fit in your work day. If a… Continue reading

Day 7 – Safety Tip Refresh

Knowledge is power. Today is just a summary of the philosophy behind my approach to bike safety. Understanding where the actual risks are and how to mitigate those risks really helps cyclists enjoy… Continue reading