Stealth camping! Joe Mauer's head on a stick! Freak bikes! Here's a dispatch from Bike!Bike! in Minneapolis, your home for anti-capitalist bike repair.
Veer and Schwinntonation are coming to the Independent Media Center on Sunday, August 30. Read about that and other bike stuff in this article.
There's a lot going on in the bike community and the wider world of bikes right now, so we'll take a news & notes approach.
It's been an unsettling couple of weeks for the C-U bike community. Several locals offer their advice for staying safe on two wheels.
From commuting to racing to touring, Tom is a versatile rider. He takes us back to his first 50-mile ride (at age five!) to see where it all began.
It's National Bike to Work Week this week, and National Bike to Work Day is Friday, but don't miss out on other bike events around town this month.
C-U native Tara Alan and her partner, Tyler Kellen, saved up, chucked it all, and headed out on a yearlong bike ride through Europe and Asia. They check in with Smile Politely from England.
It's a news-and-notes format this week, as Paul Ceroke heads to Iraq, there's a bike rodeo next week, and other miscellany.
That's Rentertainment keeps bike supplies in stock in case of emergency. Geoff Merritt talks about that, among other things.
Chris Bell toured New York State by canoe last summer, and he'll be biking from New York to Chicago this year. Thursday, he'll take a car to C-U to play Mike 'n Molly's.
He's been a bike messenger in New York City, worked in bike shops all over the East Coast, played prog rock, and is earning a Ph.D. What hasn't Michael Burns done?
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