Category Archives: Bicycling

The birth of an active transportation commuter


by Kathy Brown I have always considered myself active. I enjoyed biking or rollerblading after work, talking a walk with friends, sailing etc. One thing I never considered, though, was a non-motorized “carless” commute to work. Why would I? I … Continue reading

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Busiest bridges for cyclists in Minneapolis


Listed below are most recent average daily bicycle traffic counts for 40 bridges in the City of Minneapolis. The are only a small part of some 500+ bicycle and pedestrian traffic count locations throughout the city. Such data being available … Continue reading

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Portland’s busiest Willamette River cyclist crossings in 2014


The following list shows the five busiest Willamette River bridge​ crossings for bicycles in the City of Portland, Oregon according to summer daily bicycle traffic data from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This data does not include the new non-motorized/transit … Continue reading

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Crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge by bicycle


Early last week my wife and I had the extraordinary opportunity to bicycle across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Bucksport, Maine. This handsome cable-stayed structure replaced the former Waldo-Hancock suspension bridge. The new bridge was completed in 2006 and include … Continue reading

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Crossing the “Mighty Mac” by bicycle


Over the past weekend, my wife, stepdaughter, and I scaled and crossed the five mile long Mackinac Bridge (Mighty Mac or Big Mac) between Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas. The ride was part of the “2016 Big Mac/Shoreline Scenic Bike … Continue reading

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Respect your life – wear a helmet


Took a major tumble while biking to church this morning. Probably the worst I have even experienced. Thankfully my helmet took the shock of the curb and has a commemorative dent to show for it.  Otherwise, my  ribs and left … Continue reading

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Now this is pedaling for pizza!


I want one of these!  Way cool. 

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Good night, sweet Prince


One of the last photos of this musical genius and icon is of Prince riding his bicycle. Rest in peace and thank you always being true to your Midwestern hometown of Minneapolis-St. Paul.    

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Tandem bike haiku


 Tandem bicycles –two wheels powered by four feet -double the pleasure. Rick Brown 2016

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Boston bike rack


  

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