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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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The gift of one’s first bicycle (or tricycle)


My cousin happened to post this photograph from Christmas 1959 of me sitting on my first tricycle at my grandparent’s home. I was barely two years old and from the picture, I obviously took a liking to my new three-wheeled … Continue reading

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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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Hitting the road with style


Now this is nifty and efficient traveling. Only thing missing is the surfboard.  

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Why we ride…in silence


On this particular race day, ten kids ranging in age from eight to 15 were lined up waiting for the start of our neighborhood bike race. Some were perched upon slick ten speeds, others like me, astride our three-speed, banana … Continue reading

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Campuses with the most bike repair stations – Updated


Below is a list (likely incomplete) of those college campuses in the United Sates that have the most free bicycle repair stations on campus. These handy “fixit” locations provide routine and emergency service options for campus (and general public) cyclists. … Continue reading

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A dream gift for a bicycle head badge collector


Above is a photograph of a wonderful gift my wife gave me over the holidays. She had my collection of historic bicycle head badges mounted and displayed in a framed case.  I don’t know if my picture brings out how … Continue reading

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Bicycling to the friendly skies


Recently, I have wondered how many airports in the United States and elsewhere have bicycle parking available for travelers. One thing is for sure, if you are a traveler who is planning to bike to the airport, I hope you … Continue reading

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Bicycling loses a dear and funny friend


“And I love to ride my bike, which is great aerobics, but also just a great time for me to think, so it’s like this terrific double bill.” – Robin Williams May you find the inner peace you could not … Continue reading

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The next evolution of the bike lane?


Just had to chuckle when I first saw this cartoon. Hopefully, we may reach the day when there are enough bicyclists plying our streets and roadways that this will become a reality rather than satire. If such an example already … Continue reading

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