Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

June 10, 2014
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Alert: Big Rivers Trail Closed Between Lilydale & Mendota

Mudslides have forced the closing of both Highway 13 in Mendota from 2nd ¬†Street and Lexington Avenue, and the closing of the Big Rivers Regional Trail from the Lilydale Trailhead to Mendota at Highway 13. Highway 13 is in danger … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014
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Take the MNDot Statewide Bike Plan Survey

MnDOT is seeking out inputs to the Statewide Bicycle System Plan. Beyond local workshops across the state, MnDOT is seeking input via a survey.   They want to know: Where do you feel comfortable biking? What destinations do you want … Continue reading

May 3, 2014
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In Memoriam: Jim Oberstar (1934-2014)

Former Congressman and longtime transportation champion Jim Oberstar died unexpectedly Saturday morning at age 79. News outlets are all posting the usual obituaries that one expects for a man of distinction and achievement. He was a giant for transportation, not … Continue reading

March 13, 2014
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Accept the Consequences of Opposing Density

If you oppose density, don’t be surprised if you don’t gain any of the benefits of density. In Blaine, there has been a very suburban kerfuffle: Within a large, multi-builder housing development, there were several commercial plots. Despite the housing … Continue reading

January 24, 2014
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Bike Lanes in Winter

Witness: The struggle that is a bike lane in winter, via these (poor) images, taken from inside a car. That glacier is the bike lane. Now, certainly, over the railing is a well-cleared sidewalk. It is an option. It’s actually … Continue reading