I’ve pretty much given up trying to get the little kids in my neighborhood wear bike helmets while riding on the street out front. Why parents aren’t the ones insisting remains beyond the human capacity to understand the world’s mysteries. Read more →
It’s not often — well, never — we hear about road rage on bicycles but KARE 11 says a single bicyclist is responsible for two attacks on a school bus blocking his path. Read more →
If we stopped referring to people who ride bicycles as ‘cyclists,’ would people who drive cars stop being jerks to them?
Let Australia be our guide. Read more →
A survey finds that half of pedestrians and drivers don’t know when cyclists have the right of way, and that bicyclists overestimate drivers’ awareness of their hand signals. Read more →
We have two bucket lists: One we have a chance of completing; one that is unlikely. On the latter is the RAGBRAI, the great annual bike “race” across Iowa, which is now underway. Read more →
The ubiquitous Nice Ride bikes are disappearing in Rochester. Read more →
Any driver knows that the vehicle making the turn yields the right of way to oncoming traffic. So why was the first question whether the cyclist was wearing a helmet? And how might the stories be different today if the answer was ‘no'”? Read more →
Even Weiss’ reason for not being even a little afraid of the possibility of a terrorist is going to get a lot of urban cyclists around the country cheering. He already deals with everyday automobile drivers, he writes. Read more →
It’s been a few days since opponents of bike lanes in Minneapolis showed up at a protest that basically mocked them and we still can’t decide who ‘won’ the day: The ‘internet prankster’ who created the fake protest event or the people who turned it into a real protest.
Bicycle bells don’t scare anybody into paying attention. You know what does? A big air horn. Read more →
This is what it looks like when a cyclist tries to get from one place to another in Minneapolis. Read more →
A report from the Minneapolis Bike Coalition says black bicyclists are stopped by police more often than their white counterparts. Read more →
Maybe being a bicyclist in our cities doesn’t have to be a life-or-death challenge at intersections. Read more →
It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been three years since Shaina Briscoe , an avid and well-known Twin Cities cyclist, started out on a race to the lakes of the Twin Cities, and sustained a severe brain injury when she and an SUV collided in Minneapolis. Read more →
Nothing stirs up a Friday like an op-ed column suggesting people on bikes get/don’t get a little break from time to time. Read more →