12/07/10

Cycling in WinterCycling in Winter

KARE 11's "Showcase Minnesota" featured winter bicycling on their December 8, 2010 program, with tips from BWTC's Steve Clark and League Certified Instructor Nicole Waxmonsky. Read on for information about winter biking classes, group rides, resources, and other activities. Also check out http://www.bikewalktwincities.org/safety for more information about bicycling and walking year round.

 

Winter bicycling classes

Courses from Bike Alliance Minnesota

http://bikemn.org/courses.cfm

 

Hub Bike Coop Winter Cycling classes

http://thehubbikecoop.org/about/winter-commuting-classes-pg221.htm

Sunday, December 12th at 1:00 pm (Cedar location)

Tuesday, December 21st at 5:00 pm (Minnehaha location)

Saturday, January 8th at 10:00 am (Minnehaha location)

 

Freewheel Bike Shop-register online

http://freewheelbike.com/product/winter-bike-commuting-8211.htm

Midtown Bike Center located on the Midtown Greenway on Thursday nights at 6:30pm.

 

 

Where to find out about Winter Rides

Twin Cities Bicycling Club Ride and Event Calendar

http://www.biketcbc.net/mcalendar/calendar.asp?cate=0&month=12&year=2010&x=18&y=11&ID=2&cTYPE=1

 

Weekly Women's Winter Ride
http://mcf.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2310&start=0

10am most Saturdays from the Longfellow Grill

 

Heads up, Buddy up! Greenway Trail Watch, including Women on Wednesdays http://www.midtowngreenway.org/trailusers/Trail%20Watch/TrailWatch.html

 

Grease Rag Ride and Wrench
http://greaseragmpls.wordpress.com/

Grease Rag's mission is to encourage and empower women/ trans/ femme (WTF) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.

 

 

Forums & Discussion about Winter Cycling

Commute Partners-Find people to ride with you to and from your destinations. Especially good for Minneapolis

http://mplsbikelove.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=42

 

Trail and Road Conditions

http://mplsbikelove.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5174

 

 

Other cool events

Penn Cycle "Women's Night Out at Eagan"

http://penncycle.com/how-to/sign-up-for-our-womens-night-out-pg812.htm

Our Women's Night Out Event is FREE but you must sign up in advance. We will have wine and cheese at the event and a guest appearance/talk by the National Trek Women's rep-specifically on new women's products and tips on women's specific riding.  We also have Sara to show you how to change a flat tire and basic bike maintenance.  Plus special discounts for women who attend this night only. You will also have a chance to win great prizes with the Penn Cycle Prize Wheel

 

Sibley Bike Depot Women and Transgender Night - Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:00pm

http://www.sibleybikedepot.org/women-and-trans-night

 

 

Comments

winter riding conditions

Is there anyway that your site could coordinate with the city/parks dept. on when and where the trails and bridges are plowed? I know this might be some work but a updated map of the trail system on this web site would be a real asset to citywide bikers. The link to Mpls bike love is rudimentary at best since posters are from many parts of the city and a quick search is impossible.