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Courtesy of KA Bike Duluth Festival Photography
Courtesy of KA Bike Duluth Festival Photography
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The Third Annual Bike Duluth Festival is This Weekend at Spirit Mountain

This weekend, all biking enthusiasts should plan to be at Spirit Mountain for the third annual Bike Duluth Festival, presented by the Kraus-Anderson Community Foundation and Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores.  Since Duluth currently has 65 miles of urban mountain biking trails, this should draw a lot of people and there will be plenty of activity.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Superior Residents Should Get Out An Enjoy The Superior Forest

When we moved to Superior years ago, neither of us knew much about the town.  Everyone in the Twin Ports talks about the great biking trails and paths around Duluth, but Superior rarely gets mentioned.  That's why I was a bit surprised a few years ago to find out that the city actually has it's own forest in the city limits.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock
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4 Best Trails to Go Biking With the Family in Duluth & Superior

The Twin Ports is home to miles and miles of biking trails.  There's mountain bike trials, paved trails, and beautiful scenery all around.  Here's 4 of the best paved trails in the Northland to go biking on with the family.

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Bell Bike Helmets via YouTube
Bell Bike Helmets via YouTube
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Spirit Mountain Bike Park is in Second Place For Contest, Needs Your Vote

Spirit Mountain has teamed up with COGGS, a biking advocy group, to win a contest that would fund a new bike park at Spirit Mountain.  The grant would come from Bell Bike Helmets, and Spirit Mountain has advanced all the way to the final voting, but is currently in second place.

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Bell Bike Helmets via YouTube
Bell Bike Helmets via YouTube
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Help Duluth In A Contest To Bring A Bike Park To Spirit Mountain [VIDEO]

Bell Helmets will be awarding $100,000 to a city to fund a trail building project.  Duluth needs your vote!  The project would be for a bike park at Spirit Mountain.  Duluth is faced against Red Rock Park in New Mexico and Cedar Creek Trail in New Mexico.  At the time of this article, Duluth has a narrow lead.

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Why Did Cathy Kates Bike 12 Miles For Nothing?

I am Cathy Kates and I am addicted to cake.  I L O V E cake!!!  While on vacation recently we drove past this store while in the truck traveling to a friend's house.  I told my husband Homie, "we're definitely going there!!!"  But, when we came back through, it was closed.  I made sure to put it on the agenda for the next day, but what we encountered, I was NOT expecting!

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City of Duluth Popular Bike Routes Gain Five Self-Service Bicycle Repair Stations

It happens!  You and your family are enjoying a Saturday afternoon on one of Duluth's popular bike routes and your bicycle chain slips or falls off.  Or, your daughter gets a flat tire.  Sure, you could call someone to help, but you have no idea how to explain to get to you.  Don't panic, the City of Duluth and Continental Ski & Bike have you covered!  With self-service bike repair stations.  What a great idea!

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Great place for a bike flip - Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
Great place for a bike flip - Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
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Watch An Insane Bike Ride, Including a Backflip Over a 72 Foot Canyon [VIDEO]

I'll say right out of the gate that I'm not a heights guy at all.  But even if heights don't bother you, would you ever attempt this ride on you mountain bike?

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http://bikemnm.nationalmssociety.org
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Find Out How You Can Help Support Multiple Sclerosis Research With the 2013 C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride and Hear the Story of Regina Lyalls, Who is Living with MS [AUDIO]

Regina Lyalls talked this morning about the Bike MS: C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride 2013 in Proctor. Regina was diagnosed a couple of years ago with MS on the day of one of the rides, so this has become personal as well as taking on a new meaning for finding a cure.

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Your Input is Needed With the Duluth Traverse Mountain Bike Trail System Environmental Assessment Worksheet

 

If you are an avid mountain biker, now is the time to speak up and be heard.  The City of Duluth is accepting public comments for a 30-day public review period from this Wednesday through March 7, 2013, on an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) that was prepared for the Duluth Traverse Mountain Bike Trail System.

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Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images
Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images
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Pedal Minnesota Campaign Declares Minnesota The Bike Friendly State

On a gorgeous day getting outside is a priority for most people.  You see a lot of runners, walkers and rollerbladers.  A new campaign wants there to be more bikers, particularly in Minnesota.  I do own a bike, but only ride it around when I'm out camping or something.  Perhaps I need to upgrade my wheels and get out there!

According to Pedal Minnesota, the state was recognized as the 'Best Trails State' by American Trails, and boasts more paved trails than any other state.

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Flickr User:  DrVoss
Flickr User: DrVoss
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Plan Family Time With A Guided Bike Tour On The Munger State Trail

This is so cool!  You've always wanted to go bike riding with your family, you've seen the nice paved trails, but you haven't traveled down those paths and you don't know what to expect.   Then 'Shift Gears Saturdays,' a new series of free, guided bike rides for families on Minnesota state trails is exactly what you've been waiting for!

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