Kennedy riders log 150 miles for ‘Show us your 150’

Jun 29, 2022
Deb Kennedy submitted this photo of five bicycle riders who each rode 30 miles for a total of 150. From left: Craig Kennedy, Dr. Jill Kennedy, Kyle Kennedy, Anne Kennedy Beckmann, and Mark Kennedy. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final...

700+ riders expected for Saturday's Tour de Pepin

Jun 1, 2022
Over 700 riders have signed up so far to participate in this year s Tour de Pepin bicycle ride around Lake Pepin on Saturday, June 4. We are hoping the weather forecast holds out, but cooler temps sure will be better for riders than in 2021 with the temps hitting 100 degrees, said Elizabeth...

Fat bike tour registration is now open

Dec 11, 2019
Registration is open for the 4th annual Fired Up! Fat Bike Tour. The ride will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, during Lake City Winterfest. For the first time, riders who register before Jan. 19 will receive a Fired Up! Fat Bike Tour t-shirt with registration. Each registered rider will be...

Man dies after being ejected from bicycle in Stockholm

Aug 21, 2019
An Elk River, Minn. man died Saturday after being ejected from the bicycle he was riding in Stockholm, Wis, according to the Pepin County Sheriff’s office. Witnesses said that Leslie Edward Miner, 72, was riding with a group of riders from the Twin Cities when he rode onto the rumble strips lining...

Tour de Pepin draws record 1,044 riders

Jun 5, 2019
High water and a rainy forecast threatened to put a damper on this year’s Tour de Pepin Saturday, but the rains (mostly) stayed away, and an act of generosity kept the event on track. The result? A record turn-out of 1,044 riders. “It ended up being quite a beautiful day,” said Michelle Larson,...

Tour on record-setting pace before it begins

May 29, 2019
The 12th Annual Tour de Pepin will be taking place this Saturday, June 1, beginning at 7 a.m. With over 950 riders registered going into event day, this year is already breaking records and may just be the biggest Tour de Pepin yet. Tour de Pepin has become a popular early summer outing for...

Boat shuttles filling up for the 12th Tour de Pepin

Apr 17, 2019
Registration opened April 3 for the 12th annual Tour de Pepin bicycle tour on June 1, with nearly 600 riders registered to date. “Tour de Pepin continues to grow in popularity and showcases the most dramatic natural scenery in the Upper Midwest and the unique, charming towns in the area while...

Letter: About those bikes on sidewalks

Sep 26, 2018
To the editor: From the League of American Bicyclists website: “The League recommends that bicyclists ride on the road. Riding on the sidewalk is a significant cause of bicyclist-motorist crashes and creates unnecessary conflicts with pedestrians. There are many reasons that bicyclists belong in...

Letter: More than just a highway

Sep 19, 2018
To the editor: Lake City is going through exciting times. We have the opportunity to make some much-needed changes to our beautiful city and focus on ensuring its bright future. The Highway 61 Reconstruction Project scheduled for 2020 is way more than just an updated highway. It’s a chance to...

Letter: Bike communer will appreciate three-lane

Sep 19, 2018
To the editor: As a three season bicycling commuter between my home on the north end of Lake City and the Public Works building on the south end, I often ride Highway 61 on my way home. I follow the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through downtown which follows the lake shore and does not run on...


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