Bicycling

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...

Fire dept. aids German on a quest

Jul 18, 2018
Joerg Richter spent the night of July 11 in Lake City on his way from San Francisco to New York City on bicycle. Along the way he’s stopping at children’s hospitals to meet with patients, parents and staff and raising money to fight childhood diseases. Richter is a former firefighter in his native...

Letter: Let’s complete the four-lane initiative

Jul 12, 2018
To the editor: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, I was very sad the day that your father retired. I enjoyed his articles. I think of you and your dad every time I ride my 10-speed bike from Lake City to Wabasha and back on Highway 61. As you know, it is a very beautiful, but dangerous road. The large trucks...

Halvorson: Life on two wheels

Jun 14, 2018
The view from my window is like a kaleidoscope, ever changing. Tennis players, hang gliders, swimmers, hikers, bikers, sailboats and barges. Watching bikers and the Tour de Pepin recalled memories of my childhood. Six girls and six bikes. Somehow Dad managed to find us each our own bike. There was...

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