Bicycling

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...

Eleventh Tour de Pepin could set new record

May 31, 2018
Over 900 riders had registered for Saturday’s 11th annual Tour de Pepin as of Tuesday morning, according to Lake City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Larson. That total, plus the 150 riders who typically register the day of the ride, would push total ridership for the bicycle ride...

Letter: Many hands make bikes work

May 9, 2018
To the editor: Over the past 7 years an effort has been on-going to establish a viable community bikes program in Lake City. It started with a few individuals who had seen bikes available to be used by anyone within city limits in local area towns and wondered “Why not in Lake City?” These folks...
Photo by Ben Threinen

Tour de Pepin registration is now open

Apr 4, 2018
Registration is now open for the 11th annual Tour de Pepin (TDP) bicycle ride on June 2. Tour de Pepin gives cyclists option of a 32, 50, 72, 100 mile ride through the terrain and towns towns around Lake Pepin along the Great River Road. The ride includes rider support and 11 rest stops that...

Lake City rider wins 
Fired Up fat tire bike

Feb 7, 2018
Steve Johnson of Lake City won the drawing for a fat tire bike at the Fired Up Fat Bike Tour event Satruday, Feb. 3, at The Jewel. Everyone who registered for the ride was entered in the drawing. There were 78 registrants this year.

Fired Up organizers put 
prize fat bike on tour

Jan 3, 2018
Lake City Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Linda Albrecht with the drawing prize for this year’s Fired Up Fat Tire Bike Tour, a 9:ZERO:7 fat tire bike. Albrecht said the bike will be on display at Anytime Fitness from Jan. 2 through Jan. 8 and Fiesta Foods from Jan. 8 through Jan. 15....

$9.6 million Cannon Valley Trail plan addresses infrastructure, access

May 31, 2017
Scott Roepke, Trail Manager for the Cannon Valley Trail, told the Goodhue County Commissioners at the May 16 Board meeting that work is underway on an updated comprehensive plan for the trail. The Plan was last updated in 1992. The trail has been in existence since 1986, and on average, there are...

Tour de Pepin set for Saturday

May 31, 2017
Tour de Pepin registration stood at 907 Tuesday, just four days ahead of the annual bicycle ride around Lake Pepin, according to Brandy Geolat, interim Event Coordinator at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. People can still register through the start of the event on Saturday morning. “I just...

Corrected: Tour De Pepin registrations on record-setting pace

May 24, 2017
This Tour De Pepin is on pace to be the biggest yet. With nearly 900 bicycle riders registered as of May 23, registrations are about 50 ahead of last year at this time, according to Brandy Geolat, the interim events coordinator for the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Ridership last year topped 900...

Registration is open for 10th Tour de Pepin

Apr 6, 2017
Registration opened April 3 for the 10th annual Tour de Pepin on June 3, and more than 300 riders had already registered as of Wednesday morning, according to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Fees for the annual bicycle ride around Lake Pepin are $50 for an individual rider and $180 for a team...

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