Bicycling

Winter Fest fat tire bike ride registration opens

Jan 12, 2017
Registration for the “Fired Up Fat Tire Bike Tour” is now open. This new event is being sponsored by the Lake City Chamber of Commerce and will be held in conjunction with Winter Fest on Saturday, Feb. 4. The ride begins at 10 a.m. Fat tire bike riders can choose between six, 12 and 24-mile...

Fat tire bikes to run at Winter Fest

Dec 29, 2016
It has gotten to be the next big thing: Riding through the snow on bicycles with hugely oversized tires. And the fat tire bike rage will come to Lake City during Winter Fest, Feb. 4. The fat tire bike idea was Dan Coyle’s. He is always looking for ways to promote development and commerce in Lake...

MnDOT encourages schools to participate in walk and bike to school day

Sep 29, 2016
Nearly 200 Minnesota schools and thousands of students will participate in International Walk and Bike to School Day Oct. 5. The annual event, sponsored by the Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to get outside, increase their physical activity, teach pedestrian and...

Letter: Hwy. 61 petition not accurate

Jul 28, 2016
To the editor: I have noticed a petition going around town that I would like to comment on since I have some firsthand experience as to how dangerous our present roadway through town is. The petition refers to changing from the existing four lanes to a two lane highway. This is not accurate. The...

Petition asks Wabasha County to pave shoulders on County Road 30

Jul 14, 2016
Wabasha resident Craig Falkum came before the Wabasha County Board at their regular meeting on July 5 with a request and a petition asking that they consider extending the trail project on County Road 30 to include paving of the shoulders that were not included in the original project....

Record number of riders expected for ninth Tour de Pepin

Jun 2, 2016
The ninth annual Tour de Pepin bicycle tour is poised to set a record before it gets started. The record number of riders is 836, set last year. The number of cyclists registered for this year was 838 Wednesday morning. While online registration has closed, people still can register to ride in...

The Old Curmudgeon - 5-19-16

May 19, 2016
The Old Curmudgeon was very pleasantly surprised last Sunday to see flock of 3-speed bicycles proceeding through Lake City on their way to Red Wing. The hundred or so riders were dressed in period clothing (knickerbockers and flat hats) and enjoying the fresh May air. About a hundred bikers...

Grueling ride a tribute to fallen officers and their families

May 19, 2016
Lake City Police Chief Cory Kubista found himself thinking a lot about law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty last week, especially Missouri State Trooper Matthew Bava. Kubista, Lake City Police Officer Jeff Daggett and Lake City Police Investigator Matt Klees bicycled nearly 250...

Letter: Trails good for health, safety, economy

Apr 20, 2016
To the editor: I am writing in response to Bob Kohrs’ April 14 letter to the editor to offer another perspective and clear up some misunderstandings regarding trails. When we talk about the proposed Mississippi Blufflands Trail, please keep in mind that no designated route has been decided yet. In...

Letters: Bike trail a potential threat to democracy

Apr 13, 2016
To the editor: About the bike path through Lake City - who’s paying for it? Us taxpayers. The bikers are paying nothing. This is another transfer of our tax dollars from our fuel tax which is supposed to be used for our roads and bridges. The is the fairest tax we have. The people who use the...

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