Trails Q&A: Mesabi Trail
Name: Sandra Scoles From: Pierz, MN Occupation: Former detailer at Larson Boats in Little Falls, now retired. Seen: Biking the Mesabi Trail near Grand Rapids with friends. Gear: Cannondale Synapse carbon road bike and Garmin GPS. Favorite Minnesota Trail? My favorite place to ride is the Soo Line Trail between Bowlus and Albany because of the trees, the wildflowers and the animals like sand hill...

Trails Q&A: Midtown Greenway
Name: Kathy Koch

Trails Q&A: Centennial Trail
  Seen: Riding her road bike on a 40-mile loop on the Centennial Trail between Villard and Glenwood and the Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway. Occupation: Director of Cardiovascular Programs at Abbot Northwestern Hospital.

Trails Q&A: Heartland Trail
Name: Katie Mildon Home: Shakopee Job: Surveyor & Mom
My wife, Jen, and I have roamed many of Minnesota’s parks and trails and every trip has brought new experiences and new lessons. Here are a few of the do’s and don’ts we’ve learned the hard way.
Last Labor Day Weekend’s biking trip to the North Shore didn’t turn out like we expected. While biking from Biwabik to the end of the Gunflint Trail and back, we were baptized, experienced temperance, found religion on the highway, in the campsites and along the largest lake in the world.
             Working your way up a long, snowy hill, sailing down the other side, negotiating around birch trees and rocks, and then stopping to take in the beauties of winter aren’t thrills limited to cross country skiers only.             Now, fat tire mountain bikers are enjoying the wilds of winter in greater numbers, thanks to bike innovations and specially-groomed trails at places like the...
By Dorian Grilley:Bike Alliance of Minnesota The city of Bemidji has recently granted the bronze Bicycle Friendly Community  designation by the League of American Bicyclists joining the growing number of cities around Minnesota to develop bike friendly communities!
Mississippi River Trail: A True Biking Adventure By Dave Simpkins Editor/Publisher Disney tours define a true adventure as traveling beyond the ordinary, being immersed in your destination’s way of life and sharing the wonders. This is a philosophy Liz Walton and Dan Collins of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, MnDOT, are following in their planning of the state’s 800-mile portion of...
By Pamela Eyden - Outdoor Writer Couples have their differences.  But Sid and Sig Scheurle share one big passion — exploring new and familiar places by bicycle. The Winona couple met on the RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) 10 years ago. Sid had done the tour with her friends many times. Sig was a first-timer. They married the next December with their grown children...



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