Thursday, April 23, 2009

Giant Demo Rides

If you are out and about this summer you may want to coordinate your travel times with one of the Giant Demos.

May 14-15 Capitol Hill Demo at the MN State Capitol, St Paul, MN (I will be featuring the Twist Hybrid bikes)
May 16 – Murphy Hanrehan Demo, Savage, MN
May 17 – Lebanon Hills Demo, Eagan, MN
May 22-24 – Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, Rapid City, SD
June 7 – Beverly Park Demo, Cedar Rapids, IA
June 8 – Sugarbottom Demo, North Liberty, IA
July 18 – 24 – RAGBRAI


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tour de Kota Registration

Be sure to put this event on your calendar. You will have a chance to win some cool prizes and eat some awesome bagels from Bagel Boy. Hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bike Art

I love bike art. This is in the entry way of Deep Cove Bikes in North Vancouver. I would LOVE to have one like this.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

City Calls for Art

href="file:///C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5CTSD%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5Cmsohtmlclip1%5C01%5Cclip_filelist.xml">The City of Sioux Falls invites professional and amateur South Dakota resident artists of all backgrounds to participate in a Request for Proposal for a Call for Art for an artist-designed free-form bicycle rack. The primary goals of this project are to promote energy conservation by encouraging citizens and visitors to safely bike within our community and to provide public useable art for aesthetically functional bicycle parking.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Comittee Rides Routes

I had the priviledge to work with the Bike Trail Advisory Committee over the last few years. Last night we decided to conduct our meeting on the road. We thought it would be a good experience to ride the alternate routes that will be necessary for those using the bike trail during the upcoming work on the river on the west side of the bike trail. Riding on city roads will be a new experience for some. For others it will be another day just like the rest. Hopefully by the end of this project we will have some more bike lanes in the city. If you need more information about those routes you can get updates from

Central Plains / Spoke-N-Sport Crit Season Opener

Season Opener for the Central Plains / Spoke-N-Sport Crit was tonight. We had lots of riders brave the wind and cold. Be sure to attend the next one either as a spectator or as a rider. There is plenty of room for first timers. Thanks to all the new officials that helped make this happen. For more details go to

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Who wants a tandem? Who wants a tandem?

We now have Co Motion tandems listed on our website. You can see them by going to We also have a Co Motion Scout Periscope that you can demo.

Yakima Spring Fling Kickback

Friday, April 03, 2009

Get your bikes in this weekend!


Sioux Falls is very fortunate to have a bike trail that surrounds the whole city. It is a trail that gets lots of use by local cyclists as well as cyclists in the surrounding communities. With a facility as large as this and with it's proximity to the river there will always be projects that will close portions of the trail for extended periods of time.

This coming summer and into 2010 there will be a portion of the bike trail closed. With any closure there are going to compromises that will put cyclists on different routes. The city is trying their hardest to reroute trail users safely and easily. They have set up a few pages on their website for you to access as needed (see links to right).

A big concern is how the trail will be rebuilt. When the trail is rebuilt it will not be on top of the levee. Instead it will be lower which will cause some safety issues with water runoff in the spring and winter months. This is a hazard to cyclists that use this route year round.

Sam in the city planning department has been doing an awesome job of keeping people informed. Now he is asking for some help from the people that use the trial. He wants feedback from the users of the trail. Sam wants to compile list of comments to present to city hall. The bike trail is an incredible feature of Sioux Falls and this is your chance to to give some feedback. Please take a few minutes and click through the links to the right and then contact Sam with some feedback. It is a very URGENT matter.

Thank you.

Bike Trail Closure Status Map

Bike Trail Closure Fact Sheet

Current Flood Control Project

Club Fab Forum on Topic

Contact Sam