My lovely friend Maggie biked to Grease Rag last night. It was her FIRST winter ride, and she did great! I asked her to share her experience, because it's one of those… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/maggies-first-winter-ride/
Kat works at Calhoun Cycles and is the head facilitator at Grease Rag Uptown, which takes place at Sunrise Cyclery on the first and third Thursdays of… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/wss12-safety-and-handling-with-kat/
Another Successful Winter Skill Share- Thank you!
Thank you to everyone that attended Grease Rag's 4th Annual Skill Share! Big shout-outs to the YWCA on Lake Street for letting u… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/4th-annual-winter-skill-share-recap/
There's no doubt that Cali Jirsa did a STELLAR job during the Winter Skill Share talking about bike maintenance! Read her recap, below.Cali is the co-owner of Alley… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/wss12-bike-maintenance-and-cleaning-with-cali/
Leaves are falling and the chill is coming. Each day as I decide to wear heavier gloves and a warmer hat, I get more excited for the coming season. Are you an expert w… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/4th-annual-winter-biking-skill-share/
Cycles for Change in St. Paul has weekly open shop nights for WTF cyclists, and also an upcoming Winter Biking and Maintenance Class. Cycles for Change is a friendly space w… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/cycles-for-change-winter-wtf-programming/
I have returned, hale and hearty, from my epic adventure to Lake Maria State Park. I ultimately packed pretty much exactly what I said I would--I can't remember including anything… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/jen/lake-maria-state-park/
Time for an adventure! I'm spending the day out with friends and bikes. We'll start by taking our bikes on the Northstar Commuter Rail to Big Lake, MN. From there, it's a 12-mile … http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/jen/planning-an-adventure/
You wake up in the morning, smear some Nutella on a donut and wash it down with some almond milk. (Don't judge me.) The cats are fed, it's still dark out, your balaclava and mit… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/when-life-gives-you-windchill-make-frost-beards/
My favorite bits are, "Keen, intelligent mind," "Powerful thighs," and "Wool saves lives!"
This image was created by Kurt Seaberg. "It is meant to encourage winter biking in Mi… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/winter-biker-series/
A group called Lane Change, a "global non-profit bicycle gang," is promoting the Winter B-icicle Challenge as a way of motivating us to ride to work every day this winter. Whethe… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/winter-b-icicle-challenge/
Yet another publication recognizes Minneapolis as a rad place to bike... in the winter!
The article from Metaefficient names Five "Top U.S. Cities For Winter Bicycle Commuting".… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/minneapolis-3-winter-bike-commuting/
One thing that came up repeatedly at the 3rd Annual Winter Skill Share was the problem of cold toes. I would like to share some of the things I do to keep my tootsies toasty… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/toasty-tootsies/
Riding at this time of year is a psychological battle for me. It's too cold, isn't it? NO. What do I wear?! What do I wear?! I know I'll be happy once on the bike, but the rapidly… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/jen/what-i-wore-today-26-f/
Fenders are a requirement in the dirty, sandy, salty, wet winter months. They protect your clothing and parts of your bike from winter slop.
These cove… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/winter-recap-tires-and-gear/
Biking in the winter can be fun, enjoyable, and effective if you prepare well. While there are additional challenges – they can be easily overcome by smart riding. And, once… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/winter-recap-winter-cycling-in-snow-and-traffic/
There is, miraculously, no snow or ice on the ground yet! I'm sure I just jinxed it and we are going to get a blizzard tomorrow, but no worries. You are prepared! &nbs… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/recap-of-the-3rd-annual-winter-skill-share/
I know you've been waiting for this.
Grease Rag Ride & Wrench is excited to present our
3rd Annual Winter Maintenance Skill Share
Sunday, November 6, 12-3pm
YWCA classroom,… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/3rd-annual-winter-skill-share/
Yesterday was the first (calendar) day of spring, so I suppose this is as good a time as any to recap my winter riding experience, no matter what the weather throws at us. This wa… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/jen/i-survived-the-winter-or-the-winter-riding-newbie-speaks/
You have just endured another VERY SNOWY Minnesotan winter- soak up some vitamin D and revel in the slop of spring. You've earned it! Here are some things that I'm re-… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/spring-lessons/