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by Sadaf Syeda

Does having a kid prevent you from riding your bike? Not necessarily... As they say “where there is a will there is a way”. And of course if you are part of the club where everyone is eager to accommodate you –then the answer is Certainly Not.

 

New Relationship For TCBC And Minnesota Randonneurs Offers More Opportunities To Ride

TCBC and Minnesota Randonneurs have worked together very closely over the past eight years to provide the opportunity for TCBC members to ride randonneur events at no cost and to help randonneuring (long distance riding) grow in Minnesota. A key part of this relationship was Minnesota Randonneurs being able to be included in the TCBC insurance program at no extra cost to either TCBC or Minnesota Randonneurs. This has been a very positive relationship for both groups, giving Minnesota Randonneurs the opportunity to grow into one of the larger randonneur groups in the US and offering TCBC members more riding possibilities, with 30 events annually from 100k up to 600k (375 miles).

Drafting for the Recreational Bicyclist

As most of you know, riding behind other bicyclists for protection from the wind can be quite beneficial.  Studies have shown that having other bikers on all sides of you can result in up to a 25% reduction in your workload.  That’s why bicycle racers do it, but doing so comes with an increased risk of having an accident. This risk can be significantly reduced, however, if everyone in a group of riders follows some rules and guidelines that are listed here in a random order:

Chuck Sunder

In rembrance of Chuck Sunder, below is an article about Chuck that was published in the 2013 TCBC newsletter:

Trails Update - July 2015

BROWN’S CREEK TRAIL: officially opened in early June and now it has plenty of signs and interpretive markers. Well done, DNR! Nice little structure at the junction with the Gateway Trail too.