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Nice Ride is coming to town!!

To the tune of Santa Claus is Coming to Town: You’d better gear up You’re going to fly Strap on your helmet I’m telling you why, Nice Ride bikes are coming to town! You’ll ride them to your workplace. You’ll … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears Clelbrates 10 Years with Open House

Sunday August 19th we all had a great time with food, bike blenders, stickers and buttons!  Thanks to all who came, made cash and bike donations, and volunteered to make the event a success.

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Traffic 101 Adult Cycling Educational Opportunity

Traffic 101, a 9 hour cycling course for adults, is being offered in Bemidji this week!  Learn how to ride in traffic with confidence, learn how to do basic maintenance on your own bike, learn how to handle your bike … Continue reading

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First Bike Clinic of the Year!

Dan, Marie, and Pastor Bob at the first bike clinic in Cass Lake Saturday March 24th we held the first Shifting Gears clinic of 2012 in Cass Lake.  We are very excited about the new Peoples Church Site.  Located at the … Continue reading

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Desert Beauty in February

After only a week at home, Electra, my black New World Tourist, and I flew to Tucson for a week-long educational program, part of my fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.  I’ll post a little later about … Continue reading

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Cycling back in time

Still in Vermont and yesterday the temperature topped 40 degrees.  Brownie and I set out to retrace rides I used to do over 40 years ago when I first started getting places by bicycle.  We moved to Vermont when I was … Continue reading

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Dramatic skies, rain, and fenders.

Adirondack mountains across Lake Champlain. Crazy weather continues in Vermont.  Today the temperature reached 50 degrees.  It was cloudy and rainy for the most part though from time to time the sun found holes and for brief, brilliant moments bathed us in light … Continue reading

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Another beautiful Vermont ride.

After a little snow last night the temperature rose into the mid 30′s and by noon the sun came out to flirt with the clouds.  At 3 o’clock I rode the 8.5 miles into town to visit my 101 year old grandfather.  … Continue reading

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The Old Spokes Home, and Winter (??) riding in Vermont

A trip to the Old Spokes Home has been on my list for some time.  (No, I’m not going geriatric quite yet, though retro is fun.)  This small, unique bicycle shop, located in North Burlington, Vermont is part museum, part store, … Continue reading

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Winter in the Shop

Yesterday was one of those great stay at home and spend the day in the shop days!  Darren and Nikki Miller stopped by with some bikes.  Nikki has recently returned to Bemidji and is a year round bike commuter.  She brought her … Continue reading

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