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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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Introducing Dan DeVault

Today was a banner day for Shifting Gears.  After weeks of email tag Dan DeVault and I finally got to spend the better part of a day together.  Dan is a young man from the Leech Lake rez who is currently studying … Continue reading

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3d Annual Brrrrmidji (that’s with 4 rs) New Years Bike Ride

Nine brave riders showed up at the Cabin Coffeehouse at 1PM on New Years day to pursue cycling passion on the first day of the year!  Earlier in the week it looked like we were going to have warm temps and … Continue reading

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Last Bike Ride of the Year!

2011 was a great year for biking, not so good for blogging!  I’ll try to catch up during the winter which finally arrived today.  I parked at the C Store in Cass Lake this morning and biked the 6 miles … Continue reading

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Smart Cycling and Bicycle Blenders

What a weekend for cycling in Bemidji!  Friday and Saturday the Rail River Folk School hosted Bemidji’s second Traffic 101 Smart Cycling course.  Nick Mason from The Bicycle Alliance of MN and I taught the fast paced 9 hour course … Continue reading

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It’s finally spring and bikes are everywhere

What gorgeous weather the past two days.  It’s great fun seeing everyone outside and enjoying the sun.  Lots of bike opportunities coming up.  There are still some openings in the Traffic 101 class this weekend and Sunday the 15th will be … Continue reading

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Bike Rodeo in Nymore: A fun event for all.

  Chief Johnson displays his 3 Feet Please jersey, reminding motorists it is the law to give cyclists safe passing distance. On Thursday Shifting Gears, Bemidji Community Education, and the Indigenous Environmental network, with the help of many volunteers, put … Continue reading

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No matter what the weather: Kids love bikes.

This was a busy day for Shifting Gears.  I taught a 2 hour basic bicycle maintenance class at the Rail River Folk School  this morning.  Six students attended and we had a good time talking tool, tires, and tuning.  The … Continue reading

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Passing it forward

Shifting Gears is all about passing it forward.  When the snow hit last Friday and the Peoples bike clinic was postponed I took the opportunity to unite Natalie Gille with her “new” bicycle.  The Trek 730 Multitrack was purchased at the … Continue reading

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The Ditibiwebishkiganikwe is in!

I thought this post was going to be about the lovely spring weather and the first Shifting Gears bicycle clinic of the season but then mother nature played the old snowstorm in the middle of April trick.  I didn’t feel like … Continue reading

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