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TCBC is the largest recreational bicycling club in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. TCBC has rides and events for a range of skill levels. Most of our members are adults at an intermediate, non-racer level who enjoy the benefits of group riding. TCBC rides are open to members and non-members. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that is operated primarily by volunteers.
Thoughts about Night Riding
by Dan Miller
TCBC offers two categories of night rides, N/B and N/C, in which members can participate. Their differentiation is a faster and slower average riding speed. Both require a front and back leader and the intent is to ride as a group. Ride length is limited to 25 miles or less. In addition to a helmet, bicycles need to be equipped with a front and rear light. As a member and ride leader who enjoys night riding, I thought it may be worth sharing a few observations learned over the years and encourage you to participate in what is becoming a more popular ride category.
The Range Riders: Three Days Bicycling Grand Rapids, Eveleth and Deer River
By Dan Miller
Photos by Steve Block
Over the past several years, Diane Ziemer has offered a three-day riding weekend around the Iron Range that has included riding the Mesabi Trail, Scenic Highway 38, around Pokegama Lake, Deer River and other places. She has graciously offered use of a family cabin as an operations base for potlucks, bonfires, camping and good times. Diane has also taken the better part of the week before the ride to scout out and fine-tune her routes. I have had the privilege of attending many of these annual weekends and wanted to extend my appreciation by writing about this year’s event.
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