Great Lakes - Job Transfer
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10-19-07, 11:40 PM
My wifes' mortgage company office is being closed here north of San Francisco and she is accepting a transfer to south Minneapolis, a couple of miles NE of the marshy lake Parks. If my current assignment is not extended (quite possible) I'll be joining her in a while. What bike shops and recreational cycling clubs are in that area? I have enough cold weather gear but when it hits sub zero will prefer public transit. How is that in the south Minneapolis area? Thanks.
WIll try General area.
10-20-07, 08:37 PM
What bike shops and recreational cycling clubs are in that area?
Here are a couple bike clubs:
Twin Cities Bike Club (TCBC) http://www.pdwebworks.com/tcbc/index.html
Hiawatha Bike Club http://www.hiawathabike.org/
Many bike shops with two big chains:
I did some TCBC rides and they are well organized and appears to be a fine organization. There is a lot of good rides in MN and across the border in WI (I live in WI but work in MN) Give me a holler when you get here and maybe we can hook up on a ride.
10-20-07, 10:07 PM
Ken - I joined TCBC this summer and enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a good organization and they have many rides of various levels, so it's easy to find one that is a match to your level and schedule. The TCBC bike shop link that dannwilliams posted is a good resource. As for public transit, we have buses (that accomodate bikes) and a light rail system that runs from the Mall of America (I-494 about 2? miles east of I-35W) to the airport and then on to downtown Minneapolis. I have an express bus that I can pick up several blocks from the house (south Minneapolis) and get downtown in about 30 minutes. The non-express routes are considerably slower. Here is the link to metro transit (route maps, schedules, info on bikes on buses, etc.): http://www.metrotransit.org/
PM me if you have more questions or want more info. We lived here for about 12 years before heading off for adventures on the east coast and Alaska, but I moved back a year and a half ago now and it seems like I never left. South MPLS is great - you'll love it.
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