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    Helping New Commuters

    A (good) local bike shop in Minneapolis is running a commuter advocay program on their website called "Bike Buddy". It is intended to match more experienced commuters with people that are interested in commuting but might need a little help or moral support to get going. I think this is a great idea and have volunteered to take on a new commuter if time and location works out for both of us. I think this is a good idea and so I wanted to put a plug in and see if other bike shops, co-ops, business associations, chambers, etc., etc. might pick this up and help those that want to start commuting to get into it with a little help rather than the old trial-and-error approach.

    Here is a link to the site for more information on the Bike Buddy program. Anyone else have experience with something like this??

    http://www.hiawathacyclery.com/bikebuddy.php

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    i was looking around today for a bike shop in St. Paul, actually Roseville. i am pretty sure i saw one of them that did this.

    i'm currently searching for a good Local Bike Shop. What is the shop you linked to like? Would it be worth visiting since i live in St. Paul? i visited two shops here in St. Paul but wasn't extremely satisfied.
    i am a cheap man. But i love biking. My bike was purchased for $5 and i am making it into a masterpiece!

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    flipjarg - the shop is Hiawatha Cyclery in South MPLS. I like it and have had good experiences there. Check for a PM inbound from me.

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