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Forum: Great Lakes 10-26-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Scot_Gore
There are quite a few cycling clubs in the Twin...

There are quite a few cycling clubs in the Twin Cities.
TCBC http://www.biketcbc.org/
Hiawatha http://www.biketcbc.org/
are the two largest Recreational clubs.
The most active racing teams are...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-20-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Scot_Gore
You may want to get the Minnesota/Wisconsin...

You may want to get the Minnesota/Wisconsin Bicycle Vacation Guide by Doug Shidell

You'll find it at most Minnesota bookstores or on-line from Amazon or B&N

Doug also offers an e-book download...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-05-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By Scot_Gore
Here's Iowa traffic law. (your link only...

Here's Iowa traffic law. (your link only references these and does not show actual state law on the city site)

2. The driver of a vehicle may overtake and, allowing sufficient clearance, pass...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-16-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scot_Gore
If I was doing it I would put together a Civil...

If I was doing it I would put together a Civil War tour. Ride to Fort Henry and Fort Donaldson, continue down to Shiloh (and might as well hit Corinth just to get more and another state). Head back...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-02-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Scot_Gore
I see the law is requiring: 10. Regulating the...

I see the law is requiring:
10. Regulating the operation of bicycles and requiring the registration and licensing of the same, including the requirement of a registration fee.

Does this law...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-12-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By Scot_Gore
Many states have some version of the mandatory...

Many states have some version of the mandatory side path law

Example:
3. Wherever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway,
bicycle riders shall use such path and may...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-12-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 894
Posted By Scot_Gore
As many have said, the existing laws are not...

As many have said, the existing laws are not terrible and "enforcing" them would go a long way.

The rub is that this is not the pervue of the legislative branch, rather it's the judicial. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-02-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,638
Posted By Scot_Gore
I wonder what we could find more examples of 1)...

I wonder what we could find more examples of
1) A trail that gets constructed in a safe crime free area and the presense of the trail transforms the region ala the example you give.
or
2) An area...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-21-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Scot_Gore
For an employer that's already offering the...

For an employer that's already offering the transit incentive that's been around 10 years in the Transportation Fringe Benefit Act, offering the Bicycle Benefit won't be that much of an...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-13-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Scot_Gore
Irs 15b

The guidance that your employer will use to set up the program is in the IRS 15B
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p15b/ar02.html
It's down the page under Transportation (Commuting) Benefits

And...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-26-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By Scot_Gore
Several Suggestions: 1) Lots of places do...

Several Suggestions:

1) Lots of places do it.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3107/3125855109_bb9be94236.jpg
Minneapolis Midtown Greenway.
Have the "Parks and Recreation Committee" get a hold...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-17-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scot_Gore
In addition to Trail Link, ACA provides free GPS...

In addition to Trail Link, ACA provides free GPS downloads for most (all?) their routes.
Here's a link to the Pacific Coast route download as an example. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-16-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scot_Gore
If you like this idea and want to support the...

If you like this idea and want to support the effort, Join Adventure Cycling. For people who are members this isn't news. It's been "on the agenda" for years and in nearly every piece of material...
Forum: Commuting 10-31-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,579
Posted By Scot_Gore
Minnesota Law has the following Language: (d) A...

Minnesota Law has the following Language:
(d) A person operating a bicycle upon a sidewalk, or across a roadway or shoulder on a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-15-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,273
Posted By Scot_Gore
The MS150 route backwards will likely meet your...

The MS150 route backwards will likely meet your needs
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/28th-annual-Larkin-Hoffman-MS-150-Bike-Tour

Mpls to Blaine, I use this route: ...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 08-11-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,767
Posted By Scot_Gore
Minnesota

Here's our law prohibiting Lane Splitting:
(e) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of moving or stationary vehicles
headed in the same direction, nor shall any person drive a...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-08-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,113
Posted By Scot_Gore
If one of your goals is to figure out how people...

If one of your goals is to figure out how people equip bikes for winter time commuting. I consider these folks the experts: http://www.icebike.org/ Check out the site.

If you are trying to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-01-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 11,787
Posted By Scot_Gore
Don’t you think there is an element in play here...

Don’t you think there is an element in play here along the lines of:
“When in Rome….Ride like the Romans Do”

This model works because everyone involved is operating closer to traffic “flow” vs...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-23-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Scot_Gore
I recommend getting in touch with Minnesota Parks...

I recommend getting in touch with Minnesota Parks and Trails
Minnesota Parks and Trails (http://www.parksandtrails.org)
They've been aquiring land, developing it into park or trail assets and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-10-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By Scot_Gore
I was responding to the original poster and...

I was responding to the original poster and wasn't trying to compare Minneapolis anything but instead answer the original request. You are obviously a fully trained Bike Forums A/S Poster and treat...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-09-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,156
Posted By Scot_Gore
Take good look at Minneapolis. Bike Freeways ...

Take good look at Minneapolis.
Bike Freeways
High volume of transportation cyclists
Cold climate like you have
Recipent of federal grant money for bicycle programs
Home State of Jim Oberstar and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-08-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Scot_Gore
They do hold 2 bikes each, they are divided...

They do hold 2 bikes each, they are divided diagonally and have a door on each end.
Here's mine:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2306/2299788022_b71609ec58.jpg
Mines on the ground level of a large...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-07-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By Scot_Gore
We have approximately 200 of these in Downtown...

We have approximately 200 of these in Downtown Minneapolis. If you wait into May there's a good chance that they are "Sold Out". They are pretty easy to get if act in the winter. They are $30.00...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By Scot_Gore
Yes there is, it's called a Pedestrian Left, just...

Yes there is, it's called a Pedestrian Left, just leave off the dismount part that you might find when you goggle this.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-29-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 448
Posted By Scot_Gore
My local transit authority just started a program...

My local transit authority just started a program the 2nd week in May.
http://www.metrotransit.org/bike/bike2benefits//
I've heard through the grapevine that 600 people have signed up so far.
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