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    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...
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    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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    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...
  7. 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. ...
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    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Several Suggestions: 1) Lots of places do it....

    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...
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    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. ...
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    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...
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    Minnesota Law has the following Language: (d)...

    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...
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    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: ...
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    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...
  17. 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...
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    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...
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    I recommend getting in touch with Minnesota Parks...

    I recommend getting in touch with Minnesota Parks and Trails
    Minnesota Parks and Trails
    They've been aquiring land, developing it into park or trail assets and donating to the public since before I...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
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    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.
  25. 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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