Give mountain biking a try June 12 | Sports

If you or someone you know is curious about joining the Hutchinson Tigers cycling team, don’t miss the free try-it-out event this weekend.

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, boys and girls grade six through 12 are invited out to Stahl’s Lake Park, north of Hutchinson, to see if the sport of mountain biking is right for them. Participants should bring a bike and helmet, if they have one, and a parent to sign a waiver.

Practices for the team begin July 6 and are Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Call Craig Juhnke at 320-583-7381 or visit for

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Walking, biking path to open on former Indian Lakes golf course in Bloomingdale

The former Indian Lakes golf course in Bloomingdale will open as a 5-mile walking, running and biking path, at least while the village decides on long-term recreational use for the site.

The marked path is on the former golf course’s cart paths and is mostly paved with sections of gravel at connection points. Access will be from a parking lot on the north end of the property, and pets will be allowed on the path.

“We’re working to make the property accessible to our residents for their use and enjoyment as we figure out a long-range plan for the property,”

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Israel, Hurricanes, Mountain Biking: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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Good evening. Here’s the latest.

1. Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire in Gaza to take effect on Friday morning.

The deal was brokered by Egypt after 11 days of fighting that have killed more than 230 people in Gaza, many of them Palestinian civilians, and badly damaged infrastructure, including the fresh water and sewer systems, the electrical grid, hospitals, schools and roads.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that his security cabinet had voted to accept the truce proposal, but cautioned “that the reality

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Interview With Safa Brian – Filmmaker Pushes Road Biking Limits

It’s the flagrant angle of the bike that catches me off guard. The rider flings his machine into a corner, his body pitched unnaturally to one side, as if the rules of physics are merely things to be fucked with, and that fear—even the faintest traces of it—is somewhere behind him, far up the canyon he’s currently barreling down, dropped and left gasping for air in the gutter.

Now the rider drifts from the white line along the right side of the road to the double yellow and then back again as he skims another corner. No sooner has he

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Parkite Haley Batten qualifies for the Olympics in mountain biking

Park City native Haley Batten celebrates as she crosses the finish line during a recent World Cup race in the Czech Republic. Batten clinched a spot at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this summer.
Photo by Michal Cerveny

Of the more than 450 miles of mountain biking trails in Park City, the iconic Wasatch Crest Trail, which runs west of Park City Mountain Resort, is where mountain biker and Park City native Haley Batten feels at home.

Years ago, the miles upon miles of climbing, dense forests, jaw-dropping views and speedy descents challenged Batten to her core. Completing it felt

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Roanoke’s mountain biking scene gaining international acclaim

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke continues growing as a key player on the mountain biking scene.

It’s America’s east coast mountain biking capital, and earning a reputation as a bucket list destination for riders from around the world.

Mountain biking trails, scenic roadways and an urban greenway system offers lots of different ways to ride.

As part of the growing scene, Explore Park plans to open a new bike skills park later this summer.

“We will be having a progressive phase one teacher for kind of intermediate and beginners who are on mountain bikes to learn and kind of navigate their

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‘Ride the Range’ networks mountain biking trails on Minnesota’s Iron Range

Four stars of mountain biking on Minnesota’s Iron Range have pulled together to sell their estimable assets in a period when the scene never has been hotter.

The new marketing campaign, Ride the Range, includes a mix of established and growing mountain biking systems and relative newcomers who recognize the moment.

Cuyuna, with 40 miles of singletrack in the state recreation area in Crosby and Ironton, is one of the four facilities. There also are Tioga Recreation Area near Cohasset and Redhead in Chisholm, like Cuyuna, reclaimed land, and mine pit lakes from their days devoted to iron ore. Last,

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E-Bikes Can Provide a Good Workout

With most e-bikes, this assistance is small, similar to riding with a placid tailwind, and ceases once you reach a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour or stop pedaling. The motor will not turn the pedals for you. (Some e-bikes, categorized as Type 2 models, have a throttle and will pedal for you, up to a speed of 20 miles per hour, and Type 3 e-bikes power you to a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour. Many localities do not allow Type 3 models on bike paths. You can learn more about e-bike regulations at


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New trail to provide safer biking experience amid number of accidents, fatalities

RICHMOND, Va. — One of the things that makes Joel Alford’s job “the coolest” is seeing all ways bikes come into his Cary St. repair shop.

“Sometimes it’s just exciting to see the new and exciting ways that bicycles find to break themselves,” said Alston, who owns ReCycles Bicycle Shop.

Many cities and counties in Virginia are celebrating “Bike to Work Week” and hosting events Friday, encouraging people to utilize biking as an environmentally sustainable alternative to driving.

Over the past few years, Alford said he’s seen a definite shift in how drivers treat people on bicycles on the

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