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New National Bike Trails

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In the last week I have found out about two new national bike trails in the US.? This is big news for us, and these kind of endeavors span multiple states and require a lot of collaboration.?

Both of these trails remind me of the Sverigeleden - a bike trail through Sweden.? In 1994, my brother Martin and I followed parts of this route on a bike trip through Sweden.? There were also other regional bike trails in Sweden, all well marked with signs. Maybe we are just 15 years behind Scandinavia?

2009 Ride of Silence

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Organizers of this year's Ride of Silence here in Minneapolis got a BIG jolt as yet another rider was killed the morning of the ride.? Dennis Dumm died after being run over by a semi-truck.?

By the time the ride started, the route was changed to allow a visit to the site if the accident at 14th and Portland?Aves in Minneapolis.? About 120 riders participated in a ride that also visited the sites of two other riders that were killed in traffic deaths last fall.?

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