Welcome to 2014!



Hello Everyone,

Thank You for coming out and riding with the Central Minnesota Bicycle Club in 2013.
We have a great group of people who like getting together for the fun of riding bikes.

Here are some of the highlights of this past year:

-The pre-determined schedule worked out well- no more ‘Where are we riding next week?’
-Continued improvements to maps and queue sheets.
-We set an attendance record at one of the Bowlus rides: 32 bikes!
-The Tuesday Trails group was a success and had great turnouts for their weekday rides.
-The CMBC made a respectable showing at state and local cycling advocacy events.
-A group of CMBC bikers helped with the Morrison County helmet giveaway program.
-CMBC volunteers helped with the Caramel Roll and Caramel Apple Rides.
-Our own ride, the Dam2Dam Ride, drew 60 people in its third year.
-A dozen CMBC bikers took the Traffic Skills 101 course in Little Falls and passed the final test-some will move on to become League Cycling instructors.
-We now have business cards. Let me know if you need some to give to other interested cyclists.
-We are now on Twitter! Follow us @centralmnbike and get the latest scoop.
-We gathered enough information about area dining establishments to be able to publish a restaurant guide.

This is what’s on tap for 2014:

-Finish that darn map and queue sheet project and put them on our website as PDFs.
-The Dam2Dam Ride will again be part of Little Fall’s Dam Festival and feature a 20-mile and a 45-mile route
-Keep on doing what we’re doing, spread the word, and promote cycling!

And, of course, we will continue to rollerskate at the Skatin’ Place in St. Cloud Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm!


In the meantime,

find us on facebook  facebook.com/centralminnesotabicycleclub

follow us on Twitter @centralmnbike

or email CMBC



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Eight Wheels Instead of Two?

photo-3Introducing Adult Skate Night at The Skatin Place in St. Cloud!

Tuesdays, 7-9 PM CMBC meets for some old-fashioned fun. It’s a good way to keep the legs in shape in the off-season!


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Lake Wobegon Trail Planning Study

A second public information meeting has been scheduled for the St. Cloud Lake Wobegon Trail Planning Study.
This is you chance to give back and participate.
Let’s show up and represent!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
St. Cloud City Hall, City Council Chambers
400 2nd Street South, St. Cloud, MN
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A formal presentation will begin at 5:15 p.m. with Q&A and work stations taking place immediately after presentation.

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Dairyland Trail Dedication



Please join us for the dedication and ribbon cutting of the Dairyland Trail.

This 26 mile limestone surface trail runs from Albany to Brooten through Elrosa, New Munich, and Greenwald.

This is what’s happening that day:


4-27 2013 Greenwald, MN

Meet at 8:45a.m. in the Dairyland Trail Parking lot across from the Greenwald Pub.




to register for the 5k: http://www.stjohnstandrewschool.org/

(registration also on the day of the race)

Here’s a map of the trail:


It would be a great event for the club to attend the ribbon cutting(maybe newspaper photo op?).

Bring a bike that you would want to ride on a packed limestone trail. From my experience, skinny tires work. Bring a backup bike, if you have one.

Wear your CMBC jersey or shirt and represent!

I say we check out this new trail and have a burger at the Greenwald Pub after-Who’s in?


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Confident Cycling Class

Hello Bikers! Spring is around the corner, time to saddle up! I received this email from Michelle Musser with MNDOT:

There will be a Confident Cycling class offered on Saturday, April 20th from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Whitney Senior Center. Cost of the course is $20.00 and up to 20 people may take the class. Would you please forward on to your committees, members, and others that may be interested.Confident Cycling: Getting Started – Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-noon. (one session)Is your bike sitting in the garage? Do you wish you could ride more but feel like you need some basic knowledge about your bike and how to handle it? This class is for you.

You will explore the different parts of the bike from wheels to saddles, discover how to choose and fit a bike, and learn basic maintenance that can keep you rolling.

We’ll also talk about selecting and properly fitting a helmet in addition to some other clothing & equipment to make your ride more enjoyable.

Finally, we will cover some bike handling basics in a safe environment so you can take your new skills to the road with confidence.

Class taught by instructors from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

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