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Local Rides, Races and Trails

Cannon Valley Trail
The Cannon Valley Trail runs through diverse and spectacular scenery on a former Chicago Great Western Railroad line, connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch, and Red Wing. Hikers, bicyclers, in-line skaters, and cross country skiers enjoy a quiet, people-powered experience.

Root River Bike Trail
The Root River Bike Trail descends from Fountain, and passes through Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford. The trail provides outstanding views of the soaring limestone bluffs of the Root River Valley.

Shooting Star Bike Trail
Prairie Visions Shooting Star Trail is proposed as a biking, hiking, cross country skiing and walking trail paralleling the Wild Flower Route along Minnesota Historic State Highway 56.

Bicycling Organizations

The ABA is the largest national BMX sanctioning body. Look to the ABA for race, track and rider information as well as the latest point standings.

IMBA is the International Mountain Bike Association. IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling opportunities which are environmentally and socially responsible -- and that's cool.

National Bicycle League
The NBL is a BMX sanctioning body with a long history and is now associated with USACycling.

NORBA is the National Off-Road Bicycle Organization. It promotes mountain bike activities and sanctions racing throughout the nation. The mountain biking counterpart to the USCF, it is also part of USACycling.

Rails-To-Trails Conservancy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching America's communities and countryside by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

The USCF is the United States Cycling Federation. It is the main sanctioning body for road and track bicycle racing in the the United States and promotes the development of road and track cyclists.

USA Cycling is the parent organization to the USCF, NORBA and USPRO. USA Cycling is the official cycling organization recognized by the USOC and the UCI.

Bicycling Magazines and Web Sites

Bicycling Magazine
Bicycling is the most popular general interest cycling magazines in publication. Their site is full of good cycling information and resources.

Bicycle Trader
This San Francisco-based newspaper/website has a lot of good classified ads for all types of bicycles and parts.

Mountain Bike Magazine
A sister publication of Bicycling, this magazine keeps you abreast of what's hot in mountain biking and mountain bike culture.

ProCycling Magazine
ProCycling is a european magazine that provides great coverage of the european road racing season. (If you like this, you may want to check out Cycle Sport magazine as well.)

VeloNews is probably the most popular source for racing-oriented news in the United States. This magazine has to be the hands-down favorite of every serious racer.

Vintage Velos
Vintage Velos is not a publication, but it is a great website for seeing a collection of great old road bikes.


Cannondale Bicycles
They revolutionized aluminum frame design and now make bikes for pros like Tinker Juarez and Team Saeco. They also make nice bikes for the rest of us.

Haro Bikes
Haro's founder Bob Haro was instrumental in the development and growth of BMX freestyle as a sport. From the beginning Haro's mission has been to produce innovative, performance-oriented bikes that dare to be different.

DK Bikes
DK is an exciting newcomer to the Rydjor product line. Unlike larger manufacturers, DK focuses on what it does best -- building great BMX bikes.

Raleigh Bicycles
Looking for the best “bang for the buck?” Raleigh continues to impress customers with its ability to deliver great bikes at reasonable prices.

Trek Bicycles
Trek makes bikes good enough to win the Tour de France. Lance Armstrong proved it in 1999, riding a stock Trek OCLV carbon fiber frame to victory in Paris. Trek offers a full line of bikes and accessories that it features on its site. It also make components under the Bontrager name.

Bicycle Components

Maker of some of the highest quality road bike components on the planet. More rider have ridden to victory in the Tour de France using Campagnolo components than any other brand.

Grip Shift (Sram)
Innovation in shifting is the name of the game at Grip Shift. Its mountain bike products have created quite a following in the last ten years.

A part of Answers Products, Manitou has been considered one of the top two makers of suspension forks since they were invented.

Another manufacturer of suspension forks, Marzocchi's designs are a favorite of hardcore mountain bikers year after year.

Few companies have as much experience building rims and wheels as Mavic does. They continue to innovate cycling with their new electronically controlled shifting system.

No other company has changed mountain biking the way RockShox has. It made mountain bike suspension forks mainstream with its ability to innovate and improve.

Shimano is the king of the bike component industry. No company is larger or more influential. Its products are the standards by which all other components are judged.

Spinergy's carbon fiber wheelsets have become a staple of the road racing scene. Take a look at Spinergy's website to see how it plans to change the future of cycling again.

Bicycling Accessories

Bell Sports
Bell Sports is known for its tradition of making great helmets.

Burley Trailers
Burley is the biggest name in bicycle trailers for taking your kids and gear along with you.

Cycle-Ops Trainers
Cycle-Ops makes a variety of indoor cycling trainers to help you stay in shape over the winter.

Which helmet is the choice of Greg Lemond and Lance Armstrong? That's right, it's Giro. Check out their website to see why.

Hollywood Car Racks
Hollywood makes hitch-mounted car racks that allow you to take just about any bike anywhere.

Oakley Eyewear
Oakley revolutionized cycling eyewear in the mid 1980's and keep turning out designs that keep turning heads.

Park Tools
Looking for the perfect tool for your bike? Chances are that Park Tools makes it.

Thule Car Racks
Thule is dedicated to making the best car racks for bikes and sporting equipment. Their interactive website helps you create the perfect system for your vehicle. You may also want to use their interactive online product fit guide.


Lance Armstrong Foundation
This organization is Lance's way of helping others with cancer. It is best know for its Ride for the Roses fund raising event. Check out the site and get involved.

United Bicycle Institute
Want to learn how to build your own frame or become an expert bike mechanic? UBI can help. It offers hands-on classes and is recognized throughout the United States.
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