iCycle

An occasional series of profiles in brief of random cyclists encountered on the streets of the Twin Cities.

Isa Schulz, 25, of Minneapolis, is a regular bike commuter who uses her fixed-gear bike to get, well, everywhere.

There are more cyclists than ever in the metro. Meet some of them.

With "iCycle" feature, we're setting out to find out who is riding in the Twin Cities. We'll profile random cyclists encountered on the streets of the Twin Cities, people who find that moving through their lives by bike is intrinsic to who they are.
Outdoors
April 20, 2018
Tom Yuska, of St. Paul, stopped on an exercise ride before work, was traveling west on Summit Avenue near Macalester College in St. Paul. Yuska said h

iCycle: Working cycling into his personal and work lives

Summer youth cycling program is reaching kids in mobile home communities.
Outdoors
October 26, 2017
Abdi Rahim Abdi of Minneapolis showed off his Mongoose bike Sept. 13 in Minneapolis.

iCycle: Every day is an opportunity to roll around the metro

Minneapolis man is on one of his three bikes most days, all day, across the metro.
Outdoors
October 26, 2017
Kate Gallagher rides a Synergy, which has internally hubbed gearing.

iCycle: Increasingly seeing opportunities to ride over drive

Minneapolis woman says she now rides, rather than drives, as much as she can.
Minneapolis
October 5, 2017
Michael Johnson of Minneapolis said biking has become a way of life. “I understand this city in a way I never could have if I continued to bus or dr

A new iCycle: Big motivator is having control over his commute

Minneapolis man says using bike has been transformative, deepened his urban knowledge.
Minneapolis
June 1, 2017
High school student James Peterson was among cyclists encountered in Minneapolis, talking about their lives and cycling's impact.

Minneapolis student decided the bus was taking too long

Teen has taken to biking after ditching his longer commute to Hope Academy.
Minneapolis
June 1, 2017
Yen Smith was among cyclists encountered in Minneapolis, talking about their lives and its impact.

Different motivations, same result: It was time to travel on two wheels

Minneapolis woman decided it was better in all ways to commute by two wheels after selling her car.
Outdoors
May 28, 2017
Connor Frazier of Minneapolis is regular bike commuter. He was encountered May 2 on Park Avenue, just south of downtown.

Engineer finds his bike 'a great way to get around the city. It's low-stress'

Continuing series: Engineer was spotted on his usual commute into downtown Minneapolis via Park Avenue.
Outdoors
April 7, 2017
Natalie Bontrager, 30, of Minneapolis commutes to work and school at the University of Minnesota.

A conscious decision to live where cities make it 'easier to get around'

iCycle: Twin Cities cyclist has experience of riding in other metro areas, and likes what she sees here.
Local
April 6, 2017
Tim Starr, 55, of Minneapolis was spotted commuting to his job as a professor and cancer researcher at the University of Minnesota.

15 years on, the bike and the Minneapolis rider endure

In ongoing urban cycling series, University of Minnesota professor and researcher discusses a longtime bike habit.
Outdoors
February 24, 2017
Eric Smith was spotted en route to work at Central Clinic on a cold morning in northeast Minneapolis. Smith said he uses his single-speed bike everywh

Urban cycling series rolls on: 'I biked everywhere, and I just kept doing it'

Latest in series on urban cycling catches up with physician's assistant and his single-speed.
St. Paul
January 5, 2017
Jonathan Cook of St. Paul can measure his bike commuting life in decades.

iCycle's latest Twin Cities rider is a profile in longevity

Longtime bike commuter was happy when the Greenway came to life.
Outdoors
December 16, 2016
Lisa Day of Minneapolis was dressed to endure with ski google, Wolvhammer boots and layers against the elements on chilly morning Nov. 30 near Hiawath

iCycle series rolls on with Minneapolis rider: "It's very, very doable"

Commuting, working, living: 'I don't own a car, so it's just what I do'
Minneapolis
December 1, 2016
Ben Janke of Minneapolis was spotted on the Franklin Avenue Bridge.

New series turns spotlight on bike-centric metro area

In ongoing series, iCycle, we catch up with riders out on the streets of the Twin Cities.