The Bike Guy column

Tony Brown writes once a month about the evolving, offbeat, vibrant world of cycling in Minnesota.

Outdoors
October 11
Focused young cyclist riding out on a country road

The Bike Guy: Paths are murky in search for answers on rails-to-trails land

Conservancy's coyness only begs question of where next state path might be.
Outdoors
September 28
Mountain biking — in every season — has exploded in popularity in Minnesota.

Row over proposed mountain biking trails in Minnetonka park is sign of the times

Bike Guy column: From any angle, impact fears are legitimate.
Outdoors
September 17
Bike parking at H�jbro Square (High Bridge Square) in Copenhagen.

Where will bikes fit as Minneapolis updates its transportation action plan?

City Council member eyed Copenhagen and the Netherlands with updated action plan looming.
Outdoors
July 16
The Bike Guy says it's time to make a pledge of civility

The Bike Guy says it's time to make a pledge of civility

OK, it’s the height of the cycling season. Let’s everybody hold up our right hands (or left hands, or whatever) and take the Bike Guy…
Outdoors
May 11
A cyclist rolled along the West River Parkway bike path.

The Bike Guy column: Arrival of e-bikes should spur discussion about speed on paths

Arrival of e-bikes has made the topic even more urgent in Minneapolis.
Outdoors
April 12
Lost or stolen bikes are warehoused in Minneapolis, and many are sold at regular police auctions.

The Bike Guy column: Lessons from scuttling a Minneapolis bike theft scheme

One takeaway from the arrest: Register your bike, and you just might get it back.
Outdoors
March 8
Mikael Colville-Andersen wants Copenhagen — where four in 10 ride to work or school — for the rest of the world.

The Bike Guy: Cycling evangelist has been upbeat on Minneapolis

TEDx star has been upbeat on Minneapolis, but he doesn't heed gritty realities.
Outdoors
February 8
Winter mindset: Bikes -- and bike parts.

The Bike Guy column: Bike-build has honored place among winter tasks

Inner work and devotion to the bike are beautifully illustrated in "Zen" classic.
Outdoors
January 16
The Bike Guy column: Shops are full of guys, and not full of women

The Bike Guy column: Shops are full of guys, and not full of women

Mechanic programs bring more women into the fold.