Biking to Beat the Heat as Summer-like Temps Continue

Those over at Ski Hut on Fourth Street remind people just breaking out their bike to get a tune-up first.

DULUTH, Minn.- As cyclists across the Northland get out on the trails to take advantage of the summer-like weather, local bike shops want to remind people to get their bikes tuned up and looked over first. “Today on a bike it doesn’t feel all that hot here,” said biker Brian Mallory. That may be the case for bikers like Mallory,…

Some Duluth Bike Shops Get Busy As Spring Nears

Stewart's Bikes, Sports and Trophies is seeing an uptick in bike tune-ups, and customers looking for electric bikes

DULUTH, Minn.- With spring in the air Bike Shops are getting busier. The owner of Stewart’s Bikes, Sports and Trophies in Duluth’s Lincoln Park says business was pretty steady last year with more people wanting to get outside during the pandemic. As for right now, he’s seeing an uptick in bike tune-ups, and customers looking for electric bikes. “They’re ready…

Many Outside Enjoying Duluth’s Nice Day after Chilly Week

People made the most of the sixty-degree Monday, knowing old man winter is right around the corner.

DULUTH, Minn.- Monday’s warmer temperatures made many in Duluth prepare for it to be the last nice-weather week before winter, as they got out on the city’s parks and trials enjoying a break from a chilly week. “Love it yes,” said Dave Tedlund. “Especially after last week hopefully we get more than just this week too.” Bike wheels and hiking…

Duluthians Celebrate “Bike to Anywhere” Day

DULUTH, Minn. – With the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Bike to School Day put on by MNDoT and Minnesota Safe Routes to School has been changed to “Bike to Anywhere” Day. It occurs on the first Wednesday of May every year, and the day gives parents and children the opportunity to tune up their bikes and find the safest routes…

Boating, Biking, Even Dancing in Sunshine at Leif Erikson Park

Two dancers turned the stage in the center of the park into their own dance floor.

DULUTH, Minn.- Saturday’s above average temperatures brought tons of people out to Leif Erikson Park to enjoy the sunshine. The park was alive with people taking advantage of the nice day in their own way–boating in the lake, biking and jogging along the walkways. Now, a new outdoor park activity: dancing on the stage in the center of the grass….

“Duluth Bikes” Hosts Annual Winter Bike To Work Day

DULUTH, Minn. – The organization “Duluth Bikes” hosted their 6th annual winter bike to work day Friday morning. Members of the group were out at the Minnesota power plaza on Friday morning, handing out coffee and greeting people who bike to work. Organizers say, although this is one of the colder events they have put on, dozens of people are…

Ready, Set, Ride! Winter Bike Week Kicks Off in Twin Ports

Zeitgeist Hosts the Annual Winter Bike Week to Encourage People Powered Modes of Transportation Year-Round

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders find themselves cooped up throughout the winter months, but one local organization is looking to promote activity with people powered modes of transportation year-round. Zeitgeist is proud to present the annual Winter Bike Week February 5 – 15. Currently, Zeitgeist’s active transportation coordinator, Shawna Mullen, is in Joensuu, Finland for the 8th Annual Winter Cycling Congress…

Spirit Mountain Fills with Mountain Bikers for Bike Duluth Festival

Over 300 registered bikers flood the mountain.

DULUTH, Minn.- Everywhere you looked were helmets and handlebars as the Bike Duluth Festival celebrated its 6th anniversary. The festival raised money for Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shore (COGGS) and Gary New Duluth Development Alliance. Last year $25,000 was raised for each beneficiary, and this year they hope to clear $50,000. “Duluth has become a world class mountain biking…

Experience The Le Grand Du Nord Bike Race

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Fox 21's Brittney Merlot Finishes Her Race She's Been Training Months For!

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we get to see the Le Grand Du Nord gravel bike race from a personal perspective; as Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot hits the pavement, climbs the Sawtooth Mountains and rides through muddy logging trails. Experience the ups and downs on a long bike race and learn some valuable tips first hand….

Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure

Active Adventures: Climbing Mountains, Soaking in Hot Springs, Fat Tire Bike Riding and More

DENVER, Co. – In this week’s Active Adventures we are taking the Northland past the mile high city and into the Rocky Mountains, where the wind and snow storm formed that slammed the Northland in April. Climbing mountains and struggling with the elevation changes and lack of oxygen can change things. Especially as you drive up Pike’s Peak and wander…

Gooseberry Falls Flowing and Roaring

The popular tourist attraction is causing quite the ruckus on the North Shore

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Gooseberry Falls has been a popular stop for tourists, and those in the area to visit, now that temperatures are starting to warm up, and the snow is melting. On their website, they say the traffic Monday thru Thursday is slow, but that wasn’t the case today. One visitor at the park said he and his wife…

Bikers Go Boo at Hartley Nature Center

COGGS Hosts 2nd Annual Shredding Pumpkins

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and parents in Duluth took advantage of the good weather for some Halloween fun on Sunday. They rode their bikes over to the Hartley Nature Center for their 2nd Shredding Pumpkins event. Families decked out in their Halloween best could take on the new trails built by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. also known as COGGS. “As…

Cloquet Becoming More Pedestrian Friendly this Fall

Over half of the community will be more active if the sidewalks are widened according to a survey.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Do you walk or bike to work? Construction is underway for the city of Cloquet to become more pedestrian friendly. Right now work is being done to create sidewalk bump-outs making a wider path for pedestrians, other changes include bike lanes on a one-mile stretch downtown. “Just allowing people to get from point A to point B, we can’t plan…

Active Adventures: Fat Tire Biking

Off Road On A Fat Tire Bike With Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

DULUTH, Minn – No matter the weather or the time of year, the fat bike is the ATV of the cycling world: sand dunes, mud pits, snowtrails—fat bikes can go anywhere! For this week’s active adventures Brittney Merlot takes us to the rocky trails, beaches, grass, gravel and even into the water on a fat tire bike! Ski Hut tells…

Following Along on Local Judge’s Morning Commute

Judge Shaun Floerke rides to the Duluth Court House regardless of the weather.

DULUTH, Minn.-  For nearly a decade Judge Shaun Floerke has been gearing up for each full day of work at the Duluth Court House by hopping on his bike. Once gas prices hit three dollars a gallon all those years ago, Judge Floerke changed up his morning commute, biking instead of driving. “The first couple of weeks were just super…

Local Businesses Profit from Spring Snowfall

One manager tells FOX21 he's predicting one more winter storm.

DULUTH, Minn.- Although you may be thinking spring, businesses in the Northland are prepared for winter. It’s no secret, Duluth was covered in snow this morning. One plowing company, ATK Enterprise helped clear away some winter blues on the road. With all hands on deck, the crew started around 1 A.M. Sunday morning. “We expect it usually through the end…

Duluth Bikes, Bicyclists Around the World Challenge Northlanders to Bike for 30 Days

30 Days of Biking Starts Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – March is coming to an end and bicyclists around the world are hoping many join them for a biking challenge in April. The 30 Days of Biking campaign challenges people to ride their bicycle every day for 30 days. There is no limit on the ride; it can be around the block or for many miles. Duluth…

Spirit Mountain to Feature Fat Tire Biking at Annual Race

Active Adventures: Third Annual Frosted Fatty

DULUTH, Minn. – As many Northlanders know, it’s possible to ride bikes all year, even when there is snow on the ground. Spirit Mountain is celebrating that fact with the Third Annual Frosted Fatty Weekend this weekend. Festivities start up on Saturday, January 20 and run through Sunday, January 21. There will be two days of fat bike races, bike…

Great Outdoors: North Country Trail

The Longest Trail In The Nation Runs Right Through The Northland

NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL, Minn. & Wisc. — The North Country Trail is the longest trail in the Nation! It was created back in 1980 and it passes through 12 National Forests. Did you know that this historic trail winds right through our backyard, Northland? 4,600 miles it spans from Vermont to North Dakota, while passing through both Minnesota and Wisconsin….

Local Expert Gives Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy While Bicycling in Cool Temperatures

Active Adventures: Twin Ports Cyclery

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures begin to cool down during the Fall, outdoor athletes adjust their gear to stay healthy and safe. One group that needs to make gear changes is bicyclists. This morning, Denis Sauve, the owner of Twin Ports Cyclery, visited FOX 21 to give some tips. Sauve says the most important parts of the body to…

Mountain Biking Through the Fall Colors

Active Adventures: The Duluth Experience

DULUTH, Minn. – Colorful leaves are filling trees throughout the Northland. So, for this week’s Active Adventures FOX 21’s William Seay took in the view from a mountain bike. Dave Grandmaison, Co-owner and CEO of The Duluth Experience, took William on the Duluth Traverse Trail. The Duluth Experience offers several tours to experience the Northland with outdoor sports tours, brewery…

Midday Update 9-15-17

Local news and weather making headlines in the Northland.

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Upcoming Events in Gary New Duluth Promote Safety and Community

Annual Raffle and Bike Rodeo to be Held This Week

DULUTH, Minn. – This week is full of activities at the Gary New Duluth Recreation Center. Thursday, August 24 the center is hosting its annual raffle event. Todd Eckart will be performing and funds raised will support the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance. The event on Thursday starts at 6 p.m., but event organizers recommend arriving at 5:30 p.m. On…

Outdoor Writers Association of America Hosts Conference in Duluth

Outdoor Writers to Meet in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland has endless terrain for outdoor lovers to enjoy and this weekend some writers will be taking advantage of that as well.   The 90th Annual Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference is June 24-26 in Duluth. This is the third time the conference has been held in Duluth. No other city has hosted the conference more…

Trail Technology to Take in the Great Outdoors

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the country will be celebrating nature as National Trials Day is Saturday, June 3. Rachel Agurkis, a Solutions Specialist for Verizon Wireless, joined the Fox 21 morning crew to go over technology suitable for outdoors. Fitbit Alta: Track your activity and take advantage of automatic recognition and recording of select exercises via the Fitbit app’s…

Adventure Park Now Open at Spirit Mountain

Summer Adventures Begin Memorial Day Weekend at Spirit Mountain

DULUTH, Minn. – Spirit Mountain in Duluth is now back open for business as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. The Mountain’s Adventure Park opened gates Friday for the Alpine Coaster, zip line, jumping pillow, mini golf and disk golf. Five mountain bike trails are now open as well. Executive Director Brandy Ream tells FOX 21 she’s optimistic going…

Fat Bike Birkie Race

First Time The Fat Tire Bike Race Started at the New Location in Cable, Wis.

CABLE, Wis. – The Fat Bike Birkie race took place this morning and it’s the largest Fat Bike event in North America. This year the race drew in 1,200 riders from 18 different states and 2 different countries.   At the starting line this morning it was a cold one and a different one, as it was the first time…

Active Adventures: Winter Bike to Work Day

Dozens of Duluthians Rode Their Bikes to Work Friday, Celebrating Winter Bike to Work Day

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday morning, more than 30 Northlanders grabbed their bikes and headed to the Duluth Rose Garden to celebrate International Winter Bike to Work Day. The day is observed across the globe and aims to normalize winter biking. Cyclists gathered at the Rose Garden around 7:30, and rode via Superior Street to the Minnesota Power Plaza. Event organizers from…