Biking in Pine Point Regional Park & Gateway State Trail

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Stillwater/Washington County • Daily or annual park pass needed if you park in Pine Point The Gateway State Trail’s east end begins in Pine Point Regional Park, just north of Stillwater. This beautiful paved multi-use trail ends 18 miles away in downtown Saint Paul. Here’s the map for the section in Pine Point. The Gateway …

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Electric Bikes: Is it Exercise or Cheating?!

I personally saw my first electric bike a year ago, in Tel Aviv, Israel. I thought, “That’s not exercise, that’s cheating!” But after sitting down with Bjorn Selander, co-owner of Afton’s Velo du Nord, and receiving my short education on electric bikes—and especially after riding one—I’m now a believer! The Scoop on Electric Bikes Electric …

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Hiking in Crosby Farm Regional Park

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Saint Paul/Ramsey County • No fee Crosby Farm Regional Park—indeed an old farmstead—offers almost seven miles of wooded, prairie and waterside trails just minutes from 35E and downtown Saint Paul. First, What I Didn’t Like I’ll admit my first impression of the park wasn’t high when I visited the restroom first thing. It had standing …

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Velo du Nord: Bike, Wellness & Coffee Shop

New in 2019 is Velo du Nord—a small locally-owned Afton business with an interesting combination of cycling, massage, homemade waffles and coffee! Most of us don’t automatically match those four things up together. But for co-owners Bjorn Selander and Sarah Engen, the combination is perfectly natural. Their ideas came out of their personal history and …

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