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#BIKESMAKEUSHAPPY: A COLLECTION OF SNAPS AND STORIES

#BIKESMAKEUSHAPPY: A COLLECTION OF SNAPS AND STORIES

We sent out a little email blast and we asked that people send us a photo of themselves doing something with their bike that made them happy. We're going to post the collection of photos and stories in a continuous-running blog post here and some of the individual photos in our social channels like Instagram and Twitter curated with the hashtag #bikesmakeushappy. 

For us, the photos are a reminder to seek out joy when we can, even under the toughest of circumstances and also something to keep us optimistic for the future and better days ahead.

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Thoughtful Gifts For Cyclists 2019

Thoughtful Gifts For Cyclists 2019

This Holiday season we've compiled a few items we think would make for thoughtful gifts for the cyclists in your life. Heavy on practicality and usefulness, these Banjo Brothers items are sure to please. Gifts start at less than $10.

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Five Things With Cyclist Chris Skogen

FIVE THINGS WITH ALMANZO 100 FOUNDER CHRIS SKOGEN

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. These short interviews explore life and bicycles with notable people. Since 2007 Chris Skogen has been producing barrier-free cycling events in the state of Minnesota.

The most famous of his events, the Almanzo 100, is often referred to as the "granddaddy" of them all for its pole position in the explosion of gravel road bicycle ride around the country.  While other events have diverged from Skogen's "always free" business model, Skogen continues to shake up the paradigm in his crusade to simply get more people on bikes.

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Year-round Cyclist Chris Chavie Started the MN Bike Trail Navigator Blog

FIVE THINGS WITH CHRIS CHAVIE THE MN BIKE TRAIL NAVIGATOR

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. These short interviews explore life and bicycles with notable people. This week, it's Chris Chavie's turn in the barrel.

Chavie, the former Social Media manager for Penn Cycle, founded the MN Bike Trail Navigator Blog in 2011 and publishes the largest list of cycling events in Minnesota his cycling-centric blog.

His passion for bikes might be an understatement. He created and is an admin of 13 cycling-related Facebook Groups including MN Gravel Enthusiasts, MN River Bottoms Ride Report, Twin Cities Bike Commuters, and MN Fatbike Group Rides.

We hope you enjoy this week's Five Things.

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FIVE THINGS WITH MARTIN AND TRICIA OF SOLID PHASE DESIGN

FIVE THINGS WITH MARTIN AND TRICIA OF SOLID PHASE DESIGN

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. These short interviews explore life and bicycles with notable people. We caught up this week with Martin Leugers (yes, it's true, he's one of the 'real'  banjo brothers) and his wife and business partner, Tricia Wright.

Wright and Leugers are industrial designers and the founders of San Francisco-based Solid Phase Design. With a squadron (no exaggeration) of bikes in their garage prepped and at the ready for riding, there are bikes for every task from slow-rolls to fast-rides including sweet loaners for guests and chopper-bikes, a pre-requisite for their founding membership in C.R.U.D., the legendary cabal of "chopper-riding-urban-dwellers."

 We hope you enjoy this week's Five Things.

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