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Jason Lardy MN Velodrome Five Things

FIVE THINGS WITH JASON LARDY – HOST, BLAST BEATS N’ BICYCLES ON WMCN 91.7 FM

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week's notable person is cyclist Jason Lardy. 

Jason is the host of Blast Beats n’ Bicycles, a 2-hour radio show on WMCN 91.7 FM, Macalester College Radio in St. Paul, MN. Each week, the show includes an hour of heavy music, with special emphasis on the Twin Cities hard rock and heavy metal scene, and an hour of discussion of bicycle topics with Twin Cities cycling advocates, racers and fellow bike nerds. Archives of the show can be found at http://blastbeatbikes.com

Jason is also the President of the MN Cycling Center – the non-profit organization working to build the next generation of velodrome cycling in MN.

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FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST MICHAEL BOEHNLEIN, @MinnesotaMikeyB

FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST MICHAEL BOEHNLEIN, @MinnesotaMikeyB

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week's notable person is cyclist Michael Boehnlein. (The last name is pronounced Bane-Line).

"My favorite ride this summer will be dropping my two daughters off at Little Bellas in Lakeville, MN. My oldest (9) daughter loved the program last year so I also signed my youngest (8) up with her sister this year. I’m excited to watch their confidence grow week to week with this amazing group of young women and mentors."

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Eric Hawkins and his father, Howard, the Founder of Park Tool. Park Tool was founded in 1963.

FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST ERIC HAWKINS - CEO PARK TOOL

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week's notable person is Park Tool's, Eric Hawkins.

Eric Hawkins is the owner/CEO and Chief Mechanic at Park Tool Company the world’s largest manufacturer of specialty bicycle tools and fixtures. Raised in a bike shop, Eric’s career started assembling Sting Rays and Varsity(s) at his father’s shop in the mid 70’s then on to work at Park Tool starting in 1983. Park Tool was started by Eric’s father and a business partner out of the back of a bike shop in the mid 60’s and has now grown to include over 500 products and is distributed to bikes shops and home mechanics in over 75 countries.

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5 Things With Cyclist Willy Lee

FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST AND #30DAYSOFBIKING SUPPORTER WILLY LEE

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week's notable person is Willy Lee.

Willy is late-bloomer when it comes to bikes, learning to ride a bike when he was 26. Proximity to bike paths has changed his life.

"My wife and I bought a house on the chain of lakes and she said, we are not living on these great bike paths and not riding them, so she dragged me to a couple of bike shops and made me buy a bike. LOL, the joke’s on her. I now own 11.5 bikes (one is a unicycle.) I worked weekends at a shop for a few years, and have really fallen into a big bike family"

Willy is also a #30daysofbiking diehard and he thinks you should totally join the herd this April.

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Molly Hurford, Author Shred Girls

FIVE THINGS WITH CYCLIST AND "SHRED GIRLS" AUTHOR MOLLY HURFORD

FIVE THINGS is a feature on the Banjo Brothers Blog. It’s a short interview about life and bicycles with a notable person. This week's notable person is Molly Hurford.

Molly Hurford is a journalist in love cycling, running, nutrition and all things outdoors. When not outside, she's writing about being outside, travel, and athletic style on TheOutdoorEdit.com

Molly is obsessed with getting more women psyched on adventure and wellness, and hosts talks and coaches clinics and camps for cyclists. She’s the author of multiple books on cycling and nutrition, including “Saddle, Sore: Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy.” Her most recent project, Shred Girls, is a young adult fiction series (and website) focused on getting girls excited about bikes.

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