The bicyclist came toward me on a bright summer day along Superior Street in Duluth, pedaling as if in slow-motion. Read more


French Duo Bikes Lake Superior's South Shore on Transcontinental Trip

We spoke with two French bicyclists, Maëva Barbaud and Caroline Labrunye, after they'd traversed Lake Superior's South Shore, part of a summer-long ride from Montreal to Vancouver. Read more

Jun 5, 2015 12:21 PM Superior Notes

Big Lake Bike Heaven

Courtesy Spirit Mountain

Biking may fall under the “silent sports” umbrella alongside cross-country skiing, running and paddling, but cyclists on our shores are anything but quiet about their love for regional riding. Tour the Big Lake's best trails with us. Read more


CAMBA Trails

Courtesy Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association

Links to bike trails, groups and other resources for regional riding, on and off the road. Read more


"Superior" Movie

Courtesy Beyond the Porch Productions

Friends Bike Around the Lake in Keweenaw-Filmed "Superior" [Q&A + trailer]

Los Angeles-based Beyond the Porch Productions set up shop in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last summer to film “Superior,” a coming-of-age story about friends who bike around Lake Superior in 1969. The team released a trailer in December. Read more

Jan 23, 2015 10:30 AM Superior Notes

One Heck of a Ride

Jeremy Kershaw / Courtesy Heck of the North

The Heck of the North starts on a gravel road in Two Harbors, then takes riders to Duluth and back. But exactly where it will zigzag along 110 miles of Minnesota backroads and trails depends on the whims of this bike race’s director. Read more


Cold Rolled

Clear & Cold Cinema

Wondering what goes on in Marquette when the snow is high and the cold is deep? Folks go for a bicycle ride, of course. Local photographer-filmmaker Aaron Peterson talks with us about this rising, wild sport of riding bikes in snow. Read more


Around the Circle This Week: Biking Mecca

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds his previously postponed Governor's Fishing Opener and announces a walleye initiative; could Duluth become a mountain biking mecca?; registration for Grandma's Marathon is extended; and National Trails Day is June 1. Read more

May 31, 2013 5:14 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Hi. What's Your Name Again? Spring? Have We Met?

The Copper Harbor Trails Club wins a prize to build a new downhill biking trail in the Keweenaw; Duluth's air named some of the cleanest in the U.S.; Ashland's Soo Line Depot wins an award; and a look at upcoming events. Read more

Apr 26, 2013 6:06 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Drumroll, Please

The winners of the Duluth Holiday Lighting Contest are announced; the Minnesota DNR launches an educational page about white-nose syndrome; a man surfs and snowboards in the same day; and a look at the week ahead. Read more

Dec 14, 2012 5:39 PM Superior Notes

Beth and Mick Endersbe run the Ideal Market and Rivers Eatery in Cable, specializing in thin-crust artisan pizzas baked in a large stone oven. They also love to be out on the CAMBA bike trails “from the day the frost is out until the snow flies." Read more


  • Master bicyclist Mark Looney

    Mark Looney

    Master bicyclist Mark Looney

    Pedaler Mark Looney brought back stories and photos from his bicycling circle of Lake Superior, part of his mission to cycle around circle all five Great Lakes, a goal he accomplished in May 2019

  • Lake Superior rocky shore

    Mark Looney

    Lake Superior rocky shore

    Pedaler Mark Looney brought back stories and photos from his bicycling circle of Lake Superior, part of his mission to cycle around circle all five Great Lakes.

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