Pedal Hub: A gravel road odyssey

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Chris Skogen
Chris Skogen created the Almanzo 100 race after biking on unpaved roads to stay away from cars and trucks while riding his bike.
Alex Kolyer | For MPR News 2013

What started out as a spontaneous bike ride through the southeastern Minnesota countryside has become the "Almanzo 100," the premier gravel road cycling race in the country. It's happening May 16 in Spring Valley.

The Pedal Hubbers dial up Almanzo's founder, Chris Skogen, to get the full back story and some wisdom on how small towns can tap into the power of bikes. Skogen is stepping down as organizer this year and will ride in the race for the first time.

Also, what are your goals for spring and summer riding? Patrick, Geno and Amber share theirs.

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