Cycling conflict: The rift between some commuter and sport cyclists

Elite Amateurs raced on Lake Street.
Cyclists raced on Lake Street in Uptown during the North Star Bicycle Festival's Elite Amateur race on Friday, June 19, 2015. Now in its 17th year, the North Star Bicycle Festival consists of 6 stage races, located in St. Paul, Cannon Falls, Minneapolis, Menomonie and Stillwater. Uptown, the fourth stage of the series, is a criterium race.
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Within the biking community, many speak of a divide between sports cyclists and day-to-day bikers or bike commuters.

Some feel bike advocacy from a public planning perspective — attempts to get more people on bikes and develop more bike lanes — could benefit from more engagement from the spandex-donning crowd.

MPR News Editor Mike Mulcahy hosts a conversation with two bike advocates in the Twin Cities area who have been thinking about this issue, and working to bridge the divide.

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