In New Ulm seeks to be ‘bicycle friendly,’ Journal staff writer Josh Moniz reports:
The New Ulm Bicycle Club (NUBC), the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Ulm are working together to give people an early chance to try the proposed New Ulm loop trail before construction is completed.
The proposed trail is intended to make a circular route through most the city, showing off New Ulm's landmarks while providing a trail to attract bicycle tourism. . . .
There are some unsettled factors such as a symbol for the signs. NUBC member Gwynne Gutzke is planning to draw an image of Hermann the German riding a bicycle for the signs.
"It should be fun," said Sveine.
Not bad for a guy who made Rome's equestrian order before returning home to discipline the empire.
The German-American Disneyland seeks to be certified as a "Bike Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists, Moniz reports.
The image of Hermann the German is frequently invoked as an emblem of the city. In 2006, the city council forbade the downtown council from placing an enormous boa around the statue's neck as a Christmas shopping promotion. Even barbarians have to guard their brands.
Photo: The image of Hermann the German will be climbing off his pedestal for a spin around the valley.