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Can I ride an e-bike when its cold or wet?

This Bike Pic Thursday, we caught this biker chick out having fun along the Minnesota River bottoms near Bloomington, MN.

Like most standard bicycles, electric bikes are water-resistant and can be used in inclement weather. Though, you may need some accessories (like rain gear or studded tires for winter) to ride safely. Most e-bike models also provide a high-quality, water-resistant casing to protect your battery when wet and cold. You can ride an e-bike at any temperature, but the colder it is, the more it may impact the battery’s range. So bring your battery (or the entire bike + battery) inside if you’re not riding it, if possible. Do not leave the battery on the bike if parking the e-bike outside in the winter at any time.

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Winter in a bike shop is a great time to learn!

Give a call to the shops closest to you and verify they have the models you want to test ride.

The winter months are the perfect time to visit a bike shop and learn. Other than just enjoying bikes at a time when you may not be riding, there are many benefits to visiting your bike shop during the cooler months of the year. You can learn more in the slower winter months, get better deals, and have faster service.

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An adventure of a lifetime, along Minnesota’s Mississippi River Trail

Picture yourself riding the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through the wilds of Minnesota, pedaling America's famous 3,000 mile bike system

In the following bike touring description, picture yourself riding the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through the wilds of Minnesota. Here you can pedal, along with family and friends. Enjoying the scenery on the first leg of America's famous 3,000-mile bike system while riding at your own pace using bike-friendly roads and multi-use pathways.

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The electric bicycle expo, E-bike Challenge returns to Minneapolis

With a growing demand for e-bikes, the electric bike expo organizer of several significant events in Europe is returning with the E-bike Challenge. Back at the Minneapolis Convention Center, March 11 -12, 2023, this will again be the place for consumers and businesses to test and compare the many e-bicycles and cargo bikes. Deemed a success this spring for the second year, attendees of all ages and abilities will again be able to test-ride the latest e-bikes on the enormous indoor cycle track. As the E-bike Challenge returns with more e-bikes and cargo bikes to test ride, mark your calendar and plan to attend.

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Teaching your child the ancient art of bicycle maintenance

Discovering how things work here is a group of neighborhood kids learning about bicycle maintenance. 

As a parent and tinkerer, one of the most fun activities I share with my two boys is teaching them how bicycle maintenance works. Now that my older son is riding more and helping me review a bike for HaveFunBiking, the time has come to teach him how a bike works. Almost everybody gets the basics, but after 20 years working in shops, I want to give as much of my experience to him as possible. Take a look at my plan for teaching my son bicycle maintenance.

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Fun and fitness when winter bike riding isn’t your thing

There are tons of exercises, drills and products to help you keep your fitness through the winter riding months.

Snow, ice, and cold make for excellent conditions for fat biking, but how do you keep in shape when winter bike riding isn’t your thing? Luckily, there are tons of fun activities, exercises, drills, and products to help keep you in shape through the winter months.

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