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HFB MN Guide
This handy bike guide offers free maps of fun destinations in Minnesota to explore and also includes hundreds of events to participate in for your #NextBikeAdventure.
HFB IA Guide
This handy bike guide offers free maps of fun destinations in Iowa to explore and also includes hundreds of events to participate in for your #NextBikeAdventure.
From the Blog
This Saturday, as the days become shorter visibility is key
With school now in session and fall in full swing, we should all consider using the visible gear now available as a key component so we are better seen while riding our bikes. The two main forms of visibility we need to focus on are passive and active visibility. Things like reflectors and bright colors are forms of passive visibility. While lights and blinkers are great examples of active visibility. Read on to see where each one is helpful and most efficient.
This Tuesday, September 22nd, is the first day of fall and international #CarFreeDay. With warm summer air temps and sunny skies in the forecast, sign-up and try out being car-free while celebrating in your community. In the Twin Cities, @MoveMpls is sponsoring a region-wide event, with a free e-bike giveaway a part of the event. Inspired by World Car Free Day, this Tuesday, leave your cars parked and enjoy one glorious day, with thousands of neighbors all moving on bikes or by foot, scooter, transit, or even telework.
With the summer season officially ending on September 21st, fall is a great time to extend your bike riding adventures in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. As the leaves change colors along the miles of paved and mountain bike trails, cyclists will find a kaleidoscope of peak colors at every turn. Especially with the abundant rainfall we have had this year. Colors along the trails and roadways are predicted to be spectacular. If the weather remains sunny during the day with cooler temps at night, conditions favor stunning vistas while exploring the upper Midwest.
If you like the idea of taking your road bike, or a slight version of it, off the pavement and onto a designated park area, cycle-cross may be for you. Also called CX, cyclo-X, or just 'cross the actual name is cyclocross and is a form of bicycle racing known worldwide. Cyclo-cross has parallels with mountain bike racing, cross-country cycling, and criterium racing. The CX course is normally set up temporarily in a city park.
People are asking is it safe to go for a bicycle ride, a walk or commute by bike to work during the corona virus pandemic? The answer is yes! It's safe if you follow the recommended guidelines. Now with gyms, health clubs, and schools all struggling to stay open health officials continue to recommend the practice of social distancing to meet safe guidelines. Cycling is a healthy means of staying active and is still advised. There is no reason to stop if you feel well, just use some precautions. So take a break from the uncertainty of the news. Get out there and learn some new social-distancing habits using the helpful tips below and have some fun staying healthy.