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.
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With the return of summer heat, welcoming to most of us here in upper Midwest, we are finally feeling the warmth. With the temperatures again fluctuating up into the high nineties this week and the humidity down right tropical, here are some helpful suggestions to make the most of your summer activities while we all enjoy our warm weather outdoor activities.
Summer is here and with things opening up from Covid-19, I have a big decision to make. Where should I go for my first out-of-town weekend getaway? For me, a favorite is Albert Lea, with its beautiful bike routes around Fountain Lake and the Blazing Star State Trail. Another option is to follow one of the routes from the annual bike ride called Rock n' Roll the Lakes. Normally scheduled in June, the events bike routes offer cyclists a whole lot of fun scenic Southern Minnesota touring options to enjoy.
At the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers, discover Anoka, Minnesota, with a chance of fun at every turn along its bike routes. With its river city charm and designated the 'Halloween Capital of the World,' this bicycle-friendly community is a place to explore. Riding your bike on the scenic 10-mile bike loop here, you will discover several river-front parks and historic neighborhoods along the route. A part of the nine Twin Cities Gateway communities, in the north suburbs of the Twin Cities, you will find over 250-miles of connecting trails to enjoy. It's the perfect destination to visit with your bike.
The Iron Range, in NE Minnesota, hosts several of the state's gems, both in history and great biking adventures. The area encompasses a string of small mining communities along the well-known Mesabi Trail. Here a bicycle can safely serve as a way to travel from town to town. From Grand Rapids on the western end to Embarrass, 120 miles to the east, there is a lot to see riding along this trail system.
Here at HaveFunBiking, we hope everyone is staying healthy and safe in these troubling times. With social distancing and solo rides a part of the new norm. We have added some suggested route options to most of the maps in the 2020 Bike Guides. So you can stay active and safe while riding.
Thanks to today’s oversized styles from Tifosi Optics, choosing a pair of eye-catching sunglasses for cycling is easy and affordable. The latest Sledge models will have you riding in style when the sun is shining. Plus, if you are like me, when you want a more detailed view, they comfortably fit over your prescription glasses. Either way, you wear them, you'll get the airy fit and the protection you desire.