Bike Pic: Aug 18
Ice Cream Smiles Sunday adds fun to the weekend
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
The Border Bike Ride allows all levels of cyclists the opportunity to ride on two trails, with several communities along the way. The fun begins in Riceville, in northeast Iowa, at the trailhead and welcome center of the Waspi-Great Western Line (WGWL) Trail on Saturday, August 24th. With many route options, recreational riders of all levels have several opportunities. The 56-mile route option crosses the border into Minnesota and to visit communities along the Shooting Star Trail.
Mounds View is a great mix of busy and calm where you can ride your bike along creekside trails to visit festivals like the town’s Annual 'Festival in the Park.' This two-day jam-packed festival is a great way to wrap up your summer vacation.
Get up close and personal on the 18th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride, Saturday, August 18. Enjoy shoreline views of Lake Superior as you pedal the Gitchi-Gami Trail. Occasionally passing through a state park or riding over a serenading waterfall as it cascades into the lake on a supported 8, 28, 34 or 55 mile ride lengths route option.
In its 32nd year, the villages of Van Buren County will be hosting their annual bike ride visiting several Civil War historical villages along the way. Ride participants can enjoy a 42 or 66-mile route on Saturday and a 42-mile’r on Sunday, along with a fun poker-run on the bike tour both days.
The 17th Annual Square Lake Film & Music Festival is a fun and perfect way to experience multi-day bike touring. Just north of Stillwater, MN. This unique, bike-friendly, outdoor festival is August 10-11,2019. Over the weekend, with your camping gear shuttled free, enjoy local music on the outdoor stage. Plus short film & animation sets inside their theater-barn. You will experience multi-day bike touring fun, with a new beat for your ride home.
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.