Bike Pic: Jul 21
Mother and daughter enjoying an ice cream smile Sunday treat.
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
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From the Blog
Many times, riders will assume that because the weather is cool or a ride is short they don’t need to bring water with them on a bike ride. Truth be told, the biggest drain to your energy while riding can be related to dehydration.
Before or after that next soccer game at the National Sports Center, grab the handlebars of a bicycle for a true north Twin Cities Gateway bicycle adventure. Surrounding the soccer fields, in Blaine, MN, the nine communities of the Gateway offer hundreds of miles of paved trail for you and family members to enjoy. Made up of nine different bike-friendly communities, check out the maps of Anoka; Blaine; Coon Rapids; Fridley; Ham Lake; Lino Lakes; Mounds View; New Brighton; and Shoreview to explore.
If you are up for the challenge, 'Ride the Ridges' (RTR) bike ride, out of Winona, MN, allows you four route options. So there is something for everyone. If you believe you will exceed your planned level of endurance this summer here is a memorable way to test those glutes, thighs and calf muscles. In its seventh year, on September 21, the Winona Rotary Club is expanding its annual road tour event. The 'Ride the Ridges' routes will take riders through some of the most scenic areas in Southeastern Minnesota. Participants of RTR will pedal into lush valleys riding alongside cascading streams then up into the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
In this photo recap, the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) celebrates the Tour D’ Amico (TDA) bike ride and picnic for the 20th year. A premier 4th of July bicycle celebration, it all began as a fun club gathering with a goal to bring old and new friends together to build membership and community ties. With the slogan "Eat Well, Laugh Often and Ride" the tradition of Tour D' Amico hasn't changed much over the years with the long-standing partnership with D' Amico and Sons Restaurants. Each year, on Independence Day, the Tour offers several scenic route options with a fabulous picnic lunch at the end. No different this year, the delicious buffet was served al fresco style, around the water fountain at the Golden Valley D' Amico's location. Enjoy by all!
If you haven't finalized plans for your #NextBikeAdventure consider a Minnesota doubleheader with the Rock n' Roll the Lakes this Saturday and Tour of Saints, on Sunday. Both day-of bike bicycle touring events benefit the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and offer several route options to fit your style of riding.
An exciting sport, this may be the last year for a while, to try or watch track cycle racing in Minnesota. Called “NASCAR on Two Wheels,” the velodrome racing program at the National Sports Center, in Blaine, MN is all about blazing speeds, gravity-defying turns and spectacular crashes making this one of the most awe-inspiring spectator's sports around.