Bike Pic: Nov 04
Ice cream smiles Sunday and the fun memories a sandwich can create!
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 Strider Snow Cup has been dubbed the “Toddler Tour de France” by the Wall Street Journal, ESPN and Bleacher Report. Strider Bike, the world’s leader in teaching young children to ride and rip on two wheels, has announced Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minnesota, will host the Snow Cup on March 2nd.
With the days getting a bit shorter as the fall bike event season progresses, there are several more bike events from October 23 through November 24th to enjoy for your preferred riding pleasure in the upper Midwest. With cooler temps drifting south enjoy all the colors of the season along the way.
The Minnesota High School Cycling League is heading into its State Championship Race, in Mankato MN, this coming next weekend. The final race of the season will draw over 1,500 racers from 63 teams to the picturesque Minnesota River Valley Area for the final race of a seven-race series. This will be the largest race of the MN HS Cycling League since its inception in 2012.
As winter soon approaches, it's time to store away some of your summer gear, and bike gloves are not an item that can be ignored when putting them away. Besides their intended use, gloves are often used for wiping sweat away and worse as a tissue. That makes the gloves you wear disgusting bacteria collectors if not cleaned, regularly and before storing. So what is the best way to clean them, as a good pair of gloves can be a bit expensive and may not be machine washable? Read on...
It is amazing the things you don't know about an area you have been pedaling around by bike, for over twenty years. Though at times you may have wonder why an old building or a street is designed the way it is? But it's not that important of a question and you put off finding the answer. Well that all changed earlier this fall when I had the opportunity to tag along on the Magical History Tour. A ride that took me through neighborhoods in southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Edina, Minnesota.
The MN HS League headed over the border into Wisconsin for race #5 at Whitetail Ridge on October 7th. With temps hovering between 40 and 50 degrees, over 700 mountain bike racers from MN, Western WI, SD, and ND converged at Whitetail Ridge, for the fifth of the seven-race series. A fan-favorite race venue for the league; racers were thrilled to be back at Whitetail Ridge to take on the 4-mile course of endless climbs and rolling hills.