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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
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 the city of Anoka, with fun at every turn along the route. A bike-friendly community to explore you will find parks and historic neighborhoods on the Anoka 10-mile bike loop. One of the nine Twin Cities Gateway communities, it’s a perfect destination for a bike vacation with all the trail opportunities here. So, if you enjoy pedaling through charming neighborhoods visit Anoka on your next bike adventure.
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.
As spring weather brings warmer temps and 30-Days of Biking, beginning April 1st social distancing is the new norm. People are asking is it safe to go for a bicycle ride, walk or commute to work during the coronavirus pandemic? The answer is yes, it's safe if you follow the recommended guidelines. Now with gyms, health clubs and schools closed and local health officials recommending the practice of social distancing to meet those 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, with the helpful tips in this article.