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This Saturday, fond summer memories as you enjoy the warm weather
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
As a parent and tinkerer, one of the most fun activities I share with my two boys is teaching them how bicycle maintenance works. Now that my older son is riding more and helping me review a bike for HaveFunBiking, the time has come to teach him how a bike works. Almost everybody gets the basics, but after 20 years working in shops, I want to give as much of my experience to him as possible. Take a look at my plan for teaching my son bicycle maintenance.
Bikes in general, are stolen often, but for a thief in today's crazy world, an electric bike is the crown jewel. With e-bikes, normally a larger investment here are some bicycle theft prevention ideas to consider. To protect your bicycle investment, consider using a combination of a U-lock, or cable lock, along with a GPS-tracking air tag. You could also take the bike inside a building with you or use a mobile bike storage locker for storing your bike. Using a combination of the above locks will deter a thief. And with a GPS tracking device attached will help you retrieve your bike if it is stolen.
Advocating for people who bike and walk, on March 14th, is Minnesota's Bike/Walk Summit, in St Paul. One of the most important events, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) needs your help at the Bike/Walk Summit. If you live in Minnesota, your presence is requested to help educate the elected leaders about the State's bicycling issues and pedestrian needs.
In the Twin Cities Metro Area, find an extensive network of rugged single-track and easy-to-moderate mountain bike trails to enjoy. Explore the following list, with many regional and city parks that maintain off-road trails to provide riders at every skill level with a fun experience. Whether you are seeking a serene roll or a challenging thrill, there’s no shortage of mountain bike trails to explore in Minneapolis-St. Paul. For that next Adventure you are planning, here are more than 25 trail systems to choose from. Enjoy!
With spring approaching, staying dry is the most critical and challenging part of biking or hiking in the rain and snow. The best way to keep warm and dry is to wear waterproof clothing. While most synthetic fabrics still insulate when wet, being damp diminishes their ability to keep you warm. Therefore, a waterproof jacket and pants are a great way to start, but waterproof socks and gloves complete the outfit. While many materials are naturally waterproof, once perforated with stitching, zipped closed with generic zippers, and left to be loose at all the cuffs, their waterproofing goes out the window. Before you go out and buy anything labeled "waterproof," read on to understand that all waterproofing is not the same.
In the following bike touring description, picture yourself riding the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through the wilds of Minnesota. Here you can pedal, along with family and friends. Enjoy the scenery on the first leg of America's famous 3,000-mile bike system while riding at your own pace using bike-friendly roads and multi-use pathways.