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.
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Each time you ride your bike, stop for some ice cream and get rewarded by having your Minnesota Scoop punch card. Eating ice cream is so delicious, and enjoying well-crafted ice cream is its own reward, but the Minnesota Office of Tourism has sweetened the pot. If you are looking at adding some tasty fun to your next bike or outdoor adventure this summer and love ice cream this reward is for you.
The new Highway 53 bridge and bike trail on the Mesabi Iron Range, in northeastern Minnesota, is worth checking out. After two years of construction you can now ride your bicycle, walk or even snowmobile the Mesabi Trail across the tallest multi modal bridge in Minnesota, with a spectacular view.
As traveling closer to home is the new norm, with economic and environmental concerns, a bicycling staycation may open up your eyes to new horizons. The use of sustainable travel, like a bike, allows an adventurer the chance to see points of interest, and landscapes not generally noticed when using other modes of transportation. Recently we helped Sara Lynch with an overnight staycation starting in Lakeville, MN. She and her husband rode to Bloomington and then back to Lakeville using the HaveFunBiking maps that we publish in the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. So, two questions for you as you read this. How many miles can you comfortably ride in a given day? And, what towns 10 to 50-miles away fit into your range, so your next adventure is relaxing and memorable?
With spring riding weather soon here, I wanted to recap my visit to Hutchinson, MN. A bike-friendly community with Minnesota's hometown feel and small town charm it is worth checking out. A short drive west of the Twin Cities, it's one of those areas where it's easy to lose track of time as you enjoy all the fresh air and bicycling opportunities.
The best way to find the right bike for you is to do some research on models you like. Then verify their size to your body and test riding your choices a lot. With so many choose, how do you make the best use of your time while test riding these bikes? Read on for a complete list of how to test ride efficiently.
At the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers, discover Anoka, Minnesota, with a chance of fun at every turn along its bike routes. With its river city charm and designated the 'Halloween Capital of the World,' this bicycle-friendly community is a place to explore. Riding your bike on the scenic 10-mile bike loop here, you will discover several river-front parks and historic neighborhoods along the route. A part of the nine Twin Cities Gateway communities, in the north suburbs of the Twin Cities, you will find over 250-miles of connecting trails to enjoy. It's the perfect destination to visit with your bike.