Bike Pic: Sep 17
This Tuesday, enjoy riding along the Mississippi River Trail
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
With the summer season unofficially off the calendar, fall is a great time to extend your bike riding adventures in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. As the leaves change colors along the miles of paved and mountain bike trails, cyclists will find a kaleidoscope of peak colors at every turn. Especially with the abundant rainfall, we have had this year. Colors along the trails and roadways are predicted to be spectacular. If the weather remains mostly sunny during the day with cooler temps at night, conditions favor stunning vistas while exploring the upper Midwest. Enjoy!
Named a top bike city in recent years by many sources, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will host the 13th Annual Minneapolis Bike Tour. With write-ups in Bicycling Magazine, CNN, the Travel Channe, and other media's. The city's park and rec department invites you, your family and friends to come and discover what all these travel writers are experiencing.
Do you have a bike or two taking up space and collecting dust? If so, consider donating them to Free Bikes for Kids (FB4K) to help them put smiles on kids faces. No bikes, no problem...if your basement, garage or storage space has already been cleaned out they still need help. FB4K's also needs volunteers to help clean or do light repair work to get them ready for kids to ride.
If you haven't finalized plans for your #NextBikeAdventure consider another Minnesota doubleheader this fall. First, the Saint Paul Bicycle Classic this Sunday, Sept 8th. Then the Mankato River Ramble on Sunday, Oct 6th. Both day-of bike touring events, each benefits the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) offering several route options to fit your style of riding at each.
The Minnesota High School Cycling League Race, August 24 -25, 2019 drew hundreds of high school and middle school racers from across the state. This was an action-packed state-wide opening race weekend held in Austin, MN. The eighth season of the HS League the season started off at Schindler's Way Trail, in Todd Park. The first race, of the series, had 798 racers from across Minnesota and Western WI.
With the Lakeville Art Festival soon here, learn more about the trails and bike friendly street routes around town on the Tour of Lakeville. This year the Pedal in the Parks ride series starts and ends at Pioneer Plaza Park on Saturday, September 15th. The park plaza is located in downtown Lakeville where the Art Festival takes place, Saturday and Sunday on the same weekend. The scenic route of this years bike tour will help those who participate learn how to safely get around Lakeville.