Wind noise has long been an annoyance when riding a bike and can also be a safety issue when it comes to hearing approaching automobiles. Now there is a new product called Wind Blox, designed to help reduce wind noise, allowing a cyclist to hear better while riding. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in the Fall of 2013, this product is now available to everyone. Check it out!
Find the perfect holiday gift for that active outdoor person in your life with our growing list of ideas at HaveFunBiking. Each Friday, up through November 26, 2021, we will be adding more gift-giving ideas to help you find that perfect item for that special someone.
A windy Thursday, a fun look at the 2021 summer riding season
The winters here in the upper Midwest can be long. But living in Minnesota with four unique seasons, fat biking can be a fun way to pass the time in the winter, plus getting a good cardio workout. Many studies have stated the benefits of staying active outdoors in cold weather, and actively riding a fat bike will do that. Growing up in a winter wonderland of the cross-country ski trail, we now see changing conditions overnight. The fat bike is a great alternative to stay active and comfortable when the ski trail turns into a bobsled run.
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. Enjoying 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.
Having enjoyed another summer of fun riding your bicycle, it’s now time to think about preparing your bike for winter storage. Unless you are planning on running your two-wheel steed through the winter for commuting or using it inside on a trainer, it’s time to get it ready for next year. That way, early next spring, when the temperatures rise, you are not cleaning and lubing your bike when you should be riding – Or even worse, waiting two-to-three weeks out for your bike shop to tune it up.
Similar to the early 1800s when Coon Rapids was a stopping point on the Oxen Trail from the Red River Valley to St. Paul, hospitality is still key. d. Today Coon Rapids and its neighboring Twin City Gateway communities, offer those passing through a place to stay and play throughout the year.
With Fathers Day coming soon, on June 20th, skip the Old Spice for dad this year. Check out some fun ideas that we think will keep him active and happy and fit into your budget.
This Thursday, of 30 Days of Biking, enjoy!
Your favorite music keeps you pedaling in high spirits through the toughest rides like nothing else. So how do you bring your favorite tunes along with limited space while riding a bike? Take a look at these few tips below about some of the most popular options.