Tag Archives: 4th of July Bike Ride

A bike pic to remember! Digging through the archives, this photo was taken last summer on the Tour D' Amico just before a sudden rainstorm.

Bike Pic Dec 6, fun summer memories as the temps drop outdoors

A bike pic to remember! Digging through the archives, this photo was taken this last summer on the Tour D’ Amico just before a sudden rainstorm.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the new HaveFunBiking Guide.

Thanks for viewing our Bike Pic  

Now rolling into our 11th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more destinations you can have fun visiting we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy!

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), or who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger, to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the latest  Bike Guide, mobile-friendly as we enter into our 9th year of producing print and digital guides.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our pic’s with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with an HFB camera ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. Capturing you in one of our next ‘Pic of the Day’ posts.

Have a great day and a memorable new year ahead!

Today's 'riding into the Monday morning sun' bike pic captures another beautiful  spring weather day before summer begins. Here, bikers are on the annual Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July.

Bike Pic June 18, riding into the Monday morning sun on TDA

Today’s ‘riding into the Monday morning sun’ bike pic captures another beautiful  spring weather day before summer begins. Here, bikers are on the annual Tour D’Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July, in the western section of the Twin Cities suburbs.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of the many HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the new HaveFunBiking Guide.

Thanks for viewing our ‘Monday Morning Sun’ Bike Pic  

Now rolling into our 11th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more destinations you can have fun at we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy!

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger, to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the latest  Bike Guide, mobile friendly as we enter into our 9th year of producing print and digital guides.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our pic’s with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with a HFB camera ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. Capturing you in one of our next ‘Pic of the Day’ posts.

Have a great day and a memorable new year ahead!

If you are in the Twin Cities, what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then the Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride. 

Tour D’Amico bike ride option, if you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th

If you are in the Twin Cities what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then at the Tour D’Amico (TDA) bicycle ride. This year the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’Amico & Son’s Restaurants invites you to start your Independence Day celebration with a scenic bike ride and  a delicious picnic upon your return. Now in its 19th year, select from one of four scenic routes options for a fun day.

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The 19th Annual TDA begins in Golden Valley, MN to start the days festivities.

Tour D’Amico bike ride registration

Registration is in the court area outside D’Amico Restaurant in the Golden Valley Commons Shopping Center, just off Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue. You can pick up your ride packet or sign up with day-of registration and start riding between 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the Fourth.

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Hiawatha bike club members greeting riders as they check in at the registration table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All four routes, through the western suburbs of the Twin Cities, are signed and supported. Maps and Ride with GPS will be available to further assist you on this fun bike tour. Along the way enjoy stopping at several rest stops for refreshments and treats. Then at the end of your ride savor a D’Amico & Sons American/Italian al fresco picnic lunch.

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What a fun way to spend the early part of your  4th of July holiday. Leisurely riding the scenic parkways and trails with family and friends.

The Tour D’Amico bike ride starts and ends in Golden Valley

The 44 mile Tour D'Amico map

The 44 mile Tour D’Amico map

Choose from the 20, 29, 44 or 62.2 mile scenic route all mapped to give everyone riding a chance to explore some of the Twin Cities newest bike boulevards and trails. Riding through parts of Edina, Hopkins, Plymouth and Wayzata before returning back to Golden Valley.

Along the way, enjoy the Tour D’Amico’s selfie contest

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Riders always enjoy the Selfie Contest on TDA.

 

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Riders who enter the selfie contest will have fun and may win a prize.

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With helmets on and a cell phone ready to take pictures, riders prepare for TDA, having fun with old and new friends.

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Some of the Tour D’ Amico rider’s warming up for the selfie contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riders on the Tour D’Amico route

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They have come to ride the Tour D’ Amico from as far away as Burlington, Iowa.

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Happy TDA riders ready to get out on the route.HFB_a-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An adventure awaits these two as they leave Golden Valley.

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The last two to leave the Golden Valley parking lot, are the Hiawatha Bicycling Club Ride Marshall’s, making sure everyone returns safely.

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The tours first rest stops on TDA is a Cub Grocery Store, in Plymouth MN.

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Our happy Hiawatha Bicycling Club hosts at the Plymouth Station Rest Stop.

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Riders enjoying bananas and other treats before heading back out on the course.

With beautiful weather scheduled, riders will enjoy the low traffic roads, fun trails and scenic landscapes along the way.

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This guy knows how to travel and celebrate the 4th of July, will you join him?

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Riding the route to the next rest stop, D’ Amico’d in Wayzata.

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TDA riders will enjoy some of D’ Amico and Sons tasty salads, fruits and other treats at the second rest stop.

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With this photo, you know it’s good… do we need to say more!

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Here TDA riders, from all four routes meander together around Lake Minnetonka’s shoreline to Hopkins for another tasty rest stop.

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More happy riders ready to check out the rest stop at the Hopkins Depot.

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It looks like this rest stop was as good as the last two!

Time to head back for a Tour D’Amico picnic

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Here, this TDA rider makes her way back to D’ Amico’s in Golden Valley for the delicious picnic.

 

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Still smiling, on the last section of the 2017 Tour D’ Amico, riders here make their way back to Golden Valley for a picnic lunch in the court area, next to the fountain.

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With so many choices, the dessert bars are sinfully delicious.

Join in on the fun sharing your TDA experience with old and new friends over a D'Amicos picnic lunch.

Join in on the fun sharing your TDA experience with old and new friends over a D’Amico’s picnic lunch.

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Everyone always enjoys the fine food and refreshments D’ Amico’s served after the ride – Sign up today! 

About Hiawatha Bicycling Club

Join the club at Hiawathbike.org to learn more about all the fun rides they lead, like the Tour D’ Amico.

Proceeds from the Tour D’Amico over the last few year’s have benefited the Children’s Lighthouse, trail maintenance projects in the Twin Cities and the bike education program of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

Revolutionary products in this review include the Carlito bike lock and the Flat Stopper's amazing new tubeless bike tire sealant.

Bike Pic June 29, Not A Race, Tour D Amico Is A 4th of July Fun Ride

Tour D Amico is not a bike race. Its just a fun 4th of July cycling event that guarantees that everyone who participates has fun riding a scenic route with a delicious Italian picnic  served at the end.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Tour D Amico’ Pic of the Day!  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

The American Dream, Beer and Bikes! Here are a couple cyclist living the dream. Promoting free beer with a Latte.

Bike Pic Sept 29, Living the American Dream with Bikes and Beer

Here are a couple cyclists living the American dream by promoting free beer as they walk their bikes down the street in Wayzata, MN, with a Latte in hand. Photo was taken during the  annual Tour D’ Amico 4th of July bicycle ride.

Now in its 18th year, the ride is promoted by the Hiawatha Bicycling Club. Proceeds from the ride benefits the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota’s bike education program and trail maintenance projects around the Twin Cities and the Minnesota Specialize Olympics.

See many more bike events friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the American Dream Pic of the Day. 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while showcasing all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. So go ahead and scroll through the information and stories we have posted and enjoy.

So, do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure. Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. And don’t forget to smile while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic Aug 13, a cyclist’s angel to the rescue at the Tour D’ Amico

Here Steve, from Tonka Cycle & Ski in Hopkins, MN is a cyclist’s angel, here helping a rider on a 4th of July bike ride with a tire problem. This photo was taken this year on the Tour D’ Amico where Tonka Cycle was on hand at each of the rest stops to assist riders.

Find more events, bike friendly places to explore and cyclist’s angel in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking. 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike. While showcasing all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic July 4, celebrating our freedom wherever you are!

Here behind the bike, this canine companion enjoys riding in his trailer decked out with the United States flag. From HaveFunBiking, have a safe and memorable holiday!

Find more fun places to bike in the MN Guide

Find many more bike friendly places to ride and explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB). 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media source, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As HFB searches and presents more fun cycling related photos, worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted that may help you Find Your Next Adventure. Then, while out there if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event you plan to attend, be prepared to smile. You never know where our cameras will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us post? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know?) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 800 pixels wide or larger for us to consider using them. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual print and quarterly digital Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide to Find Your Next Adventure. We are proud of the updated  At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for at the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of information, now available for mobile devices.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in one of the next photos we post.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic April 3, another miles of smiles riding opportunity

Another miles of smiles, Sunday bike photo. Here two ladies enjoyed the day riding Tour D’ Amico, the annual bike ride hosted by Hiawatha Bicycling Club on the 4th of July .

See more friendly places to ride and explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB). 

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As HFB searches and presents more fun cycling related photos, worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted that may help you find your next adventure. Then, while out there if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event you plan to attend, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us post? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know?) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 800 pixels wide or larger for us to consider using them. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual print and quarterly digital Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for at the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of information, now available for mobile devices.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in one of the next photos we post.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic Feb. 13th, a beer in hand is better than any slogan

If this guy had a beer in his hand, rather than a tissue, do you think he might crack a smile? Photo was taken last summers at the annual 4th of July, Tour D’ Amico Bike Ride & Picnic, held in Golden Valley, MN by Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC).

#FindYourNextAdventure

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB). 

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and present more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, while out there if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know?) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be at least 620 pixels wide for us to use them. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual print and quarterly digital Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for in the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile devices where you may see some additional bike pics – maybe of yourself so.

Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in one of the next photos we post.

Have a great day!

Two 4th of July, Bike Rides to Consider in the Twin Cities

With summer fast approaching in the Upper Midwest, if you plan on being in the Minneapolis/St Paul area over the 4th of July here are two popular rides to check out. In the Western side of the Twin Cities, in Golden Valley, the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) will host the 16th Annual Tour D’ Amico with a 29, 45 and 65 mile route. On the Northeast side of the Metro Area, up in the North Oaks/Shorewood area, the Twin Cities Bicycling Club (TCBC) will host the 34th Annual Watermelon Ride, with a 15, 25 or 52 mile route option.

Logo of the Tour D' Amico Bike Ride

Logo of the Tour D’ Amico Bike Ride

As always, the Tour D’ Amico sponsored by D’ Amico & Sons Restaurants, of Minneapolis enjoys many delicious food sampling’s and a D’ Amico’s picnic lunch upon the riders return. On this ride enjoy the scenic lakeside routes that many of HBC’s members socially ride throughout the year by selecting the 29, 45 or 62 mile loop.  And as always SAG support is available along each marked and signed routes, plus you will find hydration and full rest stops opportunities along the way. Ride with old and new friends by registering today, Online or fill out the Registration form and pop-it in the mail.

Logo of the TCBC Watermelon Ride

Logo of the TCBC Watermelon Ride

Back in the northern suburbs, the TCBC Watermelon Experience will start in Shoreview and we will revisit some of this Club’s favorite routes. Participants can select the Family Friendly Loop, at around 15 miles with plenty of trails and road shoulders or the two longer loops around 25 and 52 miles on this well-marked, fully supported ride. Then on the return, two miles from the end of the ride enjoy a holiday picnic lunch at Snail Lake Pavilion, with the traditional Fourth picnic fare. Of course, there will be watermelon and the usual desserts too. Signing up for this ride; just go to their website: www.biketcbc.org/watermelon for both pre-registration or day-of information.

Have fun on this upcoming Holiday and plan to share your ride experiences and Tweets no matter where you are riding.

Most pets enjoy these holiday bike rides too.

Most pets enjoy these holiday bike rides too.