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With the gorgeous change of seasons the October bike events we have listed will keep you pedaling through crisp autumn scenery, here in the upper Midwest.

Top October Bike Events in the Upper Midwest for Fun

Itching to take out your bike again for more biking fun this fall? With the gorgeous change of seasons, the October bike events we have listed here will keep you pedaling through the crisp autumn scenery, in the upper Midwest.

October Bike Events Include:

Open Streets Minneapolis – October 1st

Community Bike/Walk Event

Cedar Riverside/West Bank/Dinkytown, Minneapolis, MN

 

Heck of the North Gravel – October 1st

Gravel Road Race

Two Harbors, MN

 

Cirque du SoGay VIII – October 1st

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

Minneapolis, MN

 

Champlin Blue Line Memorial Bike Ride | Facebook Event Page – October 1st

6 & 20 miles ride Recreational

Andrews Park, Champlin, MN

 

Nicollet Bike Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – October 1st

Kiwanis Park Mountain Bike Trailhead – Mountain Bike Ride

Mankato, MN

 

Wild Ride Mountain Bike FestivalFacebook Event Page – October 1st

Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trailhead – Mountain Bike Ride

Eagan, MN

 

Apple Affair Tour – October 1st

Recreational Ride

Galesville, WI

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #3 – October 2nd

Mountain Bike (Youth)

Gamehaven Rochester, MN

 

No Name Alleycat Race – October 2nd

Recreational Bike Race

Minneapolis, MN

 

Revocross | Online Registration – October 2nd

Cycle Cross

Clearwater, MN

 

Specialized Bicycle Demo with Erik’s Bike Shop  – October 2nd

Mountain Biking

Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trails Eagan, MN

 

Woolly Day 2016 – October 2nd

Mountain Biking

Woolly Bike Club St. Croix Falls, WI

 

Wednesday Night CX-Race #6 | CX-MN Facebook Page – October 5th

Cycle Cross

Aquila Park – All City/Fulton, St. Louis Park, MN

 

Lake Ahquabi State Park – October 5th

Mountain Bike Racing

Park State Park, Indianola, IA

 

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Bike Donation Day | Facebook Event Page – October 8th

Bike Donations

Twin Cities Metro Area Allina Clinics/Hospitals and various other locations in Twin Cities, MN

 

F-Octoberfest Gravel Grinder – October 8th

Gravel Road Race 25 & 50 miles

F-Town Brewing Company Faribault, MN

 

North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships – October 8th

Mountain Biking

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN

 

Oktobershred – October 8th

BMX

Cottage Grove Bike Park Cottage Grove, MN

 

Salsa Oremageddon | Online Registration – October 8th

Mountain Biking – 50, 25, 12 Miles

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails Crosby/Ironton, MN

 

Save the River Bottoms Fall Celebration – October 8th

Mountain Biking

Lilydale Trailhead Bloomington, MN

 

Donkey Cross@Baker Orchard – October 8th

U.S.A. Cycling – Cycle Cross

Centuria, WI

 

Thunder Down Under | Website – October 8th

WEMS Championship – Mountain Biking

Merrill, WI

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #4 – October 9th

Mountain Bike (Youth)

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN

 

The Filthy 50 | Facebook Page – October 9th

52 Mile Gravel Road Race   

Stewartville, MN

 

Mankato River Ramble | Online Registration – October 9th

12, 26, 42, & 50 Mile Recreational Ride

Land of Memories Park Mankato, MN

 

Cuyuna 5-0 – October 10th

Mountain Biking

Crosby, MN

 

Wednesday Night CX-Race #7 | CX-MN Facebook Page – October 12th

Cycle Cross

Aquila Park – Tonka Cycle in St. Louis Park, MN

 

Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races | Facebook Event Page – October 12th

Mountain Biking

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

 

Will to Ben Bike Tour – October 8th-14th

Multi-Day Ride

Sparta, WI

 

BELCH and Brew Ride | Online Registration – October 15th

Recreational Bike & Brew Tour

Blue Door Pub Minneapolis, MN

 

Farmstead Fall Fest – October 15th

Recreational

Farmstead Bike Shop Minneapolis, MN

 

More October Bike Events:

Dirt Bag | Facebook Page – October 16th

30, 60, & 80 Miles of Gravel Road

Clearwater, MN

 

Green Acres Premium Cyclocross | Facebook Event Page – October 15th-16th

Cycle Cross

Lake Elmo, MN

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #5 – October 16th

Mountain Bike (Youth)

White Tail Ridge River Falls, WI

 

Let’s Joyride Together: October Edition – October 17th

Recreational Ride

Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN

 

Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races | Facebook Event Page – October 19th

Mountain Biking

Elm Creek Singletrack Trail Champlin, MN

 

Black’s Grove River Crossing Mountain Bike RaceFacebook Event Page – October 22nd

Mountain Biking

Black’s Grove Park Wadena, MN

 

Velo CXFacebook Event Page – October 22nd-23rd

Cycle Cross

National Sports Center  Blaine, MN

 

Traffic Skills 101 Minneapolis – October 28th-29th

Bicycle Education

U of M Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis, MN

 

MN High School Cycling League-State Championship – October 29th-30th

Mountain Biking (Youth)

Mount Kato Mankato, MN

 

2016 MORC Gala | Facebook Event Page | Tickets (On sale October 1) – October 29th

Bicycle Festival

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN

 

Angry Cross | Online Registration – October 30th

Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trailhead Woodbury, MN

 

Tommy CX – October 31st

Minnesota Cycling Federation – Cycle Cross

Mendota Heights, MN

There are so many October bike events and more events this fall to come that you shouldn’t put away your bike quiet yet! Watch for more events in the Fall digital version of the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guidecoming out this coming Monday

Please let us know if we missed any events you are planning or would like to attend – just submit them into the HFB Events Calendar – it’s free!

The Spring MN Bike/Hike Guide is now available digitally with more maps

With spring in the air, a Minnesota tradition in less than two weeks and the 7th Annual MN Bike/Hike Guide coming in from the printers, carry this handy booklet with you in its digital format today!

As we continue to add more links and helpful information to assist you in finding your next adventure, please page through the Guide’s events, maps and helpful tips pages – and let us know if we missed something. With the summer issue, in its digital format, coming out in late May, we can make change and additions. So, please tell us as you plan your next adventure!

Our HaveFunBiking ‘Pic of the Day’ may help you find your next adventure

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

Plus, we welcome your candid bike shots

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us post at HaveFunBiking?

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.

Be a part of a Minnesota bike tradition and get the a free copy of the printed guide

Regarding the 2016 printed guides, be one of the first to receive a printed copy by coming out to Stillwater, MN and participating in the MN Ironman Bicycle Ride on April 24th. With no running or swimming required this spring bike opener will be a fun way to celebrate its 50th year and start the summer cycling season – A true Minnesota tradition with bragging rights guaranteed.

So please bookmark the MN Guide and  HaveFunBiking.com to help find your next adventure – we may capture you in one of the next photos online or in the Bike/Hike Guide.

Have Fun and Keep Riding!

Take a sneak peek of the 2016 MN Bike Hike Guide

As we prepare for press, we invite you to take a sneak peek of the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and let us know what you think. As we add more links and helpful information to assist you in finding your next adventure, please page through all the bike events, maps and helpful tips and let us know if we missed something.

Flip through the pages on your computer screen, book the site for future reference and take it with you for your mobile devices when you are on the go. In both our print and quarterly digital editions you will find a full schedule of bike event listings with links, helpful tips to have a safe journey and plenty of maps showcasing bike friendly destinations for planning and riding into your next adventure.

And check back regularly for our HaveFunBiking ‘Pic of the Day’ 

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, many worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted – it  may help you find your next adventure. Then, while out there exploring, if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event, 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 on HaveFunBiking? 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!

 

A Sneak Peek of 2015 Upper Midwest Bike Events

Now that spring is officially here and the HaveFunBiking.com Events Calendar is fast filling and here is a sneak peek of listings for the 2015 Upper Midwest bike events and in the Minnesota Bike/Guide – soon out. Add the popularity of fat bike and gravel riding and you will find many fun opportunities to stay active and healthy throughout the year. To find your next adventure here is a list, in chronological order, of what we have found to date.

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Be it gravel, road or trail, find your next adventure below.

As some of these events are still in the planning mode, you may need to check back periodically to the links we have provided or when we repost this article in mid- April. Enjoy!

MARCH

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Getting ready for one of the last fat tire races in Minnesota

March 21
Giants Ridge Fat Bike Race
Biwabik, MN
Click here for more information

March 28
11th Annual TCBC Swap Meet
Hopkins, MN
Click here for more information

March 29
Fat Forest Fourteen
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids, MN
Click here for more information

APRIL

April 2
Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide – Digital Version
Find Your Next Adventure
Click here for more information and to bookmark

April 10 – 12
Wheel & Sproket Bike Expo
Wisconsin Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WI
Click here for more information

April 25
Dickie Scramble
Elgin, MN
Click here for more information

April 25
Tinman Triathlon
Morris, MN
Click here for more information

April 25
Row, Ride, Run Triathlon
Winona, MN
Click here for more information

April 25
Falls Duathlon
Cannon Falls, MN
Click here for more information

April 26
Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride
Washington County Fair Grounds
Stillwater, MN
Click here for more information

MAY

May 2
Freeborn County Bike-a-thon
Albert lea, MN
Click here for more information

May 2
Bike Ride Around Woman
Longville, MN
Click here for more information

May 2
Cinco Du Mayo Duathlon
Stillwater, MN
Click here for more information
May 2
Chain of Lakes Triathlon
Alexandria, MN
Click here for more information

May 3
Bicycle Alliance of MN Annual Meeting
Indeed Brewery, Minneapolis, MN
Click here for more information

May 5
PedalMN Bike Conference
Minneapolis, MN
Click here for more information

May 9
Bike MS:Sam’s Club TC Ride
White Bear Lake, MN
Click here for more information

May 9
Oakdale Duathlon
Lake Elmo, MN
Click here for more information

May 9
Tour de Redwing
Redwing, MN
Click here for more information

May 16
Lion’s Root River Triathlon
Houston, MN
Click here for more information

May 16
Almanzo 100
Spring Valley, MN
 Click here for more information

May 16
ALS Bike Trek
Marine on the St Croix MN
Click here for more information

May 17
Land Between the Lakes Dualthon
Albert Lea, MN
Click here for more information

May 17
St. Croix Woolly – Mountain Bike
St Croix Falls, WI
Click here for more information

May 17
Gear West Duathlon
Orono, MN
Click here for more information

May 18
Chocolate City Ride
Burlington, WI
Click here for more information

May 19-21
Black Hills Fat Tire Festival
Rapid City SD
Click here for more information

May 22
Burlington Road Races
Burlington, IA
Click here for more information

May 23
Snake Alley Criterium
Burlington, IA
Click here for more information

May 23
Apple Duathlon
Sartell, MN
Click here for more information

May 23
Stump Farm 100
Reforestation Camp, Suamico, WI
Click here for more information

May 24
Melon City Criterium
Burlington, IA
Click here for more information

May 24
Leinenkugel’s Chippewa Ride
Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls, WI
Click here for more information 

May 25
Quad Cities Criterium
Burlington, IA
Click here for more information

May 30
T.C. Tour de Cure
Minneapolis, MN
Click here for more information

Please bookmark the HaveFunBiking  Event Calendar as new events are coming in every day – so you can find your next adventure.

If you are an event organizer and would like to have your event listed in our future posts or at HaveFunBiking calendar, please go to our free submission form.

Have Fun!