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Fall color riding on a bike friendly road.

Bike destinations and peak fall color weblinks for the upper Midwest

Don’t put that bike away just yet! In the upper Midwest, riding in the fall is one of the best times of the year to explore the colorful bike-friendly destinations available. With warm days, cool nights, low humidity, very few insects, and the trees’ brilliant autumn colors, fall riding can be picture-perfect.

Enjoying the colorful trees along the trail as they get close to peak.

Riders enjoy the colorful trees along the trail as they reach their peak.

As our summer bike adventures drift into fond memories, we still have a colorful blaze of options ahead. When the tree foliage begins to change, first in Minnesota and then in Iowa, using the HaveFunBiking guides and the state DNR websites, it’s easy to expand your recreational riding through October.

Fall color riding in Minnesota

Using a copy of the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and the MN DNR fall color pages will allow you to match up to a  fall experience you won’t soon forget. If you didn’t have a chance to pick up a printed copy, the online MN Bike Guide offers even more bike maps and fun events for fall exploring.

Enjoying the trails doing some fall color riding.

Trail riding in the fall amongst tree-lined paths is inviting.

As the aspen, oaks, and maples start bursting their colors consider bookmarking these two websites and plan your fall biking adventure. Find more Minnesota fall riding information here.

Fall Color Riding in Iowa

Fall color riding on a bike friendly road.

Fall color riding on a bike-friendly road.

As the brilliant colors fade in Minnesota, Iowa is the place in October that will showcase most of its peak colors. Using a copy of the Iowa Bike/Hike Guide and the IA DNR fall color pages will allow you some more fall experiences you won’t soon forget. If you didn’t have a chance to pick up a printed copy, the online IA bike guide offers even more bike maps and fun events for fall exploring.

Fall color riding Wisconsin

Though we don’t have a Wisconsin Bike Guide, here are links to Wisconsin’s Bicycle routes and fall color report page.

Have fun making some fall color memories.

Here in this bike pic Tuesday reports are coming in that colors are beginning to peak up in northern Minnesota along the Canadian Border.

Bike Pic Sept 13, fall color are beginning to make a presence

Here in this bike pic, Tuesday reports are coming in that colors are beginning to peak up in the northwestern corner of Minnesota, along the Canadian Border, near Roseau. What better way to continue your summer fun and your #NextBikeAdventure see our latest article on destinations and peak color links.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking destinations. And now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.

Thanks for viewing our latest bike pic

Now rolling through our 18th year as a bike tourism media, enjoy! As we pedal forward, we aim to encourage more people to bike and have fun while highlighting all the unforgettable places you can 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 we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to [email protected]. Please Include a brief caption to the image, who shot it, and where. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. You will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram if we use your photo.

As we continue encouraging 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 our 13th year of producing this handy 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 appearance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic of the Day.

Have a great day with a safe and memorable year ahead!

The maps in the 2022 MN Bike/Hike Guide offer many fun places to ride

Now in our 13th year of publishing the MN Bike/Hike Guide, tied to all the information at HaveFunBiking.com, we hope you find the bike-friendly maps inside helpful in planning your next adventure. To help you plan some fun times with family and friends, we have added some suggested route options to most of the maps here in the new 2022 edition. Go to and bookmark the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide so it’s ready and at your finger for that next bike adventure.

Where to find a printed copy of the MN Bike/Hike Guide?

The handy 2022 Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

As in the past, the Minnesota guides will continue to be available at most Minnesota Welcome Centers and libraries. These handy pocket-size guides are perfect for paging -through, copying a map, or jotting down a few notes when planning your #NextBikeAdventure.

Please help us by sharing your comments on this year’s Bike/Hike Guides

As we continue to update the guide, we would like to hear from you. What do you like about the MN Guide, and how can it be better, so we can continue to add more helpful information in future editions. Please page through this digital edition of the guides and give us your comments at [email protected] – Thanks!

Check out our ‘Social Distancing tip sheet.

Along with the general safety tips for riding a bicycle, info from the CDC, and other social distancing activities. Here are some helpful Social Distancing Tips to incorporate into your solo ride activities.

So have fun, keep riding a comfortable distance apart, and stay healthy!

Pick up a complimentary 2022 MN Bike/Hike Guide at the E-bike Challenge

Hot off the press! Pick up a complimentary copy of the 2022 Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide at the E-bike Challenge, at the Minneapolis, convention Center on April 2 & 3. Just in time to plan your summer adventures, as spring temperatures begin to warm.

The handy 2022 Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

As you page through the latest edition of this handy pocket guide, loaded with maps, discover all the trails and scenic country roads throughout Minnesota. In our thirteenth year of publishing the guide, we have added several more bike-friendly maps of fun destinations to explore in Minnesota. Also, find many bike events and helpful tips, especially you are looking at e-bikes.

With the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide make your summer plans

Designed as a companion piece to the HaveFunBiking.com news website. The Bike/Hike Guide is a great resource to bookmark and take along with you whenever you are away from the computer. This year’s handy pocket-sized resource guide includes more bike-related event listings, more bike-friendly maps with many helpful tips for biking and hiking throughout the year. With each of our community maps in the guide, we have added a link to an at-a-glance article. This special landing page offers you info and links to where to eat, sleep, and other details on the map when in the area – all in one place.

About the E-bike Challenge 

Now, with the Omicron-fueled surge declining, the E-bike Challenge returns the first weekend in April. Offer consumers a comfortable environment to compare and ride the latest e-bikes. With several social distancing procedures in place around the exhibit area inside next to the huge indoor test track. Visitors will also discover, even if they can’t replace a car entirely, why most trips within a 10-mile range can be less expensive with an e-assist vehicle. And, in many cases, taking less time than a carbon-fueled vehicle for the same journey.

Some e-bike brands already registered for the E-bike Challenge include Giant, GoCycle, Serial 1 by Harley Davidson, Pedego, Riese & Muller, and Skyl Power Bikes. Along with Bicycle Bill’s, Erik’s Bikes,  Power Bikes, and Trailhead Cycle, to name a few of the local bike shops with brands they carry. The event will also feature several breakout health and tech sessions, a kids’ bike test track, and other fun family activities. Plus, visitors will receive a complimentary printed copy of the spring/summer Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide, at the door. Full of new bicycling maps of popular Minnesota destinations to explore.

Check back often, the summer guide will be available in late April – until then, Enjoy!

Here in this Bike Pic, we captured this biker dude riding to the mountain bike trail as the fall colors stats to appear. Discover all the fun bike events, Sept. 24th and continuing into October.

Bike pic Sept 28, yea its Friday and time to ride to the mountain bike trail

Here in this Bike Pic, we captured this biker dude riding to the mountain bike trail as the fall colors stats to appear. Discover all the fun bike events, Sept. 24th and continuing into October, here!

What better way to continue your summer fun and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Friday’ bike pic

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 [email protected]. 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 appearance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pics of the Day.

Have a great day!