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Bike Pic Feb 16, yeah its Friday and time for that next bike adventure

It’s Friday and time to ride off for another weekend of fun that maybe includes planning some bike trips this coming summer. Here in this photo, last summer, we captured a couple biker chicks on RAGBRAI 2017 having fun.  Maybe its time to start planning your #NextBikeAdventure?

What better way to continue enjoying all the fun in 2018. View all the bike travel ideas in the latest HaveFunBiking Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends at one of the HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for viewing our ‘Yeah Its Friday’ Pic of the Day  

We are now rolling into our 11th 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 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!

Sharing an ice cream sandwich with friends, after a hard days ride, on the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), an annual tradition.

Bike Pic Feb 4, ice cream smiles Sunday memories on RAGBRAI 2017

Sharing an ice cream sandwich with friends, after a hard days ride, on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), an annual tradition. This years route starts in Onawa, then to Denison, Jefferson, Ames, Newton, Sigourney, Iowa City and finishing in Davenport for a total of 428 miles.

View the new  National Bike Guide and all the fun rides coming up in 2018.

Thanks for viewing today’s ‘ice cream’ Sunday Pic Day

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: [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 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!

Sharing ice cream with friends, after a hard days ride, on the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is an annual tradition. This years route starts in Onawa and finishing in Davenport for a total of 428 miles.

Bike Pic Jan 28, ice cream smiles Sunday celebrate a new RAGBRAI route

Sharing ice cream with friends, after a hard days ride, on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is an annual tradition. This years route starts in Onawa, then to Denison, Jefferson, Ames, Newton, Sigourney, Iowa City and finishing in Davenport for a total of 428 miles.

View the new  National Bike Guide and all the fun rides coming up in 2018.

Thanks for viewing today’s ‘ice cream’ Sunday Pic Day

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: [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 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!

Yeah its Friday and with so many fat bike races coming up why not consider entering one. Not to win, unless you are highly competitive, but to get out on a new fat bike course that is groomed and ready to explore.

Bike Pic Jan 26, yeah its Friday enjoy some fat bike fun

Yeah its Friday and with so many fat bike fun races coming up why not consider entering one. Not to win, unless you are highly competitive, but to get out on a new fat bike course that is groomed and ready to explore.

Here are just a few event this weekend:

Brewery Fat Bike Ride-Life Cycle– this Saturday
Roundhouse Brewery
Brainerd, MN

Fat Bike Fun Race– this Saturday
Cleary Lake Regional Park
Prior Lake, MN
10k, 5k
Online Registration

Faturday-Lake Rebecca-this Saturday

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Rockford, MN

 

Get Phat With Pat-Race #2– this Saturday

River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail

Bloomington, MN

King Boreas Winter Triathlon-this Saturday

Phalen Golf Course
St. Paul, MN
5km run, 17km bike, 6km ski
Online Registration

 

Yoga for Cyclists at Farmstead Bike Shop– this Saturday
Farmstead Bike Shop
Minneapolis, MN
Online Registration

RAGBRAI Announcement Expo and Party
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, IA
Expo 10 to 5

Party 7 to 11

B-B-Brrr Winter Classic– this Sunday
Wildflower Grove Park
Fargo, ND
Facebook Event Page

Penn Cycle Group Ride Tailgate Series-MN River Bottoms– this Sunday
Bald Man Brewing
Eagan, MN

 Next weekend

The Penn Cycle Twin Cities Fat Tire Loppet. This annual event starts in Theodore Wirth Park, in Minneapolis, MN, on February 3rd. Utilizing the park’s cross country ski trails, this is the only time fat bikes are allowed in the park throughout the winter.

For more fat bike opportunities in Minnesota check out the MNTrail Navigator.com and in Iowa click on BikeIowa.com.

Or 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 ‘Friday Fun’ Pic of the Day  

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: [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 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!

Fond summer memories on 2017 RAGBRAI, as this biker chick and dude ride across Iowa enjoying the scenery.

Bike Pic Jan 25, ride across Iowa, Announcement Party countdown

Fond summer memories on 2017 RAGBRAI, as this biker chick and dude ride across Iowa enjoying the fresh country air, corn fields and wind turbines along the way. Attend or watch here, at HFB, as we cover RAGBRAI Announcement Party discovering the 2018 route.

View the new  National Bike Guide and all the fun rides coming up in 2018.

Thanks for viewing today’s ‘Ride across Iowa’ Pic of the Day

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: [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 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!

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

The new Iowa Bike Guide unveiled at RAGBRAI event Saturday

From all of us at HaveFunBikingcom (HFB), we are elated to introduce you to our inaugural issue of the Iowa Bike/Hike Guide. This publication will be available for preview at the Iowa Bike Expo, in Des Moines, before the RAGBRAI Announcement party on January 26th.  We started with the HFB website in 2006, publishing the first Minnesota edition in 2009 and now the Iowa Guide.

What you will see in the Iowa Bike Guide

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

Like the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and our website our goal is to help cyclists easily access the latest information on bicycling,. With listings of fun events, maps on the best places to ride a bike, plus helpful tips on gear and maintenance for that next bike adventure. Our vision still holds true today, as those who attend the Iowa Bike Expo and pick up a free copy will see. If you plan to attend the Expo stop by the AAA – Auto Club Group booth #207, for a copy.

If you are not able to attend this coming weekends festivities in Des Moines, watch for the full edition in March. Once we gather and confirm all the bike events happening through the summer, we will will go to print with the full version and the Iowa bike guide will also be available digitally. If you have information that should be in this new guide or our Minnesota publication, its not to late!

We need all information, no later than February 15th.

Did you see our new Have Fun Biking National Guide?

Rolled out digitally last month, many of the articles and tips you see in this guide are also on our blog at HFB. So if you are looking for more updated details, along with additional descriptive photos and links, we have you covered wherever you decide to ride your bike.

Also, if you want a sneak peek at what might be in one of our next issues or further details when on the go, please sign up for our weekly eNewsletter on the latest. I promise, your email address will not be sold or shared with any third party. Would you like to view our daily photo ‘Pic of the Day, please like our Facebook or Instagram page.

Whether you are new to bicycling or a seasoned cyclist, we hope you enjoy and bookmark our handy publications to your favorite electronic device. Our goal is to continue publishing biking information to help you stay active and healthy.

Be an HFB partner, share you stories, pictures and ideas

To make future issues available, please check out all the links our sponsors have provided and let me know what you would like to see in our upcoming issues. These publication are a partnership between HaveFunBiking, our sponsors and you, our readers. We need your input
to be successful, so please feel free to share your opinions, ideas, photos and stories on bicycle related topics with us. Just send an email to: [email protected] and we will get back to you.

Read on and have fun!

Russ Lowthian, Editor
HaveFunBiking.com

How do you figure out what is the right bike for you? Like everything else in the world today, there are no shortages of choices when it comes to bikes. With that said, please read on for several helpful tips!

Bike Pic Jan 22, riding into the Monday morning sun

Here in this bike pic, this biker chick is having fun riding into the Monday morning sun in northern Minnesota, near Brainerd on a beautiful summer day last year.

What better way to continue your 2017 riding season fun and to plan your #NextBikeAdventure for 2018. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of the HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Monday Morning’ Bike Pic of the Day  

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.” A little Monday winter wisdom to get you through the rest of your week. Just because Winter is upon us, doesn’t mean it’s time to hang up your helmets.

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

Thanks for viewing Today’s “Monday Winter Wisdom” 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: [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 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 week!

Bike Pic Jan 19, yeah its Friday enjoy the fun of a fat bike race

Yeah its Friday and with so many fat bike races coming up why not consider entering one. Not to win, unless you are highly competitive, but to get out on a new fat bike course that is groomed and ready to explore.

One particular fat bike race is the Penn Cycle Twin Cities Fat Tire Loppet. This annual event starts in Theodore Wirth Park, in Minneapolis, MN, on February 3rd. Utilizing the park’s cross country ski trails, this is the only time fat bikes are allowed in the park throughout the winter.

For more fat bike opportunities in Minnesota check out the MNTrail Navigator.com and in Iowa click BikeIowa.com.

Or 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 ‘Friday Fun’ Pic of the Day  

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: [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 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!

A pair of cycling gloves are one of the few pieces of apparel that make direct contact with both your body and the bicycle.

Bike Pic 16, fond summer memories stir plans for 2018 rides

Fond summer memories on RAGBRAI, as this biker chick in the saddle riding across Iowa enjoys fresh country air, soybean fields and wind turbines along the way.

View the new  National Bike Guide and all the fun rides coming up in 2018.

Thanks for viewing today’s ‘summer memories’ Pic of the Day

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: [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 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!

Yea its Friday and with so many fat bike races coming up in the next several weeks why not consider entering one. Not to win, unless you are highly competitive. But to get out on a new fat bike course that is groomed and ready for you to explore.

Bike Pic 12, yea its Friday the fun of riding even if not to win

Yea its Friday and with so many fat bike races coming up in the next several weeks why not consider entering one. Not to win, unless you are highly competitive, but to get out on a new fat bike course that is groomed and ready for you to explore.

One particular fat bike race is the Penn Cycle TwinCities Fat Tire Loppet. This annual race starts in Theodore Wirth Park, in Minneapolis, MN. February 3rd. Utilizing the parks cross country ski trails this is the only time fat bikes are allowed in the park, through the winter.

For more fat bike opportunities in Minnesota check out the MNTrail Navigator.com and in Iowa click on BikeIowa.com.

Or 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 ‘Friday Fun’ Pic of the Day  

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: [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 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!