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On a soggy note, this bike pic Thursday, using a bike to run errands could make your life more carbon-free. Maybe it’s time to start planning that #NextBikeAdventure.
So, 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, and check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.
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Now rolling through our 19th 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 for the image, who shot it, and where. Photo(s) sent to us should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide 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 14th year of producing this handy information booklet full of maps.
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. With one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo appearance while you are riding and having fun, we may be around the corner. You could be in one of our next Pic of the Day.
Have a great day with a safe and memorable year ahead!
Has the idea of using an electric bike, called an e-bike, piqued your interest? If so and you are looking to extend your range of bicycle travel, you are in luck. Coming to Minneapolis, the E-bike Challenge is March 23–24, 2019. Mark your calendar and plan to see and test all the latest e-bike models on the shows indoor test track.
So what is a pedal-assist electric bike
Also called a “pedal-assist” bike, an e-bike has a battery and motor that allows a bicyclist to ride farther, with greater ease. Some cyclists, using an e-bike, can reach a distance of up to 70 miles on a charge. With a pedal-assist system, the rider must pedal to engage the motor to enable a more leisurely ride. see more in the shows: E-bike/Hike Guide to prepare the questions you will want to ask.
With more than 30 bicycle brands exhibiting at the show. Each brand will have several models, so choosing the right type of e-bike for your style of riding. Making it easy to find an electric bike for commuting, recreational riding or hauling cargo, Plus options for shuttling the family, e-trikes, e-fat-bikes, and many e-bike accessories.
A fun test track, many workshop presentations and more
Just imagine, after narrowing down your e-bike selection, taking the bike out for a spin on the indoor track set up around the at the E-bike Challenge. The event also features breakout sessions, a kids’ bike test track, an e-bike theater space, fun family activities, and more.
Breakout sessions at the event include, “Easy commuting by e-bike” and “The secret of ice fishing with a fat tire e-bike.” Another keynote presentation will feature, “How to build the future bicycling friendly city.”
Tickets for the E-bike Challenge are six dollars at the door. When purchased online, they are four dollars; and children up to 12-years with a parent or guardian are free.
For more information about the E-bike Challenge, including vendor information, visit www.ebikechallenge.com, or view this video.
Time to get the bike ready for TRAM. Here Bev Sorenson (right) and her friend pedal Bluff Country in preparation for The Ride Across Minnesota, annually held each summer to help fight Multiple Sclerosis.
If you didn’t take your bike in for an annual check and tuneup last Fall, now is the time to take it into your favorite bike shop and save, before they get real busy. Have Fun!
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: [email protected] 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.
from Maggie Flanagan, MS Society, Midwest Chapter
Nearly 1,000 bicyclists will participate in the 25th annual Bike MS: TRAM Ride, from July 13 to 18, 2014. TRAM (The Ride Across Minnesota) is a five-day cycling vacation that covers approximately 280 miles. Every year, TRAM is hosted in a different part of Minnesota, with each host town rolling out the red carpet and providing true Midwest hospitality. This year’s TRAM Ride starts in Pipestone and travels east to Welch Village, Minn. Stops in between include Marshall, Redwood Falls, St. Peter and New Prague.
Money raised through TRAM helps the National MS Society continue the important work of supporting people who live with multiple sclerosis. More than 17,000 families living in the upper Midwest area are affected by MS and every push of the pedal makes a difference to each one.
The Bike MS team extends special thanks to all the loyal TRAM riders who return each year to hug old friends, experience beautiful Minnesota routes and, most importantly, strengthen the MS movement. We also welcome new riders with a passion for biking and an appreciation for small-town, Minnesota love.
Join us in celebrating 25 years of TRAM! Visit myMSbike.org or call 855-372-1331 for more information and register today!
Fun TRAM facts:
• The first ever TRAM ride started with only a few hundred riders. This year, we’re expecting nearly 1,000 cyclists to hit the road with us. My TRAM — how you’ve grown!
• TRAM has been hosted by 61 different host towns throughout Minnesota
• TRAM routes have covered a combined 7,500 miles
• TRAM volunteers have served more than 125,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at rest stops