Tag Archives: Bike repair station

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: [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 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 Picture of the Day – May 21

A lonely spectator cheers on couple doing an “ABC” check (air, brakes and crank) on their bike at the Pedal MN Bike Repair Station, in Preston, MN. This is one of eight, trail head repair stations along the Root River Trail System, in Southeastern Minnesota.

See the handy At-a-Glance Root River Trail Town article for information on HaveFunBiking.com.

Bike Repair Station on the Root River Trail, Soon

Thanks to the Preston Area Community Foundation and the Preston Tourism Board there will soon be a, free to the public, deluxe bike repair station along the Root River trail, at the trailhead in Preston, Minn.


On the Root River Trail the bike station at the trailhead in Preston will look similar to this.

The deluxe public work stand is complete with everything you need for minor bicycle repairs.   The station has durable, universal bike tools, wide branding panels, an integrated air pump, and a wheel chock to allow one bike to fill its tires while another bike is using the tools.  There’s even a QR code on the side where users can scan their phone and receive step by step instructions on minor repairs.

“Preston continues to strive as a bike friendly city and this is another step in that direction.  This repair stand will hopefully be up and ready to go in the next month or two. In the meantime feel free to pass the word to all of your bicyclist friends that it will be here soon,” says Sarah Wangen, Preston Chamber Director.

For more information on the public bike repair station and riding from the trailhead in Preston, please contact Sarah at: 507-421-8911 or email her at: [email protected]