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This Bike Pic Monday, we captured these touring cyclists pulling onto the trail as the morning sun enhances the view and they pass bikers riding in the other direction.

Bike Pic May 23, on the trail riding into the Monday morning sun!

This Bike Pic Monday, we captured these touring cyclists pulling onto the trail as the morning sun enhances the view and they pass bikers riding in the other direction.

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, our goal is 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 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]. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the pic was shot? 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 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!

Bike Pic Dec. 31, father/son bonding on a mountain bike trail

Here a father and son are out on a Mountain bike trail enjoying some quality time together. Photo taken on a trail near Lakeville, MN – A great place to bond with your kids in 2016!

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB). 

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and present more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to 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 with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? 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 at least 620 pixels wide for us to use them. If we 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 Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for in the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile devices where you may see some additional bike pics – maybe of yourself 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!

#FindYourNextAdventure

Bike Pic Dec. 11, ice cream smiles Friday!

Here two two cyclists above, Wendy Bourdin and Julie Cox who are both from Ridgeland, MS., find a rest stop that makes and serves ice cream sandwiches the old fashion way.

For a great bike adventure, check out Ridgeland’s multi-use city trails system that connects to the Natchez Trace Trail.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB). 

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and present more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to 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 with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? 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 at least 620 pixels wide for us to use them. If we 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 Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for in the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile devices where you may see some additional bike pics – maybe of yourself 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!

#FindYourNextAdventure

Bike Pic of the Day – June 16th

Riders on the MRT (Mississippi River Trail) after passing under the Hwy 169 Bridge, in Champlin, Minn.

Part of the 2014 Train and Trail Ride, hosted by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.  Sorry, this year’s event is sold out, but you can explore the route by boarding the North Star Train, with your bike, up to Big Lake, Monticello or Elk River and riding back to Minneapolis.

 

Places you maybe shouldn’t ride a bike

By , Bicycle Blog

Last year I did a three-day tour around southern Illinois and southeast Missouri. It was beautiful fall weather and a great ride with six friends. Our path included 45 miles on the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Illinois, one of the many terrific rail-trail conversions in the United States.

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Riding on the Tunnel Hill State Trail, in Illinois

The most exciting and memorable segment however, took place in Chester, Ill. Chester sits on a bluff high above the Mississippi River, and is best known for being the birthplace of the creator of Popeye, the spinach-eating sailor from the cartoons.

We were eating lunch when one of the locals offered us a shortcut to get to the road along the river, a smooth, flat road with very little traffic.  It would be a nice alternative to the busy two-lane state highway.

“Just go down by the prison,” he said. “Make a left there right into the entrance.”

Now in hindsight that part about the prison should have been sufficient reason to stay with our original route. But we followed the directions to Menard State Penitentiary and found the ‘short cut’ which sure enough, looked like a bike path. We turned in and zoomed through a big grassy field down a huge hill back toward the river. Soon however, the path swooped suddenly right into the prison complex. We were riding alongside the fence of the main jail (where we were close enough to say “hi” to the prisoners inside) and as we passed one of the towers, the guard up inside spun around, then picked up a phone and shouted something into it. We then passed another guard leaning against a truck watching a crew of inmates cutting grass. He turned agitated too and we had a strong feeling that maybe we were somewhere we should not be. But soon enough we passed through another gate, went out a far parking lot and were gone.

As we made our way down the river road, not long after that a van from the pen came roaring past us, pulled up in front of us and waved us over. A guard was driving and he was somewhat irate. Asked us where we’re from and what we were doing on prison property. We should not have been on that road, he said, and that it created quite a stir inside.

We explained what happened, and he said the people in town probably meant a road that was farther down from the one we took. We were very polite and apologetic, and the guard’s demeanor changed just a bit. He wasn’t quite smiling by the time we were done, but let us go with a warning to do that again.

So, next job application, if it asks if I’ve been in prison, do I have to tell them this?

Source: Bicycle Blog