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Tinsel time is finally here this bike pic Friday. With two days to go this little tyke is in the Christmas spirit, how about you?
Thanks to Free Bikes 4 Kidz for all the Holiday joy you have brought to the kids this year!
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 in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking destinations. And now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.
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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 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. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.
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 holiday season as we prepare for 2023!
From all of us at HaveFunBiking.com (HFB), We are elateded to introduce you to our inaugural issue of the Have Fun Biking Guide. We began with the HFB website in 2006 and have been publishing bicycle guides ever since.
What you will see in the Have Fun Biking National Guide
Like the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and our website, our goal is to help cyclists easily access the latest information on bicycling, including the best places to ride a
bike, plus helpful tips on gear, maintenance and safety for the next bike adventure. That
vision and process still holds true today as you page through the following feature
stories, tips and reviews in this new digital publication.
This new national bicycle guide offers bicyclists of all levels easily access the latest information on places to ride a bike, helpful tips and more.
Many of the articles and tips you see in the 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.
A sneak peek at in future bi-monthly issues
Furthermore, if you want a sneak peek at what might be in our next issue of this guide or further details when on the go, please sign up for our weekly eNewsletter on the next page. I promise your email address will not be sold to, or shared with, a third party. Also, if you would 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 this handy guide 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 bi-monthly issues. This publication is 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.
Register early and enjoy four days of V.I.P treatment at the LaCrosse Area Bicycle Festival, September 2nd through the 5th. This Labor Day weekend in LaCrosse, events includes mountain biking, architectural tours, coffee and muffin rides, ice cream rides, 30-100 mile road rides, live music, and entertainment. All rides leave from Cameron Park (unless noted).
Win a Wyatt’s fat bike at the LaCrosse Area Bicycle Festival by registering before August 1st..
Free to the public, unless you want V.I.P. treatment. Register early to take advantage of all the festival has to offer. Register here for a fun Labor Day Weekend bike adventure.
The Family Friendly LaCrosse Area Bicycle Festival Social Rides
Each morning of the LaCrosse Bicycle Festival starts with a leisurely morning coffee ride with stops to taste the special roasts at several shops. Along the way the tour will explore picturesque neighborhoods and city trails through the wildlife areas. Additionally, you can Pedal/Paddle the back waters of the Mississippi if you prefer.
Register early and pedal your bike out to French Park. There, select a paddle board, kayak, or canoe for a family-friendly exploration of the backwaters of the Mississippi. Limited to the first 20, so register before August 1st .
Pump track fun at the LaCrosse Area Bicycle Festival is easy and will help you improve your mountain bike skills.
Throughout the afternoon, there are several bike tours around town that are family friendly. From ice cream and play ground rides, kid-friendly mountain bike rides, historic neighborhood tours, plus a beer/bike tour to add to the fun while in LaCrosse.
Time To Get Serious At The LaCrosse Area Bicycle Festival
This years Festival will also feature several scenic routes in both Wisconsin and across the river into Minnesota. On Saturday, plan to take the 56-mile version of the Coon Valley Coulee Express, east of LaCrosse. On this route enjoy the narrow and twisty ravines and valleys that make for great bicycling in the coulees. The Grandad Bluff Loop is a shorter option with a stop at a much-loved overlook.
Tour both the Wisconsin coulee’s and some of Minnesota’s Driftless Area at the LaCrosse Area Bicycle Festival.
To the west of LaCrosse on Sunday, cross the Mississippi and explore Minnesota’s bluffs and farmland. Yo will be visiting the communities of La Crescent, Houston, Brownsville, and Hokah. This featured ride is known as the Driftless Region’s Most Scenic Ride (DRMSR). DRMSR features wide-open landscapes and several challenging climbs on this 82-mile loop. The optional Apple Blossom ride leaves LaCrosse by the same route and explores the same region as the DRMSR, but is done in just 35 miles, at your own speed.
Also consider the annual LaCrosse Gravel Classic. This being its seventh year, you can treat this 56-mile course as a road race or a bike tour enjoying the scenery along the way.
Meanwhile, back in LaCrosse, the ever-popular Ice Cream Rides visits different shops that make their own ice cream. Sign up today for a fun weekend!
In the photo above a lady stop for a treat at one of the local shops specializing in homemade candy and ice cream, after touring around the bike friendly streets and trails of La Crosse, WI.
Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB), hope you enjoyed the photo.
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 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.
Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in a pic we post!