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MN Ironman Bike Sunday offers a special lodging deal

Only 41-days until the 50th Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride and here is your chance to extend your time in the scenic St. Croix River Valley with a special lodging package. Discover Stillwater has just announced some special lodging opportunities for those participating in this years ride. While available, you can explore the area over the weekend and start your Sunday morning bike ride earlier and more relaxed. Stillwater’s historic district is a culinary escape with over 30 independently owned restaurants and pubs along with boutiques, specialty shops, art galleries, and vintage finds.

HFB_1199Make it a Ironman weekend by exploring Stillwater’s historic downtown district, the local breweries and the new Brown’s Creek Bike Trail, with a 20% discount at the lodging prooerties below, for April 23rd or 24th, 2016. To receive this discount, mention Discover Stillwater Ironman Deal’ upon checkout. This special rate is only good at the following lodging properties while rooms are available and is not valid with any other offer:

Lexington Inn
Rivertown Inn
Excelsior Escape
Water Street Inn
Alesci on St. Croix

Discover Stillwater… the 1848 Birthplace of Minnesota is a place where paddle wheel riverboats and gondolas glide the waters. Historic Main Street shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment are yours inside this charming river town. Plus, you will find, year-round there are so many things to do in Stillwater, Minnesota!

HFB_1297Enjoy all four seasons in Stillwater: Spring flowers blooming in the parks and along the bike trail; Warm summer air welcoming outdoor art fairs, restaurant patios, festival events, boating, and historic sightseeing; The robust colors of the bluffs in the Fall and crisp flavors of winery and brewery harvests; and winter days showcasing holiday boutique shopping, romantic winter escapes or vintage/antique shop browsing. Yes, Welcome to beautiful Stillwater minutes from the Twin Cities Minneapolis and St. Paul and just over the Lift Bridge from Wisconsin. Their bed and breakfasts, historic inns and many Stillwater hotels await your visit – A place you’ll want to come back again and again, to the place where it all began.

Stillwater, Minnesota has been voted as: America’s Most Picturesque Small Towns; Best American Towns for Fall Colors; Best U.S. Towns for Antiquing; Best Twin Cities Day Trips; Best Minnesota Weekend Getaway; America’s Prettiest Painted Places, and the Most Romantic City.

HFB_1321Plan your perfect Midwest bike getaway, romantic escape, corporate retreat or vacation in beautiful Stillwater, Minnesota! Enjoy your time in one of America’s Most Picturesque Small Towns (USA Today Travel, 2015) and Minnesota’s Birthplace.

For more information on restaurants, things to do, events, and places to stay visit in the St Croix River Valley see: www.DiscoverStillwater.com

Not matter what style of a bike you ride or your riding ability, the 50th Anniversary of the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is a great way to begin the 2016 summer riding season. Register by April 1st (no fool’n) and save!

Since its beginning in ’67 the Minnesota Ironman has been run by Hostelling International USA. A non-profit charitable organization devoted to promoting healthy recreation, international travel and cultural exchange. You can find out more about this organization at their web site: www.hiusa.org.


Bike Pic Jan. 28, MN Ironman, no running or swimming

Mark your calendar for the 50th Anniversary of the Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride. With no running or swimming involved, this years annual ride, on April 24th, offers bragging rights and several route options. Registration opens February 1st!


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!