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With warmer weather predicted in a day or so, its time to get the bike, skis or walking boots our for some winter fun here in the upper Midwest.

Bike Pic Jan 5, warmer weather ahead allows for outdoor fun

Yeah its Friday and with warmer weather predicted in a day or so, its time to get the bike, skis or walking boots our for some winter fun.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the new HaveFunBiking Guide.

Thanks for viewing our ‘Friday Fun’ Pic of the Day  

Now rolling into our 11th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue 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 destinations you can have fun at 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 latest  Bike Guide, mobile friendly as we enter into our 9th year of producing print and digital guides.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our pic’s with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with a HFB camera ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. Capturing you in one of our next ‘Pic of the Day’ posts.

Have a great day and a memorable new year ahead!

Penn Cycle Fat Bike Loppet Highlights in MPLS

The Penn Cycle Fat Bike Loppet, this last Sunday afternoon, before the Super Bowl, was again a big hit, even with man-made snow on the course. With many cycling enthusiasts here in the upper Midwest registered, fat biker’s were held to doing laps in Theodore Wirth Park, vs. riding down the Chain of Lakes in in Minneapolis, Minn. As wave, after wave, of racers started, the sun offered a balmy 15 degree air temp with a chilling wind out of the Northeast as they made their laps.


Lined up for the start of the 2015 Penn Cycle Fat Bike Loppet

Because of above normal temps in January, here in Minnesota, the racers stayed in the park doing three laps for a total of 24K. Normally, after pushing through the first leg of the course, in the hilly terrain of the park a 33K course takes contestants south – First under Highway 55 underpass, then bee-lining it to Brownie Lake, over to Lake of the Isles finishing on the west shore of Lake Calhoun.


Wave, after wave leaving the starting line for 24k of hilly trails. photo by Gal Alon

Each year, at the Penn Cycle Fat Bike Loppet riders of ‘Faties’ have a chance to ride on the groomed Loppet cross-country ski trail. Fat Tire bikes are otherwise not allowed on the snow covered groomed trail system and mountain bikes or other non-fat tire bikes are never allowed.

To view the list of riders and their standings who raced on Sunday, see Fat Tire Loppet 2015 results. To see all the photos taken by Gal Alon and Chris Chavie, go to the Penn Cycle Fliker site.

For photos of the 2014 Event click here.