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This Bike Pic Saturday, as temps continue to rise, are you planning on taking in the Fat Tire Loppet this Sunday, in Minneapolis, MN?

Bike Pic Feb 2, warmer weather ahead for the Fat Tire Loppet

This Bike Pic Saturday, as temps continue to rise, are you planning on taking in the Fat Tire Loppet this Sunday, in Minneapolis, MN?

What better way to continue your fun, finding your #NextBikeAdventure. See all the great ideas and bike destinations in the 2019 Bike/Hike Winter Planning Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Saturday’ Bike Pic  

Now rolling into our 12th year as a bike media, our goal is to encourage more people to have fun. In this expanded e-guide issue, we have added more free bike maps to review for planning your next adventure.

As we continue to showcase more destinations you can explore, we are all about capturing fun photos to capture those memories. Hopefully, some 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 at HaveFunBiking (HFB)? If so, please send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Please include a brief caption (for each), who is in the photo (if you know?) and where you shot the picture. Your photo submitted should be at a medium resolution or more, for consideration. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit at HaveFunBiking 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 next bike adventure. Here you will find all the information you will need when visiting one of our Community Map Partners, accessible on your mobile-friendly devices.

Watch for our spring print guides in April.

As 30-Days of Biking progresses in April, the spring 2019 Bike/Hike Guides will be available in both print and digital format. So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure.

Please share all our pic’s with your friends and us on our Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to smile; we may be around the next corner with our HFB camera, ready to capture you for the next ‘Pic of the Day’ posts.

Have a great day and a memorable New Year!

This Bike Pic Thursday, as temps start to rise for the weekend, are you planning on taking in the Fat Tire Loppet this weekend.

Bike Pic Jan 31, warmer weather ahead for the Fat Tire Loppet

This Bike Pic Thursday, as temps start to rise for the weekend, are you planning on taking in the Fat Tire Loppet this weekend, in Minneapolis, MN.

What better way to continue your fun, finding your #NextBikeAdventure. See all the great ideas and bike destinations in the 2019 Bike/Hike Winter Planning Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Wednesday’ Bike Pic  

Now rolling into our 12th year as a bike media, our goal is to encourage more people to have fun. In this expanded e-guide issue, we have added more free bike maps to review for planning your next adventure.

As we continue to showcase more destinations you can explore, we are all about capturing fun photos to capture those memories. Hopefully, some 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 at HaveFunBiking (HFB)? If so, please send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com. Please include a brief caption (for each), who is in the photo (if you know?) and where you shot the picture. Your photo submitted should be at a medium resolution or more, for consideration. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit at HaveFunBiking 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 next bike adventure. Here you will find all the information you will need when visiting one of our Community Map Partners, accessible on your mobile-friendly devices.

Watch for our spring print guides in April.

As 30-Days of Biking progresses in April, the spring 2019 Bike/Hike Guides will be available in both print and digital format. So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure.

Please share all our pic’s with your friends and us on our Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to smile; we may be around the next corner with our HFB camera, ready to capture you for the next ‘Pic of the Day’ posts.

Have a great day and a memorable New Year!

Along with a new fat tire race, the 12th Annual Ham Lake Snowbowl  takes place February 10th offering fun things to see and do for the whole family.  Ham Lake is located in the Twin Cities Gateway Area on the north side of Minneapolis and St Paul

The first annual Snow Bowl Fat Bike Race conquers Ham Lake!

Along with a new fat tire race, the 12th Annual Ham Lake Snowbowl  takes place February 10th offering fun things to see and do for the whole family.  Ham Lake is located in the Twin Cities Gateway Area on the north side of Minneapolis and St Paul and looks forward to your visit.

They are teaming up with the racing crew at the the National Sports Center Velodrome, in Blaine, to create a this fat bike race as part of the Ham Lake SnowBowl festivities.

The Ham Lake Snow Bowl and Fat Tire Race promises a lot of fun for the whole family

The Ham Lake Snow Bowl and Fat Tire Race promises a lot of fun for the whole family

The course will wind through Ham Lake Park, on trails, through scenic woods areas and on the open lake area (If frozen of course). There will be elevation changes and some obstacles easily negotiable by all racers.

Categories

–  Juniors to 29 Age Class, Men and Women
– 30 to 39 Age Class, Men and Women
– 40-49 Age Class, Men and Women
– 50+ Age Class, Men and Women
– All classes will ride together but will be scored separately.

Medals will be awarded to the Top 3 in each age and gender class.

The Ham Lake Snow Bowl is Family Fun Time

Ham Lake’s premier winter event is fun for the whole family, there is something for everyone. Along with the Fat Tire Race—brand new in 2018 and in partnership with Pioneer Cycle, you will find:
-Ice Fishing Contest on Ham Lake—sponsored by the Three Rivers District Order of the Arrow.
-Snow Sculpture Contest—featuring sculptors from all over the country, and even the world!   Vote for your favorite.
-Broomball Tournament—bringing local teams together as well as those from surrounding states.
-Guess the Snow Sculpture Break-Through Date & Time and win cash!
-Follow clues to find the Snowbowl Medallion and win cash!
-Dog pull…Business Expo…Craft Extravaganza…Sledding Hill…Silent Auction…Pull Tabs…Food and more!

Bring your fat bike, or rent one and come to the Annual Ham Lake Snow Bowl on February 10, 2018

Bring your fat bike, or rent one and come to the Annual Ham Lake Snow Bowl

So winter or summer, come and discovering the amenities in Ham Lake for your #nextbikeadventure in the Twin Cities Gateway.

Bike Pic Feb. 14th, giving the boys a run for the money

Here in this photo, Kati Krikke, from Rockford MI. gives the boys a run for fat bike positioning on the 35 K Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet, in Minneapolis last Sunday.

For more fat tire fun, races and demo’s this coming week, see the Winter issue of the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

#FindYourNextAdventure

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 editor@HaveFunBiking.com 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!

Bike Pic Nov 29, Midwest fat biking begins

With Cycle Cross wrapping up and snow on the ground in the upper Midwest, Fat Bike fun begins. The photo above was taken last year at Penn Cycles, “Get phat with Pat” series. This year’s Minnesota River bottom events are January 23rd & 30th.

See a complete listing of bicycle events this winter in the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide, here.

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 editor@HaveFunBiking.com 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

Huge turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally

by Jillian Gandsey, the Bemidji Pioneer 

The first Northland Fat Bike Rally happened last Sunday Morning on Lake Bemidji, in Bemidji, Minn. and led into Lake Bemidji State Park.

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The Northland Fat Bike Rally began at 11 a.m. last Sunday on Lake Bemidji, featuring a 10-K and 28-K race, then looped around Lake Bemidji State Park. Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer

Expecting 20 riders for this first event, the 10-K and 28-K race had 53 bikers participate.

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Young and old competed at this first annual event.

The race looped through Rocky Point, Balsam and Fish Hawk trails, out to the Paul Bunyan State Trail and back.

For more pictures of the event check out the Bemidji Pioneer for more photos or the Bemidji Mountain Bike Facebook page.

For planning your next bike getaway here see Bemidji At-A-Glance.

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.

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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.

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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.