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Check Out Some More Weekend Bike Events in Minnesota for another Fun Biking Adventure

by Andrew Ellis, HaveFunBiking.com

This next weekend may still feel far away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for it . We’re back with another list of bike events to for you to choose from over the next ten days. And if you have the urge to find something out of state, we added events from our neighbors that could make for a nice weekend road trip.

This Next Weekend’s Bike Events

In Minnesota

Saturday, February 18th

Fat Frozen Fun Team Relay Race
Elm Creek Regional Park
Champlain, MN
Fat Bike

If you care more about having a good time than competing for first place, then this is the bike event for you. This relay bike event is geared towards those who are relatively new to riding fat bikes, or are nervous about competing solo for the first time. There’s a two-hour option for teams of 2 or 3 riders, and a 4-hour option for teams of 2 – 4 racers. There’s also a solo 2-lap for those just getting into fat biking and mountain biking.

Sunday, February 19th
Does this Fat Bike Make My Butt Skinny Fat Tire Fat Bike Ride
Waconia Brewing Company
Waconia, MN
Fat Bike

Start a new tradition with the Waconia Brewing Company’s inaugural bike event. It’s an 8-hour event starting at 2:00 PM. You register on the day of the ride starting at 11:00 AM at the brewery. Registration is free with the donation of a canned or dried food donation to the Waconia Food Shelf.

Sunday, February 19th
Ladies Fat Bike Ride
Tonka Cycle & Ski
Hopkins, MN
Fat Bike

These bike events should give you nice selection through Presidents Day. If you can’t make any of these, then there’s plenty of events going on every month in the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Just keep an eye out so you can find your next chance to ride.

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour

Also, think about the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, in Southeastern Minnesota this summer.

Join the fun as the nine Root River Trail Towns host the 2nd Annual Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour over the weekend of July 7-9, 2017. A repeat of last July’s successful inaugural Bicycle Tour, this year’s three-day ride offers a whole new set of routes and scenery. Starting in the Norwegian community of Peterson, participants will pedal through some of the most scenic back-county roads and trails rolling through Minnesota’s Bluff Country.

In North Dakota

Sunday, February 19th
Bikecicle Fatbike Race
Rhombus Guys Brewing Company
Grand Forks, ND
Fat Bike

If you feel like heading out west to North Dakota next weekend maybe you can cap it off with this bike event. It’s a fat bike-exclusive race for all skill levels consisting of 15-20 miles on Grand Forks’ Greenway trails. It’s a loop that starts and ends at Rhombus Guys Brewing Company.

In Iowa

Friday, February 17th
Ames Bike Summit
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ames, IA
Informational Event

The main discussion this year be about the steps being taken to make transportation healthy, and the Complete Streets strategy that makes sure roads are usable for everyone. It’s open to the public and admission is free.

Saturday, February 18th
1st Annual Bondurant Winter CHOWDER Ride
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bondurant, IA
Bike Ride

It’s the perfect time of the year for a free bike ride that takes riders from Bondurant, IA to Berwick, IA via the Chichaqua Valley Trail. They’ll then turn around and go back to Bondurant which will result in a ride roughly 10 miles long. After the ride, participants will be able to enjoy a much-deserved meal at Reclaimed Rails or Founders Irish Pub.

Another perfect weekend to take in some bike events and get outdoors for some fat biking.

Check Out Some of This Weekend’s Minnesota Bike Events for a Great Biking Adventure

by Andrew Ellis, HaveFunBiking.com

It’s the middle of winter in Minnesota and another perfect weekend to take in some bike events and get outdoors for some fat biking. There are plenty of events to choose from that will keep you going until the snow thaws and the spring riding season begins. There’s even an event this weekend where you can buy or sell biking equipment and get ready for your #nextbikeadventure.

This Weekend’s Bike Events

Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race
Saturday, February 11th
9:00 AM-10:30 AM (On-site registration)
11:00 AM – LeMans-style start
Holzinger Lodge
Winona, MN
Fat Bike Event
It’s time to get your fat bikes ready for the 4th Annual Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race at Holzinger Lodge in Winona, MN. The criterium-style race is hosted by Winona Area Mountain Bikers (WAMB), and is open to all ages, skill levels, and bikes. Riders have the option of a 2-hour endurance or 1-hour sprint race with both men’s and women’s categories.

Fat Vasa Race 
Sunday, February 12th
Fat Vassa: 10:30 AM
10km Ride: 12:00 PM
Vasaloppet Nordic Center
Mora, MN
Fat Bike Event
Here’s another chance to get out into that Minnesota winter for some great fat biking. The Fat Vasa is a 35km race and the ride is 10km. The course includes a single track, lake crossing, and a loop.

Twin Cities Bike Swap
Sunday, February 12 
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
National Sports Center
Blaine, MN 55449
The Twin Cities Bike Swap is the perfect event to help you get ready for the upcoming riding season. It’s go-to event for all your biking needs. It has everything from BMX and mountain bikes to the all the essential gear you’ll need for a safe ride.

These bike events should give you nice selection leading up to Valentine’s Day. If you can’t make these, then there’s plenty of events going on every month. Just keep an eye out so you can find your next chance to ride.

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour

Also, think about the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, in Southeastern Minnesota this summer.

Join the fun as the nine Root River Trail Towns host the 2nd Annual Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour over the weekend of July 7-9, 2017. A repeat of last July’s successful inaugural Bicycle Tour, this year’s three-day ride offers a whole new set of routes and scenery. Starting in the Norwegian community of Peterson, participants will pedal through some of the most scenic back-county roads and trails rolling through Minnesota’s Bluff Country.