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It’s Friday, stay cool  and ride off on another weekend of fun, taking in that next bike adventure that maybe includes testing out a fat bike ride. 

Bike Pic June 29, yeah its Friday and time for that next bike adventure

It’s Friday, stay cool  and ride off on another weekend of fun, taking in that next bike adventure that maybe includes testing out a fat bike ride.

What better way to continue your fall fun and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends at one of the HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for viewing our ‘Yeah Its Friday’ Pic of the Day  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to 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 that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. 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 use your photo, you will receive photo credit 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 #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand 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 apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Are you into fat biking?

Bike Pic Feb 15, Fat Biking Fun To Finish Out This Winter Season

Are you into fat biking? This winter there are quite a few different events for you! Make sure to check them out before the season ends and the next one starts. We would hate for you to miss out on some awesome fat biking opportunities  here in Minnesota.

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Fat Biking Fun Pic

Now rolling into our 10th 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 place to have fun 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: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. 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 MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

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

Have a great day!

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.

Hills. We love them. We hate them. They make us strong. They make us weak. Today I chose to embrace hills.

Bike Pic Feb 6, The Climb Up Will Make You Weak, The Ride Down Will Prove You’re Strong

“Hills. We love them. We hate them. They make us strong. They make us weak. Today I
chose to embrace hills.”, a quote by Hal Higdon. Life is full of hills, but remember the law of physics, what goes up, must come down. The trip up it might be a struggle but the way down is smooth sailing.

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Climb the Hill, Will Make You Strong Bike Pic

Now rolling into our 10th 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 place to have fun 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: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. 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 MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

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

Have a great day!

Does this picture look familiar?

Bike Pic Jan 31, Does This Picture Look Familiar To You?

Does today’s featured pic look familiar to you? If not you might want to check out the link below to figure out where it came from.

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Familiar Biking Pic

As we pedal into our 10th year as your go-to source for biking tourism our mission hasn’t changed. We’re committed to helping you find your next adventure on two wheels. To do that we’ll keep scouring the Land of 10,000 Lakes for the best bike trails, roads, and events. As we do that, we hope the photos we shoot are help you start your day off with a smile.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you know that we should feature? If so, please send your photo(s) to: editor@HaveFunBiking.com.

Each photo should include a caption containing who is in the photo (if you know), and where the photo was taken. All photos need to have a width of 1,000 pixels or larger for consideration. If your photo is chosen to be featured, then you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage people to bike, check out our Destination section on HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure. Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, which is now mobile friendly as we enter our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Also, be sure to share all our pics with your friend and remember to smile. And you never know when our cameras will be around the next turn ready to document you pedaling away. You may even become one of our Pic of the Day posts!

Have a great day, and here’s to your next bike adventure!

The winter edition of the Minnesota Bike Guide has been updated with more maps and helpful tips for your viewing pleasure.

More Maps and Helpful Tips: The Minnesota Bike Guide Winter Edition

Have you seen the winter bike guide issue yet? The new edition of the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide has been updated with more maps and helpful tips for your viewing pleasure. Inside you’ll find up-to-date information to help you plan your next trail ride, back country road adventure, or bike event. You’ll also find great restaurants and other attractions to stop by along the way. And it’s all easily accessible through your mobile device.

Regularly Updated Digital Bike Guide

The digital version of the guide Minnesota Bike Guide is published quarterly. This allows us here at HaveFunBiking.com to provide you with regular updates for your next bike adventure. This platform also allows for the inclusion of more maps and bike events taking place over the next few months.

Mobile Friendly

It only made sense to make this guide for mobile devices, because you’re always on-the-go. Our maps include links to our web site full of information to make your trip a great experience. There are many updates since our summer issue so be sure to check it out!

Spread the Word

After you look through the bike guide, feel free to share the link with your friends. They can find their own adventures, or you can plan a group trip full of memories waiting to be made.

Send Us Your Pictures

We want to hear about how much fun you’re having out there so send us your pictures! Add #NextBikeAdventure, tag us in the photo, or email editor@havefunbiking.com for a chance to be featured in our pic of the day.

Download the new bike guide here.

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."- Jimmy Johnson. This Monday, don't be ordinary, be extraordinary!

Bike Pic Jan 16, Make Life Extraordinary, Ordinary Is Not Fun

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”-  Jimmy Johnson. This Monday, don’t be ordinary, be extraordinary! It may be a little stormy but we are in for a mild week compared to last week! Get out and soak up the fun and fresh snow while you can!

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Make Life Extraordinary Bike Pic

Now rolling into our 10th 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 place to have fun 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: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. 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 MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

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

Have a great day!

It doesn't seem like we're going to get a break from this cold weather. So many avid bikers are embracing the weather and riding anyways. Hopefully we will see a heat wave coming our way, until then, bundle up bikers. It's going to be a long winter!

Bike Pic Jan 13, Fat Bike Friday While Embracing The Cold

It doesn’t seem like we’re going to get a break from this cold weather. However, avid fat bikers are embracing the weather and riding anyways. Hopefully we will see a heat wave coming our way soon. Until then, bundle up bikers. It’s going to be a long winter!

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Embracing the Cold Bike Pic

Now rolling into our 10th 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 place to have fun 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: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. 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 MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

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

Have a great day!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”- Albert Einstein. Motivational Monday is upon us again.

Bike Pic Jan 2, To Keep Your Balance a Moving Quote From Einstein

Keeping your balance on the first Monday of the New Year! With that said here is a quote you should remember throughout the year. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”- Albert Einstein.

Here in this photo Minnesota High School Cycling League Director, Gary Sjoquist is out on the trail in a official capacity at a high school meet on the the Jail Trail, near St. Cloud, MN, this last Fall.

See more places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Keep Your Balance and Stay Moving Bike Pic

Now rolling into our 10th 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 place to have fun 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: editor@HaveFunBiking.com. 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 MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

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

Have a great day!