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Free Bikes 4 Kidz moves back to Bloomington for the 2019 season

It has been a few years since Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) set up shop in Bloomington, MN at the Mall of America (MOA). Now they are back, a few miles west of the MOA, ready to start wrenching, cleaning and polishing slightly used bikes to put smiles on more kids faces. For the 2019 season, the old Toys R Us building at 7839 Southtown Center, is a fitting location and easy for volunteers to get to.

Volunteer and you can help put these kind of priceless smiles on more children's faces.

Volunteer and you can help put priceless smiles on more children’s faces.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz collection day is the first Saturday in October

Bring your friends, co-workers, etc. and volunteer at the Warehouse on Collection Day, October 5th. As the trucks start coming in from all the Allina collection points, they need your help filling up the warehouse rolling the bike in. Sign up here today. If you have any questions, reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Laurie Toll, laurie@fb4k.org.

Free Bike 4 Kidz collection points for October 5th

On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can drop off bikes you no-long need at these participating Allina Health locations (also listed below).

Hospitals

Abbott Northwestern – WestHealth, Plymouth
Buffalo Hospital
Cambridge Medical Center
District One Hospital / Allina Health Faribault Clinic
Mercy Hospital – Mercy Campus, Coon Rapids
Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus, Fridley

New Ulm Medical Center
Owatonna Hospital
Regina Hospital / Allina Health Hastings Nininger Road Clinic
River Falls Area Hospital / Allina Health River Falls Clinic, Wisconsin
St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee
United Hospital, St. Paul

Clinics

Allina Health Annandale Clinic
Allina Health Bandana Square Clinic, St. Paul
Allina Health Blaine Clinic
Allina Health Bloomington Clinic
Allina Health Brooklyn Park Clinic
Allina Health Burnsville Clinic
Allina Health Centennial Lakes Clinic, Edina
Allina Health Champlin Clinic
Allina Health Chaska Clinic
Allina Health Cokato Clinic
Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic
Allina Health Cottage Grove Clinic
Allina Health Eagan Clinic
Allina Health Elk River Clinic
Allina Health Farmington Clinic
Allina Health Forest Lake Clinic
Allina Health Greenway Clinic, Minneapolis
Allina Health Highland Park Clinic, St. Paul
Allina Health Hopkins Clinic

Allina Health Inver Grove Heights Clinic

Allina Health Lakeville Clinic
Allina Health Maple Grove Clinic
Allina Health Northfield Clinic
Allina Health Oakdale Clinic
Allina Health Ramsey Clinic
Allina Health Richfield Clinic

Allina Health Savage Clinic
Allina Health Shoreview Clinic
Allina Health St. Michael Clinic
Allina Health Vadnais Heights Clinic
Allina Health West St. Paul Clinic
Allina Health Woodbury Clinic
St. Francis Health Services in Jordan

Additional locations

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Golden Valley
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – St. Croix

Help clean and wrench some bicycles for Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Put a smile on many kids faces by signing up early and often as a volunteer to help clean and wrench on some bicycles. Head to fb4k.org and register for your shift today!

freeBy volunteering today to help clean some bikes for FB4K's will help create some fond memories for you and future memories for children who receive them. bikes4kids-4

Create some fond memories for yourself and for the children who receive them.

Sign up today as a volunteer and find out more about these added benefits.

Volunteering and putting a wrench to a few bikes will create more smiles.

By volunteering and cleaning or wrenching some bikes will create a smile on your face and the kid’s who get them.

About Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K’s)

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing free bikes to those most in need. When the public donates gently used bikes, FB4K’s organizes thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then they give them away to kids in need. They started in 2008, fixing and giving away 300 bikes and in 2014 they reached the goal of 5,000 bikes. In the last seven years over 25,000 bikes have rolled through the FB4B’s giveaways and their sights in the future are set on other locations throughout the U.S. and the world. See more at: http://fb4k.com/about/

 

Bike Pic June 27, summer fun is what it is all about!

This Bike Pic Thursday, we have another recap photo of family fun, from the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride in Visit Shakopee earlier this month. Now with summer officially here plan your #NextBikeAdventure. 

See all the great ideas and bike destinations in the 2019 Bike/Hike Planning Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of many HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘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!

Share your adventures at HaveFunBiking.com

Do you have a fun bicycle related bike pic of yourself or someone you may know that we should post at HaveFunBiking (HFB)? If so, please send your bike pic 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. Please share your biking adventure pic’s with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on Instagram at #NextBikeAdventure.

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.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic June 26, summer fun is what it is all about!

This Bike Pic Wednesday, we have another recap photo of kids on bikes, from the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride in Visit Shakopee earlier this month. Now with summer officially here plan your #NextBikeAdventure. 

See all the great ideas and bike destinations in the 2019 Bike/Hike Planning Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of many HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘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!

Share your adventures at HaveFunBiking.com

Do you have a fun bicycle related bike pic of yourself or someone you may know that we should post at HaveFunBiking (HFB)? If so, please send your bike pic 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. Please share your biking adventure pic’s with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on Instagram at #NextBikeAdventure.

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.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic June 21, yeah its Friday and the first day of summer!

This Bike Pic Friday, we have another recap photo from the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride in Visit Shakopee, last Saturday. Now with summer officially here plan your #NextBikeAdventure. 

See all the great ideas and bike destinations in the 2019 Bike/Hike Planning Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of many HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘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!

Share your adventures at HaveFunBiking.com

Do you have a fun bicycle related bike pic of yourself or someone you may know that we should post at HaveFunBiking (HFB)? If so, please send your bike pic 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. Please share your biking adventure pic’s with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on Instagram at #NextBikeAdventure.

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.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic June 20, fun in Shakopee as summer approaches!

This Bike Pic Thursday, we wanted to recap the fun had by all at the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride in Visit Shakopee last Saturday. This annual Minnesota, for over 50-years, is a fundraiser for Free Bikes 4 Kids. Come out and enjoy the fun this summer biking Shakopee.

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

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘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!

Share your adventures at HaveFunBiking.com

Do you have a fun bicycle related bike pic of yourself or someone you may know that we should post at HaveFunBiking (HFB)? If so, please send your bike pic 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. Please share your biking adventure pic’s with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on Instagram at #NextBikeAdventure.

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.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic June 15, the Minnesota Ironman ride returns – Congratulations!

This Bike Pic Saturday, we wanted to make mention that the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride returns, this year in Shakopee, MN. The annual ride for over 50-years has been in hiatus since 2017 and now a fundraiser for Free Bikes 4 Kids. Come out and enjoy the fun today and support their efforts to put #morekidsonbikes.

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

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘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!

Share your adventures at HaveFunBiking.com

Do you have a fun bicycle related bike pic of yourself or someone you may know that we should post at HaveFunBiking (HFB)? If so, please send your bike pic 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. Please share your biking adventure pic’s with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on Instagram at #NextBikeAdventure.

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.

Have a great day!

Its Bike Pic Thursday, with fond springtime memories as the March rains continue to melt down our snow levels.

Bike Pic Mar 14, fond memories riding in the spring rain

Its Bike Pic Thursday, with fond springtime memories as the March rains continue to melt down our snow levels. Here in the archives, we found this biker dude riding in the rain on a past Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride. Formally held in April, this years bike event has moved to June in Shakopee, 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 ‘THursday’ 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!

As the summer bike season rolls into the October here are a few of the fun events to take in this weekend in the upper Midwest.

Bike Pic Oct 5, plenty of fun weekend events, Wild Ride canceled

As the summer bike season rolls into the October here are just a few of the fun weekend events to mark on your calendar and this weekend. Here in this photo a Peace Coffee advocate is getting ready for this year’s Wild Ride Mountain Bike FestivalCANCELED, in Lebanon Park. It’s in Eagan, MN, this Saturday and geared for the whole family.

Other weekend events

Several other trails are holding Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, on October. A IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) event here or a trail near you.

In Iowa, the Full Moon Trestle Bridge Ride take place Saturday, Oct 7th, for evening ride near Des Moines.

Also this Saturday, October 7th, is Free Bikes 4 Kids Collection Day, at many of Allina Health Hospitals and Clinics. Do you have a bike to donate, see map  for location to bring in your old bike(s).

Another fun event this weekend is the Mankato River Ramble. Going into their 7th year, this year’s this fun ride with several mileage and trail options is on Sunday, October 8th.

 

So get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for viewing our ‘Weekend Events’ 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.

So smooth out your day-to-day ride with Wheelie Wednesday, and:

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!

Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) is in the count down phase to their 's Bike Giveaway Weekend, but they still need your help to clean and wrench the remaining bicycles that were donated in October.

Bike Pic Nov 18, Free Bikes 4 Kidz Givaway Needs Your Help

Help a child receive a bike. Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) is in the count down phase to their Bike Giveaway Weekend, but they still need your help to clean and wrench the remaining bicycles that were donated in October.

The Free Bikes 4 Kidz Bike Giveaway Weekend culminates on December 3 – 4, 2016. This program was started in 2008, with 300 bikes donated, giving kids of low-income families a chance to have a bike. This year over 5,000 bikes have been collected and stored in the Mall of America’s warehouse. Help them clean and fix the bikes that still need tender-loving care. Can you help? Please volunteer today!

See all the bike-friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Free Bikes 4 Kidz Pic of the Day 

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. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!

As many upper Midwest cyclists ramp up for winter activities including fat biking, ice fishing, skiing and snowshoeing, its only six months before summer bike fun is here once again.

Bike Pic Nov 17, Only Six Months For More Midwest Summer Bike Fun

As many upper Midwest bike riders change their gear over to winter activities, including fat biking, ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and other cold weather sports, we wanted to tease you with this fun bike photo. And remind you summer bike fun is only six months away.

With the season changing, we hope you get out on your bike and enjoy some more late fall riding possibilities. See many more bike-friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Fun Bike Pic of the Day 

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. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!