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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 30, 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 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 15th 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 pictures 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 Tuesday, digging through the archives, we caught these bikers stopping at a lemonade stand along Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, MN. 

Bike Pic Jan 21, fond memories as winter slightly warms

This Bike Pic Tuesday, digging through the archives, we caught these bikers stopping at a lemonade stand along Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, MN. See more fun photos on their Facebook page from Rock N’ Roll the Lakes Bike Ride.

What better way to continue your fun, then finding your #NextBikeAdventure when the weather warms. See all the great ideas and bike destinations in the 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 ‘Tuesday’ Bike Pic’  

Now rolling into our 15th 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 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!

Today's bike pic, we found this biker dude riding the Minnesota River bottom trail near Bloomington, MN. Hope their bikes have studs with the icy conditions?

Bike Pic Jan 20, riding into the Monday morning sun this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today’s bike pic, we found this biker dude riding the Minnesota River bottom trail near Bloomington, MN. Hope their bikes have studs with the icy conditions?

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

Thanks for viewing today’s bike pic

Now rolling into our 15th 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 pictures 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!

On this bike pic Sunday, looking through the archives we found this photo of young bikers enjoying a tasty treat in the Netherlands.

Bike Pic Jan 19, ice cream smiles Sunday creates fond memories!

On this bike pic Sunday, looking through the archives we found this photo of young bikers enjoying a tasty treat. The pic was taken in the town square while on a bike/bike barge trip in the Netherlands.

View the new  Bike/Hike Winter Planning Guide for more fun rides and events in 2019.

Thanks for viewing today’s ‘ice cream’ Sunday Pic Day

Now rolling into our 15th 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 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!

E-bike Challenge, the electric-assist bike expo returns to Minneapolis

by Jodi Schwen

Hicle, Inc., organizers of large electric-assist bike expos in Europe, tied to bicycle tourism,  brings back the E-bike Challenge Minneapolis. A place for consumers to test and compare electric bicycles on the huge indoor cycle track. In its inaugural event last year it was deemed a success with attendees of all ages and abilities test riding e-bikes. Now the second annual E-bike Challenge returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 28–29, 2020.

So many styles to choose from at the electric-assist bike expo

What exactly is a pedal-assist bike or e-bike?

An e-bike is a bicycle that has a battery and electric motor allowing a cyclist to ride farther and with greater ease. The bicycle doesn’t do all the work, it assists! The bicyclist must pedal for the motor to engage, enabling an easier ride. With a variety of vendors representing dozens of electric bicycle brands at the Challenge. This will allow attendees to ask questions and test ride many styles and types of e-bikes and e-trikes while visiting. Ride models best suited for commuting, recreation riding, hauling cargo, families and more! You will also find e-fat-tire bikes for winter or off-road riding, along with many e-bike accessories.

E-bikes and E-trikes for the whole family

Start your E-bike Challenge visit with an e-bike parade

An e-bike runway fashion show will showcase the latest models of e-bikes and
accessories. Dozens of bicycle exhibitors include Bosch, Tern Bicycles, Riese & Müller,
Yuba, GoCycle, will show there latest and greatest in electric bike innovation.

Discover the Hike & Camp area

They’re also creating a Hike & Camp; Bike Xperience area in the exhibition hall for vendor
displays including tourism destinations, trekking, mountain biking, and fun activities for kids. Attendees will not only learn about e-bikes but also fun places to ride and routes across the United States and internationally.

Plus you will find an interactive Kid’s Area

This family-friendly event will also have an interactive kids’ bike test track for ages 16 and
under, a children’s scavenger hunt, a bicycle playground with activities, and more.

Admission

Tickets for the E-bike Challenge are $8. at the door, and $6. when purchased in advance, online. Children, 12 years and under are free.

Advance, online registration for the e-bike test track is also available.

For more information about the E-bike Challenge, including vendor information or to
purchase tickets, visit www.ebikechallenge.com.

About Hicle Inc.

Based in the Netherlands, Hicle, Inc. organizes some of the biggest European consumer fair in the world for bicycles and cycling tourism.  Theo Jorna, the owner of Hicle, has been active in bicycling since the early ’70s.  At a recent E-bike Challenge in Europe, held in combination with Cycling Tourism and Cycling Sports, the event covered over million square feet and attracted more than 40,000 guests.

“Our 2019 event in Minneapolis was a huge success,” said Jorna. “We definitely
capitalized on serving a new and underserved market here in Minneapolis. People want to recreate, to commute, and to run errands via bicycle, and the electric bike allows them
to do all of this for the first time.”

This new national bicycle guide offers bicyclists of all levels easily access the latest information on places to ride a bike, helpful tips and more.

The inaugural issue of the Have Fun Biking National Guide is here

From all of us at HaveFunBiking.com (HFB), We are elateded to introduce you to our inaugural issue of the Have Fun Biking Guide. We began with the HFB website in 2006 and have been publishing bicycle guides ever since.

What you will see in the Have Fun Biking National Guide

Like the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and our website, our goal is to help cyclists easily access the latest information on bicycling, including the best places to ride a
bike, plus helpful tips on gear, maintenance and safety for the next bike adventure. That
vision and process still holds true today as you page through the following feature
stories, tips and reviews in this new digital publication.

This new national bicycle guide offers bicyclists of all levels easily access the latest information on places to ride a bike, helpful tips and more.

This new national bicycle guide offers bicyclists of all levels easily access the latest information on places to ride a bike, helpful tips and more.

Many of the articles and tips you see in the guide are also on our blog at HFB. So if you are looking for more updated details, along with additional descriptive photos and links, we have you covered.

A sneak peek at in future bi-monthly issues

Furthermore, if you want a sneak peek at what might be in our next issue of this guide or further details when on the go, please sign up for our weekly eNewsletter on the next page. I promise your email address will not be sold to, or shared with, a third party. Also, if you would like to view our daily photo ‘Pic of the Day’ please like – our Facebook or Instagram page.

Whether you are new to bicycling or a seasoned cyclist, we hope you enjoy and bookmark this handy guide to your favorite electronic device. Our goal is to continue publishing biking information to help you stay active and healthy.

Be an HFB partner, share you stories, pictures and ideas

To make future issues available, please check out all the links our sponsors have provided and let me know what you would like to see in our upcoming bi-monthly issues. This publication is a partnership between HaveFunBiking, our sponsors and you, our readers. We need your input
to be successful, so please feel free to share your opinions, ideas, photos and stories on bicycle related topics with us. Just send an email to: poke@havefunbiking.com and we will get back to you.

Read on and have fun!

Russ Lowthian, Editor
HaveFunBiking.com

Summer Edition of the MN Bike Guide Available Soon

Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide Summer E-Edition Available June 1st

Now available quarterly, the 2016 summer edition of the Minnesota Bike/Hike guide will be live digitally, June 1st.  This is our eighth year of printing this handy pocket-sized book of bike travel ideas, and we’ve grown! HaveFunBiking.com (HFB) is now updating the printed version for quarterly e-issues. Now with our new digital platform we are able to update information on bike travel and tips regularly. Plus, we have added two other features. We have additional maps of destinations you may want to explore and bike events you may want to participate in.

Please take a look at the most recent MN Bike/Hike Guide. Then, bookmark it to your hand held devices for use when on the go. Formatted to fit your mobile phone and note pad, the updated e-version includes bike events recently posted and more bike friendly maps with links to the HFB Destination landing pages for easy At-A-Glance information when on the go. These special landing pages offers you information and links on where to ride, eat, sleep, and gives an explanation to other details on the map when in an area.

After your review, please share the 2016 MN Bike/Hike Guide link with your friends and give them a chance to find their #NextBikeAdventure. Maybe you will ride together or share your adventures the next time you get to hang out. Either way the guide opens many opportunities to stay active while having fun!

 

 

Bike Pic Feb. 1, Rainy days and Monday’s

Here in the photo above Barry Cole, from Bloomington, MN rides his bike out of the rain with a smile on his face on the Mississippi River Trail.

#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!