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Bike Pic June 22, a fun day to ride with old and new friends!

This Bike Pic Saturday, we wanted to recap the fun the Hiawatha Bicycling Club is having with their Progressive Ride program. In preparation for their 20th Annual 4th of July, Tour D’ Amico Bicycle Ride, the event starts and ends in Golden Valley, MN with a delicious picnic buffet.

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!

If you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th of July and want to ride, consider the Tour D’Amico bicycle ride.

Spend the early part of your 4th of July riding the Tour D’Amico bike ride

If you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th of July and want to ride, consider the Tour D’Amico (TDA) bicycle ride. The Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’Amico & Son’s invites you to start your Independence Day celebration with a scenic bike tour. Upon your return enjoy a delicious Italian picnic lunch. Now in its 20th year, select from one of four scenic routes options for a fun day.

Tour D’Amico bike ride registration

 

Find old and new friends on the Tour D'Amico Bike Ride

Find old and new friends on the Tour D’Amico Bike Ride

Registration is in the court area outside D’Amico Restaurant in the Golden Valley Commons Shopping Center, just off Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue. Pick up your ride packet or sign up with day-of registration and start riding between 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the Fourth.

Starting out on the bike ride from Golden Valley

Rider start out on TDA from D’Amico’s in Golden Valley

The Tour D’Amico bike ride routes

The routes are scenic and fun

All four routes are scenic and fun for the whole family

What a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July holiday. Leisurely ride the scenic parkways and trails with family and friends. Choose between the 21, 29, 41 or 62-mile scenic routes. All loops are mapped to give everyone riding a chance to explore some of the Twin Cities newest bike boulevards and trails. Along the way, you will ride through parts of Hopkins, Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Wayzata before returning back to Golden Valley.

TDA Routes are on bike lanes, quite country roads and trails

TDA Routes are on bike lanes, quiet country roads, and paved trails

All four routes, through the western suburbs of the Twin Cities, are signed and supported. Maps and Ride with GPS will be available to further assist you on this fun bike tour. Along the way enjoy stopping at several rest stops for refreshments and treats. Then at the end of your ride savor a D’Amico & Sons American/Italian al fresco picnic lunch.

The Tour D’Amico rest stops and Italian buffet

Hydration rest stops along the way offer tasty snacks

Hydration rest stops along the way offer tasty snacks

You will not go hungry or thirsty on the Tour D’Amico! Hydration rest stations will be provided along the routes. Menu samplings and snacks will be served along the way. At the end of the ride, back in Golden Valley, D’Amico and Sons will greet you with a post-ride buffet lunch when you return to Golden Valley. With so many choices and the dessert bars are sinfully delicious.

Celebrate the 4th of July with a D'Amico & Sons picnic after the ride, you deserve it!

Celebrate the 4th of July with a D’Amico & Sons picnic after the ride –  you deserve it!

Everyone always enjoys the fine food and refreshments D’ Amico’s served after the ride – Sign up today!

Share the TDA memories with a Tour D’Amico jersey

Order one of these fun TDA jerseys and share your 4th of July experience throughout the year!

Order one of these fun TDA jerseys and share your 4th of July memories throughout the year!

Before leaving the bike ride, order a TDA Jersey, with a full zipper and pockets in back.

About Hiawatha Bicycling Club

Join the club at Hiawathbike.org to learn more about all the fun rides they lead, like the Tour D’ Amico.

Proceeds from the Tour D’Amico benefits the Children’s Lighthouse, trail maintenance projects in the Twin Cities and the bike education program of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

If you are in the Twin Cities, what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then the Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride. 

Consider the Tour D’Amico Bike Ride on the 4th of July

If you are in the Twin Cities what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then at the 20th Annual Tour D’Amico (TDA) bike ride. This year the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’Amico & Son’s Restaurants invites you to start your Independence Day celebration with a scenic bike ride and a delicious picnic upon your return.

Find old and new friends on the Tour D'Amico Bike Ride

Find old and new friends on the Tour D’Amico Bike Ride

Now in its 20th year, select from one of four scenic Tour D’ Amico routes options for a fun day.

The 19th Annual TDA begins in Golden Valley, MN

Registration is in the court area outside D’Amico Restaurant in the Golden Valley Commons Shopping Center, just off Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue. You can pick up your ride packet or sign up with day-of registration and start riding between 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the Fourth.

Starting out on the bike ride from Golden Valley

Hiawatha bike club members greeting riders as they check in at the registration table.

TDA Bike Routes

If you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th of July and want to ride, consider the Tour D’Amico bicycle ride.

If you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th of July and want to ride, consider the Tour D’Amico bicycle ride.

All four routes through the western suburbs of the Twin Cities are signed and supported. Maps and Ride with GPS will be available to further assist you on this fun holiday bike tour. Along the way enjoy stopping at several rest stops for refreshments and treats. Then at the end of your ride savor a D’Amico & Sons American/Italian al fresco picnic lunch.

In Minnesota's lake country, the Heartland Trail Area never lacks when it comes to outdoor recreational activities. Discover many fond memories pedaling the trails and attending festival scheduled throughout the summer here. 

An adventure awaits this Family as they leave Golden Valley on TDA

Choose from the 21, 29, 41 or 62-mile scenic route all mapped to give everyone riding a chance to explore some of the Twin Cities newest bike boulevards and trails. Riding through parts of Edina, Hopkins, Plymouth, and Wayzata before returning back to Golden Valley.

TDA Routes are on bike lanes, quite country roads and trails

TDA Routes are on bike lanes, quiet country roads, and trails

What a fun way to spend the early part of your  4th of July holiday.  Leisurely riding the scenic parkways and trails with family and friends.  The Tour D’Amico bike ride starts and ends in Golden Valley.  The 44 mile Tour D’Amico map

Riders on the Tour D’Amico route in past years

They have come to ride the Tour D’ Amico from as far away as Pitsburg, PA. to ride

Today's 'riding into the Monday morning sun' bike pic captures another beautiful  spring weather day before summer begins. Here, bikers are on the annual Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July.

Here, bikers on the 15th on Annual Tour D’Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July.

 

 

 

 

Riding the scenic roads, around the lakes, in the western suburb of the Twin Cities on the HBC Tour D’ Amico.

 

 

Our happy Hiawatha Bicycling Club hosts at the Plymouth Station Rest Stop.

 

 

 

 

Hydration rest stops along the way offer tasty snacks

Hydration rest stops along the way offer tasty snacks

 

A happy TDA participant stops at one of the rest stops. Riders enjoying bananas and other treats before heading back out on the course.

This Bike Pic Monday, fond memories, of riding into the morning sun with warmer weather ahead.

Riding the scenic trails on TDA

With beautiful weather scheduled, riders will enjoy the low traffic roads, fun trails, and scenic landscapes along the way.

This guy knows how to travel and celebrate the 4th of July, will you join him?

 

Riding the route to the next rest stop, D’ Amico’s in Wayzata.

You know it’s good… do we need to say more!

TDA riders always enjoy some of D’ Amico and Son’s tasty salads, fruits and other treats at the Wayzata rest stop.

It looks like this rest stop was as good as the last two!

 

Time to head back for a Tour D’Amico picnic buffet

Here, this TDA rider makes her way back to D’ Amico’s in Golden Valley for the delicious picnic.

Here, this TDA rider makes her way back to D’ Amico’s in Golden Valley for a delicious picnic.

Celebrate the 4th of July with a D'Amico & Sons picnic after the ride, you deserve it!

Celebrate the 4th of July with a D’Amico & Sons picnic after the ride, you deserve it!

 

 

Join in on the fun sharing your TDA experience with old and new friends over a D’Amico’s picnic buffet after the ride. With so many choices, save room for the dessert bars, they are sinfully delicious.

Everyone always enjoys the fine food and refreshments D’ Amico’s served after the ride – Sign up today!

About Hiawatha Bicycling Club

To learn more about the Hiawatha Bike Club (HBC) and all the fun rides they lead, like the Tour D’ Amico, see more at Hiawathbike.org.

Proceeds from the Tour D’Amico continue to benefit the Children’s Lighthouse, several trail maintenance projects in the Twin Cities and the bike education program of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

Bike clubs progressive ride series cheats Mother Nature last Saturday

As last Saturday’s rain, sleet, and snow hindered many to the north and south of the Twin Cities, the first of twelve progressive ride series scathed Mother Nature’s ill mood.  With partially cloudy skies and temps hovering in the low 50’s the Hiawatha Bike Progressive Ride Series held its first ride in Roseville MN. An effort by Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’ Amico’s Restaurants to help more get in shape with upcoming bike activities and the club’s annual Tour D’Amico (TDA), 4th of July bike ride. The HBC Series offers three complimentary rides in four locations, Wayzata, Golden Valley, Edina, and Roseville. The first of three in Wayzata, MN starts this Saturday.

Participants on the HBC Progressive Ride I in Roseville leaving the Bicycle Chain Bike Shop

Participants on the HBC Progressive Ride I in Roseville leaving the Bicycle Chain Bike Shop

About the Progressive Ride Series

The total miles of the first ride of each ride location is approximately 12 to 14 miles. The second Ride will be approximately 16 to 18 miles and Ride III at each location will be approximately 22 to 24 miles. Each progressive group rides is carefully planned and ridden by HBC members that use these routes regularly, using a combination of trails and quiet neighborhood streets to give you a sampling of fun ways to get around each area.

Riders on the HBC Progressive Ride I, in Roseville, leaving D' Amico's who provided some delicious snacks

Riders on the HBC Progressive Ride I, in Roseville, leaving D’ Amico & Sons who provided some delicious snacks

Halfway through the ride participants will enjoy a scheduled rest stop at D’ Amico & Sons Restaurant. Those on the ride will enjoy a complimentary ‘tour salad sampler’ and a chance to taste D’ Amico’s Gelato Ice Cream. The terrain on these rides is rolling with a few modest hills, to test your stamina. Don’t worry, no one will be left behind as a ride leader will follow from behind to make sure everyone arrive back to the start, safely.  Kids under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate.

Hiawatha Bike Wayzata/Long Lake Progressive Ride I (this Saturday)

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. sharp, Ride I will offer you a chance to meet some new riding friends. With the opportunity to discover some new route options HBC offers through the year in the Wayzata area. The rides will start at Gear West Bike Shop, 1786 Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN (parking one block north in the park). Remember to bring your helmet and if you need air for your tires or minor bike adjustments, please come early so the staff at the bike shop has time to help you before the ride.

HBC Progressive Ride II will be on May 18 and Ride III will be on June 8, see more details on the HBC Ride Events Calendar and RSVP.

Hiawatha Bike Golden Valley/Hopkins Progressive Ride I  

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. sharp, Ride I will offer you a chance to meet some new riding friends. With the opportunity to discover some new route options HBC offers through the year in the Golden Valley/Hopkins area. The rides will start at Tonka Cycle Bike Shop, 16 Shady Oak Rd, Hopkins, MN (parking one block north). Remember to bring your helmet and if you need air for your tires or minor bike adjustments, please come early so the staff at the bike shop has time to help you before the ride.

HBC Progressive Ride II will be on June 11 and Ride III will be on June 29, see more details on the HBC Ride Events Calendar and RSVP.

Hiawatha Bike Edina/Richfield Progressive Ride I  

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. sharp, Ride I will offer you a chance to meet some new riding friends. With the opportunity to discover some new route options HBC offers through the year in the Edina/Richfield area. The rides will start at Brown Cycle, 2323 W 66th St, Richfield, MN (parking lot rear of store). Remember to bring your helmet and if you need air for your tires or minor bike adjustments, please come early so the staff at the bike shop has time to help you before the ride.

HBC Progressive Ride II will be on June 2 and Ride III will be on June 22, see more details on the HBC Ride Events Calendar and RSVP.

Hiawatha Bike Roseville/N. St Paul Progressive Ride II 

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. sharp, Ride II will offer you another chance to meet some new riding friends. With the opportunity to discover some new route options HBC offers through the year in the north St. Paul area. The rides will start at Bicycle Chain (parking lot near the street at 1712 Lexington Ave North). Remember to bring your helmet and if you need air for your tires or minor bike adjustments, please come early so the staff at the bike shop has time to help you before the ride.

HBC Progressive Ride III will be on June 8 see more details on the HBC Ride Events Calendar and RSVP.

About the Tour D’ Amico

Find old and new friends on the Tour D'Amico Bike Ride

Find old and new friends on the Tour D’Amico Bike Ride

For more information on the Tour D’ Amico on the 4th of July, check out their website here.

This Bike Pic Monday, fond memories, of riding into the morning sun with warmer weather ahead.

Bike Pic Mar 25, riding into the Monday morning sun

This Bike Pic Monday, reflect on fond memories of riding into the morning sun, with warmer weather ahead. We found this biker chick in the HFB Archives riding the Tour D’ Amico last year on the fourth of July.

What better way to continue your fun than 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 ‘Monday’ 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!

This Bike Pic Friday, digging through the summer archives we found this biker dude enjoying a Hiawatha Bike Club ride with his friend on trails through the Twin Cities.

Bike Pic Nov 16, yeah it’s Friday with fond summer memories and fun times

This Bike Pic Friday, digging through the summer archives we found this biker dude enjoying a Hiawatha Bike Club ride with his friend on trails through the Twin Cities.

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

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Friday’ Bike Pic’  

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 appearance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pics of the Day.

Have a great day!

Today's 'riding into the Monday morning sun' bike pic captures another beautiful  spring weather day before summer begins. Here, bikers are on the annual Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July.

Bike Pic June 18, riding into the Monday morning sun on TDA

Today’s ‘riding into the Monday morning sun’ bike pic captures another beautiful  spring weather day before summer begins. Here, bikers are on the annual Tour D’Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July, in the western section of the Twin Cities suburbs.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of the many HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the new HaveFunBiking Guide.

Thanks for viewing our ‘Monday Morning Sun’ Bike Pic  

Now rolling into our 11th 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 destinations you can have fun at 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 latest  Bike Guide, mobile friendly as we enter into our 9th year of producing print and digital guides.

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

Have a great day and a memorable new year ahead!

If you are in the Twin Cities, what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then the Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride. 

Tour D’Amico bike ride option, if you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th

If you are in the Twin Cities what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then at the Tour D’Amico (TDA) bicycle ride. This year the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’Amico & Son’s Restaurants invites you to start your Independence Day celebration with a scenic bike ride and  a delicious picnic upon your return. Now in its 19th year, select from one of four scenic routes options for a fun day.

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The 19th Annual TDA begins in Golden Valley, MN to start the days festivities.

Tour D’Amico bike ride registration

Registration is in the court area outside D’Amico Restaurant in the Golden Valley Commons Shopping Center, just off Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue. You can pick up your ride packet or sign up with day-of registration and start riding between 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the Fourth.

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Hiawatha bike club members greeting riders as they check in at the registration table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All four routes, through the western suburbs of the Twin Cities, are signed and supported. Maps and Ride with GPS will be available to further assist you on this fun bike tour. Along the way enjoy stopping at several rest stops for refreshments and treats. Then at the end of your ride savor a D’Amico & Sons American/Italian al fresco picnic lunch.

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What a fun way to spend the early part of your  4th of July holiday. Leisurely riding the scenic parkways and trails with family and friends.

The Tour D’Amico bike ride starts and ends in Golden Valley

The 44 mile Tour D'Amico map

The 44 mile Tour D’Amico map

Choose from the 20, 29, 44 or 62.2 mile scenic route all mapped to give everyone riding a chance to explore some of the Twin Cities newest bike boulevards and trails. Riding through parts of Edina, Hopkins, Plymouth and Wayzata before returning back to Golden Valley.

Along the way, enjoy the Tour D’Amico’s selfie contest

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Riders always enjoy the Selfie Contest on TDA.

 

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Riders who enter the selfie contest will have fun and may win a prize.

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With helmets on and a cell phone ready to take pictures, riders prepare for TDA, having fun with old and new friends.

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Some of the Tour D’ Amico rider’s warming up for the selfie contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riders on the Tour D’Amico route

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They have come to ride the Tour D’ Amico from as far away as Burlington, Iowa.

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An adventure awaits these two as they leave Golden Valley.

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The last two to leave the Golden Valley parking lot, are the Hiawatha Bicycling Club Ride Marshall’s, making sure everyone returns safely.

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The tours first rest stops on TDA is a Cub Grocery Store, in Plymouth MN.

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Our happy Hiawatha Bicycling Club hosts at the Plymouth Station Rest Stop.

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Riders enjoying bananas and other treats before heading back out on the course.

With beautiful weather scheduled, riders will enjoy the low traffic roads, fun trails and scenic landscapes along the way.

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This guy knows how to travel and celebrate the 4th of July, will you join him?

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Riding the route to the next rest stop, D’ Amico’d in Wayzata.

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TDA riders will enjoy some of D’ Amico and Sons tasty salads, fruits and other treats at the second rest stop.

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With this photo, you know it’s good… do we need to say more!

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Here TDA riders, from all four routes meander together around Lake Minnetonka’s shoreline to Hopkins for another tasty rest stop.

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More happy riders ready to check out the rest stop at the Hopkins Depot.

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It looks like this rest stop was as good as the last two!

Time to head back for a Tour D’Amico picnic

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Here, this TDA rider makes her way back to D’ Amico’s in Golden Valley for the delicious picnic.

 

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Still smiling, on the last section of the 2017 Tour D’ Amico, riders here make their way back to Golden Valley for a picnic lunch in the court area, next to the fountain.

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With so many choices, the dessert bars are sinfully delicious.

Join in on the fun sharing your TDA experience with old and new friends over a D'Amicos picnic lunch.

Join in on the fun sharing your TDA experience with old and new friends over a D’Amico’s picnic lunch.

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Everyone always enjoys the fine food and refreshments D’ Amico’s served after the ride – Sign up today! 

About Hiawatha Bicycling Club

Join the club at Hiawathbike.org to learn more about all the fun rides they lead, like the Tour D’ Amico.

Proceeds from the Tour D’Amico over the last few year’s have benefited the Children’s Lighthouse, trail maintenance projects in the Twin Cities and the bike education program of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

Hiawatha Bicycling Club donates proceeds from Tour D’Amico

Here in the photo above, Katheryn Jensen, from the Special Olympics Minnesota receives a check for $500 from John Escritt, a member of Hiawatha Bicycling Club and current director of the Tour D’ Amico (TDA), 4th of July bike ride. The donation was presented at the North Star Bicycle Festival and Grand Prix planning meeting on Monday night.

From the proceed raised this year at the 16th Annual TDA Ride,  a portion of the proceeds were also shared with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) for education, Midtown Greenway and to Three Rivers Parks, for trail maintenance.  Sponsored by D’ Amico & Sons Restaurants, the Annual 4th of July Ride for 2016 is again scheduled with three routes and an Italian picnic planned at the end.

About Special Olympics Minnesota

Special Olympics Minnesota is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports, adapted as necessary to meet the needs of those with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Special Olympics Minnesota believes that consistent training is essential to the development of sports skills, and that competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress and providing incentives for personal growth.

Special Olympics Minnesota believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally and socially; families are strengthened; and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance. Special Olympics of Minnesota.

About Hiawatha Bicycling Club

The Hiawatha Bicycling Club is a recreational riding club. Every month during the season they provide about 60 rides that appeal to a wide variety of rider skills and desires. They offer slow, medium and fast rides, rides ranging  from 15 to 100 miles in length, over many types of terrain. The Club is social in nature, with many rides built around casual riding, sight-seeing, meals, charitable activities, etc. You will find their rides throughout the 11-county Twin City metropolitan area, in other states and even in other countries. Check them out, they may have your kind of ride! Hiawatha Bicycling Club.

Bike Pic Dec. 3, making time to kick back and relax

Here above, riders of Hiawatha Bicycling Club kick back with a cool drink and relax at a local rest stop, on one of their favorite Friday Night bike routes that cruise the bike friendly roads and trails in the western suburbs of  Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

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!

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