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This Tuesday get out on a trail and get prepared for not one but two bike rides we are cosponsoring: The MN Ironman Bike Ride and The Root River Trail Tour.

Bike Pic Jan 17, Prep For This Up Coming Year on the Root River Trail

This Tuesday get out on a winter trail or on a stationary bike and get prepared for not one, but two bike rides in Minnesota we are co-sponsoring: The MN Ironman Bicycle Ride and The Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour. Photo above was taken last year on the Root River Trail as this ride participant, Marcy Kelash, was riding into Houston, MN.  Registration will open February 1st for the Ironman.

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Get Out on the Root River Trail 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 РAlso, 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!

Root River Trail is open once again from flooding last week.

Bike Pic Sept 30, Root River Trail is Open Once Again from Flooding

With the exception of a 50 foot length of blacktop between, Whalan and Peterson on the Root River Trail, the popular recreational trail survived the heavy rains and flooding last week. The MN DNR office announce that the trail completely open.

Also, the repaving of the trail between Peterson and Rushford planned, which was supposed to start on Monday, Oct. 3 will not happen until the spring of  2017.  The contractor is way behind with other projects and did not want to rip up the trail if he couldn’t finish it this fall.  His new completion date will be May 26, 2017.

See many more bike friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. 

Thanks for viewing the Root River Trail 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 showcasing 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 РAlso, 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!

Get your picture taken on the Root River "Taste of the Trail." Today the event is in Houston and Rushford, on the east side of the 67 mile trail system.

Bike Pic Sept 24, Get Your Selfie on the Root River Taste of the Trail

Get your picture taken on the Root River Taste of the Trail. Today the event is in Houston and Rushford on the east side of the 67 mile trail system. See more about biking in Southeast Minnesota and the nine Root River Trail Towns along the paved trail for you to visit. Photo opportunity at Norsland Lefse, in Downtown Rushford, MN.

Recent Root River Flood Notice

The Root River is currently over the trail in places beginning about 1.5 miles east of Rushford towards Houston and is expected to continue rising before cresting. Bike travel is not recommended along the Root River Trail. There is also a report of trail damage between Peterson and Whalan, including a 50-100 foot stretch that the river lifted and set back down leaving the pavement (new last summer!) quite damaged. Bicyclists should use extreme caution. Mud is being cleared off the trail in other trail areas.

Taste of the Trail activities will still occur in Houston and Rushford today, so stop by these communities to enjoy what they have to offer…as sunshine is in the forecast for at least one day this weekend!

See many more bike friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. 

Thanks for viewing the Root River Taste of the Trail, Fun 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 showcasing 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. Then, 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 РAlso, 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. After all, we may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!

Last chance this Saturday, for the Root River 'Taste of the Trail, this Saturday, September 24th, on the east side between Houston and Rushford, MN.

Bike Pic September 22, Final ‘Taste of the Trail’ Along the Root River

Last chance for the Root River ‘Taste of the Trail, this Saturday, September 24th, on the east side between Houston and Rushford, MN. With the weather drying out it will be fun for the whole family with food samples and games while visiting the friendly Trail Towns along the Root River.

See many more bike friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. 

Thanks for viewing the Root River ‘Taste of the Trail, Fun 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 showcasing 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 РAlso, 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!

Sunday's Miles of Bike Smiles shows a couple walking their bikes along the Root River Taste of the Trail, in Whalan.

Bike Pic Sept 18, Sunday’s Miles of Bike Smiles Along the Trail

Sunday’s Miles of Bike Smiles photo shows a couple walking their bikes along the Root River Taste of the Trail in Whalan a couple weeks ago. Don’t fret, there is one more event hosted by the nine towns of the Root River Trail this next Saturday between Rushford and Houston if you missed the first two.

See many more bike smiles and bike friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. 

Thanks for viewing the Bike Smiles 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 showcasing 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 РAlso, 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!

Bike Pic August 6, is that a bird nest in the bike trail?

This bike rider, on the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour last month stopped to point out a flaw in the pavement in between Root River Trail Towns while riding along the scenic river valley.

Find many more bike friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking (HFB). 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media source, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As HFB searches and presents more fun cycling related photos, worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted that may 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, be prepared to smile. You never know where our cameras will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us post? 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 a minimum of 800 pixels wide or larger for us to consider using them. If we do 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 Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide to Find Your Next Adventure. We are proud of the updated  At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for at the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of information, now available for mobile devices.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure ‚Äď we may capture you in one of the next photos we post.

Have a great day!