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Iowa and Minnesota bike guides are available online

With summer just around the curve, both Iowa and the Minnesota Bike Guides are digitally available to download. In our 10th year of printing and distributing the Iowa Bike/Hike Guide and the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide, enjoy!

Where to find a printed copy of the Iowa or Minnesota bike guides

If you enjoy the digital version of either the Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guides we have a limited quantity of both available in the handy printed format. Please click here!

Like the e-version, each print copy is full of bike-friendly maps, bike events, and helpful tip sheets. In a handy pocket-sized format, they are perfect to page through and jot down a few notes when planning your #NextBikeAdventure.

Help us by sharing your comments on this year’s Bike/Hike Guides

As we wrap up our 9th year of printing these handy, pocket-size booklets we would like to hear, what you like about the guide and how we can make it better. So we can continue to add more links and helpful information to assist you in finding your next adventure. Please page through the Guide’s events, maps, and helpful tips sections and give us your comments at poke@havefunbiking.com – Thanks!

Check out our ‘Pic of the Day’

Have you seen our daily feature picture at HaveFunBiking.com, on Facebook, or at #nextbikeadventure on Instagram? If not, moving into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media, check them out, like us and or follow us. If you have a good photo with a caption, send it our way.

Along with a good caption, photo(s) should be a minimum of 800 pixels wide and deep 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.

So check out the guides, have fun and keep riding!

Billed as the largest one-day bike shows in the Midwest, the Iowa Bike Expo offers free admission for those shopping for destinations, gear, bikes, and more. Mark your calendars for January 26, 2019

The 2019 Iowa Bike Expo is scheduled for January 26th

Billed as the largest one-day bike shows in the Midwest, the Iowa Bike Expo offers free admission for those shopping for destinations, gear, bikes, and more. Mark your calendars for January 26, 2019 (10:00 AM to 4:30 PM)  in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center,  Hy Vee Hall, 833 5th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309.

What you will see in the Iowa Bike Expo

If you are looking for bicycle equipment, destinations, events, and more this is the event you want to attend. You will find many Iowa trail systems, events, and equipment vendors exhibiting from all over the country there to show you the latest. There will also be educational seminars helping you get in touch with bike advocacy, find the latest consumer trends, and learn about new places to ride.

Expo Schedule

See the current schedule of workshops, entertainment, etc. here

Current 2019 Exhibitors

The list is growing, so check here for updates to the list.

Active Edge Sports Massage
Adaptive Sports Iowa
All Ability Cycles
Altoona Road Riders
Barr Bicycle
Big Bam
Big Cock Bike Shop
BiKASE
Bike Country
Bike Rags
Bike Sparta
Bike Tour Vacations
Bike World
BikeFlights.com
BikeIowa.com
Black Girls Do Bike: Des Moines
Black Hawk Bike Coalition
Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
Borah Teamwear
Bourbon Country Burn
Capitol Row
Captain Roy’s
Cedar Falls Tourism
Central Iowa Charters
Chainspirations
Charles City Whitewater
Chichaqua Valley Trail
CIRREM/MADCO100
CITA
Confluence Brewing Company
Connecticut Yankee Pedaler
Corridor MPO
Costco Wholesale
Crit Fit Army Cycling Apparel
Custom Tags
DaBluz Boutique
Des Moines Bicycle Collective
Des Moines Cycle Club
Direct Impulse Design
Dream Team
ElevenPine
Ends of the Earth Cycling
Ergon USA
EVELO Electric Bicycles
Firetrucker Brewery
Gran Fondo Cedar Valley
Great Cycle Challenge
Iowa Craft Beer Tent
Iowa Games & Iowa Senior Games
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Iowa Ortho
Iowa Scholastic MTB Club
Jeff C Williams Bicycle Art
JETT PHC
Kaddy Rack
Kandango
Key Potential Chiropractic
Kryptonite
Kyle’s Bikes
Lake Country Cyclists
Madrid Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Trails Magazine
Moonlight Classic Bike Ride
Moxy Monitor
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Old Man On A Bike Apparel
Omaura Skin
Optimum Chiropractic
Pedal Across Wisconsin
Pingora Outdoors
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Raccoon River Valley Trail Association
RAGBRAI
Rails to Trails
Ridebiker Alliance
Rolling Prairie Trail
RS Welding Studio
Sauk Rail Trail
Silca
SRAM
The Happy Mutant
Thrive Family Chiropractic
Tour De Brew QC
Tour de Nebraska
Tour of Minnesota
Trek
Urban Bicycle Food Ministry
Velocity USA
Velorosa Cycling
Vero Chiropractic
Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Whiterock Conservancy
Wilderness Voyageurs Bike Tours

For directions and more information on the announcement party

For Directions to the Expo Hall, Lodging and the RAGBRAI Announcement Party check here

Have Fun!

Enjoy paging through the 2019 Bike/Hike Winter Planning Guide for more fun rides and events. Working on the annual spring editions, coming in April, we uncovered many events for this winter e-guide. Enjoy exploring maps locations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin!

The new 2019 e-guide is here for planning your next bike adventure

Enjoy paging through the 2019 Bike/Hike Winter Planning Guide for events and fun places to ride. Working on the annual spring editions, coming in April, we uncovered many fun facts for this planning e-guide. See many maps we have identified in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin for your #NextBikeAventure

Thanks for viewing our new 2019 bike planning e-guide

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 and a memorable New Year!

Here in this bike pic, we captured these touring cyclists having fun pedaling into the Monday morning sun, knowing their team won and getting some revenge from yesterdays game.

Bike Pic Oct 08, fun riding into the Monday morning sun with a win!

Here in this bike pic, we captured these touring cyclists having fun pedaling into the Monday morning sun, knowing their team won and getting some revenge from yesterdays game.

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

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘MRT’ 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 Pic of the Day.

Have a great day!

Today's 'riding into the Monday morning sun' bike pic captures another beautiful summer day. In this pic we captured these bikers riding in the morning sun on RAGBRAI 2017.

Bike pic June 25, riding into the Monday morning sun

Today’s ‘riding into the Monday morning sun’ bike pic captures another beautiful summer day. In this pic we captured these bikers riding in the morning sun on RAGBRAI 2017. This year’s bike tour starts in Onawa, then to Denison, Jefferson, Ames, Newton, Sigourney, Iowa City and finishing in Davenport for a total of 428 miles.

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!

Thanks to AAA The Auto Club Group, printed copies of both the Iowa and Minnesota Bike Guides are still available. With summer just a few days away stop by one of the AAA offices near you by looking at our digital editions for a map of a AAA office near you.

Complimentary Iowa and Minnesota printed bike guides are still available

Thanks to AAA The Auto Club Group, printed copies of both the Iowa and Minnesota Bike Guides are still available. With summer just a few days away stop by a AAA offices near you. Just look at the maps in our digital guide editions for a map of a AAA office location near you.

Where to pick up one of the bike guides

In the lower left corner of each Iowa and Minnesota map you will find the address of a participating AAA office to pick up a copy of the guide. Just stop in and ask for a complimentary of the guide and learn more about AAA’s Bike Benefit Program. A program that includes roadside service for your bike – It’s like having a SAG in your back pocket.

Help us by sharing your comments on this year’s Bike/Hike Guides

As we wrap up our 9th year of printing these handy, pocket size booklets we would like to hear, what you like about the guide and how we can make it better. So we can continue to add more links and helpful information to assist you in finding your next adventure. Please page through the Guide’s events, maps and helpful tips sections and give us your comments at: poke@havefunbiking.com – Thanks!

Check out our ‘Pic of the Day’

Have you seen our daily feature picture at HaveFunBiking.com, on Facebook, or at #nextbikeadventure on Instagram? If not, moving into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media, check them out, like us and or follow us. If you have a good photo with a caption, send it our way.

Along with a good caption, photo(s) should be a minimum of 800 pixels wide and deep 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.

So check out the guides, have fun and keep riding!

Bike Pic March 23, yeah its Friday and with fond RAGBRAI memories

It’s Friday and time think about getting together and planning some rides with warmer weather soon ahead. Here in this photo we caught these biker dudes having fun riding across Iowa on RAGBRAI 2017. Maybe its time to start planning your #NextBikeAdventure?

What better way to continue enjoying all the fun in 2018. View all the bike travel ideas in the latest HaveFunBiking 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 11th 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!

Fond summer memories on 2017 RAGBRAI, as this biker chick and dude ride across Iowa enjoying the scenery.

Bike Pic Jan 25, ride across Iowa, Announcement Party countdown

Fond summer memories on 2017 RAGBRAI, as this biker chick and dude ride across Iowa enjoying the fresh country air, corn fields and wind turbines along the way. Attend or watch here, at HFB, as we cover RAGBRAI Announcement Party discovering the 2018 route.

View the new  National Bike Guide and all the fun rides coming up in 2018.

Thanks for viewing today’s ‘Ride across Iowa’ Pic of the Day

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!

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

The new Iowa Bike Guide unveiled at RAGBRAI event Saturday

From all of us at HaveFunBikingcom (HFB), we are elated to introduce you to our inaugural issue of the Iowa Bike/Hike Guide. This publication will be available for preview at the Iowa Bike Expo, in Des Moines, before the RAGBRAI Announcement party on January 26th.  We started with the HFB website in 2006, publishing the first Minnesota edition in 2009 and now the Iowa Guide.

What you will see in the Iowa Bike Guide

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

Like the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and our website our goal is to help cyclists easily access the latest information on bicycling,. With listings of fun events, maps on the best places to ride a bike, plus helpful tips on gear and maintenance for that next bike adventure. Our vision still holds true today, as those who attend the Iowa Bike Expo and pick up a free copy will see. If you plan to attend the Expo stop by the AAA – Auto Club Group booth #207, for a copy.

If you are not able to attend this coming weekends festivities in Des Moines, watch for the full edition in March. Once we gather and confirm all the bike events happening through the summer, we will will go to print with the full version and the Iowa bike guide will also be available digitally. If you have information that should be in this new guide or our Minnesota publication, its not to late!

We need all information, no later than February 15th.

Did you see our new Have Fun Biking National Guide?

Rolled out digitally last month, many of the articles and tips you see in this 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 wherever you decide to ride your bike.

Also, if you want a sneak peek at what might be in one of our next issues or further details when on the go, please sign up for our weekly eNewsletter on the latest. I promise, your email address will not be sold or shared with any third party. Would you 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 our handy publications 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 issues. These publication are 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

A pair of cycling gloves are one of the few pieces of apparel that make direct contact with both your body and the bicycle.

Bike Pic 16, fond summer memories stir plans for 2018 rides

Fond summer memories on RAGBRAI, as this biker chick in the saddle riding across Iowa enjoys fresh country air, soybean fields and wind turbines along the way.

View the new  National Bike Guide and all the fun rides coming up in 2018.

Thanks for viewing today’s ‘summer memories’ Pic of the Day

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!