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For all those who are interested inparticipating, the Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride is kicking off its 51st year with a move to Waconia, in 2017, with #BraggingRightsGaurenteed.

The 51st Annual Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride Moves to Waconia, MN

The 51st Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride is heading to Waconia, MN, and offering #BraggingRightsGuaranteed for conquering this bicycle touring hotspot. Taking place on the last Sunday in April, the ride will again offer several memorable bike routes through Carver County. Registration for the 2017 annual spring bike ride opens February 1st, attracting riders from all over the upper Midwest.

Ironman Bike Ride Showcases Carver County Routes 

On April 30th, cyclists of all skill levels will find route lengths of 15-, 25-,50-, and 100-miles. They can journey down quiet county roads and trails that wind around lakes, and enjoy the area’s natural beauty. For those taking their first ride of 2017, it’ll be both a memorable and safe event.

Ironman Registration

Sign up for the early-bird Ironman registration on February 1st  and save at www.ironmanbikeride.org, before March 1st. For further updates leading up to the event, follow the MN Ironman’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

About #DesinationWaconia

Waconia is located 30-miles west of the Twin Cities. The first-rate bicycle touring hub offers quiet county roads, both gravel and paved, and easy access to the Dakota, LRT, and Luce Line trails. If you arrive early or want to stay and visit, Waconia has plenty of options for everyone (see 2-Min Video). You can spend time on Lake Waconia, and visit the city’s other attractions including its distillery, wineries, and breweries. Find more at: Destination Waconia.

About the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride

As the original Minnesota Ironman®, this spring bike event has hosted over 100,000 cyclists in its 50-year history. It’s also an outstanding start to Minnesota’s spring bicycling season. The Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride is put on by Hosteling International and benefits their non-profit mission and work here in Minnesota. They operate the Mississippi Headwaters Hostel in Itasca State Park.

Rumor has it there has been some Ironman chatter about where this years city will be. What are your last minute guesses? Announcement coming tomorrow!

Bike Pic Jan 14, There’s A Lot Of Ironman Chatter Going On

The last bit of Ironman chatter we’ve heard: it could be in Carver County? Rumor has it there will be an announcement Monday, Jan 16 on where this year’s Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Event will be held. Let’s hear those last minute guesses!

Always on the Last Sunday in April, here in the Pic of the Day are members of the Major Taylor Bicycle  Club of Minnesota getting ready for the 50th Ironman, last spring.

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Ironman Chatter 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: [email protected]. 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. 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!

Bike Pic July 7, Black Bike Week ready to roll

The Black Bike Week Twin Cities is ready to roll with events scheduled July 10, through July 17, 2016. This will be a week of Advocacy, education and inspired riding to build awareness and highlight the contributions to building Bike Culture and to supporting an active lifestyle in the African American community.

The week-long celebration is presented by The Cultural Wellness Center, The North Minneapolis Bicycle Advocacy Council, Nice Ride MN, The Minneapolis Bike Coalition, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition and the My Bike Project.

Black Bike Week Events To Take-In

Please see Facebook events each day for more details.

Sunday, July 10
Bike to Open Streets Downtown Minneapolis from NorthPoint

Monday, July 11
Bike to Work Day/Week

Tuesday, July 12 Roll at 6:00 pm
Nice Ride Neighborhood River Flats Ride from Venture North
Special guest: Ayesha McGowan
1830 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Wednesday, July 13
Black Bike Week – All Women’s Ride – special guest Ayesha McGowan. Roll at 6:15 sharp
Post ride reception at the Sheraton Midtown Greenway 8:15pm

Black Bike Week – All Women’s Ride – special guest Ayesha McGowan. Roll at 6:15
Freewheel Midtown Greenway Bike Center

Thursday, July 14 7:30 am
Breakfast at Birchwood – Tour de France!
3311 E 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Slow Roll Twin Cities – North Roll at 6:30 pm
Wirth Park Main Golf Building
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Major Taylor Track Night – Special Guest Nelson Vails
The National Sports Center Velodrome

Friday, July 15
An Evening with Nelson Vails
Nelson Vails Documentary –
The Capri Theatre
2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Reception 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Movie 7:15
Q and A 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 16
Rondo Days Family Fun Ride and Nice Ride Neighborhood Ride – 6 miles
10:00 am 270 Kent N. Kent St., Saint Paul, MN 55102

Major Taylor Club Ride, 35 miles, Special guest Nelson Vails
9:00 am 270 Kent N. Kent St., Saint Paul, MN 55102

Sunday, July 17 Ride with Nelly 50 miles  hosted by Major Taylor Bicycling Club of MN TBD

Please visit event waiver –