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With 2016 coming to an end, we want to do some reflecting on all the good things we've done this year at HaveFunBiking. From the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour to the Free Bike 4 Kids events at Mall of America.

Bike Pic Dec 31, Reflecting on 2016 Highlights at HaveFunBiking

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As #2016 comes to a #close. Us here at @HaveFunBiking hope you enjoyed all the #stories and #pics we have posted this year. Throughout the season we have #captured photographs of #cyclists exploring new bike-friendly destinations. At co-sponsored events, like the @minnesotaironmanbikeride held each spring, and the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, we covered more memorable fun. Then topping off the year we covered the successful @fb4k. This annual program, held at @mallofamerica distributed over 5,000 #bikes to kids in need. Covering all these fun we are proud to be one of the leading bike tourism medias encouraging more to stay active. #nextbikeadventure #nextadventure #picoftheday #picofday #onlyinmn #mallofamerica #fatbike #rootrivertrail #trek #salsa #freebikes4kidz #fb4k #bicyclingadventure #braggingrightsguaranteed #bicycle #unicycle

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Here is to reflecting on 2016, as it comes to a close. With all the good things you have seen on the HaveFunBiking blog we hope you enjoyed all the stories and pics we have posted this year. Throughout the season we have captured photographs of cyclists exploring new bike-friendly destinations while having fun. At co-sponsored events, like the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride, held each spring, and the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, we covered more memorable fun. Then topping off the year we covered the successful Free Bikes 4 Kids event. This annual program, held at Mall of America, distributed over 5,000 bikes to kids in need. Covering all these fun experiences we are proud to be one of the leading bike tourism medias encouraging more to stay active.

Don’t worry, if you missed out on this years inaugural Bluff & Valley Bike Ride, registration for the 2017 Tour is open, so click on the link above and sign up today!

Then, see all the other places to explore in 2017 by downloading the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing Today’s Reflecting on the Year Bike 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 – 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!

What started as another annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz pilgrimage, to collect, clean and distribute 5,000 plus slightly used bikes to kids in need has come to fruition this Weekend

Bike Pic December 4, Smiles and Magic at the MOA with Free Bikes 4 Kidz

What started as another annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz pilgrimage, to collect, clean and distribute 5,000 plus slightly used bikes to kids in need has come to fruition this Weekend. Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, the Mall of America  and people who donated bikes, Terry Esau and his crew are once again witnessing the joy and magic his program brings to those less fortunate before the holidays.

Here the Free Bikes 4 Kidz crew is putting finishing touches and sizing the bike as they roll out of the Male of America.

Here the Free Bikes 4 Kidz crew is putting finishing touches and sizing the bike as they roll out of the Male of America.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a nonprofit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.

 

Thanks for viewing the Free Bikes 4 Kidz Sunday 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 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 – 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!

Free Bikes for Kids helps kid's smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, at the Mall of America.

Bike Donation: Organization Helps Kids Smile With Your Old Bikes Collecting Dust

Do you have a bike or two taking up space and collecting dust? Is so, consider donating them to Free Bikes for Kids (FB4K) for their annual drive to help kids smile. However, if your house or storage space is clean, your help is needed too! You can help clean the used bikes and get them ready for kids to ride.

FB4K Helps Kids Smile by Donating Your Bike

Free Bikes for Kids help kids smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, Donate your bikes to help more kids.

Free Bikes for Kids helps kids smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, Donate your bikes to help more kids.

The kick-off to the 2016 season is Bike Collection Day on Saturday, October 8th, but to make it successful they need your bikes!

FB4K Helps Kids Smile by Volunteering

Don’t have a bike to donate? Join them at Mall of America (MOA) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help receive the 5,000 bikes that will be dropped off and moved to their warehouse. Come on your own or bring your crew. The more, the merrier! Register here to secure your spot.

Free Bikes for Kids helps kids smile so please help by volunteering to clean or wrench on some bikes if you can't help with bike donation.

Free Bikes for Kids helps kids smile please help by volunteering to clean or wrench on some bikes like these guys.

MOA will serve as their bike warehouse. This warehouse is where volunteers will clean, refurbish, and give a final quality control check to each donated bike. Be a FB4K cleaner, an organizer, or mechanic for a shift, or two, or more. Volunteer on your own or line up a large group. FB4K will be open seven days a week, so get involved today. Email Tia Martinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at: tia@fb4k.org, she can help schedule your group.

About Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates gently used bikes. Then, they organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them before they give them away to kids in need. So really, FB4K helps kids smile.

In 2008 they gave away 300 bikes. Last year it  was 5,000 bikes. And this year – who knows. In the last eight years over 30,000 bikes have rolled through their giveaways. What does FB4K have to say about that? They claim they are not done yet. Their future sights are set on other locations throughout the U.S. and the world.

Every year 25 million bikes are sold in the U.S. One-third of those bikes are 20” wheel-size or smaller. Since kids grow like weeds, over 8 million bikes are virtually outgrown each year, giving them an endless supply, while making our environment more sustainable.

Though the generous help of key partners like Allina Health, QBP, Penn Cycle, Park Tool, Nice Ride MN, and the Mall of America, FB4K has gone far. But they still need your support in building the foundation and to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood.

Do your part making kids smile, see more at: http://fb4k.org/