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The maps in the 2021 MN Bike/Hike Guide offer many fun opportunities

At HaveFunBiking, we hope everyone is planning some fun outings while staying healthy and safe this year. To help you plan some fun times with family and friends, we have added some suggested route options to most of the maps in the 2021 Bike/Hike Guides. Check them out and bookmark the guide so it’s ready and at your finger for that next bike adventure.

With summer just around the corner and the need to practice social the new norm, both Iowa and the Minnesota Bike Guides are now digitally available to download. You can find them here, the Iowa Bike/Hike Guide and the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide, to explore and stay active!

Where to find a printed copy of the MN Bike/Hike Guide?

As in the past, the Minnesota guides will continue to offer at most Minnesota Welcome Centers and libraries. These handy pocket-size guides are perfect for paging -through, copying a map, or jotting down a few notes when planning your #NextBikeAdventure.

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

As we continue to update the 12th edition of the guide, we would like to hear from you. What you like about the guides, and how can we make the Iowa and Minnesota editions better? So we can continue to add more helpful information to assist, please page through the guides and give us your comments at [email protected] – Thanks!

Check out our ‘Social Distancing tip sheet.

Along with the general safety tips for riding a bicycle, info from the CDC, and other social distancing activities. Here are some helpful Social Distancing Tips to incorporate into your solo ride activities.

So have fun, keep riding a comfortable distance apart, and stay healthy!

Bike Pic April 3, another miles of smiles riding memory

Another miles-of-smiles Saturday bike photo. Here two ladies have fond memories of riding the Tour D’ Amico, An annual bike ride hosted by Hiawatha Bicycling Club before Covid-19 set in.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors 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. An now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.

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

Now rolling through our 16th year as a bike tourism media, enjoy! As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 pic 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 13th year of producing this handy 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, with a safe, memorable 2021!

Today's bike pic, we found this biker dude riding the Minnesota River bottom trail near Bloomington, MN. Hope their bikes have studs with the icy conditions?

Bike Pic Dec 22, a perfect Tuesday to be out on the fat bike trail

This Bike Pic Tuesday it’s a perfect time to get excited about trail riding, even with colder temps in the forecast, with proper layers it will be fun.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors 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 Bike Pic Tuesday

We are now rolling through our 15th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 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 13th year of producing this handy 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!

This Bike Pic Saturday, dig out your favorite Christmas sweater and take a fat bike out for a spin. It's a great way to bring in the holidays, even if there is not a lot of snow yet. 

Bike Pic Dec 21, it’s Monday and winter is officially here!

This Bike Pic Monday, dig out your favorite Christmas sweater and take a fat bike out for a spin. It’s a great way to bring in winter and the beginning of the holiday fun!

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors 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 ‘1st Day of Winter’ Bike Pic

We are now rolling through our 15th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 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 13th year of producing this handy 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!

Bike Pic Oct 21, fatty fun on seven-plus inches of new snow

This bike pic Wednesday, after a record amount of new snow blanketing the central section of Minnesota yesterday. This biker chick is having fun riding her fatty along the Minnesota River, near Bloomington, MN.

What better way to continue your time outdoors 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 ‘Daily’ bike pic

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 [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 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!

If you are not out in playing in the snow this New Year's Day, enjoy paging through the 2019 Bike/Hike Winter Planning Guide for fun places to ride.

Bike Pic Jan 01, Happy New Year’s its a fun day to get out and ride

The first bike pic of 2020 season, we hope you get out and take time to play in the snow, making this a memorable New Year’s Day. Have fun and take a few moments to page through the pictures, maps and helpful tips we provide at HaveFunBiking.comSee the many Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin maps we have created for your #NextBikeAventure.

Thanks for viewing our first bike pic of the New Year

Now rolling into our 15h 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 [email protected]. 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.

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!

Bike Pic Nov 29, yeah it’s Friday and fat bike fun is officially here

This Bike Pic Friday, the week before Global Fat Bike Day next Saturday, consider getting out on some fresh snow or go visit your favorite shop and test ride one.

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 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 [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 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!

Now that the winter season is in full swing here are several bike events through the balance of January, for your preferred riding pleasure.

Discover all the fun bike events over the next 15-days of January

Now that the holiday season has past and winter fun is in full swing, see several bike events through the balance of January, for your preferred riding pleasure in the upper Midwest. With above normal temps as the season progresses, you may see more icy patches, so ride with care and Have Fun!

As we plow through more snow, a bike pic to remember! This wheelie Wednesday or Hump Day, take a chance like this dude riding the MN River Bottoms, in Bloomington.

As we plow through more snow, a bike pic to remember! This wheelie Wednesday or Hump Day, take a chance like this dude riding the MN River Bottoms, in Bloomington.

Bike events, 16-days out

Jan 14 Fat Tire Monday
Spruce Hill Billy-Spruce Hill Park
Miltona, MN
Off-Road Website

Jan 16 Fat Wednesday Night Rides
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN
Off-Road Facebook

Jan 16 Fat Wednesday Bike Races
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Off-Road Facebook

Jan 19 Frosted Fatty
Spirit Mountain
Duluth MN
Off-Road Website

Jan 19 QBP Fat Bike Rennet
Highland Park Reserve
Bloomington, MN
Off-Road Facebook 

Jan 20 Cold Catfish Cup
Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Off-Road Facebook 

Jan 21 Fat Tire Monday
Nelson Mooner-Trailhead
Nelson, MN
Off-Road Website 

Jan 23 Fat Wednesday Night Rides
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN
Off-Road Facebook

Jan 23 Fat Wednesday Bike Races
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Off-Road Facebook 

Jan 27 B-B-Brrr Winter Classic
Wildflower Grove Park
Fargo, ND
Off-Road Website

Jan 27 Iowa Bike Expo
Hyvee Event Center
Des Moines, IA
Bike Show Website 

Jan 27 RAGBRAI Announcement Party
Hyvee Event Center
Des Moines, IA
Route Announcement Event Website 

Jan 28 Fat Tire Monday
Arrowwood Resort
Alexandria, MN
Off-Road Website

Jan 28-30 Arrowhead 135
Ski/shoe/Fat Bike 135 miles
International Falls, MN
Off-Road Website

Jan 30 Fat Wednesday Night Rides
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN
Off-Road Facebook 

Jan 30 Fat Wednesday Bike Races
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Off-Road Facebook 

Jan 30 Women’s Off-Road Cycling Congress (WORCC)
QBP (Quality Bicycle Products)
Bloomington, MN
Event Website 

See more events in the latest guide

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!

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!

Bookmark the new Bike/Hike GuideWinter Planning Edition and find your #NextBikeAdventure. As you explore all the bike-friendly destinations we have covered, please share your experience with us. And, don’t forget to smile we may be around the next corner with our camera, ready to capture you for our next pic of the day!

This Bike Pic Saturday is Global Fat Bike Day and Bike Shop Day, consider getting out on a trail with the fresh snow or go visit your favorite shop.

Bike Pic Dec 1, it’s Saturday and fat bike fun is officially here

This Bike Pic Saturday is Global Fat Bike Day and Bike Shop Day, consider getting out on a trail with the fresh snow or go visit your favorite shop.

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 ‘Saturday’ 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 [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 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!