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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!

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!

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 and a bold north day to ride

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. 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 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!

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 22, it’s Saturday and the second day of winter is here

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.

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 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 Pics of the Day.

Have a great day!

This Bike Pic Tuesday, it's time to get excited with temps in the forecast a little above average and perfect for trail riding.

Bike Pic Dec 11, a perfect Tuesday to be out on the fat bike trail

This Bike Pic Tuesday, it’s time to get excited with temps in the forecast a little above average and perfect for trail riding.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the new HaveFunBiking Guide.

Thanks for viewing our Bike Pic Tuesday

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 visiting 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), or 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 continue 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 an 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!

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 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 Pics of the Day.

Have a great day!

This Bike Pic Friday, the day before Global Fat Bike Day and Bike Shop Day, this Saturday, consider getting out on some fresh snow or go visit your favorite shop. 

Bike Pic Nov 30, yeah it’s Friday and fat bike fun is officially here tomorrow

This Bike Pic Friday, the day before Global Fat Bike Day and Bike Shop Day, this Saturday, consider getting out on some 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 ‘Friday’ 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 Pics of the Day.

Have a great day!

This Bike Pic Thursday, it's time to get excited with more snow in the forcast this weekend and Global Fat Tire Day, this Saturday, December 1st. Stop by your local shop and see what they have going or look here for events in the upper Midwest.

Bike Pic Nov 29, 2-days til Global Fat Tire Day with more snow on the way

This Bike Pic Thursday, it’s time to get excited with more snow in the forcast this weekend and Global Fat Tire Day, this Saturday, December 1st. Stop by your local shop and see what they have going or look here for events in the upper Midwest.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the new HaveFunBiking Guide.

Thanks for viewing our ‘fall’ 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 visiting 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), or 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 continue 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 an 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!

Bike pic fun in the Minnesota River Bottoms

Its Global Fat-Bike Day, with multiple locations, Dec 1st

Global Fat-Bike Day, Multiple Locations, Dec 1

A worldwide grassroots campaign that started six years ago to bring people from the fat-bike community together to ride and make new friends. In honor of Global Fat-Bike Day here is a list of several rides that are scheduled in Iowa, Minnesota and close to the border in Wisconsin that you may want to check out:

Downtown Bicycles Global Fat-Bike Day, Northfield, MN

Levis Mound Trail Global Fat-Bike DayNeillsville, WI

Nicollet Bike Shop Global Fat-Bike Day, Mankato, MN

Penn Cycle Global Fat-Bike Day, Eagan, MN

Tonka Cycle & Ski Global Fat-Bike Day, Hopkins, MN

Trailhead Cycle Global Fat-Bike Day, Champlin, MN

Tour Right Bike Global Fat-Bike Day, Little Falls, MN

Spokengear Global Fat-Bike DayTwo Harbors, MN

Wolly Bike Club Global Fat-Bike Day, Saint Croix Falls, WI

 See more on Global Fat Bike Day here!

With the days a bit colder and daylight is getting shorter for a few more weeks, there are still many more fun bike events scheduled into December.  Global Fat Bike Day, on December 1st.  With cooler temps drifting south there are still some enjoyable days to ride if you dress in layers.

See more fun fall bike events leading up to Global Fat Bike Day, Dec 1

A worldwide grassroots campaign that started six years ago to bring people from the fat-bike community together to ride and make new friends. In honor of Global Fat-Bike Day here is a list of several rides that are scheduled in Iowa, Minnesota and close to the border in Wisconsin that you may want to check out:

More bike events ahead

Full Moon High Trestle Bridge Ride Slater IA  Nov 24 

Pie Burner Fat Bike Ride Hibbing MN  Nov 24

Bikes with low tire pressure offer more stability on slippery roads. Adding studs to the bikes tires adds more control.

With cooler temps drifting south there are still some enjoyable days to ride if you dress in layers.

Global Fat-Bike Day, Multiple Locations, Dec 1

A worldwide grassroots campaign that started six years ago to bring people from the fat bike community together to ride and make new friends. In honor of Global Fat-Bike Day here is a list of several rides that are scheduled in Iowa, Minnesota and close to the border in Wisconsin that you may want to check out:

Downtown Bicycles Global Fat-Bike Day, Northfield, MN

Levis Mound Trail Global Fat-Bike DayNeillsville, WI

Nicollet Bike Shop Global Fat-Bike Day, Mankato, MN

Penn Cycle Global Fat-Bike Day, Eagan, MN

Tonka Cycle & Ski Global Fat-Bike Day, Hopkins, MN

Trailhead Cycle Global Fat-Bike Day, Champlin, MN

Tour Right Bike Global Fat-Bike Day, Little Falls, MN

Spokengear Global Fat-Bike DayTwo Harbors, MN

Wolly Bike Club Global Fat-Bike Day, Saint Croix Falls, WI

 See more at Global Fat Bike Day here!

Pie Burner Fat Bike Ride Hibbing MN  Nov 24

Did we miss an event?   Please submit the event or pass this link to the director for our Calendar Listing at HaveFunBiking, so it’s in the next e-Mag – thanks!

See more bike fun!

See more events further out in both the Iowa and Minnesota Bike/Hike Guides.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. 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!