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A bike pic to remember! This perfect fall weather day we caught this biker chick, pedaling along the Mississippi River Trail, on the first day of November.

Bike Pic Nov 1, one more perfect weather day for a fun fall ride

A bike pic to remember! This perfect fall weather day we caught this biker chick, pedaling along the Mississippi River Trail, on the first day of November.

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 [email protected]. 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!

A bike pic to remember! This perfect fall weather day we caught this young biker dude out riding with his mom on one of the communities recreational trails in Mankato. 

Bike Pic Oct 25, putting more kids on bikes in Mankato, MN

A bike pic to remember! This perfect fall weather day we caught this young biker dude out riding with his mom on one of the communities recreational trails in Mankato. The MN High School Cycling League will be there at Mount Kato this weekend. A fun event to come and watch, over 1,500 students from 65 school teams racing.

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 [email protected]. 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!

Here in this bike pic, we captured a biker chick having fun pedaling around Mankato last year on the Mankato River Ramble. This year's Ramble is this Sunday, October 7th

Bike Pic Oct 06, it’s Saturday and the Mankato River Ramble is tomorrow

Here in this bike pic, we captured a biker chick having fun pedaling around Mankato last year on the Mankato River Ramble. This year’s Ramble is this Sunday, October 7th, see more here.

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 ‘HaveFunBiking’ 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 Pic of the Day.

Have a great day!

Here in this bike pic, we captured these two biker chicks having fun pedaling the trails around Mankato last year. This year's Ramble is this Sunday, October 7th

Bike Pic Oct 02, a fun ride is ahead on the Mankato River Ramble

Here in this bike pic, we captured these two biker chicks having fun pedaling the trails around Mankato last year. This year’s Ramble is this Sunday, October 7th, see more here.

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 [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!

Mankato River Ramble, One More MN Bike Ride

Picture perfect weather energized the 20th anniversary of Minnesota’s biggest bicycle ride, the Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour, on September 7th. With the upper Midwest’s recreational ride season wrapping up here is your chance to ride one more time,  the 4th Annual Mankato River Ramble Ride. Register before the end of the day, Oct. 1, on-line and save.

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Enjoying the ride through the quite city streets

The Mankato Bike & Walk Advocates and the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) invites you to join them on October 5, 2014, in Mankato, Minn. for some of the best bicycling Minnesota has to offer.

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Perfect for all ages

For a city so close – just 77 scenic miles from the Twin Cities, find out why Mankato thinks its Minnesota’s best kept secret, as a bicycle destination. Named a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, visit Mankato and discover all the trails and safe bike routes the Area enjoys.

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Plenty of delicious treat and beverages at the rest stops

With peak fall foliage, the River Ramble offers one great ride with four scenic routes, with four fun rest stops that feature great live music, delicious treats, cold beverages, hot coffee and refreshing fruit. In addition to a 12, 26 or 42 miles routes, the 2014 ride will feature “The Hilly Half-Century”, a loop through Garden City adding eight miles to the 42-mile route for a 50-mile ride.

Register for the Mankato River Ramble on-line, or at the event.

If you are looking for a weekend getaway next week, or anytime, besides the great riding there is plenty to do!  Hike in Minneopa State Park, mountain bike at Mount Kato, or float down the beautiful Blue Earth River with Bent River Outfitter, specializing in guided kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard trips in the river valleys surrounding Mankato. Contact Bent River and ask about their planned activities on Saturday, before the Ramble.

Also on Saturday, October 4th, join Mankato Brewery for a live music event with food and beer. The brewery opens at noon, tours and tastings at 1 p.m., food at 4 p.m. and live music from 5 – 10 p.m.. Ride your bike and the brewery crew will valet park it for you. River Ramble riders will receive a beer discount all day long! Or stop in after the ride on Sunday for a cold one. The tap room will be open from noon – 5 p.m. Find details on the brewery website.

Proceeds from the 20th Annual St. Paul Classic and the upcoming Mankato River Ramble will benefit the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota’s education programs to make bicycling in the state safer.

See the most recent HaveFunBiking, At-a-Glance article when planning or visiting Bike Friendly Mankato.

Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour Recap

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Fun for the whole family

Celebrating its 20th year, Sunday, September 7, 2014, over 6,000 cyclists enjoyed the rolling festival of live music and tasty treats that circled the Saint Paul Grand Round parkway system on nearly traffic-free roads.

BikeMN and the Classic’s director would like to thank all of their amazing sponsors, musicians and the 400 volunteers who helped to make the event run smoothly. A special thanks to the City of Saint Paul, Parks and Rec, Public Works and the ST Paul Police Department for their dedication to safety during the event. Riders came from 22 states, ranged in age from 0-90 and gender was an almost perfect 50/50 split.