Tag Archives: MN Bike trail

Bike Pic Oct 18, Lap around lake before game

Here a Minnesota Vikings fan is spotted  taking a bike ride around Lake Calhoun, in Minneapolis, before a game.

For more sporting event and fun activities see Sports Minneapolis.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking, hope you enjoyed the photo?

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and post more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where camera will be and what we will posted next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be at least 620 pixels wide for us to post. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual bike guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated, at-a-glance information, and maps we are known for in the Destination section of our website. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile device. Plus, beginning September 2015, this year’s e-version of the Guide will move to quarterly editions where you may see some additional bike pics posted.

 Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in a pic to post!

Bike Pic Oct 15, Fall Color Trail Fun!

As the colors hit the MRT (Mississippi River Trail), in Coon Rapids, MN, this couple in the photo above enjoy the surroundings while visiting the area.

See more about visiting the bike friendly attributes of Coon Rapids and the other eight communities of the Twin Cities Gateway.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking, hope you enjoyed the photo?

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and post more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where camera will be and what we will posted next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be at least 620 pixels wide for us to post. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual bike guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated, at-a-glance information, and maps we are known for in the Destination section of our website. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile device. Plus, beginning September 2015, this year’s e-version of the Guide will move to quarterly editions where you may see some additional bike pics posted.

 Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in a pic to post!

Bike Pic – Oct. 10, Colorful, Though Chilly

A bit chilly today, though colorful! Photo above shows the beautiful fall scenery as this cyclist is bundled for cool weather riding on the Mesabi Trail, east of Grand Rapids, MN.

For Fall color riding in Minnesota this weekend see the Explore MN Color Guide.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking, hope you enjoyed the photo?

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and post more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where camera will be and what we will posted next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be at least 620 pixels wide for us to post. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual bike guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated, at-a-glance information, and maps we are known for in the Destination section of our website. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile device. Plus, beginning September 2015, this year’s e-version of the Guide will move to quarterly editions where you may see some additional bike pics posted.

 Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in a pic to post!

Bike Pic – Oct. 9, Ice Cream Smiles

Ice cream smiles Friday! Here a cyclist touring with a group of friends stops along the Mesabi Trail, near Gilbert, MN, to enjoy a treat before riding further into the scenic Iron Range.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking, hope you enjoyed the photo?

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and post more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where camera will be and what we will posted next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be at least 620 pixels wide for us to post. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual bike guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated, at-a-glance information, and maps we are known for in the Destination section of our website. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile device. Plus, beginning September 2015, this year’s e-version of the Guide will move to quarterly editions where you may see some additional bike pics posted.

 Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in a pic to post!

Root River Trail Towns News

Above, a happy cyclist looking forward to the Root River Trail, from Peterson to Whalan reopening.

If you are planning on going to the buff country and riding the Root River Trail system this weekend the segment between Whalan and Peterson will be opened tomorrow afternoon (9-4-2015). Under construction since July, this part of the trail will open just in time for the holiday weekend!  “Thanks goes out to Chris Rice, MnDNR project engineer who kept the contractors going,” stated Craig Blommer, MnDNR – Parks & Trails Area Supervisor.

According to Craig, “there are still some items that will be completed after Labor Day, including  rails at the new culvert and the seeding of all the disturbed areas, but the full trail is accessible for use. Trail users in Peterson need to be cautious as the city streets that cross the trail are still under construction. Bicyclists should walk their bikes across these streets.”

About the Root River Trail

The Root River Trail and the towns along the 60-mile paved system meandering along the Root River, amid 300-foot bluffs. Here you will discover many friendly towns supporting the trail system. Each year thousands of outdoor enthusiasts visit this Southeast Minnesota destination to ride the trail, tour the scenic roads running in and out of the valley and enjoy activities on the river.

There are eight communities along the Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley Trails to visit. Starting with Fountain on the west, to Houston on the east, to Harmony on the south and each Fall these communities get together for the “Taste of the Trail” over three consecutive weekend – Starting Saturday, September 12.

To view more about the “Taste of the Trail” and the towns of: Harmony, Preston, Fountain, Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford/Rushford Village and Houston see the current article here. For your convenience, many have links to their own web sites that are included.

You will also find information about this event and the communities along the trail at the link below. See the HaveFunBiking.com  At-A- Glance Root River info for area map and lodging information when planning a visit to the Root River Trail and Towns along the way.

New Bike Trail Links Stillwater to St. Paul

If you haven’t had a chance to ride your bike on the newest paved trail in the Twin Cities Metro Area, come out  and enjoy this new multi-use paved trail connecting downtown historic Stillwater, to St. Paul. Completed this last fall the new Brown’s Creek Trail is six miles long and starts on the north end of Main Street, in Stillwater, Minn. by the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Then, connects to the existing Gateway State Trail for an addition 18 mile journey through the cities of Maplewood, North St. Paul and Oakdale, in Washington County, to St. Paul’s downtown area.

This cyclist is riding out of Stillwater on the new Browns Creek Bike Trail that connects to the Gateway Trail, into St. Paul.

This cyclist is riding out of Stillwater on theBrowns Creek Bike Trail that connects to the Gateway Trail, into St. Paul.

On this new trail, bicyclists and walkers alike can travel through beautiful rock gorges, parks, farmland, fields and wetlands on the east side of the Twin Cities, with connections to other local parks and trail systems. The Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail is perfect for beginners yet long enough (48 miles round-trip) for avid cyclists looking for relaxing ways to commute in the eastern suburbs. Both trails are generally level and accessible to users of all abilities because they are constructed on old railroad beds.

While visiting Stillwater, stay overnight and enjoy the great culinary opportunities, breweries, wineries, boutiques river views and fun nightlife in this historic river town. For a complete list of things to do and places to stay when visiting by bike or car, see: www.DiscoverStillwater.com.

Stillwater is located on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, just 30 minutes east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, on Highway 36.