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Bike Pic Nov 9, fond memories of a MN Ironman Bicycle Ride

Digging through the archives this Bike Pic Saturday we show a couple of biker chick enjoying the  Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride back in 2015.

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 Bike Pic Saturday 

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 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 and find your #NextBikeAdventure

Minnesota’s top ten bike rides to start your summer of fun

With so many bike rides to choose from here are some of Minnesota’s best recreational and touring rides to check out for fun in April, May, June and July, of 2016.

Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride – Sunday, April 24th

Celebrating its 50th year as Minnesota biking tradition this organized recreational  ride tours the scenic St. Croix River Valley, near Stillwater and is a great way to get out and experience riding with others – Plus, bragging rights are guaranteed for the rest of the summer.

See more at: MN Ironman Bike Ride

Riders on the 49th Annual Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride.

Riders on the 49th Annual Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride.

Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride – Saturday, May 7th

Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride presented by The Toro Company is a must-do for any Twin Cities cyclist. A charity ride more than 1,000 riders choose their own challenge — biking 12, 22, 40 or 50 miles through St. Paul and Minneapolis for one cause: a world free of MS.

See more at:  Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride

ALS Bike Trek – Saturday, April 21

The ALS Bike Trek Minnesota is a charity ride created by ALS TDI to raise awareness of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig Disease) and funding toward an effective treatment. The seventh annual ALS Trek enjoys the scenery along the St Croix River Valley.

See more at: Als Bike Trek

Twin Cities Tour de Cure – Saturday, June 4th

Each year the Twin Cities Tour de Cure celebrate everyone who lives with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as their heroes on the day of this annual event. If you, a family member or friend have diabetes, join the American Diabetes Association members as they tour the bicycle routes, starting at Minnehaha Falls, in Minneapolis.

See more at: Tour de Cure

These Twin City Tour d' Cure bike participate pause at the end of last years ride for a photo opp. by Coppersmith Photographers

These Twin City Tour d’ Cure bike participate pause at the end of last years ride for a photo opp. by Coppersmith Photographers

Tour of Minnesota – June 17-24th

The Tour of Minnesota, formerly known as the Jaunt with Jim Klobuchar ride, is a multi-day bike tour exploring  communities throughout the state. In its 42nd year, this year’s tour trip will visit Brainerd, Walker, Park Rapids, Itasca State Park, Bemidji and Pine River in Northern Minnesota.

See more at: Tour of Minnesota

HBC Tour D‘Amico – Monday, July 4th

Celebrate the day riding the Tour D’Amico, a ride that tours the west suburbs of the Twin Cities. Choose from three routes, a 29, 45, or 62.2 miles option that includes hydration breaks along the way and a D’Amico & Sons Italian buffet lunch at the end, in Golden Valley.

Enjoying a D' Amico and Son's Italian picnic after the ride.

Enjoying a D’ Amico and Son’s Italian picnic after the bike ride.

See more at: Tour D’ Amico

TCBC Watermelon Ride – July 4th

On the east side of the Twin Cities celebrate the day riding the Watermelon Ride, with a 15, 25, or 52 mile tour option. Starting in Battle Creek Park, snacks will be provided  at rest stops along the way and a picnic lunch will be served at Snail Lake Park, in St. Paul.

See more at: TCBC Watermelon Ride

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour – July 8-10th

On this three-day tour see why many call this area “God’s Country” the hidden jewel of Minnesota’s Southeast region. Starting in Whalan explore the valleys and bluff of the area while visiting all the Root River Trail Towns: Lanesboro, Fountain, Preston, Harmony, Houston, Rushford and Peterson before returning back to Whalan.

See more at: Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Ride

Here a family of cyclists enjoy exploring the scenic roads, by bike, that circle and cross the Root River Trail, in Southeast Minnesota's Bluff Country.

Here a family of cyclists enjoy exploring the scenic roads, that circle and cross the Root River Trail, in Bluff Country.

Bike MS: TRAM – July 20-24th

Bike MS: TRAM Ride 2016 (The Ride Across Minnesota) is Minnesota’s greatest cycling vacation. Nearly 1,000 riders will travel through the picturesque scenery and rich history of central Minnesota, starting in St. Joseph with overnight stops in Sauk Centre, Fergus Falls, Wadena and Little Falls. There is a 3-day route option also.

See more at: Bike MS: TRAM

Riders enjoy getting together each year on the M.S TRAM

Riders enjoy getting together each year on the M.S TRAM

Red Ribbon Ride – July 21-24th

Red Ribbon Ride is a fully supported 4 day ride, starting at the Mall of America, to raise vital funds for HIV/AIDS services, treatment, prevention and awareness, benefiting service for: African American AIDS Task Force, Clare Housing, Hope House of St. Croix Valley, MN AIDS Project, One Heartland, Park House, Rural AIDS Action Network and The Aliveness Project.

See more at: Red Ribbon Ride

Here a bike rider on a Red Ribbon Bike Ride, in the Twin Cities, is flanked by angels on cycles.

Here a bike rider on a Red Ribbon Bike Ride, in the Twin Cities, is flanked by angels on cycles.

See more events and friendly places to ride in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Bike Pic Feb. 8, only 76 days until the MN Ironman Bike Ride

In 76 days this cyclist will be on her bike enjoying the first ride of the season, the 50th Anniversary on the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride. With no running or swimming required, this annual bike ride offers several scenic St. Croix River Valley routes starting in Stillwater, MN. Register today and save!

#FindYourNextAdventure

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

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 present more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, while out there if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post 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 use them. 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 print and quarterly digital Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for in the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. 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 devices where you may see some additional bike pics – maybe of yourself so.

Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in one of the next photos we post.

Have a great day!

Bike Pic Jan. 28, MN Ironman, no running or swimming

Mark your calendar for the 50th Anniversary of the Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride. With no running or swimming involved, this years annual ride, on April 24th, offers bragging rights and several route options. Registration opens February 1st!

#FindYourNextAdventure

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

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 present more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, while out there if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post 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 use them. 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 print and quarterly digital Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for in the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. 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 devices where you may see some additional bike pics – maybe of yourself so.

Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in one of the next photos we post.

Have a great day!

MN Ironman Bike Ride, a Spring Tradition This Sunday

A right of passage for many, that spring is officially here, the Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride will be returning to Washington County Fairgrounds this Sunday. With clear skies predicted for 49th Annual event, registration is still open for all ages to enjoy. Riders can choose one or several of the 14, 27, 29 or 60 route loop options to ride in the scenic St. Croix River Valley.

Riders of all ages will find the routes fun!

Riders of all ages will find the routes fun!

This year’s, well supported, Ironman takes riders through the Minnesota communities of Afton, Oakdale, Scandia and Stillwater, on designated county roads, portions of the Gateway Trail and the new Browns Creek Trail. Along the way riders can stop periodically at rest stops, with many tasty treats to enjoy.

Riders will find routes marked and signed for everyone's safety

Riders will find routes marked and signed for everyone’s safety

Bicyclists on the ironman will start and end at the Washington County Fairgrounds, in Baytown Township.  Signs will be posted on the route for the participants, including informational signs for the traveling public. Regarding the weather they are expecting a cool start and then warming up to low 60’s and no rain.

For more Information, go to IronmanBikeRide.org.

Map showing were to park at the Washington County Fairgrounds

Map showing were to park at the Washington County Fairgrounds