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As we enter the seventh day 30 days of biking rumor has it the mountain bike trails are drying our and may be open this weekend.

Bike Pic Sept 28, Mountain Biking Events this Weekend

This weekend, throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, cyclists find several mountain biking events scheduled for a Saturday and Sunday of fun. From clinics for beginners, to races for the more advanced, there is something for everyone wanting to experience the single track trail.

Oct 1 Nicollet Bike Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Kiwanis Park Mountain Bike Trailhead
Mankato, MN
Mountain Bike

Oct 1 Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival
Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trailhead
Eagan, MN   Facebook Event Page

Oct 2 MN High School Cycling League-Race #3
Gamehaven
Rochester, MN

Oct 2 Specialized Bicycle Demo with Erik’s Bike Shop
Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trails
Eagan, MN

October 2 Woolly Day 2016
Woolly Bike Club
St. Croix Falls, WI

See many more bike friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Mountain Biking Events, Fun Pic of the Day. 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While showcasing all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

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As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!

MN High School Teams Compete On New Trail

Brand new to this year’s selection of great courses and tracks in Minnesota, to mountain bike on, is Austin, where the Minnesota High School Cycling Leagues second race of the season was held. With beautiful skies and perfect riding weather the 2015 – Schindler Classic on this new trail offered some cool features including an exciting elevated bridge over a narrow span of water. With a course distance of 3.2 miles the new trail also offers a mix of fast straight-aways and twisty corners. As with any newly cut track, race participants experience a few added bumps and challenges on this new course that added to the fun.

A group of boys at the starting line, ready for their race, in Austin, MN. (photo Rydor Facebook page)

A group of boys at the starting line, ready for their race, in Austin, MN. (photo Rydor Bike Facebook Page)

To see race results from this last Sunday, click here.

The Minnesota High School Cycling League was organized in 2012 to provide competitive mountain biking programs for students in grades 9 to 12. With the cooperation of local race organizers, many partners and sponsors they are able to provide a high quality mountain racing experience. They believe that mountain biking is the ‘T-Ball’ of cycling and several League alumni athletes are now racing on professional teams at events like the Tour of California and the Sea Otter Classic. Due to the rapid growth and participation, the MN League has expanded to now allow middle school aged students to race.

A group of boys out in front after riding their bikes under the start/finish line, in Austin, MN.

A group of boys out in front after riding their bikes under the start/finish line, in Austin, MN. (photo Rydjor Bike Facebook Page)

Regardless of ability level, the Minnesota League is committed to providing a positive experience for all high school and middle school aged student-athletes.

More girls riding together in their race in Austin, MN.

More girls riding together in their race in Austin, MN. (photo Rydjor Bike Facebook Page)

If you are interested in visiting Austin, MN, In addition to new mountain bike trail system, checkout their new artwork center, many wonderful restaurants, the Spam Museum soon to be open in the downtown area, or even the theater and the Rydor Bicycle Museum.

See their website here for more information on the new trail and visiting Austin, MN.

See more photos here, from Rydor Bike shop.

Minnesota’s Newest Mountain Bike Trail is Ready to Rock

photos forwarded on from coach Spencer Salm­on

In preparation for the 700 high school students coming to compete on mountain bikes and in dedicated to Dick Schindler, Austin, MN new trail is ready for the challenge. Each year the Minnesota High School Cycling League schedules several statewide NICA-sanctioned races to provide student athletes an arena in which to set and accomplish competitive goals while achieving their personal best. With a new team created last year in Austin, the community came through this summer building a trail system where local residents and visitors could enjoy the sport.

A volunteer putting the finishing touches on a bridge so riders can start breaking in the new trail system in Austin, MN.

A volunteer putting the finishing touches on a bridge so riders can start breaking in the new trail system in Austin, MN.

Now that the trail is complete, a call out has been made to help “ride the trail in,” for the meet in Austin on September 20th. and the Austin Team will be able to practice on their “Home Trail” in preparation for the 2015 schedule listed below:

Race #1 – Sun. Sept. 13 Jail Trail, St. Cloud, MN

Race #2 – Sun. Sept. 20 Trail TBD, Austin, MN

Race #3 – Sun. Oct. 4 Game Haven, Rochester, MN

Race #4 – Sun. Oct. 11 Cuyuna Lakes Trail, Cuyuna Lakes, MN

Race #5 – Sun. Oct. 25 Mt. Kato, Mankato, MN

Mountain bikers checking out the new trail in Austin, MN.

Mountain bikers checking out the new trail in Austin, MN.

“It was a great accomplishment,once the land was approved for development, to build such a trail in a little over one month”, according to Austin’s coach Spencer Salm­on. “Volunteers and community response has been nothing short of amazing. It is indeed a tribute to our friend Dick Schindler”.

“Some of the resi­dents want­ed to build trails 10 years ago, ”but it nev­er got the city’s sup­port”, Salm­on said. “This year, once it be­came known kids were going to be com­pet­ing, a plan was quick­ly put to­gether and four miles of new moun­tain bike track were built on land owned by Riverland Community College”.

Some of the other volunteers checking out the new trail in Austin, MN.

Some of the other volunteers checking out the new trail in Austin, MN.

Dick Schindler, a retired Mayo Clinic Doctor and local resident was a big advocates for building the trail in Austin, however, he passed away earlier this year on one of the trail sections he wanted to see developed.

If you are interested in visiting Austin, MN, In addition to new mountain bike trail system, checkout their new artwork center, many wonderful restaurants, the Spam Museum soon to be open in the downtown area, or even the theater and the Rydor Bicycle Museum.

See their website here for more information on the new trail and visiting Austin, MN.