Tag Archives: MN Winter Bike Events

Bike Pic Feb. 9, Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet was tight

Here the four top fat bike contenders of the 2016 Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet battle early and often, last Sunday, jockeying for position on the 35K race course in Minneapolis. MN. Starting at noon in Theodore Wirth Recreational Area, the race course then meandered south around Lake of the Isles, before rounding Lake Calhoun, to the finish.

These four fat bike racers lead the pack reaching the finish line in less than an hour and twenty minutes – 1st place went to Adam Bergman #60233; 2nd place went to Jeff Hall #60095; 3rd place to Matt Acker #60030; and 4th place  Eric Thompson #60212. For a complete list of race participants and times see Lopet race results (Main Race)  (Puoli).

Penn Cycle and Fitness, Minnesota’s largest Trek Dealer operates seven bicycle shops in the Twin Cities, for locations see their website here.

#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. 4, fat bike fun along the Midtown Greenway

With new snow covering the the upper Midwest over the holidays, last week, this young cyclist test rides a fat bike next to the Mid-town Greenway, in the Twin Cities.

#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!

 

Minnesota Winter Bike Events & Races

As we move into our 9th year of sharing news and events at HaveFunBiking.com, more and more winter bicycle activities are being scheduled to make it conducive to bike here in Minnesota, year-round. Add the expanding popularity of fat bikes along with more people winter bike commuting and the landscape here has turned into four-seasons of fun – Helping you to stay active and healthy.

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On the final stretch of the 38km “Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet”

A special thanks to Chris Chavie, MN Trail Navigator for his assistance in compiling many of the dates posted below. Here is the list, in chronological order, of what we have found to date. As some of these events are still in the planning mode, you may need to check back periodically to the links we have provided or when we repost this article in mid- January. Enjoy!

JANUARY

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Having fun riding the Penn Cycle “Get Phat with Pat Race”

January 1, 2015
6th Annual Brrrrmidji New Year’s Day Bike Ride
From the Cabin Coffeehouse and Cafe
Bemidji, MN

January 1, 2015
2nd Annual Frozen Nose & Toes Fatbike Ride
Bowlus Trailhead-Soo Line Trail
Bowlus, MN

January 3, 2015
Brookview Tour De Fat
Brookview Golf Course
Golden Valley, MN
160 rider cap

January 7, 2015
Fat Wednesday Fat Bike and Snowshoe Race Series
Turtle Lake Regional Park
Shoreview, MN

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Testing out the latest fat bike demos at the Winter Bike Expo

January 10, 2015
Frozen Frolic Winter Mountain Bike Race Series
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN
10.5 miles

January 17, 2015
Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race
Excelsior Brewing Company
Excelsior, MN
15 miles

January 17, 2015
Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat Race #1
Minnesota River Bottoms
Bloomington, MN
Facebook Event Page

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Commuting to work in So. Minneapolis

January 21, 2015
Fat Wednesday Fat Bike and Snowshoe Race Series
Turtle Lake Regional Park
Shoreview, MN

January 24, 2015
Iowa Bike Expo
Location – Iowa Events Center, 233 Center Street
Des Moines, IA
Further Details

January 24, 2015
Ragbrai Announcement Party
Location – Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA
Further Details

January 23-25,2015
4th Annual Global Fat Bike Summit and Festival
Snow King Resort
Jackson, WY

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Ice bike racing on Lake Calhoun, MPLS

January 24, 2015
Frozen Frolic Winter Mountain Bike Race Series
Murphey-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Savage, MN
10.5 miles

January 24, 2015
Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat Race #2
Minnesota River Bottoms
Bloomington, MN
Facebook Event Page

January 25, 2015
B-B-BRRR Winter Classic-January
Community Gardens
Fargo, ND

January 25, 2015
Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup
Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Online Registration
Facebook Event Page

January 26-28, 2015
Arrowhead 135
International Falls, MN
135 miles
Registration for race veterans opens 9/1/2014
Registration for newcomers opens 10/1/14
Race Registration Information

 

FEBRUARY

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Riding the rugged “Arrowhead 135”

February 1, 2015
Stupor Bowl 17 
Location – One on One Bicycle Studio
Minneapolis, MN
Further Details

February 1, 2015
Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series 
38 km
Online Registration

February 4, 2015
Fat Wednesday Fat Bike and Snowshoe Race Series
Lake Phalen Beach
St. Paul, MN

February 6-8, 2015
Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Cuyuna Country SRA
Crosby, MN
Lights Over Sagamore Night Ride-February 6
45NRTH Iron Yeti Snowxross Race-February 7
Ride With The Yeti Social-February 8
Schedule of Events

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Women’s division ice bike racing

February 7, 2015
Frozen Frolic Winter Mountain Bike Race Series
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN
10.5 miles

February 8, 2014
Twin City Bike Swap
Location – National Sports Center, Expo Hall
Blaine, MN
Check for further details

February 14, 2015
Fatbike Frozen 40
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series 
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN
Online Registration
200 rider cap

February 15, 2015
Frozen Gopher Fat Bike Race
University of Minnesota Nordic Center
St. Paul, MN

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Bike lanes expand on Minneapolis’ s frozen Chain of Lakes each winter.

February 15, 2015
Pincushion Winter Carnival & Fat Tire Bike Race
Grand Marais, MN

February 18, 2015
Fat Wednesday Fat Bike and Snowshoe Race Series
Lake Phalen Beach
St. Paul, MN

February 21, 2015
Bikecicle 2015
Grand Forks, ND
Laps of Mayhem Race
Fat Fifteen Race
Facebook Event Page

February 21, 2015
Brookview Meltdown
Brookview Golf Course
Golden Valley, MN
160 rider cap

February 22, 2015
9th Annual FatBikeFest
Hillside Park
Elk River, MN

February 22, 2015
Snow Bomb Winter Race
Holzinger Lodge
Winona, MN

February 26, 2015
Minnesota Bicycle Summit on Capitol Hill
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN)
St. Paul, MN
Register

February 28, 2015
Frozen Frolic Winter Mountain Bike Race Series
Murphey-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Savage, MN
10.5 mile

MARCH

March 1, 2015
1st Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally
Lake Bemidji State Park
Bemidji, MN
20 km, 10 km

March 14, 2015
3rd Annual Balsam Basher Fat Bike Race
Korkki Nordic Center
Duluth, MN

March 21, 2015
Giants Ridge Fat Bike Race
Giants Ridge
Biwabik, MN
40, 20 km

March 28, 2015
11th Annual TCBC Swap Meet
Location – Hopkins, MN
Further Details

APRIL

April 10 – 12, 2015
Wheel & Sproket Bike Expo –
Location – Wisconsin Exposition Center, 8200 W Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Further Details

April 26, 2014
2014 Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride
Location – Washington County Fair Grounds
Stillwater, MN
Further Details 

MAY

May 2, 2015
Bike Ride Around Woman Lake
Longville , MN

May 3, 2015
BikeMN Annual Meeting
Bicycle Alliance of MN
Indeed Brewery
Minneapolis, MN

* Please Note: As many readers of HaveFunBiking.com know no boarders, some of the events listed above  are held in other states.

If you are an event organizer and would like to have your event listed in our future posts or in our calendar listing section, please go to our free submission form at: https://havefunbiking.com/site/hfb-events-submission-form.php

Thanks!