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Day 6 of 30 days of biking and the weather keeps getting warmer each day.

Bike Pic Oct 30, Miles of Sunday Smiles on the Mississippi River Trail

Miles of Sunday smiles on the Mississippi River Trail (MRT). We caught this cyclist having a blast riding his IZIP eBike, east of Bemidji, MN along the MRT.

With the leaves turning and perfect biking weather, we hope you get out on your bike and enjoy all the fall riding possibilities and Halloween decorations along the way. Along with the Mississippi River Trail see more bike-friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Mississippi River Trail Sunday Smiles Pic 

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 highlighting 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.

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 do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

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!

Another chance to ride the Headwaters to Hills Bike Trip

Kerri Kolstad, Wahoo! Adventures

For the second year in a row, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) will host the Headwaters to Hills Bike Ride, July 10-17, 2016. As the name suggests, the ride will start at the origin of America’s great river, the Mississippi River’s Headwaters, in Itasca State Park. As last year the tour follows the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) downstream, enjoying endless bluffs and greenery until reaching the Iowa border. Over the seven days you will have a chance to bike almost 500 miles on beautiful roadways, paths and trails, passing through several Minnesota cities large and small and some diverse state parks.

Headwaters to Hills Bike Riders posing with Paul Bunyan and Babe on the 2015 tour.

Headwaters to Hills Bike Riders posing with Paul Bunyan and Babe on the 2015 tour.

As part of Minnesota’s State Park’s 125th anniversary, the Headwaters to Hills Bicycle Tour takes you through six state parks, traverses two state bicycle trails and overnight at two state park campgrounds. All riders on the tour will also earn the 125th Anniversary Bike, Boot, and Boat Challenge badge.

The Headwaters to Hills bike ride full of fun Minnesota history,

In Hastings you’ll learn about a Civil War Veteran at the LeDuc Mansion. In Little Falls, we visit the birthplace of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh. And of course we can’t leave out Paul Bunyan and Babe his Blue Ox in Bemidji, or the home of Red Wing Pottery and Red Wing Shoes, or the always-stunning National Eagle Center in Wabasha. Of course there’s quirky history as well: the birthplace of waterskiing in Lake City or the Eelpout Capital of Walker, and even the fishing bobber water tower in Pequot Lakes!

Bike riders on the 2015 Headwaters to Hills Ride celebrate their accomplishments as they get close to the end, in Bluff Country.

Bike riders on the 2015 Headwaters to Hills Ride celebrate their accomplishments as they get close to the end, in Bluff Country.

Whether you are a Minnesota history buff, a cyclist fascinated by the Mississippi River and want to add some state parks to your “bucket list”, or just want to say you pedaled across Minnesota, the Headwaters to Hills ride has you covered.

Sign up today and pedal the Mississippi River Trail through Minnesota July 10 – 17!

Bike Pic May 3, gardens along the Mississippi River Trail

Riding your bike along the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) is always fun and tranquil, especially when making a stop at the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, in St Cloud, MN. Here enjoying the parks flora and fauna are, left, Collette Sulser, Rohanda and Jim Victorsen from the Hiawatha Bicycling Club making a stop at this special riverside park.

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

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

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As HFB searches and presents more fun cycling related photos, worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted that may 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, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us post? 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 a minimum of 800 pixels wide or larger for us to consider using them. If we do 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 Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for at the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of information, now available for mobile devices.

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 April 28, a spring bike ride on the Mississippi River Trail

These two cyclists enjoy a spring bike ride in April along the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) in the Twin City Gateway Area of Minnesota.

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

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

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle tourism media our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As HFB searches and presents more fun cycling related photos, worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted that may 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, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us post? 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 a minimum of 800 pixels wide or larger for us to consider using them. If we do 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 Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated – At-a-Glance information and maps we are known for at the HFB Destination section on our website and in the guide. Now, as the Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of information, now available for mobile devices.

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 of the Day – June 16th

Riders on the MRT (Mississippi River Trail) after passing under the Hwy 169 Bridge, in Champlin, Minn.

Part of the 2014 Train and Trail Ride, hosted by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.  Sorry, this year’s event is sold out, but you can explore the route by boarding the North Star Train, with your bike, up to Big Lake, Monticello or Elk River and riding back to Minneapolis.