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AA great destination for a bike adventure riding the trails and bike friendly roads in the Twin Cities Gateway.

An endless bike adventure in the Twin Cities Gateway of Minnesota

by Andrew Ellis

Take a deep breath as you grip your handlebars and prepare for a bike adventure in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. You will feel as if you’re deep in the country. As this north metro community area borders the Mississippi River Trail it can be your personal playground while visiting.

When in the area you can: stop and fish; play a round of disc golf; go birding; travel through a chain of lakes by bike or canoe; or explore one of the many parks. You can even satisfy your inner sports fan by visiting the National Sports Center, with a velodrome track.

Stop along the trail in the Twin Cities Gateway for a some fishing.

Stop along the trail in the Twin Cities Gateway if wetting a line and catching some fish are a part of  your agenda.

The Twin Cities Gateway is made up of nine different bike-friendly communities: Anoka; Blaine;, Coon Rapids; Fridley; Ham Lake; Lino Lakes; Mounds View; New Brighton; and Shoreview. All unique in their own way they all offering relaxed small town-type atmospheres with plenty to do, perfect for anyone looking to get away and only minutes from the big city.

A friendly bike adventure get-away

The Twin Cities Gateway is just a short drive, or an easy commute by bike from Minneapolis or St Paul. Another major feature is the Mississippi River Trail  (MRT) following the rivers edge in three of the nine Getaway communities: Anoka; Coon Rapids; and Fridley. Plus the other six Gateway Cities have bike friendly roads and trails that lead to the MRT for a bike adventure.

After riding the trails and bike friendly roads in the Twin Cities Gateway enjoying a cold beverage with friends is a great way to seal the ride.

After riding the trails and bike friendly roads enjoy a cold beverage with friends at the Hammer Heart Brewery, it’s a great way to seal the ride.

 Mississippi River Trail (MRT)

The MRT starts at the headwaters of  Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota and passes through the Twin Cities Gateway before flowing into the Gulf, at the mouth of the river in Venice, Louisiana. While riding along the river in the Gateway communities you’ll pass many opportunities for site-seeing, so make sure your camera is fully charged.

Other Off-Road Trails and Parks

You can take the Rum River Regional Trail down to where it meets the MRT, maybe stopping in historic downtown Anoka along the way? There is also the scenic trails in Bunker Hills Regional Park offering heavily wooded and prairie flower landscapes. Or, take the thrilling Coon Creek Regional Trail that connects to the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and the MRT.

Stop along the trail in the Twin Cities Gateway for a round of disc golf.

Stop along the trail, in several of the parks in the Twin Cities Gateway for a round of disc golf.

For a more extensive rides you can also explore the trails along the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve. Or, take the Rice Creek West Regional Trail back to the Mississippi River. This trail passes through Long Lake Park which has several trails that take you by the park’s namesake and Rush Lake. Another option are the trails in the Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park which is filled to the brim and full of beautiful scenery as you switch from one trail to the next.

National Sports Center

If you’re tired of riding trails and want more of a challenge, check out the velodrome at the National Sports Center, in Blaine. The wooden track is open to the public every Thursday for single speed fun. The season begins in late spring and through the summer. Check out their website for more details.

For more info take a look at the At-A-Glance TC Gateway article

Now that you are considering an adventure to the Twin Cities Gateway, also check out our HaveFunBiking  At-A-Glance Twin Cities Gateway Article. Here you will find more details on where to stay, play, and explore this nine city area. Great for planning and to link to your your hand-held devise, for guaranteed fun.

And the are off! With a track racing event to night, at the National Sports Center Velodrome, in Blaine, MN you will want to come out before the last race September 14th.

Bike Pic Aug 31, and they are off for a couple more track racing events

With a track racing event tonight, at the National Sports Center Velodrome, in Blaine, MN, you will want to come out before the last race on the schedule, September 14th. Blaine is a Twin Cities Gateway community, in the north suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of the many HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Track Racing’ Pic of the Day!  

We are now rolling into our 10th 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 apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Explore the town on Blaine, with the largest amateur sports complex with bicycle racing, hockey, soccer, curling and disc golf to find the Olympian in you.

Twin Cities Gateway: Vacation Like an Olympian in Blaine, MN

By Andrew Ellis and Hayley Spalding, HaveFunBiking.com

Blaine is a city in the Twin Cities Gateway known for its sports. It’s home to the National Sports Center, the largest amateur sports complex in the world. The city has a hockey rink and many soccer fields. Plus, miles of trails and bike-friendly roads to all the other wonders of this north Twin City Metro Area.

You can also find Minnesota’s own velodrome, which regularly hosts bicycle races on Thursday evenings. You can also test out your skills and speed at designated times.

Test your Olympian skills in Blaine on Minnesota's only Velodrome track.

Test your Olympian skills in Blaine on Minnesota’s only Velodrome track.

There’s even more for the Olympian in you to try. From curling, to disc golf, to miles of bike trails and road routes, there is no better way to explore all Blaine has to offer than riding your bike when visiting.

Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine

You can’t experience the city like an Olympian without paying a visit to Four Seasons Curling Club. Many have caught the sport on TV and may be wondering if this sport is for them. At Four Seasons Curling, there are scheduled events throughout the year where you can learn the game of curling. There’s instruction followed by practice and friendly games to put your newly developed skill to the test. It’s an official Olympic training center so you’ll have the chance to catch professional games and learn more. If you can’t make it to one of the scheduled learning days, you can always call ahead for another time. Once you’re done, there’s a restaurant that overlooks the ice to share your experience with friends.

Disc Golf in Blaine

Once you have tried curling, head on over to Lochness Park to play a round on the new disc golf course. It’s known as the longest nine-hole (baskets) course in the area. All of the holes have at least two tees and six of the holes have three tees. The natural scenery built around the course is superb.

The different colored tees are for different levels of difficulty. Blue is for professionals, red is for intermediate, and green for the novice and beginner.

Carol’s Restaurant Brings The Home Town Atmosphere To Blaine

At some point you’re going to need to eat and replenish your body for the rest of the day. Carol’s Restaurant is an independently owned, old-fashioned diner-style eatery. It’s got a nice small town vibe with homemade breads and pies perfect for any meal. They even have a quaint gift shop that you can browse as well.

Blaine Festival Is A Special Event Worth Considering

You wont want to miss the annual-toe tapping Blaine parade, fun for the entire family!

You won’t want to miss the annual-toe tapping Blaine Parade, fun for the entire family!

If you decide to explore Blaine in the June, you’ll be in the midst of a celebration over the weekend of the 23rd, 24th & 25th. It’s the annual Blaine Festival. Aquatore Park (corner of highways 65 & 10), showcases a wide variety of entertainment with something for everyone. It’ll be a great time for the family as it includes a carnival full of rides the kids will beg to go on, live music to tap your feet to, and more.

Blaine’s Trails and Road Routes

In the Twin Cities Gateway Community of Blaine you will find paved trails and many bike friendly roads with ample shoulders. Thanks to its spacious layout, the roads offer plenty of room for pedaling around the many streets that have sidewalks run along them. If you feel like going a little further, the Bunker Hills Regional Park and Rice Lake Trail systems are easy to connect to.

So check out all of Blaine’s Olympian opportunities available in the Twin Cities Gateway.

Another perfect weekend to take in some bike events and get outdoors for some fat biking.

Check Out Some of This Weekend’s Minnesota Bike Events for a Great Biking Adventure

by Andrew Ellis, HaveFunBiking.com

It’s the middle of winter in Minnesota and another perfect weekend to take in some bike events and get outdoors for some fat biking. There are plenty of events to choose from that will keep you going until the snow thaws and the spring riding season begins. There’s even an event this weekend where you can buy or sell biking equipment and get ready for your #nextbikeadventure.

This Weekend’s Bike Events

Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race
Saturday, February 11th
9:00 AM-10:30 AM (On-site registration)
11:00 AM – LeMans-style start
Holzinger Lodge
Winona, MN
Fat Bike Event
It’s time to get your fat bikes ready for the 4th Annual Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race at Holzinger Lodge in Winona, MN. The criterium-style race is hosted by Winona Area Mountain Bikers (WAMB), and is open to all ages, skill levels, and bikes. Riders have the option of a 2-hour endurance or 1-hour sprint race with both men’s and women’s categories.

Fat Vasa Race 
Sunday, February 12th
Fat Vassa: 10:30 AM
10km Ride: 12:00 PM
Vasaloppet Nordic Center
Mora, MN
Fat Bike Event
Here’s another chance to get out into that Minnesota winter for some great fat biking. The Fat Vasa is a 35km race and the ride is 10km. The course includes a single track, lake crossing, and a loop.

Twin Cities Bike Swap
Sunday, February 12 
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
National Sports Center
Blaine, MN 55449
The Twin Cities Bike Swap is the perfect event to help you get ready for the upcoming riding season. It’s go-to event for all your biking needs. It has everything from BMX and mountain bikes to the all the essential gear you’ll need for a safe ride.

These bike events should give you nice selection leading up to Valentine’s Day. If you can’t make these, then there’s plenty of events going on every month. Just keep an eye out so you can find your next chance to ride.

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour

Also, think about the Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour, in Southeastern Minnesota this summer.

Join the fun as the nine Root River Trail Towns host the 2nd Annual Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour over the weekend of July 7-9, 2017. A repeat of last July’s successful inaugural Bicycle Tour, this year’s three-day ride offers a whole new set of routes and scenery. Starting in the Norwegian community of Peterson, participants will pedal through some of the most scenic back-county roads and trails rolling through Minnesota’s Bluff Country.

With the gorgeous change of seasons the October bike events we have listed will keep you pedaling through crisp autumn scenery, here in the upper Midwest.

Top October Bike Events in the Upper Midwest for Fun

Itching to take out your bike again for more biking fun this fall? With the gorgeous change of seasons, the October bike events we have listed here will keep you pedaling through the crisp autumn scenery, in the upper Midwest.

October Bike Events Include:

Open Streets Minneapolis – October 1st

Community Bike/Walk Event

Cedar Riverside/West Bank/Dinkytown, Minneapolis, MN

 

Heck of the North Gravel – October 1st

Gravel Road Race

Two Harbors, MN

 

Cirque du SoGay VIII – October 1st

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

Minneapolis, MN

 

Champlin Blue Line Memorial Bike Ride | Facebook Event Page – October 1st

6 & 20 miles ride Recreational

Andrews Park, Champlin, MN

 

Nicollet Bike Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – October 1st

Kiwanis Park Mountain Bike Trailhead – Mountain Bike Ride

Mankato, MN

 

Wild Ride Mountain Bike FestivalFacebook Event Page – October 1st

Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trailhead – Mountain Bike Ride

Eagan, MN

 

Apple Affair Tour – October 1st

Recreational Ride

Galesville, WI

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #3 – October 2nd

Mountain Bike (Youth)

Gamehaven Rochester, MN

 

No Name Alleycat Race – October 2nd

Recreational Bike Race

Minneapolis, MN

 

Revocross | Online Registration – October 2nd

Cycle Cross

Clearwater, MN

 

Specialized Bicycle Demo with Erik’s Bike Shop  – October 2nd

Mountain Biking

Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trails Eagan, MN

 

Woolly Day 2016 – October 2nd

Mountain Biking

Woolly Bike Club St. Croix Falls, WI

 

Wednesday Night CX-Race #6 | CX-MN Facebook Page – October 5th

Cycle Cross

Aquila Park – All City/Fulton, St. Louis Park, MN

 

Lake Ahquabi State Park – October 5th

Mountain Bike Racing

Park State Park, Indianola, IA

 

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Bike Donation Day | Facebook Event Page – October 8th

Bike Donations

Twin Cities Metro Area Allina Clinics/Hospitals and various other locations in Twin Cities, MN

 

F-Octoberfest Gravel Grinder – October 8th

Gravel Road Race 25 & 50 miles

F-Town Brewing Company Faribault, MN

 

North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships – October 8th

Mountain Biking

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN

 

Oktobershred – October 8th

BMX

Cottage Grove Bike Park Cottage Grove, MN

 

Salsa Oremageddon | Online Registration – October 8th

Mountain Biking – 50, 25, 12 Miles

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails Crosby/Ironton, MN

 

Save the River Bottoms Fall Celebration – October 8th

Mountain Biking

Lilydale Trailhead Bloomington, MN

 

Donkey Cross@Baker Orchard – October 8th

U.S.A. Cycling – Cycle Cross

Centuria, WI

 

Thunder Down Under | Website – October 8th

WEMS Championship – Mountain Biking

Merrill, WI

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #4 – October 9th

Mountain Bike (Youth)

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN

 

The Filthy 50 | Facebook Page – October 9th

52 Mile Gravel Road Race   

Stewartville, MN

 

Mankato River Ramble | Online Registration – October 9th

12, 26, 42, & 50 Mile Recreational Ride

Land of Memories Park Mankato, MN

 

Cuyuna 5-0 – October 10th

Mountain Biking

Crosby, MN

 

Wednesday Night CX-Race #7 | CX-MN Facebook Page – October 12th

Cycle Cross

Aquila Park – Tonka Cycle in St. Louis Park, MN

 

Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races | Facebook Event Page – October 12th

Mountain Biking

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

 

Will to Ben Bike Tour – October 8th-14th

Multi-Day Ride

Sparta, WI

 

BELCH and Brew Ride | Online Registration – October 15th

Recreational Bike & Brew Tour

Blue Door Pub Minneapolis, MN

 

Farmstead Fall Fest – October 15th

Recreational

Farmstead Bike Shop Minneapolis, MN

 

More October Bike Events:

Dirt Bag | Facebook Page – October 16th

30, 60, & 80 Miles of Gravel Road

Clearwater, MN

 

Green Acres Premium Cyclocross | Facebook Event Page – October 15th-16th

Cycle Cross

Lake Elmo, MN

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #5 – October 16th

Mountain Bike (Youth)

White Tail Ridge River Falls, WI

 

Let’s Joyride Together: October Edition – October 17th

Recreational Ride

Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN

 

Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races | Facebook Event Page – October 19th

Mountain Biking

Elm Creek Singletrack Trail Champlin, MN

 

Black’s Grove River Crossing Mountain Bike RaceFacebook Event Page – October 22nd

Mountain Biking

Black’s Grove Park Wadena, MN

 

Velo CXFacebook Event Page – October 22nd-23rd

Cycle Cross

National Sports Center  Blaine, MN

 

Traffic Skills 101 Minneapolis – October 28th-29th

Bicycle Education

U of M Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis, MN

 

MN High School Cycling League-State Championship – October 29th-30th

Mountain Biking (Youth)

Mount Kato Mankato, MN

 

2016 MORC Gala | Facebook Event Page | Tickets (On sale October 1) – October 29th

Bicycle Festival

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN

 

Angry Cross | Online Registration – October 30th

Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trailhead Woodbury, MN

 

Tommy CX – October 31st

Minnesota Cycling Federation – Cycle Cross

Mendota Heights, MN

There are so many October bike events and more events this fall to come that you shouldn’t put away your bike quiet yet! Watch for more events in the Fall digital version of the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guidecoming out this coming Monday

Please let us know if we missed any events you are planning or would like to attend – just submit them into the HFB Events Calendar – it’s free!

Finding a birding spot in the Twin Cities Gateway is always easy along the many trails.

Explore Twin Cities Gateway in Six Different Ways or More

Fun for Everyone in the Twin Cities Gateway: Six Activities to Keep You and Your Group Busy While Making Memories to Last a Lifetime

by Jess Leong, HaveFunBiking.com

With nine communities and the Nation Sports Center located in the Twin Cities Gateway Area you will find many fun events and activities suited for visitors and their families. While visiting there are many ways to enjoy your stay in this north Twin City Metro Area of Minnesota. There are many options that will create memories to cherish years down the road. And staying in this Twin City location doesn’t have to be just about taking in a sporting events and the theater, it can also include biking and other fun outdoors activities.

Here are six fun ways you can plan some more great memories to last a lifetime – the ones you never want to forget.

A birding hotspot can be found along most of the paved bike trails that meander through the parks in Shoreview.

A birding hotspot can be found along most of the paved bike trails that meander through the parks in the Gateway.

Way 1: Bird Watching – Spotting Your Favorite Feathered Friends  

Grab your best pair of binoculars and head on out on your bike – or take your car – to see the many birds in the Twin Cities Gateway Area. While robins and finches are pretty fine, we’re talking about catching sight of Blue Herons, hawk and eagles here. Scout the area and maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of those great raptors and more!

By bike or car Twin Cities Trout Fishing at Cenaiko Lake is worth checking out.

By bike or car Twin Cities Trout Fishing at Cenaiko Lake is worth checking out.

Way 2: Fishing – Throwing in a Line and Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Explore the great area lakes where you can get away from the hustle and bustle and fish in a tranquil atmosphere that is great for the whole family. Even if fishing in the Twin Cities Gateway isn’t your thing, the beautiful landscape makes a gorgeous backdrop for picnics and outdoor events.

Looking for disc golf fun? Here in the Twin Cities Gateway Area find several scenic and challenging disc golf parks, all easy to access from the bike friendly roads and trails there.

Looking for disc golf fun? Here in the Twin Cities Gateway Area find several scenic and challenging disc golf parks, all easy to access from the bike friendly roads and trails there.

Way 3: Disc Golf – Challenge Yourself and Give it Your Best Throw

Get out there with your best buds or your family to try your hand at the many Twin Cities Gateway disc golf courses in the area. Some of the courses will definitely give you challenge that even the experienced player will have a run for his money. Whether you’ve done it before or not, try it out – it’s fun no matter what age you are!

Riders on the Train & Trail Tour arrive in Big Lake, MN for their journey back to Minneapolis.

Riders on the Train & Trail Tour arrive in Big Lake, MN for their journey back to the Twin City Gateway.

Way 4: Train-Mississippi River Trail Tour – A Multi-Modal Adventure

Making the ideal adventure, one that can fit your needs, can be difficult. But, here with the Twin Cities Gateway Train and Trail Tour offering with a mix of train and adjustable bike routes, it’s easy and just plain fun! Plus, let’s not forget the scenic route you’ll take while on the Mississippi River Trail. A fun experience anytime, its especially breath taking in the fall when the autumn colors take hold.

Have yoom in your bike bag to stop at one of the many farmers market in the Twin Cities Gateway.

Have yoom in your bike bag to stop at one of the many farmers market in the Twin Cities Gateway.

Way 5: Explore the Farmer’s Market – Discover Local Produce and Goods

Peruse what the local farms and businesses have to offer and you may stumble upon fun surprises and foods that you might not have known existed. You thought that yellow watermelon was photoshopped? Or root beer honey was a joke? Think again! You never know what you might find there in the Twin Cities Gateway farmers markets scheduled throughout the week.

A fairytale come true at any age, with superb entrees and desserts, in the Twin Cities Gateway.

A fairytale come true at any age, with superb entrees and desserts, in the Twin Cities Gateway.

Way 6: More Must See Local Events and Fanfare Throughout the Year

So pick some activities to try in the Twin City Gateway and have some fun!

Jess Leong is a writer for HaveFunBiking.com.

Twin Cities Gateway: Exploring Sports

A Bike Ride that Will Tease the Inner Psyche of Any Sports Fan

Devin Ulman, HaveFunBiking.com

With miles of bike routes and trails in the Twin Cities Gateway, the area offers sports fans many phenomenal sights and sports facilities to venture to while biking here. Many will find one complex a place worth visiting. The National Sports Center (NSC) is located in Blaine, MN and is the world’s largest amateur sport facility. Home to numerous national and international teams, the center welcomes all varieties of sports and spectators. Containing more than fifty athletic fields and a super ice rink, this sports center is a must see. Additionally, it is also home to the NSC Velodrome – for bicycle track racing. So, if you are a sports fan and biking down the Mississippi River Trail, this is one destination you won’t want to bypass. 

The soccer stadium here is a sports fan haven

For any sports fan the 50-plus athletic fields and soccer stadium sets the stage for world class tournaments.

For any sports fan the 50-plus athletic fields and soccer stadium sets the stage for world-class tournaments.

The NSC Soccer Stadium is the most intimate sporting site in the state with each seat offering  a spectacular view and excitement as the game goes on. Home to the Minnesota United FC, soccer games include U.S. Women’s National Team matches and tournaments with the English Premier League. The stadium also hosts adult and youth matches that are fun to watch.

Catch a game and cool off 

For any sports fan the Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world.

For any sports fan, the Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world.

On a hot summer day, when looking for a fun location to cool off, bike on over to the Schwan Super Rink. As the largest ice arena of its kind in the world, the super rink contains eight sheets of ice under the same roof. Four are capable of hosting NHL games and four are Olympic-sized sheets that host the USA International Hockey Cup. Perfect for fans of hockey, speed skating, figure skating, or broom ball. Numerous major events can be viewed in this unique facility.

Velodrome racing has been called the “NASCAR on Two Wheels”

 

NSC Velodrome racing is a perfect place for cyclists to gain an amazing experience or enjoy viewing the action during their own bicycling expedition. The only outdoor wood-plank velodrome in the United States, this exclusive track hosts numerous events for professionals and amateurs. Including Olympic and International Grand Prix events, there are also community rides and training lessons. So, for those who want to develop their biking skill and get a unique experience, check it out. If you are passionate about cycling, or just bike for recreation, then the Velodrome is a premier destination for entertainment. 

Bike Pic June 28, velodrome fun Thursday evenings in Blaine

Here each Thursday evening, in the Twin Cities Gateway community of Blaine, at the National Sports Center Velodrome the ladies have some fun out on the track in between several men’s races. The Gateway Area, just north of downtown Minneapolis, offers several lodging opportunities and attractions for visitors to the Twin Cities, year-round.

MN Bike Guide

Find 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 source, 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 cameras 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 Nov 16, TC Gateway adventure

Here, in the photo above, a family spends time exploring the bike friendly streets and trails of the Twin Cities Gateway Area, in the north suburbs of Minneapolis. From the Velodrome at the National Sports Center, in Blaine, to the Mississippi River Trail that runs along the communities of Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley, visitors here will find miles of bicycling adventure in the nine cities of Minnesota’s TC. Gateway Area.

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

#FindYourNextAdventure