Tag Archives: Places in Iowa to visit with your bike

Bike Pic March 27, yeah its Friday and with fond RAGBRAI memories

It’s Friday and time think about planning some warmer weather rides once the Coronavirus is soon a sad experience of our past. Maybe its time to start planning that #NextBikeAdventure and practicing Social Distancing as spring and 30 Days of Biking arrives?

Here in this photo, we caught these biker dudes having fun riding across Iowa on RAGBRAI last year.

Thanks for viewing our ‘Yeah Its Friday’ Bike Pic  

We are now rolling into our 15th 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 [email protected]. 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 Pic of the Day.

Have a great day!

Billed as the largest one-day bike shows in the Midwest, the Iowa Bike Expo offers free admission for those shopping for destinations, gear, bikes, and more. Mark your calendars for January 26, 2019

The 2019 Iowa Bike Expo is scheduled for January 26th

Billed as the largest one-day bike shows in the Midwest, the Iowa Bike Expo offers free admission for those shopping for destinations, gear, bikes, and more. Mark your calendars for January 26, 2019 (10:00 AM to 4:30 PM)  in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center,  Hy Vee Hall, 833 5th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309.

What you will see in the Iowa Bike Expo

If you are looking for bicycle equipment, destinations, events, and more this is the event you want to attend. You will find many Iowa trail systems, events, and equipment vendors exhibiting from all over the country there to show you the latest. There will also be educational seminars helping you get in touch with bike advocacy, find the latest consumer trends, and learn about new places to ride.

Expo Schedule

See the current schedule of workshops, entertainment, etc. here

Current 2019 Exhibitors

The list is growing, so check here for updates to the list.

Active Edge Sports Massage
Adaptive Sports Iowa
All Ability Cycles
Altoona Road Riders
Barr Bicycle
Big Bam
Big Cock Bike Shop
Bike Country
Bike Rags
Bike Sparta
Bike Tour Vacations
Bike World
Black Girls Do Bike: Des Moines
Black Hawk Bike Coalition
Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
Borah Teamwear
Bourbon Country Burn
Capitol Row
Captain Roy’s
Cedar Falls Tourism
Central Iowa Charters
Charles City Whitewater
Chichaqua Valley Trail
Confluence Brewing Company
Connecticut Yankee Pedaler
Corridor MPO
Costco Wholesale
Crit Fit Army Cycling Apparel
Custom Tags
DaBluz Boutique
Des Moines Bicycle Collective
Des Moines Cycle Club
Direct Impulse Design
Dream Team
Ends of the Earth Cycling
Ergon USA
EVELO Electric Bicycles
Firetrucker Brewery
Gran Fondo Cedar Valley
Great Cycle Challenge
Iowa Craft Beer Tent
Iowa Games & Iowa Senior Games
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Iowa Ortho
Iowa Scholastic MTB Club
Jeff C Williams Bicycle Art
Kaddy Rack
Key Potential Chiropractic
Kyle’s Bikes
Lake Country Cyclists
Madrid Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Trails Magazine
Moonlight Classic Bike Ride
Moxy Monitor
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Old Man On A Bike Apparel
Omaura Skin
Optimum Chiropractic
Pedal Across Wisconsin
Pingora Outdoors
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Raccoon River Valley Trail Association
Rails to Trails
Ridebiker Alliance
Rolling Prairie Trail
RS Welding Studio
Sauk Rail Trail
The Happy Mutant
Thrive Family Chiropractic
Tour De Brew QC
Tour de Nebraska
Tour of Minnesota
Urban Bicycle Food Ministry
Velocity USA
Velorosa Cycling
Vero Chiropractic
Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Whiterock Conservancy
Wilderness Voyageurs Bike Tours

For directions and more information on the announcement party

For Directions to the Expo Hall, Lodging and the RAGBRAI Announcement Party check here

Have Fun!

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

The new Iowa Bike Guide unveiled at RAGBRAI event Saturday

From all of us at HaveFunBikingcom (HFB), we are elated to introduce you to our inaugural issue of the Iowa Bike/Hike Guide. This publication will be available for preview at the Iowa Bike Expo, in Des Moines, before the RAGBRAI Announcement party on January 26th.  We started with the HFB website in 2006, publishing the first Minnesota edition in 2009 and now the Iowa Guide.

What you will see in the Iowa Bike Guide

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

The inaugural Iowa Bike Guide cover you can pick up at the Bike Expo, in Des Moines this Saturday.

Like the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and our website our goal is to help cyclists easily access the latest information on bicycling,. With listings of fun events, maps on the best places to ride a bike, plus helpful tips on gear and maintenance for that next bike adventure. Our vision still holds true today, as those who attend the Iowa Bike Expo and pick up a free copy will see. If you plan to attend the Expo stop by the AAA – Auto Club Group booth #207, for a copy.

If you are not able to attend this coming weekends festivities in Des Moines, watch for the full edition in March. Once we gather and confirm all the bike events happening through the summer, we will will go to print with the full version and the Iowa bike guide will also be available digitally. If you have information that should be in this new guide or our Minnesota publication, its not to late!

We need all information, no later than February 15th.

Did you see our new Have Fun Biking National Guide?

Rolled out digitally last month, many of the articles and tips you see in this guide are also on our blog at HFB. So if you are looking for more updated details, along with additional descriptive photos and links, we have you covered wherever you decide to ride your bike.

Also, if you want a sneak peek at what might be in one of our next issues or further details when on the go, please sign up for our weekly eNewsletter on the latest. I promise, your email address will not be sold or shared with any third party. Would you like to view our daily photo ‘Pic of the Day, please like our Facebook or Instagram page.

Whether you are new to bicycling or a seasoned cyclist, we hope you enjoy and bookmark our handy publications to your favorite electronic device. Our goal is to continue publishing biking information to help you stay active and healthy.

Be an HFB partner, share you stories, pictures and ideas

To make future issues available, please check out all the links our sponsors have provided and let me know what you would like to see in our upcoming issues. These publication are a partnership between HaveFunBiking, our sponsors and you, our readers. We need your input
to be successful, so please feel free to share your opinions, ideas, photos and stories on bicycle related topics with us. Just send an email to: [email protected] and we will get back to you.

Read on and have fun!

Russ Lowthian, Editor