Tag Archives: Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour

This Wise Wednesday cyclist on the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour, last July, discovered a set of wheel from agriculture's past.

Bike Pic Oct 13, wise Wednesday and wheels of the past

This Wise Wednesday a cyclist riding in Southeast Minnesota this summer discovered a set of wheels from agriculture’s past.  This photo was taken in Mabel, MN where the steam engine stands along Hwy 44, to promote the annual Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days, held each September.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. An now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.

Thanks for viewing our latest bike pic  

Now rolling through our 16th year as a bike tourism media, enjoy! As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 pic was shot? 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 13th year of producing this handy 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 with a safe, memorable 2021!

Bike Pic July 20, selfie on the Root River Trail

This bike pic Tuesday, it’s another hot steamy day today and here are some bike riders having fun taking a selfie of themselves while crossing one of the many bridges on on the Root River Trail, in Southeast Minnesota’s Bluff Country.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. An now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.

Thanks for viewing our latest bike pic  

Now rolling through our 16th year as a bike tourism media, enjoy! As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 it was shot? 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 13th year of producing this handy 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, with a safe, memorable 2021!

Bike Pic May 2, miles of smiles Sunday with the grandparents

Miles of smiles Sunday bike pic ride with the grandparents on the Root River Trail in Southeast Minnesota. For more info see RootRiverTrail.org.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. An now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.

Thanks for viewing our bike pic today!  

Now rolling through our 16th year as a bike tourism media, enjoy! As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 it was shot? 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 13th year of producing this handy 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, with a safe, memorable 2021!

On the 27th day of 30 Days of Biking in April, with cool temps and cloudy skies, it's time for a little monkeying around before Minnesota's Ironman Sunday.

Bike Pic April 19, a little monkey fun on 30 Days of Biking

On the 19th day of 30 Days of Biking today with cool temps and overcast, it’s time for a little monkeying around as our surroundings green-up.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. An now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.

Thanks for viewing Today’s 30 Days of Biking Pic

Now rolling through our 16th year as a bike tourism media, enjoy! As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 pic 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 13th year of producing this handy 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, with a safe, memorable 2021!

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Bike Pic April 12, rain continues to hamper 30 Days of Biking

On the 12th day of 30 Days of Biking through April, dress accordingly. The rain and cool weather in the upper Midwest are tough for those trying to fulfill their April pledge.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. An now, check out more stories at Let’s Do MN.

Thanks for viewing Today’s 30 Days of Biking Pic

Now rolling through our 16th year as a bike tourism media, enjoy! As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 pic 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 13th year of producing this handy 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, with a safe, memorable 2021!

Happy New Year! We hope 2017 is the best year yet! Start the year off right with a resolution to do more biking! We have some great events coming up!

Bike Pic Jan 01, Happy New Year’s with fun memories

Happy New Year, we hope 2021 is the best year yet! With this Bike Pic, start the year off right with a resolution to do more biking! The photo above was captured at a cycle cross meet in Aquila Park, in St Louis Park, MN.

Get into the zone when continuing your time outdoors and your #NextBikeAdventure. View all the great ideas and bike destinations in the latest Iowa or Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for viewing Today’s Best Year Yet Bike Pic Wishes

We are now rolling into our 16th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward, our goal is 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 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 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 13th year of producing this handy 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 and a memorable 2021!

Happy New Years as you begin 2018, we hope its you best year yet! Start the year off right with a resolution to do more biking like this father/son duo, in the photo at last years Arctic Fever Fat Tire Race, in Excelsior, MN.

Bike Pic Jan 1, father son duo plans for the Arctic Fever Fat Tire Race

Happy New Years as you begin 2018, we hope its you best year yet! Start the year off right with a resolution to do more biking like this father/son duo, in the photo at last years Arctic Fever Fat Tire Race, in Excelsior, MN.

Join us there January 13th, then, see all the other places to explore in 2018 by downloading the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing Today’s 2018 Fat Tire Race Pic

Now rolling into our 11th 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 destinations you can have fun at 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: [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 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 latest  Bike Guide, mobile friendly as we enter into our 9th year of producing print and digital guides.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our pic’s with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with a HFB camera ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. Capturing you in one of our next ‘Pic of the Day’ posts.

Have a great day and a memorable new year!

The summer travel season is right around the corner and planning for your next adventure can be easy with this detailed bike travel checklist.

The Ultimate Bike Travel Checklist for Guaranteed Fun on Your Next Adventure

The summer travel season is right around the corner and planning for your next adventure can be easy with this detailed bike travel checklist. In the photo above, a touring cyclist on the Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour is looking over the items she packed for the three-day bike ride. Whether its an overnight trip, a weekend getaway or a full multi-day bicycle tour, here is a handy checklist of items you may want to consider for your #nextbikeadventure:

(Please note  – some of the items have links to interesting articles to help you further)

THE PRE-DEPARTURE BIKE TRAVEL CHECKLIST:

___ Newspaper Stop                       ___ Mail Stop                  ___ Kennel Pets Reservation

___ Tune-up Bike/                           ___Clean                          ___ Yard Work

___ Check Weather Forecast         ___Pack/Ship Bicycle

___ Set Cylcometer to zero           ___ Large blanket to cover bike in truck

___ Remove both bike pedals by turning wrench toward back of bike.

___ Put pedals in bike shoe(s) in duffle bag!!!

CASUAL TIME CHECKLIST:

___ Bags (50 lbs max per bag)               ___ Wallet                             ___ Insurance Cards

___ Cash ($50/day est.)                           ___ Route Map                     ___ Cap/Hat

___ I.D.’s/Road ID Bracelet                     ___ Cell Phone &Charger   ___ Umbrella

___ Laptop/Tablet /Chargers                 ___ Sunglasses                     ___ Eyeglasses /Case/Straps

___ Eye Contacts/Solution                     ___ Sun Block                        ___ Chap Stick (SPF)

___Bug  Repellent                                   ___ Music / Earphones         ___ Address Book

___ Notebook Journal / Pen                  ___ Business Cards              ___ Fanny Pack / Backpack

___Stamps                                                ___ Tylenol or Ibuprofen     ___Charger

___ Camera/Cell Phone                          ___ Batteries (AA, etc.)         ___ Gatorade Powder

___ Bath Towels                                       ___ Pillow/Covers                 ___ Toiletries

___ Toilet Paper                                       ___ Bio Degradable Soap    ___ Medications

___ Ear Plugs (for sleeping)                    ___ Baby Powder                 ___ Swimsuit

___ Shorts                                                ___T-shirts                             ___ Shoes /Flip Flops

___ Long Sleeve T-shirt/Sweatshirt     ___ Dirty Clothes Bag           ___ Solar Shower Bag 3 gal.

___ ‘Woolite’ (if you wash)                     ___ Gum                                  ___ Hand Wipes

___ Kleenex (travel size)                        ___ Can Koozie                       ___ Bungie Cords

___ Book / Magazine                             ___Garbage Bags                   ___ Zip Lock Bags = SM, LG, XL

___ Plastic Grocery Bags (to cover bike seat at night)

___Heavy duty rubber bands (you’ll find a use)

CAMPING CHECKLIST:

___ Tent/Stakes/Mallet/Ground Tarp       ___ Tent Fan                      ___ Waterproofed Tent

___ Sleeping Bag / Air Mattress                 ___ Clothes Line / Pins    ___ Tent Whisk Broom

___Water Filter                                             ___Camp Stove                 ___Cooking utensils

___Eating utensils                                        ___Camp light

BIKE GEAR CHECKLIST:

___ Bike (remove pedals!)        ___ Cycling Shoes                       ___ Panniers/Bike Bags

___ Tire Pump/ CO2                  ___ Front & Rear Bike Lights     ___ On-Bike First Aid Kit

___ Bike Tools / Rags / Oil        ___ Tubes / Patch Kit                  ___ Bike Lock

___ Helmet                                 ___ Gloves (2)                               ___Bandannas / Headbands

___ Jerseys                                 ___Bike Shorts                              ___ Chamois Butt’r

___ Rain Gear                            ___ Water Bottles / Camel Back ___ Face towel (for on bike)

___ Head strap light                 ___ Ace Wraps, etc                       ___ Power or Granola Bars

___Shift/Brake Cable               ___Spare Spokes Front                ___Spare Spokes Rear (L&R side)                

Here at HaveFunBiking.com we hope you find the following this Bike Travel Checklist helpful in planning your #nextbikeadventure.

Printable Version Bike Trip Checklist

This Friday would be a great time to get registered for the 2017 Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour.

Bike Pic Feb 10, Today’s A Great Day To Get Registered for the Bluff County Ride

This Friday seems like a great time to get registered for the 2017 Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour. Where else can you enjoy 3-days (July 6-9) of beautiful bluff country scenery, with eagles soaring above as you ride the quite county roads and trails with amazing company?

Starting in Peterson, MN, this years bike tour has overnight stops in the Root River Trail Town’s of Preston and Rushford!

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure take a look at the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for viewing Today’s get Registered for the Root River Bike Ride 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: [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 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. Please share all our picks with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with one of our camera’s ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next Pic of the Day posts.

Have a great day!

It's Sunday again which means, Ice Cream Smiles Sunday is back at it again this week!

Bike Pic Jan 22, Ice Cream Smiles Sunday Out On Our Root River Trail

It’s Sunday again which means, Ice Cream Smiles Sunday is back at it again this week! We take a look back from our Inaugural Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour  we stopped and enjoyed some Ice Cream at this little shop in Lanesboro. We’re looking forward to stopping again this year, will you be joining us?

Planning your #NextBikeAdventure? View the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide and remember to register for the

Thanks for viewing Today’s Ice Cream Smiles Sunday Bike 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: [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 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. Please share all our picks with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with one of our camera’s ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next Pic of the Day posts.

Have a great day!