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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.

Road Biking Minnesota with a rest stop at the Pickwick Mill, just south of Winona, along the Mississippi River Trail.

Bike Pic Nov 30, A Memorable Rest Stop Along the Mississippi River Trail

Road biking Minnesota with a rest stop at the Historic Pickwick Mill, is a few miles south of Winona, along the Mississippi River Trail.

As many upper Midwest bike riders are now changing their gear over to winter fun activities, including fat biking, ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and other cold weather sports, see all the places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic captured along the Mississippi River Trail

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. 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!

Having fun bike riding in the rain and snow. We captured these two cyclists riding their bikes in Winona, MN

Bike Pic Nov 19, Having Fun Riding in the Rain and Sleet

Having fun bike riding in the rain and snow, we captured these two cyclists riding their bikes in Winona, MN. As many upper Midwest riders are changing their gear over to winter activities, including fat biking, ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and other cold weather sports, the possibilities are endless.

With the leaves now pretty bare and plenty of fun winter events scheduled, we hope you get out on your fat bike, X-C skies, snowshoes, etc. and enjoy all the winter’s active outdoor possibilities. See many more bicycle friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Fun Bike Pic of the Day 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle 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!

Bike Pic Nov 13, Sunday Smiles Biking Aound Lake Winona

Miles of Sunday smiles while Biking on the trail around Lake Winona. A little cooler since this photo was taken this summer, in Southeast Minnesota, but its still a nice day to get one more ride in. The chimney rock in the background is a pinnacle on Sugar Loaf Bluff overlooking the City of Winona and the Mississippi River.

With the season changing, we hope you get out on your bike and enjoy some more fall riding possibilities. See many more bike-friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Sunday Smiles Biking Pic of the Day 

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!