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Here in the bike pic, a cyclist finds winter bike riding can be fun when commuting in the Anoka, County Area of the Twin Cities Metro.

Bike Pic Dec. 27, winter bike riding fun in Minnesota’s bold north

Here in the bike pic, a cyclist finds winter fat bike riding fun when commuting in the Anoka County Area. To see more about the year-round bicycling opportunities in the Twin City Gateway check out our HaveFunBiking At-a-glance article.

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

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.

About HaveFunBiking

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 following photos we post.

Have a great day!

#FindYourNextAdventure

Cold weather bicycle training options

As the temperature starts to drop over the next few weeks, it’s time to think about how you are going to stay in shape as ice and snow starts to accumulate. Do you store you your bike away and renew your membership to the gym? Dig your trainer out of storage and set up your bike in the living room?  Or, do you go to a bike shop that offers a weekly training program, using state-of-the-art equipment and a knowledgeable instructor to hone your skills while keeping you motivated through the winter?

If your interest peaked with the third training option above, we found a bike shop in Mendota Heights, Minn. to check out, or to use as a comparison for a shop closer to where you live. According to Tom, at One Ten Cycles, “we are going to be having an indoor trainer class on Saturdays starting in November. All a rider needs to do is bring his or her bike and cell phone. We have Kurt Kinetic “Smart” Trainers, in a group setting that actually tracks your power, cadence, speed and distance. Plus, our classes are run by Jessica Kessler, who has been teaching indoor cycling/spin classes for over 12 years.”

Signing up for a weekly SMART Trainer series at a local bike shop will ensure that you not only maintain your baseline, but also improve your confidence level.

Signing up for a weekly SMART Trainer series at a local bike shop will ensure that you not only maintain your baseline, but also improve your confidence level.

Using a SMART Trainer series at a bike shop, along with a knowledgeable instructor, will ensure that you not only maintain your baseline, but also improve performance. Come next spring, you will have more confidence and be a better, stronger, faster rider ready to gear up with friend!

See more about One Ten Cycles SMART Trainer Program so you are ready for all the biking adventures that come your way in 2016.