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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. 26, winter bike riding fun in Minnesota’s bold north

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

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 the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking  

We are now rolling through our 15th 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 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 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 safe and memorable weekend!

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.