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Inside Event listings April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Sept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Oct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Info for you Keep Your Bike Ready to Ride. . . . . . . . . . 62 Walk! Bike! Fun!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Buying a Bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Right Bike for Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Bike Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Drive Your Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 BikeMN & LCI Educators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Rules of the Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Resources TC Bike Stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 TC Mountain Biking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 TC Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 SE MN Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 SW MN Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 WC MN Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 NW MN Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 NE MN Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Bike Clubs and Racing Teams. . . . . . . . . 119 National and State Resources . . . . . . . . 119 Twin City Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Minnesota Maps Twin Cities Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Anoka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Shoreview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Cambridge/ Isanti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Waconia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Minnetonka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 St Louis Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eden Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Shakopee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Bloomington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Burnsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Lakeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Apple Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Eagan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 South St Paul/Inver Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Maplewood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Roseville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Stillwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Faribault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Cannon Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Root River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Rochester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Albert Lea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Willmar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 St Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Lake Wobegon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Alexandria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Fargo/Moorehead. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Itasca/Leech/Walker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Roseau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Mesabi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Duluth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Silver Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Cook County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 LaCrosse WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

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April April 14 & 15 Rum River BMX Racing

Industrial Park Isanti, MN

BMX . . . . . . . . . https://www.usabmx.com/ tracks/1549 April 21 & 22 Rum River BMX Racing

Industrial Park Isanti, MN

BMX . . . . . . . . . https://www.usabmx.com/ tracks/1549 April 21 Dickie Scramble

Elgin, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . www.facebook.com/ events/166584200597209/ Cover: Minnesota High School Cycling League athlete enjoying some fun competing with against other schools at a meet last year on the Jail Trail, in St Cloud, MN. Cover Photo by Russ Lowthian Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide Comments – editor@HaveFunbiking.com Produced by theHaveFunBiking.com staff including: John Brown, Pete May, Marcy Kelash and Russ Lowthian. A special thanks to Gail Weinholzer and AAA-The Auto Club Group for all their help, as well as all the advertisers who helped make this annual publication possible. Please stop by their places of business and let them know you saw their ad in the Iowa Bike/Hike Guide

April 22 Earth Day Grinder

Imminent Brewing Northfield, MN

Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FaceBook April 28 Tinman Triathlon

U of M – Morris, Regional Fitness Center/P.E. Center Morris, MN

Triathlon https://www.zapevent.com/reg/ event/15159 April 28 Falls Duathlon

Cannon Falls, MN

Duathlon . . . http://www.finalstretch.com/ fallsduathlon April 28 The Wild Rild Buzzard Buster

Levis Mound Trail Head, Hatfield, WI

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/ April 28 & 29 Rum River BMX Racing

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BMX . . . . . . . . . https://www.usabmx.com/ tracks/1549 April 28 – 29 Trans Iowa 13

Grinnell, MN

Gravel . . . http://transiowa.blogspot.com/ April 29 Miesville Fifty-Six

Jack Ruhr Stadium Miesville, MN

Gravelhttps://miesvillefiftysix.wordpress.com/


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Tour

Big Wood Gears and Beers Bike

Big Wood Brewey White Bear, MN Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www. active.com/white-bear-lake-mn/cycling/ big-wood-gears-and-beers-bike-tour-2018 May 5 Run/Walk/Ride Around Woman

St. Edward’s Catholic Church & Downtown Longville, MN

Recreational . . http://www.longville.com/ event/annual-run-around-woman/ May 5 Cinco Du Mayo

Square Lake Park Stillwater, MN

Recreational . . . http://www.trifitnesswbl. com/cinco-du-mayo-2018/ May 6 Chain of Lakes Triathlon

Alexandria Discovery Middle School Alexandria, MN

Triathlon . http://www.pickleevents.com/ events/colt/ May 7 St. Croix Valley Woolly

Woolly Trail Network St Croix Falls, WI

Mountain Bike Ride . . . . . . . . . http://www. mnmtbseries.com/race-2-st-croix-woolly May 12 Fulton Gran Fondo

Fulton NE MPLS Production Brewery Minneapolis, MN

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Recreationalhttp://www.fultongranfondo. com/ride-4 May 12 9 Hours of Alpine Valley

Alpine Valley Ski Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/ May 18 Mayor’s Bike Ride

Willmar, Spicer & New London, MN

Recreational . www.willmarlakesarea.com May 19

ALS Bike Trek MN

Big Marine Park Reserve St Croix, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . http://alsmn.als.net/

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May 19 Alexander 3 80

May 26 2016 RiotGRRRavel

Gravel road http://www.almanzo100.bike/

Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . http://riotgrrravel.com/

Spring Valley Community Center Spring Valley, MN May 19 Oakdale Spring Classic

Duathlon

Lake Elmo Park Reserve Lake Elmo, MN

Duathlon . . . . . . . . http://www.frontrunne usa.com/event/oakdale-spring-classic-duathlon May 19 Stump Farm 100

Brown County Reforestation Camp, Suamico, WI

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/ May 19 Root River Triathlon

Root River Trailhead Park Houston, MN

Triathlon . . http://www.rootrivertriathlon. org/#GeneralInformation May 19 White Deer Triathlon

Boulder Junction Community Center Boulder Junction, Wi Triathlon http://boulderjct.org/whitedeer-triathlon/ May 20 Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride

Summit Brewing Company St. Paul, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/ MNMBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29888 May 20 Tour 2 Cure

Hope Lutheran Church Hastings, MN

May 25 Apple Kid’s Duathlon

Sartell Middle School Sartell, MN

Kid’s Duathlon . http://www.appleduathlon. com / May 26 Apple Duathlon

Sartell Middle School Sartell, MN

Duathlon . http://www.appleduathlon.com/ May 26 Riot Grrravel 2018

Hope Lutheran Church Hastings, MN

Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// ridinggravel.com/event/riotgrrravel/ May 26 Le Grand Du Nord

Grand Marais Grand Marais, MN

Gravel . . http://www.heckofthenorth.com/ le-grand-du-nord/ May 26 Snake Alley Criterium

Snake Alley Burlington, IA

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.snakealleycriterium.com/ May 27 Leinenkugel’s Chippewa

Irvine Park Chippewa Falls, WI

McQuoids Inn Isle, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. chippewavalleyride.us/

May 20 Almanzo 100

June 2 Twin Cities Tour de Cure

Racing . . . . http://www.almanzo100.bike/

Recreational . . . http://main.diabetes.org/ site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry &fr_id=11030

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www. facebook.com/events/852100334950611/

Spring Valley Community Center Spring Valley, MN May 20 Royal 162

Spring Valley Community Center Spring Valley, MN

Racing . . http://www.almanzo100.bike/home.html

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Lake Pepin Lake City, MN Recreational . . . . http://lakecity.org/ news-events/tour-de-pepin/ June 2 Tour of Lakes

Crosslake Community Center Crosslake, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. paulbunyancyclists.com/tour-of-lakes.html June 2 Extreme ND Klassic

Solem Lutheran Church Hawley, MN

Gravel . . . . . www.endracing.com/end-tick June 2 Smokin’ Steele Bike Cruide

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Knights of Columbus Owatonna, MN

Recreational . . . . . . www.smokinsteel.com June 2

Bayshore to Lakeshore Century

Baycare Clinic Greenbay, WI Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www. baycare.net/baycare-clinic-centurybayshore-to-lakeshore/registration/ June 3 New Brighton Triathlon

Long Lake Park Reserve New Brighton, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . https://www.active.com/ new-brighton-mn/triathlon/new-bri-tri2018?int=

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June June 3 Revolution Single Track Escape

Jail Trail

St Cloud, MN

Mountain Bike Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.mnmtbseries.com/ page/show/4839-race-2-revolutions-single-track-escape-june-3-2018 June 3 UPAF’s Ride for the Arts

Milwaukee, WI

Recreationa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://upaf.org/upaf-events/ride/ June 3 Buffalo Triathlon

Buffalo, MN Triathlon . . . http://www.tribuff.com/ June 6 -10 Bike MS:MS 150

National MS Society Duluth, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.nationalmssociety.org/

June June 10 Luce Line Loops Bike Ride

Hutchinson Rotery Hutchinson, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.hutchinsonrotary.org/ events/water-carnival-bike-ride/ June 9-10 Trinona Triathlon

Lake Winona Winona, MN Triathlon . http://www.trinona.com/ June 13-17 North Star Bike Festival

NVGP Bike racing, family fun St Paul, Cannon Falls, Minneapolis, North Mankato, Stillwater

Professional Cyclist Racing . . . . . . . . http:// www.northstarbicyclefestival.com/s/ June 15-17 Black Hills Fat Tire Festival

Rapid City, SD

June 8-10 Fight For Air Ride

Fat Tire Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.bhfattirefestival.com/

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://action. lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=16329&pg=entry

Willmar, Morris, Fergus Falls, Alexandria, Little Falls and St Cloud.

Crystal Lake, IL / Lake Geneva, WI June 9 Carmel Roll Ride

LakeWobegon Trail Albany, MN

Recreational . www.lakewobegontrail.com June 9 Westside Dirty Benjamin

Chaska, MN

Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook June 9 Romp in the Swamp Epic

Nine Mile County Forest, Wausau, WI

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/ June 9 Liberty Triathlon

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Rockford, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.finalstretch.com/libertytriathlon June 9 Fairmont Triathlon

Gomsrud Park Fairmont, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.fairmonttriathlon.org/register.html

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June 15-22 Tour of Minnesota

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.tourofminnesota.com/ See ad on page 21 for more details June 16 Bike Bemidji Loop Festival

The Sanford Center Bemidji, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.bikebemidji.com/ June 16 Dam 2 Dam Ride

Little Falls, MN

Recreational . . . . . www.cmnbikeclub.com June 16 MN State Gravel

Championship

Dennison, MN

Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook June 16

Menacing 40 Race

Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin, MN MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.threeriversparks.org/ index.php/page/mountain-bike-races


June

19th Annual

June 16 Lake Minnetonka Triathlon

Excelsior Bay Lake Minnetonka, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.lakeminnetonkatriathlon.com/ June 16 Horribly Hilly Hundreds

Blue Mound State Park Blue Mounds, WI

July 4, 2018

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.horriblyhilly.com/ June 16 BACooN Ride 5

Raccoon River Valley Trail Waukee, IA

Recreational . . . . . http://bacoonride.com/ June 18-22 Door County Holiday

Door County, WI

Multi-day . . . . . . . http://www.pedalacross wisconsin.com/Doorcounty.html June 22 Tri-4-Health Triathlon

JCC High School (Kids and adults) Jackson, MN Tri . . . . . . http://www.triforhealth.com/ June 22-24 Bike the Border

Burlington, ND

Multi-day . . . . . http://biketheborder.com/ June 23 Tour de Cure Iowa Ride

Lifetime Athelete Urbandale, IA

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/ MNMBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=27049

www.TourDAMICO.com

Hiawatha Bicycling Club

June 23 Shooting Star Bike Ride

Rose Creek, MN

Recreational . . . www.shootingstartrail.org June 24 Lake Waconia Triathlon

Lake Waconia Regional Park Waconia, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. finalstretch.com/lakewaconiatriathlon June 24 Average Jo Triathlon

Paul Miller Park Perham, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.zapevent.com/reg/event/12423

June 15-22, 2018

Approximately 350 miles of rolling hills, prairies & bike trails including the Glacial Lakes, Central Lakes, Wobegon & Soo Line Trails

www.tourofminnesota.com. HaveFunBiking.com

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An exciting bike destination for all ages. Waconia, with its lake front view, features many parks, coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants, wineries, breweries and a distillery. Located just west of Minneapolis, Waconia offers miles of scenic gravel and paved country roads, with easy access to the Dakota, LRT and Luce Line trails. Make it a weekend! www.DestinationWaconia.org/

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July NEW ROUTE

July 8

Adapted Mtn Bike

Open House Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin, MN MTB . . . . https://www.threeriversparks.

org/index.php/page/mountain-bike-races

July 8 Titletown Bike Tour

June 28-July 1, 2018 Thursday-Sunday

Fully supported bicycle tour featuring exceptional cycling, picturesque communities and GREAT FUN!

scscbiketour.com

UnitedHealthcare Green Bay, WI

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . https://bcff.org/ upcoming-events/titletown-bike-tour-2/ July 14 Fat Cat Triathlon

Log House Landing Scandia, MN

June 28-01 Swiss Cheese & Spotted

Triathlon . . http://www.stcroixfatcat.com/

Spring Green, WI

Sugar Lake Lodge Cohasset, MN

Cows Tour

Multi-Day Tour . http://www.scscbiketour.com/ See ad on page 26 for more details

July July 4 HBC Tour D‘Amico

Safe, friendly, scenic routes, delicious food Golden Valley, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.tourdamico.com/index.html See ad on page 21 for more details

July 14 Timberman Triathlon Triathlon . . . . . . . . . http://timberman.org/ July 14 Graniteman Triathlon

Warner Lake Clearwater, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.granitemantri.com/index. php/event-details/graniteman-clearwater July 14 Big Woods Classic

Lake Rebecca, Rockford, MN

July 4 TCBC Watermelon Ride

Mountain Bike Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.threeriversparks.org/ index.php/page/mountain-bike-races

Recreational . . . . . . . http://www.biketcbc. org/joomla/index.php/rides/ride-calendar

July 14

Incarnation Lutheran Church North Oaks, MN July 8 Tour of Saints

A heavenly ride St Joseph, MN

Recreational . . . https://tourofsaints.com/ July 8 Border Crossing

White Tail Ridge Corporate Park Rivers Falls, WI

Mountain Bike Ride . . . . . . . . . http://www. mnmtbseries.com/page/show/36542race-6-border-crossing-river-falls-wi

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Root Washburn Lake Trails, Rhinelander, WI

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/ July 15 Heart of the Lakes

Pleasant Lake City Park Annandale, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://holtri.org/ July 15-20 Bike MS: TRAM

St Peter, MN

Multi-Day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/ MNMBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=28893


July July 15-21 Habitat 500 Bike Ride

Becker to Alexandria, MN

Multi-Day Ride . . http://www.habitat500.org/ July 15-21 Flavors of Wisconsin

South Central WI

Multi-Day Ride . . . . https://aroundwisbike. com/2016/11/flavors-of-wisconsin-2/ July 20 Biking through History Dakota Rail Regional Trail Wayzata, MN MTB . . . . . . . . . www.ThreeRiversParks.org July 20-22 Red Ribbon Ride

Mall of America, MN

Multi-Day Ride http://www.redribbonride. org/site/TR?fr_id=1210&pg=entry July 22 City of Lakes Tri Loppet

Theodore Wirth Park Minneapolis, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.loppet.org/triloppet/

Over 200 miles of trails in the Twin Cities. – maps online – 763.559.9000 • ThreeRiversParks.org

July 22 Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon

Island Lake Recreation Area Duluth, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.zapevent.com/reg/event/12300

Close to the Mesabi Trail

July 21-28 RAGBRAI

Owana to Davenport, IA

Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . http://ragbrai.com/ July 22-27 North Shore Tour

Ride South Central

Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www. biketourvacations.com/event/ the-minnesota-north-shore-tour/

July 23 Dirt Cup Sprint

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford, MN MTB . . . . . . https://www.threeriversparks. org/index.php/page/mountain-bike-races

Spacious Accommodations 17th Street Grill

Complimentary Breakfast Grand Splash

July 27-29 ACT 15 Aids Ride

Ride South Central Wisconsin

Multi-Day Ridehttp://arcw.convio.net/site/ TR/Events/AIDSRide?fr_id=1250&pg=entry

144 SE 17th Street Grand Rapids, MN 55744

218.326.2600

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July July 28 Tour De Save

Suicide Prevention Northfield, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.save.org July 28 Walker Triathlon

Walker City Park Walker, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://walkerareacommunitycenter. com/chase-the-police-triathlon July 29 Chisago Lakes Triathlon

Paradise Park Chisago City, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.dutrirun.com/page/show/845808toughman-minnesota-july-26-2015

August Aug 4 Great River Energy

Mesabi Trail Tour

Mesabi Trail Coleraine , Nashwauk,Hibbing, Buhl and Virginia, to Eveleth, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.mesabitrail.com/trail-activities/tour/ (See ad on map page 114-115 for more details

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September

Aug 4 Tour de Tonka

Minnetonka, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.minnetonkaschools.org/ district/mcec/events/tour-de-tonka Aug 4 Minnewaska Triathlon

Lake Minnewaska Glenwood, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.minnewaskatriathlon.com/ Aug 5 Rum River BMX State

Double Race

Industrial Park Isanti, MN

BMX . https://www.usabmx.com/tracks/1549 Aug 4 Waseca Sprint Triathlon

Sat. Aug. 18, 2018

Clear Lake Park Waseca, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. finalstretch.com/wasecasprinttriathlon Aug 4 Graniteman Big Lake

Lakeside Park Big Lake, MN

Triathlon http://granitemantri.com/index. php/event-details/graniteman-big-lake

Welcome to Polk County Wisconsin

Aug 4-11 CANDISC Victory Lap

Sakakawea Country Garrison, ND

Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . https://candak.net/ Aug 5 Root Beer Kid’s Triathlon

Island Lake Recreation Area Duluth, MN

Kid’s Triathlonhttp://rootbeerkidstri.com/ Aug 5 Loons and Lumberjacks Tour

Itasca State Park Park Rapids, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www. mywahooadventures.com/calendar.html Aug 5 Brewhouse Triathlon

Island Lake Recreation Area Duluth, MN

Triathlon http://brewhousetriathlon.com/

HOME OF TWO STATE TRAILS The 47-mile Gandy Dancer Trail and the 14-mile Stower Seven Lakes Trail

OUR BEAUTIFUL TRAILS FEATURE: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Easy access Crushed limestone surfaces Quaint towns every few miles Bird watchers paradise Events along the trails Scenic trail vistas of nearby lakes & bridges FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STOWER SEVEN LAKES TRAIL, VISIT:

www.amerywisconsin.org

FOR INFORMATION ON BOTH TRAILS OR A FREE VISITORS GUIDE WITH MAPS AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

www.polkcountytourism.com

800.222.7655

Polk County Information Center Gandy Dancer Trailhead

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August

August

Aug 5-9 Tour Du UP

Aug 11 Dairyland Dare

Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.teachingfamilyhomes. org/events/tour-da-up/ (See ad on page 32 for more details

Recreational . . https://www.dairylanddare.com/

North Central Wisconsin

Aug 5-10 Women’s Lumberjacks and

Loons Bicycle Tour

Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN

Multi-Day Ride & Paddle . . . . http://www. mywahooadventures.com/bike---kayak.html Aug 5-11 Northern Woods & Waters

North Central Wisconsin

Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://aroundwisbike.com/2016/11/ northern-woods-waters-2/#more-106 Aug 9-12 Bike Around Minnesota

MN Iron Range to Hoyt Lakes, MN

Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://bambiketour.org/bam Aug 9-12 Ride to Cure Diabetes

La Crosse, WI

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Ride/ JDRFNationalRide?pg=entry&fr_id=6197 Aug 10-12 Chainbreaker

Blue Cross Blue Shield Campus Eagan, MN

Rec . . . . . . . . . www.ChainbreakerRide.org Aug 10-12 Bike Duluth Festival

Kraus-Anderson

Rec/MTB . . . www.bikeduluthfestival.com Aug 11 Northwoods Triathlon

Lake Belle Taine Nevis, MN

Triathlon . . . . . http://www.nevischamber. com/northwoods-triathlon.html Aug 11 WingKids Triathlon

Colvill Park Red Wing, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.wingmantri.com/kids-triathlon.php

Southwest Wisconsin

Aug 11 Great Hawk Chase

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN

Mountain Bike Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.mnmtbseries.com/page/show/4835race-5-the-great-hawk-chase-duluth-mn Aug 12 Green Lake Triathlon

Green Lake Spicer, MN

Triathlon . . http://www.greenlaketri.com/ Aug 12 N. Mankato Triathlon

Hiniker Pond Park Mankato, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. finalstretch.com/northmankatotriathlon Aug 12 YWCA Women’s Tri

Lake Nokomis Minneapolis, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.ywcampls.org/events/ signature_events/womens_triathlon/ Aug 12 Bike and Brews

Carver Park Reserve/Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail

Recreational . . www.ThreeRiversParks.org Aug 13

Dirt Cup Sprint

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve Savage, MN

MTB . . . . . https://www.threeriversparks. org/index.php/page/mountain-bike-races Aug 17-18 Young Life Triathlon

Washington Park Detroit Lakes, MN

Triathlon . . http://www.younglifetriathlon.com/ Aug 18 Tour de Pines

Itasca State Park Park Rapids, MN

Recreational . . . . . http://tourdepines.org/ (See ad on page1 5 for more details) Aug 18 The Day Across MN (DAMn)

Gary SD. To Hager City WI

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August Aug 18 Sadistic Century Ride

Dunn County Recreation Park Menomonie, WI

Recreational . http://sadisticcentury.com/ Aug 18 Gitchi-Gami Ride

Silver Bay, MN

Recreational . . . http://www.ggta.org/ride.php (See ad on page 81 for more details) Aug 18 St. Paul Triathlon

St. Paul, MN

Triathlon . . . http://www.runningintheusa. com/Race/View.aspx?RaceID=13450 Aug 20 - Dirt Cup Sprint Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin, MN MTB . . . . . . https://www.threeriversparks. org/index.php/page/mountain-bike-races

Let’s Ride! Mark your calendar for the 2018 BikeMN fundraising rides! July 8 in the St. Cloud area tourofsaints.com

Sept. 9 in Saint Paul bikeclassic.org

Aug 25 Rum River BMX State Double

Race

Oct. 7 in Mankato bikeriverramble.org

Industrial Park Isanti, MN

BMX . https://www.usabmx.com/tracks/1549 Aug 25 Maple Grove Lifetime Tri

Weaver Lake Park Maple Grove, MN

Triathlon . . . . . http://maplegrovetri.com/

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August Aug 25 Kiwanis Kids Triathlon

Whipple Beach Baxter, MN

Triathlon . http://www.brainerdkiwanisclub.org Aug 26 Rum River BMX State Final

Industrial Park Isanti, MN

BMX . https://www.usabmx.com/tracks/1549 Aug 26 Superior Man Triathlon

Bay of Lake Superior Duluth, MN

Triathlon . . . . http://superiormantri.com/ Aug 26 Race 1 Austin Spam Trail

MN High School Cycling League Austin, MN

MTB . . . . www.minnesotamtb.org/events Aug 27

Dirt Cup Sprint

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Rockford, MN

MTB . . . . . . https://www.threeriversparks. org/index.php/page/mountain-bike-races Aug 31-Sept 2 La Crosse Bike Festival

Cameron Park La Crosse, WI

Rec . http://www.explorelacrosse.com/bikefest/ (See ad on map page 129 for more details)

September Sept 1 Race the Grind

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Giants Ridge Biwabic, MN

MTB . . . https://register.chronotrack.com/r/23909 Sept 1-2 Laddies Loppet Race

Maplelag Resort Callaway, MN

Mountain Bike Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.mnmtbseries.com/laddiesloppet Sept 8 Jesse James Bike Tour

Northfield Rotary Club Northfield, MN

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September Sept 8 Root River “Taste of the Trail”

Lanesboro, Peterson, Whalan, MN

Recreational . . . . . . http://www.lanesboro. com/events/details/taste-of-the-trail-9860 Sept 8 Caramel Apple Ride Lake Wobegon Trail Sauk Centre, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://lakewobegontrail.com/lwta-rides/ Sept 8 Square Lake Triathlon

Square Lake Park Stillwater, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// www.trifitnesswbl.com/square-lake-703/ Sept 8 Northern Kettles Fall Epic

New Fane Trails New Frane, WI

Mountain Bike Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/2018-schedule/ ?Sept 9 Tour DE Tush

Veterans Memorial Park Richfield, MN

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Recreational . www.coloncancercoalition.org (See ad on map page 39 for more details) Sept 9 Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour

University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN

Recreational . http://www.bikeclassic.org/ (See ad on map page 39 or more details) Sept 9 Door County Century

Door County Fairgrounds Sturgeon Bay, WI

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.doorcountycentury.com/

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Sept 9 Race 2 Lake Rebecca

MN High School Cycling League Rockford, MN

MTB . . . . www.minnesotamtb.org/events

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Browns Valley to Taylors Falls.

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Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

HENNEPIN COUNTY

Lake Sarah Regional Park

Fish Lake Regional Park

Baker Park Reserve

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Carver Park Reserve

French Regional Park

Silverwood Park

Sochacki Park

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September Sept 10-14 Door County Holiday

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.pedalacrosswisconsin. com/Doorcounty.html Sept 15 Root River “Taste of the Trail”

Fountain, Harmony, Preston, MN

Recreational http://www.rootrivertrail.

com/events/details/taste-of-the-trail-9860 Sept 15 Woodtick 100 The Woodtick Inn Deerwood, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . www.woodtick100.com Sept 15 Jack Lake

Veterans Memorial Park, Deerbrook, WI

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/ Sept 15 Mora Bike Tour

Vasaloppet Nordic Center Mora, MN

Recreational . . . . . . https://vasaloppet.us/

Your Bike Shop in Hopkins www.tonkacycleandski.com

Sept 15 Purple Ride Stride

Elm Creek Regional Park Maple Grove, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// support.pancan.org/site/TR/PurpleStride/ PurpleStride?pg=informational&fr_ id=1333&type=fr_informational&sid=1021

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minneapolisbiketour.com

Boom Island Regional Park 724 Sibley St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

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September Sept 16 Race Gamehaven

MN High School Cycling League Rochester, MN

MTB . . . . www.minnesotamtb.org/events Sept 16 Minneapolis Bike Tour

Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__ events/events/minneapolis_bike_tour/ (See ad on map page 51 for more details) Sept 16 Autumn Trek Ride

Hoffman Park River Falls, WI

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.zapevent.com/reg/event/13202 Sept 22 Wild Ride Mountain Bike

Lebanon Hills – west Eagan, MN

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/program Sept 22 Root River “Taste of the Trail”

Houston, Rushford, Rushford Village, MN Recreation . . . . http://www.rootrivertrail.

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Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.itascatur.org/bike.shtml Sept 23 The Ride Shoppers at Prairie Lakes

Sun Prairie WI

Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://theridewi.org/

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Like any other mechanical device, your bicycle needs routine maintenance to ensure it’s safe to ride when you need it. Here are a few tips to put you on the right track!

Tip 1: Stay Away from the Hose Every moving part on your bicycle needs lubrication to function properly. A hose forces water in and lubricant out, leaving your bicycle susceptible to corrosion and excess wear. Instead, fill a bucket with warm, soapy water (Dawn dish detergent works well) and use a large sponge or washcloth to clean all the parts of your bicycle. From top to bottom rinse it all off with fresh water, and let the bicycle air dry.

Tip 2: Focusing on the Drivetrain If you have a particularly dirty drivetrain (the gears, chain and the little pulley wheels on your derailleur) and want to get it sparkling you will need the following: • Degreaser • A stiff bristled brush • Rubber gloves • Protective eyewear

Tip 3: Reapply Lubricant Now that the bicycle is clean, reapply lubricant. The only places that need lube are the chain and possibly cables. Step 1: To lube the chain, prop your bicycle up so you can freely backpedal. While backpedaling, coat the chain evenly with lubricant. Step 2: Once the chain is well lubricated, fold a rag around the chain, backpedal, and remove all the excess lubricant you can (the chain will feel almost dry to the touch). Note: If you feel you need to lube the cables, apply lubricant in small doses, where the cable enters the housing. Cycle the gears, or squeeze the brakes until capillary action transports the lube into the cable housing.

Having a clean and properly lubricated bicycle is essential to making sure your bike is ready to go when you’re ready to ride.

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September

May to September, find the racing fast, furious and exciting fun for the whole family!

Sept 23 Hero Gravel Classic

Gaushaus Bavarian Hunter Stillwater, MN Gravel . . . . . www.bikereg.com/36743 Sept 29 Heck of the North

Two Harbors

Gravel . . . . . . . . www.Heckofthenorth.com Sept 29 Bikes4Kids Legacy Ride

Elm Creek Park Maple Grove, MN

Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bikes4kidsmn.org Sept 29 Fall Classic Duathlon

Lake Elmo Park Reserve Lake Elmo, MN

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MN High School Cycling League Detroit Lakes, MN

MTB . . . . www.minnesotamtb.org/events Sept 30 Gravel Grovel 5

Jack Ruhr Stadium Miesville, MN

Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook

October Oct 6 Apple Affair Tour

The Square Galesville, WI

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Greenbush Trail System, Glenbeulah, WI

MTB . . . . . . . . . . . . https://wemseries.com/ Oct 7 Mankato River Ramble

Land of Memorial Park Mankato, MN

Recreational . . http://www.bikeriverramble.org Oct 7 Race 5 Welch Village

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MTB . . . . www.minnesotamtb.org/events

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Buying A Bicycle . . . . . . at a Big Box Store, . . . . . . . . . . . . . on the Internet, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .or a Bike Shop? No matter how you purchase a new bicycle, all bikes arrive boxed and have to be assembled and tuned before they are ready to ride. Normally at a discount store the bikes on display are assembled by a person who has little or no knowledge of the mechanics of a bicycle. What happens many times, basic adjustments are overlooked and the lifecycle of your purchase decreases. This is due to bearings sometimes not seated properly at the factory or crank and wheel alignment that need to be fine tuned are ignored. Still, the most inexpensive bike can give you enjoyable service if adjusted properly and maintained. Then, purchasing a bike over the web may be another way to shave the cost of that bike you want to purchase. Except here, shipping charges are usually an added cost and you are on your own for assembly and adjustments. At a bicycle store you will find a wide selection of bicycles to fit your riding style and comfort level with adjustments made by the bike shop’s knowledgeable staff. So, before buying, compare your options by visiting your neighborhood bike dealer. Here are five reasons to stop in to a shop in your community before purchasing a bike in a box: Knowledgeable Advice From People Who Know Bikes. Each bicycle shop has trained staff who know the bikes you are interested in. Because of their product knowledge they can give you valuable advice. Finding The Proper Frame Size Will Give You The Right Fit. Bicycles come in many sizes to help fit riders of all ages and sizes. To assure that the investment you are planning on making gives you years of comfort and enjoyment, a bike dealer will go beyond the wheel size to recommend the right fit for your individual needs. Test Rides Are Always Available at a Bicycle Store. The best way to know if a bike is for you, is to try it! Just ask for a test ride before you buy. A Good Selection of Models To Fit Your Cycling Needs. Most bicycle stores carry several brands offering models for: juvenile riders including BMX use; comfort/cross-train styles for recreational riding; electric assist, special needs options; many selections for the juvenile rider; and a wide selection for mountain biking, racing, road/tour riding, triathlons and more. A Free Bike Tune-up With Your Purchase. Once you have purchased a bike at a shop they will offer you a complimentary tune-up and do final check so the bike lasts a long time.

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Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-866-7540 10750 Cedar Bend Minnetonka . . . . . . . . . . 952-953-5030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.penncycle.com (See ad on page 5 for more details)

One Ten Cycles

1040 West Dakota Drive Mendota Heights . . . . . 651-454-2066 . . . . http://www.onetencycles.com/ (See ad on page 6 for more details)

Spokes Bike Shop

8850 Glacier Road St. Bonifacious/Waconia . 952-442-1666

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www.visitgrandrapids.com/biking

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16 Shady Oak Road South Hopkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-938-8336 . . . . . . . www.tonkacycleandski.com (See ad on page 51 for more details)

Valley Bike & Ski

7707 149th St W Apple Valley 952-432-1666 . . . . . . . . . . www.valleybikeandski.com (See ad on page 49 for more details)

Twin City Mountain Biking Areas Battle Creek (MORC-Maintained) Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.ramseycounty.us/residents/ parks-recreation Buck Hill

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What Bike Is Right for Me?

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Like everything else in the world today, there are no shortages of choices when it comes to bikes. So how do you figure out what is right for you? Step one, determine where you want to ride. Typical choices are on the road, path/trail and off road with many subdivisions of each. Step two, how frequently do you plan on riding? Bicycle costs range from around $300 up into the tens of thousands. The most basic models use less durable materials like plastics in the shifting components and mild steel rather than stronger alloys. As the prices increase, stronger metals replace less durable materials, lending to a bicycle that will hold up better to frequent use. Step three, why are you riding? Fun and fitness, speed and adrenaline or competition all put different strains on a bicycle. Be sure to match your riding style with the bike you get. Now it’s time for some research. What kind of bike do you need? There are three main categories of bicycles, but each one has its own subcategories as well. For those, it’s best to visit your local bike shop. Mountain Bikes Mountain bikes are designed for off road use. They sport the largest tires of any category and are equipped with suspension designed to keep the rider in control on rough trails. Mountain bikes have low gearing so riders can pedal up steep grades of loose ground. A lot of riders enjoy the stability and position of a mountain bike for path/trail riding as well as true off road riding. Road Bicycles Designed with speed and efficiency in mind, road bikes are best suited on roads due to the small tire size. These bicycles are the lightest of the three categories. Some road bikes are equipped with flat handlebars, but most come with a drop bar. Many riders love the speed and lightweight of these bicycles. Path/Trail Bikes Path/trail bikes are the largest volume of bicycles sold. These bicycles use an upright handlebar and a more comfortable seating position. The tires range from something narrow (like road bikes) to as wide as mountain bikes. Some are also fitted with suspension designed for comfort rather than control. While not as quick as road bikes, these bikes offer great efficiency on longer bike tours.

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(MORC-Maintained) Osseo https://www.threeriversparks. org/parks/elm-creek-park.aspx

Fort Snelling State Park

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Hillside Mountain Bike Park

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Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Elmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.co.washington.mn.us/ index.aspx?NID=502

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Rockford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.threeriversparks.org/parks/lakerebecca-park.aspx

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

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Long Meadow Swamp

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MN Trail River Bottoms

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Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve

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Theodore Wirth Park

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Welch Village, Welch

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Minnesota Racing National Sports Velodrome

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Twin Cities Convention & Visitor Bureau Bloomington CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-858-8500 . . . . . . . . . www.bloomingtonmn.org (See map on pages 40-41 for more details)

Hastings Chamber and CVB

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Lakeville Chamber and CVB

Cannon Valley Trail

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Cannon Falls . . . . . . . . . 507-263-0508 . . . . . . .www.cannonvalleytrail.com/

Minneapolis Northwest CVB

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Twin Cities Gateway

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Faribault

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Northfield

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321 Division St. Northfield . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-786-9191

Visitors Center . . . . . . 1-800-498-3444 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.redwing.org

Fit to be Tri’d

Mike’s Bicycle Shop

416 Grastvedt Ln. Northfield . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-645-9452 Bike Club . . . www.northfieldbikeclub.org

Cannon Falls

Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-263-2289 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cannonfalls.org/

Red Wing

(See ad on map page 72-73 for more details)

Wabasha

Visitors Center . . . . . 1-800- 565-4158 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.wabashamn.org/ chamberofcommerce

River Rider Cycle & Specialty

257 Main Street W Wabasha . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-396-3420 HaveFunBiking.com

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Southeast Minnesota

Preston Get Hooked. Enjoy more than 60+ miles of paved trails! www.gethookedonpreston.com | 507-765-2100

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Turning Waters B & B and Brewery 136 Bridge Avenue Wabasha . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-564-1568 . . . . .www.turningwatersbandb.com

Winona

Visitors Center . . . . . . 1-800-657-4972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitwinona.com (See map on pages 74-75 for details)

Adventure Cycle & Ski

178 Center Street Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-452-4228

Kolter Bicycle and Fitness Inc

Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-452-5665

Brone’s Bike Shop

112 1/2 Main St Fountain City, WI . . . . 1-608-687-8601

Root River Trail Towns

Fountain . . . . . . . . . . . 507-268-4923

. . . . . . . http://www.fountainmn.org Harmony . . . . . . . . . . . 800-247-6466 . . . . . . . . www.exploreharmony.com Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-896-4033 . . . . .www.houstonmnchamber.com Lanesboro/Whalan . 800-944-2670 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lanesboro.com Little River General Store (bike shop) Lanesboro . . . . . . . . . . 507-467-2943 Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . 507-875-2222 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.petersonmn.org Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-845-2100 . . . . . . www.prestonmntourism.com (See ad on page 89 for more details)

Rushford/Rushford Village

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-864-3338 . . www.rushfordpetersonvalley.com

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Austin

Visitors Center . . . . . . 1-800-444-5713 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.austincvb.com

Rydjor Bike Shop

219 N. Main Street Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-433-7571

Southwest Minnesota

Albert Lea

Visitors Center . . . . . . 1-800-345-8414 . . . . . . . . www.albertleatourism.org/ (See map on pages 84-85 for more details)

Martin’s Cycle & Ave

Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-373-2060

Broadway Bike Co.

507 S. Broadway, Ave Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-373-2060 Myre Big Island State Park (MTB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 379-3403

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ myre_big_island/trails.html

Mankato

Visitors Center . . . . . . 1-800.657.4733

. . . . . . . . . . www.visitgreatermankato.com (See map on pages 86-87 for more details)

Broken Spoke

19026 Rapidan Ave Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-278-4320

Flying Penguin Outdoor Sports

604 N Victory Dr Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-345-4754

Nicollet Bike Shop (new location)

607 North Riverfront Drive Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507- 388-9390

Scheels

1850 Adams St #6 Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-386-7767

Blue Earth

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-526-2916 . . . . . . . . www.chamber.blue-earth.mn.us Bike-4-2 Rental @Giant Park Red Barn TIC

Jackson

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-847-3867 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.jacksonmn.com


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Drive Your Bike -

Minnesota has dozens of League Cycling Instructors (LCI) who teach classes across the state. From short lunch sessions to the nine hour Traffic Skills 101, the core message is the same. Drive your bike. Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. FOLLOW THE LAW Your safety and the image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs, ride with traffic and use the rightmost lane that serves your destination. BE PREDICTABLE Make your intentions clear to motorists and other road users. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes. BE VISIBLE Ride where drivers can see you; wear bright clothing. Use a front white Photo courtesy of John Hardy light, red rear light and reflectors at night or when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t ride on sidewalks. THINK AHEAD Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians and other bicyclists will do. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes and utility covers. Cross railroad tracks at right angles. RIDE READY Check tires for sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly and quick release wheel levers are closed. Carry repair and emergency supplies. Always wear a helmet.

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Southwest Minnesota

Westcentral MN

Luverne

Spicer Bike & Sport

Worthington

Glacial Ridge Winery

PipeStone

• Glacial Lake State Trail .http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/ glacial_lakes/index.html

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . V1-888-283-4061 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.luvernechamber.com Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-372-2919 . . . . . . . . . www.pipestoneminnesota.com • City trail and scenic touring road to ride Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 800- 336-6125 . . . . . . . . . www.pipestoneminnesota.com

Casey Jones Trail/BikeRental

Westcentral MN Hutchinson

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-6689 . . . . . . . . . . . www.explorehutchinson.com (See map on pages 90-91 for more details)

Outdoor Motion

141 Main Street S Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-587-2453 • Luce Line Trail . . . . http://files.dnr.state. mn.us/maps/state_trails/luce_line.pdf

Willmar

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-845-8747 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.seeyouinwillmar.com (See map on pages 92-93 for more details)

Green Lake BMX

221 South St Spicer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-796-4434 . . . .www.markconley.com/greenlakebmx

Rick’s Schwinn & Sport Center

320 3rd St SW Willmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-235-0202

178 Progress Way Spicer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-796-6334 15455 CR 131 Spicer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-796-9463 . . . . . . . . . . http://glacialridgewinery.com/

St Cloud

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-264-2940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.granitecountry.com (See map on pages 96-97 for more details)

Craig’s Bike Shop

9575 Sucker Creek Rd NW Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-393-3120

Erik’s Bike Shop

2115 W. Division St. St. Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-257-0111

Fitzharris Ski and Bike

105 7th Ave S St Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-251-2844

Revolution Cycle and Ski

160 29th Ave S St Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-251-2453

Rod’s Bike Shop

28 Lincoln Ave SE St Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-259-1964

Scheels

40 N Waite Ave (CR Mall) Waite Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-252-9494

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Northwest Minnesota

Sauk Centre

Easy Riders Bicycle & Sports

Lake Wobegon Trail

Martin’s Sport Shop

Bicycle Service Center

Trailblazer Bikes

Wheelwright Bike Repair

Walker (Leech Lake Area) Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . 1- 800-833-1118 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.leech-lake.com (See map on pages 108-109 for more details)

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-352-5201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitsaukcentre.com

415 Washington St Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-829-5516

www.lakewobegontrail.publishpath.com (See map on pages 98-99 for more details)

25451 Main St Nisswa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-963-2341

419 Alex Moore St Sauk Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-352-5432

14843 Edgewood Dr N Baxter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-829-8542

11 1st Ave E Long Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-732-1053

Alexandria

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 320- 763-0102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.explorealex.com • Central Lakes Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.centrallakestrail.com/ (See map on pages 102-103 for more details)

Jac’s Bike

611 3rd Ave E, Alexandria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-219-7433

Northwest Minnesota

Leech Lake B & B

11058 Steamboat Loop Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-547-2231 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.LeechLakeBB.com

Park Rapids

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-247-0054 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.parkrapids.com (See map on pages 108-109 for more details)

Northern Cycle

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-325-5916 . . . . . . . . . . http://www.littlefallsmn.com/

501 1st St E Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-732-5971 . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.facebook.com/ Northern-Cycle-408908525871199/ (See ad on page 81 for more details)

124 2nd St NE Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-639-2453

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-250-5959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.visitbemidji.com

Little Falls

Touright Bicycles

Crosby/Deerwood (Cuyuna Area) Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Biking

. . . . . . . . www.cuyunalakesmtb.com

Cuyuna Lakes Trail

. . . . . . . . www.cuyunalakestrail.org/

Cycle Path & Paddle

115 3rd Avenue SW Crosby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-545-4545, . . . . . . . www.cyclepathpaddle.com/

Brainerd

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-450-2838 . . . . . . . . . www.explorebrainerdlakes.com

Acceleration Sports & Fitness

607 Laurel St Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-454-0100

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Northern Cycle

117 3rd St NW Bemidji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-751-2453 . . . https://www.facebook.com/NorthernCycle-Bemidji-1484410891845777/ (See ad on page 81 for more details)

Roseau

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-463-0009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.city.roseau.mn.us/ See map on pages 110-111 for more details)

Northeast Minnesota Hinckley

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-952-4282 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.hinckleymn.com


Northeast Minnesota

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T&M Athletics

3001 County Road 43 Willow River . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-292-3045 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.tandmathletics.com

Grand Rapids

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-355-9740 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.visitgrandrapids.com (See map on pages 114-115 for more details)

Itasca Trail Sports

316 NE 4th St Grand Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-326-171

Ski Hut

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-777-8497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ironrange.org (See map on pages 114-115 for more details)

Stewart’s Wheel Goods

Iron Trail

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407 E Howard St Hibbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-262-0899

Mesabi Bike Creation

720 9th St N Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-749-6719 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mesabirecreation.com

Northern Lights Rental Shop

6331 Wynne Creek Dvr Biwabik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-865-3002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.giantsridge.com • Mesabi Trail . . . http://www.mesabitrail. com/maps-images/interactive-map/

1032 E 4th St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-8525 1502 East Superior Street Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-5101

Trail Fitters

600 E. Superior St. Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-722-6776

Twin Ports Cyclery

2914 West Third St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-624-4008

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Duluth

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-438-5884 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.visitduluth.com (See map on pages 116-117 for more details)

Boreal Bicycle Shop

631 E 8th St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-722-9291

Continental Ski & Bike

1305 East 1st St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-728-4466

Duluth Running

1026 E. Superior St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-728-1148

Spacious Accommodations 17th Street Grill

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Earth Bike

1619 E 6tah St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-3600

Lakeside Video

4511 E Superior St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-525-7363

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Northeast Minnesota Comfort Inn – West

Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-628-1464 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.comfortinnduluth.com

Mountain Villas

9525 W Skyline Pkwy Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-624-5784 . . . . . http://spiritmt.com/mountain-villas

Silver Bay

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-226-4870 . . . . . . . .www.heartofthenorthshore.com/ (See map on pages 120-121 for more details)

Lutsen/Tofte

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-616-6784 . . . . . . . . . . www.americasnorthcoast.org/

Lutsen Mountains Shop

Lutsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-663-7281

Visit Cook County

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-616-6784 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitcookcounty.com See map on pages 122-123 for more details)

Superior North Outdoor Center

13 S. Broadway Ave Grand Marais . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-387-2186

BikeMN Staff Dorian Grilley, Exec. Dir 651-387-2445 . . . . . . . dorian@bikemn.org Nick Mason, Deputy Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nick@bikemn.org Natalie Gille, Greater MN Program Mgr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . natalie@bikemn.org Michelle Breidenbach, Safe Routes to School Edu. Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . michelle@bikemn.org Will Wlizlo, Membership and Web Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . will@bikemn.org CJ Lindor, Education Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cj@bikemn.org Jo Olson, Communications Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jo@bikemn.org BikeMN teaches kids and adults to ride bikes safely in Minnesota. They have an expanding number of League of American Cyclist Instructors (LCI’s) throughout the State working to make a difference in the MN communities. Join BikeMN’s LCI team see page 118.

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State of Minnesota Resources Explore Minnesota Tourism

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.pedalmn.org

Minnesota Complete Streets

. . . . . . . . . . . www.mncompletestreets.org

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Minnesota Cycling Federation

(Racing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mcf.net

Minnesota Dept. of Health

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.dot.state.mn.us/bike

Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources

. www.dnr.state.mn.us/biking/index.html

Minnesota Dept. of Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.dot.state.mn.us/bike

MN High School Cycling League

. . .www.minnesotamtb.org/morcmtb.org (See ad on page 4, 32, 63, & 131 for more details)

Minnesota Mountain Bike (MORC)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.morcmtb.org

Parks & Trail Council of MN

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.parksandtrails.org

Iowa Bike Coalition

. . . . . . . . . . www.iowabicyclecoalition.org

MN Bike Clubs & Race Teams Active Sports Club

Twin City Metro Resources

Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rasc-mn.org

Bicycling in Minneapolis

Balance Cycling

Bike Edina

Bemidji Bike Club

. . . . . www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bikeedina.org

Bike Walk Twin Cities

Alexandria Bike & Ski Club

. . . . . . .bikeandfitnessco.com/events.htm

Minneapolis . . http://balancecycling.com Bemidji . . . contact@thebikeguybemidji.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . www.bikewalktwincities.org

Metro Transit

. . . www.metrotransit.org/bike/index.asp

Midtown Greenways Coalition

. . . . . . . . . . . . www.midtowngreenway.org

Three Rivers’ Parks

. . . . . . . . .www.threeriversparkdistrict.org (See ad on page 50 map on page 22-23) Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.tlcminnesota.org

Neighboring State Bike Advocates Bike Federation of Wisconsin

In Suppor t of AMPERS - Diverse R adio for Minnesota's Communities

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bfw.org

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MN Bike Clubs & Teams Birchwood Bike Racing Team

Minneapolis . . www.birchwoodbiketeam.com

Boreal Bike Club

MN Bike Clubs & Teams Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC)

Twin Cities . . . . . . www.Hiawathabike.org (See ad on page 95 for more details)

Bloomington . . . . . . www.borealbike.com

Itasca Tour Club

Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . BuffaloBike Club.org

Itascatur Club

Northfield . . . . . . . . sites.google.com/site/ cannonvalleyveloclub/

Lakes Area Cycle Club

Bowlus . . . . . . . . http://cmnbikeclub.com/

Duluth . . . . . . . . . Tone@duluthracing.com

Crosby . . . . . . http://cuyunalakesmtb.com

TC . . . . . . www.majortaylorminnesota.org

Hibbing . . . . http://www.cyclemesabi.com/a/j/

St. Cloud . . . midmncyclingclub.blogspot.com

West Duluth . . . . . http://www.coggs.com/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-715-398-0588

Midwest Women’s Cycling

Buffalo Bike Club

Park Rapids . . . . . . . www.itascasports.com

Cannon Valley Velo Club

Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . www.itascatur.org Perham . . . . www.lakesareabikeclub.com

Central Minnesota Bike Club

Lake Superior Cycle Club

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew

Major Taylor Bicycling Club

Cycle Mesabi

Mid-Minnesota Cycling Club

Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores

Midwest Sport Council

Duluth Road Cycle Club

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.midwestfun.org

Twin Cities . www.mwcmr.blogspot.com/

Duluth . . . . . . . . . . www.duluthracing.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-1724-8525

Minneapolis Bicycle Racing Club

Ride Tuesday Nights at 6 p.m. Twin Cities . . . . . www.eriksbikeshop.com

. .www.mncyclingteam.org/MCT/Welcome.html

Erik’s Bike Club

Fairmont Bike Club

Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-238-1094

Faribault Flyers

Twin Cities . . . . . . www.flandersbros.com/

Minnesota Cycling Team -Twin Cities Minnesota HS Cycling League

. . www.minnesotamtb.org/morcmtb.org (See ads on pages 4 , 32 & 131 for more details)

Minnesota Human Powered Assoc.

Faribault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-334-4021 (See map on page 22-23 for more details

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . http://mnhpva.org/

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.flatcity.org

Minnesota Randonneurs

Flat City Cycle Club

Gitchee Gami Trail Association

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ggta.org/biking.php (See ad on page 81 for more details)

Gopher Wheelmen

Twin Cities . . . www.gopherwheelmen.org

GrandStay Cycling Team

Minnesota . . . . . . . . . http://twitter.com/#!/ GSHotelsCycling

Great Plains Bike Club

Fargo/Moorhead . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gpcycling.org/joomla/

Heartland Bike Club

Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -218-652-3936, Ride Tue. & Thur. Northern Cycle Shop (See ad on page 79 for more details)

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Minnesota Junior Cycling

Twin Cities . . . . . http://www.mnjrc.com/ TC basedwww.minnesotarandonneurs.org

Minnesota Triathlon Club

TC based . . . www.tcmultisportsclub.com/

Minnesota Wheelman

TC based . . . . . . . www.thewheelmen.org/

Minnesota Junior Cycle

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mnjrc.com/

National Sports Center-Velo Club

Blaine . . . . http://velodrome.nscsports.org (See ad on page 32 - map on page 10-11)

Nordic Ski Club of Central MN

. . . . . . . www.nordicskiclubcentralmn.org

Northfield Bike Club

. . . . . . . . . . . . www.northfieldbikeclub.org


MN Bike Clubs & Teams North Star Ski Touring Club

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.north-stars.org

Paul Bunyan Cyclists

MN Bike Clubs & Teams Twin Cities Spokes

http://www.facebook.com/pages/TwinCities-Spoke-of-the-IC3/176191155748570

. . . . . . . . . . . www.paulbunyancyclist.com

Twin Cities Unicycle Club

. . www.peacecoffeeracing.com/index.html

Ullr Ski, Bike & Social Club

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.penncycle.com

U of Minnesota Cycling Club

. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ramseybicycles.com/

Velo - Rochester

. . http://www.rideandglide.bizland.com/

Velo-Duluth Cycle Club

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-479-8900

Venture Expeditions

Peace Coffee Racing Forest Lake

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.tcuc.org

Penn Cycle Rides

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ullr.org

Ramsey Cycling Club

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . http://www.umct.org

Ride & Glide Ski and Bike Club

Rochester http://www.velorochester.com

Rim Riders St. Michael

Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-624-4008

Rochester Active Sports Club

Rochester . . http://rasc.multisportsystems.com/

Rosemount Cycling Club

Rosemount . . . www.rosemountcycling.com/

Rum River Cycling Club

Milaca . . . . . . . http://rumrivercycling.com/

Sierra Club – MN North Star Chapter

Burnsville . . . . . http://www.ventureexpeditions.org

Wabasha Bicycling Club

Wabasha . www.wabashabicycleclub.com

Winona Area Mountain Bikers

Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . greg@advcycle.com (See map on page 74-75 for more details)

. . . . . . . . . .www.minnesota.sierraclub.org

Silver Cycling Lakeville, MN

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.silvercycling.org (See map on page 46-47 for more details)

Sitzmark Ski & Social

Twin Cities . . . . . . . www.sitzmarkmn.org

Sports Hut Bicycle Racing Team

Twin Cities . . . www.sportshut raceclub.com

St. Ben/St. John Cycling Club

Collegeville http://www.clubs.csbsju.edu/cyclingclub/

St. Olaf Cycling Club

Northfield . . . . . . . . http://www.stolaf.edu/

St. Paul Bicycle Racing Team

St Paul based . . . . . . . . . . . . www.spbrc.org

Superior Cycling Club

Grand Marais . . . www.superiorcycling.org

Traverski Ski & Sports Club

Roches ter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-421-9984 .www.groups.yahoo.com/group/traverski Twin Cities Bicycle Club (TCBC) Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . www.BikeTCBC.org

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Twin Cities . . . . . . . . www.tc-tandems.org

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IMBA developed the “Rules of the Trail” to promote responsible and courteous conduct on shared-use trails. Keep in mind that conventions for yielding and passing may vary in different locations or with traffic conditions. 1. Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal wilderness.

2. Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in. 3. Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

4. Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your

fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

5. Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

6. Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding then prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear. Search here for a www.IMBA.com Club to join and have fun!

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