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E-bike Challenge

Bike/Hike Guide

A handy pocket companion full of helpful e-bike hacks, events and fun destinations to explore.

Iowa & Minnesota Bike Maps/Events

#NextBikeAdventure


Get #MoreKidsonBikes!

Co-Ed High School & Middle School Mountain Biking

For more info: MinnesotaMTB.org


Test Ride an e-Bike

Tips From

Test riding an electric bike before purchasing One of the most important, and yet fun parts of buying an electric bike is taking the models you are most interested in out for a test ride. Just like buying a car, once you have narrowed the selection down a test ride will help you finalize your decision. Visiting several bicycle shops that carry the e-bike brands you are most interested in will allow you to put aside skeptics, reviews, and research. Helping you answer the most basic question, which e-bike do I love the most? So put on your bike shorts and helmet and go for a ride. Check your list and get a feel for which electric bike is best for you. Also, don’t forget to bring your driver’s license and a credit card along. Some shops may require you to leave your identification card with them. Or, they may want to swipe your credit card in case some damage happens on your test ride.

While test riding an e-bike: • does the bike climb hills the way you need it to • will the e-bike fit you the way you would like it to • and finally, while riding, is the quality and functionality what you expected? Now that you are back from your test ride, does the e-bike you like the best fit into your budget and is there a warranty? Buying an electric bike is a big investment, regardless if it is $1,500 or $10,000. With a warranty, you can rest assured that your investment is somewhat covered. A two-year warranty on parts, motor, and battery (with no exclusions for normal use) is reasonable to expect from most electric bike manufacturers with bikes selling for over $1,500. Most of the questions above can be answered at a bike shop that carries the model you are most interested in. So, make your list of questions and come prepared to test ride some of the best e-bikes available in the market.

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PROTECT OUR NATURAL STATE Give Invasive Species The Brush Off.

Help Prevent The Spread Of Invasive Plants And Animals. • REMOVE plants, animals & mud from boots, gear, pets & vehicle. • CLEAN your gear before entering & leaving the recreation site. • STAY on designated roads & trails. • USE certified or local firewood & hay.

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Inside Event listings March. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Oct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Info for you e-Bike Test Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 What’s an e-Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 e-Bike Range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 e-Bike Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 e-Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Resources TC Bike Stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 TC Mountain Biking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Minnesota/Iowa Maps TC Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Waconia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Edina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bloomington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lakeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Inver Grove Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Hastings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Cannon Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Albert Lea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Wapsi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cedar Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Marshalltown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Okoboji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hutchinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Willmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 St Cloud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Alexandria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Heartland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Mesabi Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Silver Bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

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Sat March 23 & Sun March 24 2019 Minneapolis Convention Center

Welcome at E-bike Challenge Minneapolis

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See great presentations at the E-bike Theater Test e-bikes on an outstanding test track Find out about adventurous destinations Do Fun Family activities And more! www.ebikechallenge.com

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What’s an e-Bike?

Tips From

Choose an electric bike for your style of bicycle riding You have probably read or heard about electric bikes or e-bikes and the improvements that have been made over the past couple of years. If you are curious and would like to check them out, you need to ask a couple of questions before purchasing one and having some fun.

First, how will you use an electric bike • commuting to work, running errands and/or hauling cargo • bike touring and/or recreational riding • spending more time on off-road trails • assist with rehabbing after a sports injury?

Then ask yourself • will an e-bike make it easier to stay active • make it more enjoyable, especially when dealing with hills and headwinds • help so I can keep up with friends who ride faster? Because electric bike technology is progressing quickly with batteries that are lighter and allow you a better range between charges, the options are endless. Today there are bikes for every conceivable application from hauling cargo to making a climb on a mountain bike trails a breeze. Geared to accommodate different kinds of activities (cargo hauling; relaxed cruising; trail riding; mountain biking; child transportation; road biking; fat bike riding; touring; and urban commuting). With so many e-bikes on the market today, design options vary to fit different people and their preference of use. It’s up to you to decide what is most important. Is the ease of riding; the cost; maintenance, dependability, and range - all the above? With so many models on the market to choose from, first, figure out where you are going to be riding, and then how often. Now that you have answered some of the questions, visit a few bike shops to see all the latest brands and models available to test ride.

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March March 30 Twin Cities Bike Club Swap

Hopkins VFW Post #425 Hopkins, MN Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

April April 1 -30

30 Days of Biking

A movement by pt Bike Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook April 4-7 Wheel and Sprocket Bike Expo In Suppor t of AMPERS - Diverse R adio for Minnesota's Communities

Mesabi Trail 2019 Have Fun Biking Guide 2.1667” X 2.565” November 28, 2018

Wisconsin State Fair Park West Allis, WI Bike Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website April 20-21 Iowa Wind and Rock

St Josephs Catholic Church Winterset, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website April 27 Earth Day Gravel Grinder!

Imminent Brewing Northfield, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook April 28 Miesville FiftySix

Jack Ruhr Stadium Miesville, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website America's Most Picturesque Towns ~ USA Today Travel

April 29 May 1 Bike+Walk MN

Conference

DoubleTree Hotel Rochester Rochester, MN Events Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

May May 4

Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville

Harry’s Cafe Lakeville, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 4 Fulton Gran Fondo

New Loop Trail & Bike Rental DiscoverStillwater.com

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Fulton NE MPLS Production Brewery Minneapolis, MN Timed Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


What’s an e-Bike’s Range?

Tips From

Maximizing the distance your electric bike can go on a charge The distance an electric bike will go on one charge of the battery is called range. This is an important specification to pay attention to when comparing e-bikes, to your desired riding style. If your commute involves big hills, for example, you don’t want to run out of juice halfway up. Without power, an e-bike becomes a heavy mode of transportation that demands more energy on your part to pedal. So the range of an electric bike depends on the following:

The electric bikes battery capacity Conservatively, lithium-ion batteries are typically said to last for 1,000 full charge cycles. Now think of a volt as the “force” pushing an amp through the system. The higher the voltage the more energy can be moved, or the faster it can be moved. So, a higher voltage system can send more energy through the circuits to the motor.

The voltage output of the motor Because most e-bike systems are standardized; what you want to look for, to maximize your total range, is the time it takes before you need to recharge the battery. To do that, look for an e-bike battery with a high Watt-Hour rating.

Plan your ride to extend your range If you are able to define a specific route you want to commute will help you better predict the distance you will be able to safely travel between charges. Then, knowing how many hills there are to climb will further help you define the workload you will put on the motor.

If you’re only going to do six to ten miles of daily commuting you don’t need a battery or motor set for a 50 to 70-mile range. However, you should buy a bike with a higher range, more than you necessarily need, because the range will drop as the battery ages and loses capacity. Be sure to visit a local bike shop with the questions you have prepared and test ride some of the best e-bikes available in the market today. HaveFunBiking.com

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May NEW ROUTE

May 4 MADCO 100

Madison County, IA Grave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 4 Big Woods Gears & Beers Bike

Tour

Big Wood Brewery White Bear, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 26-30, 2019 Thursday-Sunday

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

www.scscbiketour.com

May 7 St. Croix Valley Woolly

Woolly Trail Network St Croix Falls, WI Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 8 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Rick Anderson’s 11th Annual Bike Sale

May 11

Superior Service Center Apple Valley Charity Bike Sale . . . . . . . Website May 11 Cyclo de Mayo

Des Moines, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 14 The Spring Bike Fling

Portage Brewing Company Walker, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 15 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 17 Mayor’s Bike Ride

Goat Ridge Brewing Co. Willmar, Spicer & New London, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 18 Alexander 380

Spring Valley, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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May

19th Annual

May 18 Root River Triathlon

Nature Center Houstan, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 18 Malanzo/Almanzo/Royal 162

Spring Valley, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

July 4, 2019

May 18 White Deer Triathlon

Boulder Junction Community Center Boulder Junction, WI Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 18 Tour DE Water

Efficiency Detectives and Island City Brewery

Lake Lodge Winona, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 19

ALS Bike Trek MN

Big Marine Park Reserve St Croix, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 19 Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 19 White Deer Triathlon

Boulder Junction Community Center Boulder Junction, Wi Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 22 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

www.TourDAMICO.com

Hiawatha Bicycling Club

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 25 Apple and Kid’s Duathlon

Sartell Middle School Sartell, MN Kid’s Duathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 25 Le Grand Du Nord

Coast Guard parking lot Grand Marais, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook

June 14-21, 2019

Approximately 350 miles of rolling hills, prairies & bike trails including GrandRapids,Hibbing, Virgina, Ely and back

www.tourofminnesota.com. HaveFunBiking.com

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June June 1

Extreme ND Klassic

June 1

Bayshore to Lakeshore Century

Solem Lutheran Church Hawley, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Bay Care Clinic Greenbay, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 2 Buffalo Triathlon

Sturges Park Buffalo, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Sat. Aug. 17, 2019

June 5 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 7 Caramel Roll Ride

May 26 Leinenkugel’s Chippewa

Irvine Park Chippewa Falls, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 29 W.O.W. Rides

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June June 1 Twin Cities Tour de Cure

Boom Island Minneapolis, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 1 Tour de Pepin

Hok-Si-La Park Lake City, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 1

Tour of Lakes

Crosby/Ironton High School Crosby, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Lake Wobegon Trail Albany, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 7-9

Bike MS: MS 150 Ride

Century College White Bear Lake, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 8 Regatta Bike Ride

Centennial Park Worthington, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 8 Liberty Triathlon

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Rockford, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 8 Pedal Chichaqua Valley Trail

Downtown Bondurant, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 8-9 Trinona Triathlon

Lake Winona Winona, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


SIMPLE

P leasure

Enjoy the simple pleasure of riding the Sauk Rail Trail. Beginning in Lake View, this 33-mile, hard surface trail offers an easy ride through Iowa countryside. Ending at Swan Lake in Carroll, it’s the best way to spend a day.

www.lakeviewlifestyle.com June 9 Luce Line Loops Bike Ride

Crow River Winery Hutchinson, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 11-16 North Star Bicycle Festival June 12 St. Paul Riverfront Time Trial

St. Paul Grand Ave. Criterium

June 13 Cannon Falls Road Race June 14 Uptown MPLS Criterium June 15 N. Mankato Road Race June 16 Stillwater Criterium

June 8, 2019 King Turkey Day Bike Ride September 14, 2019

June 12 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

For more information on visiting Worthington go to www.worthingtonmnchamber.com

Races/Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Websit June 14-16 Black Hills Fat Tire Festival

Founders Park Rapid City, SD Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Jun 14-21 Tour of Minnesota

Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia, Ely and back Grand Rapids Mult-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 9 for more details

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June June 15 Horribly Hilly Hundreds

Blue Mound State Park Blue Mounds, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 15 Believe In Me Bike Ride

Your Bike Shop in Hopkins www.tonkacycleandski.com

Greater Rochester Rotary Rochester, MN Recreational Road & Gravel Website

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

June 19

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 21 Tri-4-Health Triathlon

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

#GetHookedOnPreston

JCC High School (Kids and adults) Jackson, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 21-23 Bike the Border

Burlington, ND Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 15 Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake

June 22 Shooting Star Trail Bike Ride

Sanford Event Center Bemidji, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 22

Festival

June 15 Lady Slipper Nature Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Avon, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 15 Dam 2 Dam Ride

Le Bourget Park Little Falls, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 15

BACooN Ride 6

Raccoon River Valley Trail Waukee, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 15 FB4K MN Ironman Bicycle Ride

Huber Park Shakopee, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Todd Park Austin, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Tour de Cure Iowa Ride

Lifetime Athelete Urbandale, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 26-30 Swiss Cheese & Spotted

Cows Tour

Spring Green, WI Multi-Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 8 for more details

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

June 26

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 29 Lutsen 99’er

Lutsen Mountains Lutsen, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


AmericInn · 218.463.1045 North Country Inn · 218.463.9444 Roseau Motel · 218.463.2196

June 29 Swig Tour

City Park Villisca, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

July

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

July 3

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 4

Tour D’Amico

D’Amico & Sons Golden Valley, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 9 for more details

July 4 Watermelon Ride

Incarnation Lutheran Church Shoreview, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Jo in us

on the northwest end of the Sauk Rail Trail in Lake View, IA

www.lakeviewlifestyle.com

July 10 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 13 Rock-N-Roll the Lakes

Fountain Park Albert Lea, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 13 Lifetime Tri-Minneapolis

Three Courses Minneapolis, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Over 2,000 miles of potential rides. From gravel roads and single track to an art tour of Grand Marais, a variety of terrain awaits.

Find trails and downloadable maps at VisitCookCounty.com/biking

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July 14 Tour of Saints

July 20-21 Heck Epic

A heavenly ride St Joseph, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Donald Ferguson Forest Area Two Harbors, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

July 13 St. Croix Fat Cat Triathlon

July 21-26 Ride the Iron Trail

Log House Landing Scandia, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 14-20

Habitat 500 Bike Ride

Becker to Alexandria Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 14-19 The Minnesota North Shore

Tour

Duluth, MN Multi-Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

July 17

Green Space on Main St Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Duluth, MN Multi-Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 21 UCare Tri-Loppet

Theodore Wirth Park Minneapolis, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 22-30 RAGBRAI

To be announced Jan, 26th A ride across Iowa Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 24 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 27

Tour de Bun Bike Classic

Memorial Park Stadium Montgomery, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 31 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

August Aug 3 Great River Energy Mesabi Trail

Tour

Mesabi Trail Northern MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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August Aug 3 Hixon Forest Epic

Hixon Forest Park La Crosse, WI Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

WHERE EVERY

DAY FEELS WEEKEND

LIKE A

Aug 3 Rail Trail 100

Saint Joseph Fergus Falls, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 3 Tour de Tonka

Minnetonka, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 4-8 Tour Du UP

Central U.P. Rapid River, MI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

CedarFallsTourism.org/WeKnowHowToWeekend 800.845.1955

Help us to increase disappearing pollinator habitat by tossing milkweed seedballs into roadsides while you ride your bike.

It’s easy to make an impact!

www.milkweedmatters.org FB/milkweedmatters

See ad on page 8 for more details )

Aug 7 Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

$100 OFF

ANY TREK OR ELECTRA E-BIKE www.onetencycles.com (651)-454-2066

*Not valid on previous purchases or sale items

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August Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

Aug 14

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 16-18 Red Ribbon Ride

Twin Cities to Duluth, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 17 Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride

Gooseberry Falls State Park Two Harbors, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 17 Tour de Pines

Itasca State Park Park Rapids, MN Recreationa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 10 for more details

Aug 18 Top of the World Bicycle Tour

Melby Park Whitehall, WIisconson Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

Aug 21

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 24 Paul’s Bacon Ride: Part DEUX

Northland Arboretum Brainerd, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 28

Wednesday On Wheels Ride

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 30 Sept 2

Festival

La Crosse Area Bicycle

Riverside Park La Crosse, WI Muli-Ride Event . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 20 for more details

GRAND RAPIDS

www.visitgrandrapids.com/biking

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September Sept 4

Wednesday On Wheels Ride

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 7

Caramel Apple Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Sauk Centre, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 7 Jesse James Bike Tour

Northfield Rotary Club Northfield, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Welcome to Polk County Wisconsin

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

OUR BEAUTIFUL TRAILS FEATURE: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STOWER SEVEN LAKES TRAIL, VISIT:

Sept 7 Taste of the Trail

Root River Trail Lanesboro, Peterson & Whalan, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 7 Chasing the Wind

www.amerywisconsin.org

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

www.polkcountytourism.com

Fort Belmont Jackson, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

800.222.7655

Polk County Information Center Gandy Dancer Trailhead

Sept 8 Tour DE Tush

Veterans Memorial Park Richfield, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 17 for more details Sept 8 St. Paul Classic Bike Tour

University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Easy access Crushed limestone surfaces Quaint towns every few miles Bird watchers paradise Events along the trails Scenic trail vistas of nearby lakes & bridges

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Boom Island Regional Park

724 Sibley St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

7 Sept 9-14

RideMN1

Minnesota Crossing Lake Bronson to Silver Bay Multi Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Sept 21 Ride the Ridges

Winona Middle School Winona, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Sept 11 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

Sept 21 Taste of the Trail

Sept 14 Taste of the Trail

Sept 25

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Root River Trail Fountain, Harmony & Preston MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 15 20th Annual Autumn Trek

Hoffman Park River Falls, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 15 Minneapolis Bike Tour

Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on map page 18 for more details Sept 18 Wednesday On Wheels Ride

(W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 21 Mora Bike Tour

Vasaloppet Nordic Center Mora, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Root River Trail Houston & Rushford MN Area Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 28 Bikes4Kids Legacy Ride

Elm Creek Park Reserve Maple Grove, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 28

Heck of the North

Two Harbors, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

October

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

Oct 2

Green Space on Main St Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 5 Apple Affair Bike Tour

Town Square on Main Galesville, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


October Oct 6 Mankato River Ramble

Land of Memorial Park Mankato, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Wednesday On Wheels Ride (W.O.W.)

Oct 9

Green Space on Main St

Cedar Falls, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Twin Cities Bike Stores Who Support This Guide Bike King

6489 Cahill Ave Inver Grove Heights . . 651-475-7766 . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://bike-king.com/

Over 200 miles of trails in the Twin Cities.

CARS Bike Shop

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Gateway Cycle

763.559.9000 • ThreeRiversParks.org

2661 CR I & 10 Mounds View . . . . . . . . 763-784-6966 6028 Hwy 36 Blvd. N. Oakdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-777-0188 . . . . . . . . . . . www.gatewaycycle.com See ad on page 16 for more details

Close to the Mesabi Trail

Grand Performance

1938 Grand Ave. St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-699-2640 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.gpbicycles.com See ad on page 17 for more details

Penn Cycle & Fitness

6415 Lake Rd Terrace Woodbury . . . . . . . . . . . 651-731-9458 710 W. Lake Street Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . 612-822-2228 2290 Cliff Road Eagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-882-0312 3916 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington . . . . . . . . 952-888-1427 10611 Baltimore St. NE Ste. 140 6824 Penn Ave. South Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-866-7540 10750 Cedar Bend Minnetonka . . . . . . . . . . 952-953-5030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.penncycle.com

Spacious Accommodations 17th Street Grill

144 SE 17th Street Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Complimentary Breakfast Grand Splash

218.326.2600

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TC Bike Stores

One Ten Cycles

1040 West Dakota Drive Mendota Heights . . . . . 651-454-2066 . . . . http://www.onetencycles.com/ See ad on page 15 for more details

Spokes Bike Shop

Let’s Ride! Mark your calendar for the 2019

BikeMN fundraising rides!

July 7 in St. Cloud Sept. 8 in Saint Paul area tourofsaints.com bikeclassic.org

Oct. 6 in Mankato bikeriverramble.org

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

Sunrise Cyclery

2901 Blaisdale Ave (New Location) Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . 612-824-6144

Tonka Cycle & Ski

16 Shady Oak Road South Hopkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-938-8336 . . . . . . . www.tonkacycleandski.com See ad on page 12 for more details

Valley Bike & Ski

7707 149th St W Apple Valley 952-432-1666 . . . . . . . . . . www.valleybikeandski.com

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

Burnsville . http://www.buckhill.com Carver Lake Park (MORCMaintained) Woodbury . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. ci.woodbury.mn.us/parks-and-trails/ parks/off-road-cycling-trail

Cottage Grove Bike Park

(MORC-Maintained) Cottage Grovehttps://www.facebook. com/cottagegrovebp

Elm Creek Park Reserve

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

Fort Snelling State Park

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

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Elk River . . . . . . . . http://mn-elkriver. civicplus.com/Facilities/Facility/ Details/Hillside-City-Park-27

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

WHERE EVERY

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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

(MORC-MainVtained) Eaganhttps://www.co.dakota.mn.us/ parks/parkstrails/lebanonhills/pages/ default.aspx

CedarFallsTourism.org/WeKnowHowToWeekend 800.845.1955

Long Meadow Swamp

(MORC-Maintained) Bloomington . . . . . . . . . . . https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Valley_ National_Wildlife_Refuge#Long_ Meadow_Lake_Unit

MN Trail River Bottoms

(MORC-Maintained) Eagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://files. dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_parks/ spk00154_summer.pdf

Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve

(MORC-Maintained) Savage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www. threeriversparks.org/parks/murphyhanrehan-park.aspx Salem Hills (Harmon Park) (MORC-Maintained) Inver Grove Heightshttp://www.ci.inver-groveheights.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=289 Terrace Oaks (MORC-Maintained) Burnsville

Theodore Wirth Park

(MORC-Maintained) Minneapolishttps://www.facebook.com/ theowirthsingletrack

Welch Village, Welch

Welch http://www.welchvillage.com/ See more at: http://www.morc mtb.org

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What’s an e-Bike Battery?

Tips From

Tips on charging your electric bike battery to maximize its life The most expensive component of your new electric bike is the battery. Most of the price involved in buying a ready to go e-bike is the size of the bikes storage unit, the lithium-ion battery pack. These batteries are now used in all types of applications. So it’s no surprise to find them powering electric bikes. What you will discover, more expensive e-bikes have higher-tech batteries that are lighter, charge quickly, and last longer. What you will also find, batteries degrade over time holding less charge as they age?

The quality of an electric bike battery makes a difference The better the battery is will help you maximize the distance (range) you expect to achieve, so look for a reputable named manufacturer. Then make sure the warranty covers the battery for at least two years. Conservatively lithium-ion batteries are typically said to last for 1,000 full charge cycles. That’s about three years of daily use five to seven times a week. With careful use, the battery can survive longer, so you should get at least 2,000 halfcharge cycles. IIn practice, gaining several years out of a battery is quite easy to achieve. This will depend on the quality of the battery, how often its charged and how it is stored.

To maximize the life of your electric bike battery • Ride your bike a lot and charge it often • If your bike comes with a smart-charge, faithfully disconnect the charger within 24 hours • When not in use, for a week or more, charge the battery to only 40% to 70% of its capacity • Then store the battery or bike and battery in a cool dry place, above freezing, Checking and charge every two to three weeks to keep it in that range.

For more information Visit a local bike shop in your area that sells and services electric bikes.

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Set in the rolling Mississippi River valley of the southeastern Twin Cities metro area, Inver Grove Heights offers miles of scenic paved trail that connects too many other trail systems in the metro area. For the mountain biker, check out Salem Hills and other nearby off-road courses. When not biking find more options below to plan your visit.

Palace Inn – Extend-a-stay

South Valley Park

Harmon Park Reserve for Mountain Biking

Inver Wood Golf Course & FootGolf

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5492 Robert Trail Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 Opening 08-27-2019 WEBSITE

Salem Hills Mountain Biking Park

B here offers some of the best off-road,

single track riding in the Twin Cities 1642 Upper 55th St. East WEBSITE

AMC Grover 16 C

A 16 screen movie theater featuring the latest films 5567 Bishop Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-453-1016 WEBSITE

Holiday Inn Express D

5653 Bishop Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 WEBSITE 651.450.1100

Microtel Inn & Suites E

5681 Bishop Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.552.0555 WEBSITE

AmericInn Hotel & Suites

F 5861 Blaine Avenue East

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.450.7511 WEBSITE

Bike King G

Local bicycle shop for all your cycling needs 6489 Cahill Ave 651-457-7766

North Valley Park for Disc Golf H

This championship-level 18 hole disc golf course is a challenge that makes its way through the wooded hillside 2800 70th St East WEBSITE

Find locations on map on page 34-35 36 E-bike Challenge Guide

Offering biking/hiking trails in an area with natural scenery and wildlife 2810 70th St East WEBSITE

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Offering the popular sports of golf and soccer together 1850 70th Street East 651-457-3667 WEBSITE

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The Historic Rock Island Swing Bridge

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both crossed the Mississippi River here 4465 66th Street 651-450-2587 WEBSITE

Simley High School Auditorium

L Teaching children and teens practical

skills in theatre for public enjoyment 2920 80th Street East 651-306-7144 WEBSITE

Arbor Pointe Golf Club

M When you want to tie some golf with your biking this 9-hole course offers a wooded setting with fantastic vista views 8919 Cahill Ave Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651-451-9678

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A new trailhead facility along the Mississippi River Trail 111th Street East WEBSITE

Where To Eat In Inver Grove Heights

After your ride, with so many places to choose, you will have a tough decision to make WEBSITE


What’s an e-Bike Motor?

Tips From

Selecting the right type of electric bike motor for your style of riding Electric bike motors have technically come a long way in the last few years. Typically these motors are located in three different areas of an e-bike. The first two locations are found in either the front or rear wheel, called hub motors. In recent years the center mount motor, in the crank area has gained in popularity.

Electric bikes with hub motors The hub motor is in the center of either bicycle wheel, and for many years was the most common. This e-bike power source was known to be quieter. The biggest negative, if you are off-road, the hub motor doesn’t handle hills like a motor that’s directly connected to the crank.

E-bikes motors in the center crank area Becoming more standard, the motor in the center crank/pedal area is at the bottom of the frame. It transfers the motor’s power to the rear wheel via the bicycle’s chain or belt. That means the electronic controls can include a sensor that detects how hard you’re pedaling. It can also measure the electric assistance needs, accordingly. Generally, a crank/drive motor will take advantage of your gears. Helping you to keep your weight distribution low and near the center of your bike, especially when climbing steep hills.

The voltage output of the electric bike motor you choose When it comes to voltage output and power of the motor, here again, you need to assess your style of riding to figure out what is best. To meet government regulations, as a legal pedal-assist bike, the top speed is generally capped at 28 mph depending on the system. If you are riding relatively flat areas around town lower power motors may be enough when you only need a boost, from fatigue or headwinds. More power is best if you plan to tow a load or are a larger rider. So first define your riding style to select the right motor for an electric bike. Then test ride several options as you narrow down your selection, by visiting a couple of local bike shops in your area to define your choice. HaveFunBiking.com

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