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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 and 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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Inside Event listings Sept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Oct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Nov. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Jan 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Feb 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 April 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 June 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 July 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Info for you Ride Safely. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drive Your Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buying a Bicycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Discover How Good You Feel. . . . . . . . . . . Rules of the Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TC Shops & Mountain Biking. . . . . . . . . . . BikeMN & LCI Educators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TC Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bike Clubs & Race Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Minnesota maps Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Brainerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Cuyuna Lakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Faribault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Hastings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Itasca Trails Area Bemidji, Park Rapids, Walker.86 Lakeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Lake Wobegon Trail St Joseph, Sauk Center. . 62 Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Mankato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Mendota Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Mesabi Trail Area Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virgina.90 Minneapolis NW Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center .14 Root River Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Stillwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 St. Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Twin City Gateway Anoka, Blaine,Lino Lakes. 10 Western Prairie Towns Montevideo, Granite Falls.54 Willmar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Border states maps Chippewa Falls, WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Menomonie, WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 La Crosse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

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September Sept 2-5 La Crosse Bike Festival Cameron Park, La Crosse, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. explorelacrosse.com/bikefest/ Sept 3 St. Croix Valley Triathlon Hudson, WI Triathlon . http://www.finalstretch.com/ stcroixvalleytriathlon Sept 3 Harvest Duathlon Alexandria, MN Rec . http://www.harvestduathlon.com/

Ride Safe For a Rules of the Road refresher

see pages 60-61 MN Bike/Hike Guide Comments – editor@HaveFunbiking.com Produced by Russ Lowthian and the HaveFunBiking.com staff including Jessica Leong, Emily Stocker and Devin Ulmen. A special thanks to Pete May for his graphic design, layout and maps; the editing and support of Marcy Kelash; all our Community Map Partners for their final edits; Kimberli Johnson our e-database manager; the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) and all the advertisers who make this annual publication possible. Please stop by their places of business and let them know you saw their ad in the MN Bike/Hike Guide. Cover: As the fall colors highlights the Minnesota Scene we hope this guide helps encourage more to enjoy all the bicycling opportunities here.

Sept 4 Laddies Loppet Race Callaway, MN Mountain Bike Race . . . . . . http://www. mnmtbseries.com/laddiesloppet Sept 10 Root River “Taste of the Trail”

Lanesboro, Peterson, Whalan, MN Recreational http://www.rootrivertrail. org/site/rrt-taste-of-the-trail.php (See ad on page 43 for more details) Sept 10 Caramel Apple Ride Sauk Centre, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. exploreminnesota.com/events/13326/ caramel-apple-bike-ride

Sept 10 Blaine Triathlon

Blaine, MN Triathlon . . http://www.blainetriathlon.com/ Sept 10 Square Lake Triathlon Stillwater, MN Triathlon . . http://www.frontrunnerusa. com/event/a-test-triathlon Sept 11 Saint Paul Classic St. Paul, MN Recreational . http://www.bikeclassic.org/ Sept 11 Door County Century Doovr County, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.doorcountycentury.com/ Sept 12-14 Door County Holiday

Sturgeon Bay, WI Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.pedalacrosswisconsin.com/ Doorcounty.html Spring Spring Bike/Hike Guide 2016 - Page 8


September Sept 17 Root River “Taste of the Trail” Fountain, Harmony, Preston, MN Recreationa . http://www.rootrivertrail. org/site/rrt-taste-of-the-trail.php (See ad on page 43 for more details) Sept 17 Park Tool Duathlon Lake Elmo, MN Duathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.frontrunnerusa.com/event/ park-tool-fall-classic-duathlon Sept 17 Mora Bike Tour Mora, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. exploreminnesota.com/events/14394/ mora-bike-tour/ Sept 17 Northern Kettles Fall Epic New Fane Trails, Kewauskum, WI Mountain Bike Race . http://wemseries. com/2016-schedule/

Sept 17 Purple Ride Stride Elm Creek Regional Park Recreational Sept 17 Pedal the Park Pioneer Park, Lakeville, MN Recreationalhttps://www.facebook.com/ lakevillefriends/timeline Sept 18 Minneapolis Bike Tour Minneapolis, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__ events/events/minneapolis_bike_tour/ (See ad on page 37 for more details)

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Sept 18 Autumn Trek Ride River Falls, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. rivervalleytrails.org/trek.html Sept 24 Root River “Taste of the Trail” Houston, Rushford, Rushford Village, MN Recreational http://www.rootrivertrail. org/site/rrt-taste-of-the-trail.php (See ad on page 43 for more details)

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Sept 24 24/7 Central Lakes Cycle Duathlon Fergus Falls, MN Duathlon http://www.centrallakescycle. com/clc-247-duathlon.html

Oct 1 Cirque du SoGay VIII Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

Sept 24 Headwaters 100 Park Rapids, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http:// business.parkrapids.com/events/details/ headwaters-100-bike-ride-10354 Sept 25 Lung Force Walk Oak Brook, IL Walking Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.lungforce.org/walk Sept 28 Wednesday Night CX-Race #5 Aquila Park St. Louis Park,MN

October Oct 1 Unity Ride Oostburg, WI, Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www. oostburgchristian.com/unityride.cfm Oct 1 Open Streets Minneapolis Cedar Riverside/West Bank/Dinkytown , Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . Community Bike/Walk Event Oct 1 Apple Affair Tour Galesville, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://www.appleaffairbiketour.com/ Oct 1 Heck of the North Gravel Two Harbors, MN Gravel Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.heckofthenorth.com/ Oct 1 Wild Ride Mountain Bike Fest Eagan, MN Mountain Bike Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/ ProgramsEvents/SpecialEvents/Pages/ wild-ride.aspx

Oct 1 Champlin Blue Line Memorial Bike Ride Andrews Park, Champlin, MN Rec.. 6 & 20 miles ride Recreational . . . . . Facebook Event Page Oct 1 Nicollet Bike Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Kiwanis Park Mountain Bike Trailhead Mankato, MN Recreational . . . . . Facebook Event Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Bike Oct 1-3 North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Bike Oct 2 MN High School Cycling LeagueRace #3 Gamehaven Rochester, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain Bike (Youth) Oct 2 No Name Alleycat Race Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational Bike Race Oct 2 Revocross Clearwater, MN Cycle Cross . . . . . . . . Online Registration Oct 2 Specialized Bicycle Demo with Erik’s Bike Shop Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trails Eagan, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Bike October 2 Woolly Day 2016 Woolly Bike Club St. Croix Falls, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain Biking Oct 3-9 Will to Ben Bike Tour Sparta, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . Spring Bike/Hike Guide 2016 - Page 12


October http://willtoben.com/ Oct 5 Wednesday Night CX-Race #6 Aquila Park - All City/Fulton St. Louis Park, MN Cycle Cross CX-MN Facebook page Oct 5 Lake Ahquabi State Park Park State park, Indianola, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Bike Recreational . . . . . Facebook Event Page Oct 8 Thunderdown in the Underdown Gleason, WI Mountain Bike Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://wemseries.com/2016-schedule/ Oct 8 Free Bikes 4 Kidz Bike Donation Day Twin Cities Metro Area Allina Clinics/ Hospitals and various other locations in Twin Cities, MN Bike Donations . . . Facebook Event Page Oct 8 F-Octoberfest Gravel Grinder F-Town Brewing Company Faribault, MN . . . . . . . Gravel Road Race 25 & 50 miles

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October Oct 9 The Filthy 50 Stewartville, MN 52 miles Gravel Road Race . . . . . . Facebook Page

June 25 - 30, 2016 Bicycling & Eating Adventure Yodeling, cheese factory & brewery tours, lovely Galena, IL, and more!

www.scscbiketour.com Oct 8 Oktobershred Cottage Grove Bike Park Cottage Grove, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BMX Oct 8 Salsa Oremageddon Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails Crosby/Ironton, MN 50, 25, 12 miles Mountain Bike . . . . . Online Registration Oct 8 Save the River Bottoms Fall Celebration Lilydale Trailhead Bloomington, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Bike October 8 Donkey Cross@Baker Orchard U.S.A. Cycling Centuria, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cycle Cross Oct 8 Thunder Down Under WEMS Championship Merrill, WI Mountain Bike . . . www.wemseries.com/ Oct 9 MN High School Cycling LeagueRace #4 Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain Bike (Youth)

Oct 9 Mankato River Ramble Land of Memories Park Mankato, MN 12, 26, 42 & 50 miles Recreational . . . . . . Online Registration Oct 10 Cuyuna 5-0 Crosby, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Bike Oct 12 Wednesday Night CX-Race #7 Aquila Park – Tonka Cycle St. Louis Park,MN Cycle Cross . . . . . . CX-MN Facebook page Oct 12 Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve Mountain Bike . . . . Facebook Event Page Oct 8 - 14 Will to Ben Bike Tour Sparta, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi Day Ride Oct 15 BELCH and Brew Ride Blue Door Pub Minneapolis, MN Recreational Bike & Brew Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Online Registration Oct 15 Farmstead Fall FestFarmstead Bike Shop Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational Oct 16 Dirt Bag Clearwater, MN 30 60 & 80 miles Gravel Road . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook Page Oct 15 – 16 Green Acres Premium Cyclocross Lake Elmo, MN Cycle Cross . . . . . . . Facebook Event Page

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October Oct 16 MN High School Cycling LeagueRace #5 White Tail Ridge River Falls, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mountain Bike (Youth) Oct 17 Let’s Joyride Together: October Edition Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational Oct 19 Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races Elm Creek Singletrack Trail Champlin, MN Mountain Bike . . . . Facebook Event Page Oct 22 Black’s Grove River Crossing Mountain Bike Race Black’s Grove Park Wadena, MN Mountain Bike . . . . Facebook Event Page

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Oct 30 Angry Cross Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trailhead Woodbury, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Online Registration

Nov 19 Fat Turkey Ride Accelerated Sports & Fitness Brainerd Fat B............... https://www.facebook. com/events/733670450079319/

Oct 31 Tommy CX Minnesota Cycling Federation Mendota Heights, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cycle Cross….

November Nov 1 Kick Off Party with Benefits King Boreas Winter Triathlon Insight Brewing Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tri Festival Nov 5 – 6 Fulton Star Cross Aquila Park St. Louis Park, MN Cycle Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook Page Nov 5 Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races Lake Rebecca Singletrack Trail Rockford, MN Mountain Bike . . . . Facebook Event Page Nov 6 No Name Alleycat Race Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational Bike Race Nov 8 Bike to the Voting Booth Everywhere U.S.A. Recreational/Commuter Plan Your Route Nov 12 -13 Theo Wirth Cyclocross Classic Theodore Wirth Park Minneapolis, MN Cycle Cross . . . . . . . Facebook Event Page Nov 10 Shift Gears Bike Donation Dropoff Bemidji, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bike Donations Nov 13 Free Bikes 4 Kidz Wrench Slinger Shootout Mall of America Bloomington, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bike Donations/Repair

Nov 19 – 20 MN State Championship CX Crystal, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cycle Cross Nov 21 Let’s Joyride Together: November Edition Matthews Park Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Recreation Ride Nov 26 The “Pie Burner’ Ride Hibbing, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://www.facebook.com/The-PieBurner-Thanksgiving-Weekend-FatBikeRide-362360097269390

December Dec 3 Global Fat-Bike Day Worldwide - Get out and plan a ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Dec 3 Superfat Crit Freewheel Midtown Bike Center Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Dec 3 – 4 Winter Bike Expo Freewheel Midtown Bike Center Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bike Demos Dec 4 No Name Alleycat Race Minneapolis, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational Bike Race Dec 10 Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Elm Creek Singletrack Trail Champlin, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike

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December Dec 17 Solstice Chase St. Croix Falls, WI Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.solsticechase.com/ Dec 21 Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve Savage, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Dec 24 Introduction To Fat Biking Cleary Lake Regional Park Prior Lake, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Dec 24 Introduction To Fat Biking Community Outreach - New Prague Golf Course New Prague, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike

January 2017

July 4 2016

Family Friendly Ride Come ride with the largest bike club in the midwest! Incarnation Lutheran Church 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview www.biketcbc.org/watermelon

Twin Cities Bicycling Club

Jan 1 8th Brrrmidji Bike Ride Bemidji, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.facebook.com/Shifting-GearsBemidji-163357477044977/timeline/ January 4 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Jan 11 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Jan 15 Brookview Meltdown Brookview Golf Course Golden Valley, MN Watch for More Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike

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

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January Jan 18 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Jan 21 Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat Race #1 Minnesota River Bottoms Bloomington, MN Facebook Event Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Jan 21 Iowa Bike Expo Location - Iowa Events Center, 233 Center Street Des Moines, IA f . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bike Event Jan 22 Ragbrai Announcement Party Location - Iowa Events Center Des Moines, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bike Event Jan 25 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike

*AMB3R* [H0501]RiDERS 15 CENTER CHEST 9X9 BLACK MESH 196 #1 *AMB3R* [H0501]RiDERS 15 CENTER CHEST 9X9 PINK PMS 225 MESH 156 #2 *AMB3R* [H0501]RiDERS 15 CENTER CHEST 9X9 LT. PINK PMS 196 #3

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

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Jan 28 Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat Race #2 Minnesota River Bottoms Bloomington, MN Facebook Event Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fat bike… Jan 29 King Boreas Winter Triathlon St Paul Winter Carnival St Paul, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triathlon Jan 30 – Feb 1 Arrowhead 135 International Falls, MN 135 miles of cold weather terrain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Race (bike, run or ski) Registration Information

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February 2017 Feb 1 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fat Bike Feb 8 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Feb 15 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike Feb 22 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fat Bike

Sat. Aug. 20, 2016

April 2017 April 30 51st MN Ironman Bicycle Ride Location soon to be announced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational

June 2017 June 16-23 Tour of Minnesota Stillwater to North Branch, Moose Lake, Superior, Danbury, St. Croix Falls/ Taylors Falls and back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi-day Tour

RIDE THE NORTHSHORE

16th Annual GGTA North Shore Bike Ride August 20, 2016 28, 37, or 55 miles www.ggta.org

July 2017 July 4 HBC Tour D‘Amico Golden Valley, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational Ride July 4 TCBC Watermelon Ride Shoreview, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recreational Ride

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

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July 7-9 Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour Peterson, Houston, Rushford, Harmony, Preston, Fountain, Lanesoro, Whalan and back. Peterson, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi-day Tour

Hoigaard’s

Twin Cities Bike Stores Who Support This Guide Access Mobility Sports

1260 S Robert St West St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . 651-457-9111

Bike King

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

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Boehm’s

1592 Selby Ave St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-644-4990

One Ten Cycles

1040 West Dakota Drive Mendota Heights . . . . . . . . 651-454-2066 . . . . . . . http://www.onetencycles.com/ (See ads on pages 6 & 24 for more details)

Cars Bike Shop

2661 County Road I Moundsview . . . . . . . . . . . 763-784-6966

Country Cycles

2700 Lexington Ave. Roseville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-482-9609

Gateway Cycle

6028 Hwy 36 Blvd. N. Oakdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-777-0188 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gatewaycycle.com (See ad on page 33 for more details)

Grand Performance

1938 Grand Ave. St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-699-2640 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gpbicycles.com (See ad on page 49 for more details)

5425 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park . . . . . . . . . . . 952-929-1351 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hoigaards.com

Isanti Bike (New Store)

24 W. Main St. Isanti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-244-1284

Jerry’s Schwinn Cyclery

4136 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW Coon Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-421-4270 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.jerrysschwinn.com

Lowertown Bike Shop

253 E. 4th St. #76 Jax Bldg. St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-222-0775

Midtown Bike Center

2834 10th Avenue South Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-238-4447

Outdoor Edge

115 S Adams St Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-522-3343 . . . . . . . . . . .www.outdooredgemn.com

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 Blaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-432-9430 6824 Penn Ave. South Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-866-7540 10750 Cedar Bend Minnetonka . . . . . . . . . . . 952-953-5030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.penncycle.com (See ad on page 41 for more details)

Ramsey Bicycle

6825 Hwy 10 Ramsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-323-6666 . . . . . . . . . . . www.ramseybicycles.com

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Twin Cities Bike Stores Sunrise Cyclery

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

The Fix Studio

3725 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-220-0215

Tonka Cycle & Ski

16 Shady Oak Road South Hopkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-938-8336 . . . . . . . . . www.tonkacycleandski.com (See ad on page 53 for more details)

Valley Bike and Ski Shops

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

Twin City Mountain Biking Areas Afton Alps Ski Area

Hastings . . http://www.aftonalps.com/

Battle Creek (MORC-Maintained)

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Buck Hill

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Carver Lake Park (MORC-Maintained)

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Cottage Grove Bike Park

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Elm Creek Park Reserve

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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/lake-rebecca-park.aspx

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

(MORC-Maintained) Eagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https:// www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/parkstrails/ lebanonhills/pages/default.aspx

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) Savagehttps://www.threeriversparks.org/ parks/murphy-hanrehan-park.aspx Salem Hills (Harmon Park) Inver Grove Heights (MORC-Maintained) http://www.ci.inver-grove-heights.mn.us/ index.aspx?NID=289

Terrace Oaks

Burnsville (MORC-Maintained)

Theodore Wirth Park

MPLS. (MORC-Maintained) Minneapolis . https://www.facebook.com/ theowirthsingletrack

Welch Village, Welch

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Blaine, MN . www.nscsports.org/sports/ cycling/index.htm (See ad on page 28 for details)

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Big Lake Chamber

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Bloomington CVB

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Buffalo CVB

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Burnsville CVB

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Eagan CVB

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Elk River Area

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Hastings Tourism Bureau

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Inver Grove Heights

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Lakeville CVB

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TC Metro Tourism Meet Minneapolis

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Minneapolis Northwest CVB

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Monticello Chamber

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Roseville Visitors Association

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Rosemount Tourism

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Sept. 11 in Saint Paul bikeclassic.org

Visit Shakopee

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Oct. 9 in Mankato bikeriverramble.org

Stillwater & Oak Park Heights CVB

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St. Paul Convention & Visitors

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Twin Cities Gateway

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Waconia Chamber of Commerce

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Southeast MN Northfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-2548 . . . . . . . . www.northfieldchamber.com

Fit to be Tri’d

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

Mike’s Bicycle Shop

416 Grastvedt Ln. Northfield . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-645-9452

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Southeast MN Bike Club

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

Red Wing Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . 651-385-5934 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.redwing.org (See ad on page 44 for details)

Lake City Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-651- 345-4123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lakecitymn.org

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

River Rider Cycle & Specialty

257 Main Street Wabasha . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-396-3420 . . . . . . . . . . . www.riverridercycle.com

Rochester Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-634-8277 . . . . . . . . . www.VisitRochesterMN.com

Bicycle Sport

1400 5th PI NWa Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-281-5007

Erik’s Bike Shop

3851 Marketplace Dr. NW Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-292-0024

Rochester Cycling & Fitness

1211 7th St NW Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-289-7410

Honest Bike Shop

44 4th St SE Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-288-8888

St. Charles Visitors Info . . . . . . . . . 1-507- 932-3020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.stcharlesmn.org

Whitewater Bike & Sports

St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-932-8885

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Southeast MN Winona Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-657-4972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitwinona.com (See map. pages 34-35 for details)

Adventure Cycle & Ski

178 Center Street Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-452-4228 advcycle@hbci.comwww.advcycle.com/

Kolter Bicycle and Fitness Inc

Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-452-5665 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.kolterbicycle.com/

Brone’s Bike Shop

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

La Crescent Tourist Center . . . . . . . . . 800-926-9480 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lacrescentmn.com

Caledonia Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-507-725-8687 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitcaledonia.com

Root River Trail Towns (See ad on page 42-43 for more details) Fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-268-4923 Harmony . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-247-6466 . . . . . . . . . . www.exploreharmony.com Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-896-4668 houstonnaturecenter.com/?gclid= CKul8r2m-soCFYKBaQod2_UEkw Lanesboro/Whalan . . . . . 800-944-2670 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lanesboro.com (See ad on page 57 for more details) Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-875-2222 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.petersonmn.org (See ad on page 53 for more details) Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-845-2100 . . . . . . . . www.prestonmntourism.com (See ad on page 65 for more details) Rushford/Rushford Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-864-3338 . . . . . . . . . .www.rushfordchamber.com

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Southeast MN Little River General Store

(outfitter/shop) Lanesboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-467-2943

Spring Valley Tourist Info Center . . . . . . . 507-346-1718 . . . . . . . . . . Springvalley.govoffice.com

LeRoy City Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-324-5707 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitleroy.com

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

Rose Pedaler . . . . . . . . 507-434-0500 Shooting Star State Trail . . . http://www. shootingstartrail.org/bikeride.htm

Rydjor Bike Shop

219 N. Main Street Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-433-7571 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.rydjor.com

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Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800.657.4733 . . . . . . . www.visitgreatermankato.com (See map on pages 50-51 for more details)

Martin’s Cycle & Fitness

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1137 S Broadway Ave Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-377-3704

402 Main Ct Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-373-8595 Myre Big Island State Park (MTB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 379-3403 http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ myre_big_island/trails.html

Owattona Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-423-6466 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitowatonna.org

19026 Rapidan Ave Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-278-4320 604 N Victory Dr Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-345-4754 . . . . . . www.flyingpenguinonline.com/ Nicollet Bike Shop (new location) 607 North Riverfront Drive Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507- 388-9390 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.nicolletbike.com

Scheels

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

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-2354 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.faribaultmn.org (See map on pages 38-39 for details)

The Spoke

1860 Adams St Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-625-2453

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Fairmont

311 Central Avenue Faribault . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-331-2636 • River Bend Nature Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://www.rbnc.org/ • Sakatah State Trail . . . . . . . . .http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ state_trails/sakatah/index.html

Elysian Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-507-4040 . . . . . . . . . . . www.mnlakesregion.com

Minnesota Lake Local Information . . . . 1- 507-462-3420 . . . www.minnesotalake.com/Attractions.htm

Lon’s Cycle Repair

Minnesota Lake . . . . . . . 1-507-462-3926

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-657-3280 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.fairmontcvb.com

Bicycle Shoppe

505 Lake Ave Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-238-1092

Redwood Falls Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-507-637-2828 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.redwoodfalls.org

Blue Earth Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-507-526-2916 . . . . . . . . .www.blueearthchamber.com . Bike-4-2 Rental @Giant Park Red Barn TIC

New Ulm Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-888-463-9856 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.newulm.com

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

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Luverne Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-888-283-4061 . . . . . . . . . . www.luvernechamber.com

Pipestone Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-507-825-3633 . . . . . . . www.pipestoneminnesota.com (See ad on page 53 for more details)

Worthington Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-507-372-2919 . . . . www.worthingtonmnchamber.com • City trail and scenic touring road to ride

Westcentral MN Marshall Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-507- 537-1865 . . . . . . . . . . www.visitmarshallmn.com

The Bike Shop

219 W. Main Street Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-532-3633 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thebikeshop.bz/ • Trails to Camden State Park . . . . . . . . . http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ state_parks/camden/maps.html

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Westcentral MN

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Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-6689 . . . . . . . . .www.explorehutchinson.com (See map on pages 18-19 for more details)

Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1- 800-269-5527 . . . . . . . . . . .www.montechamber.com/

Outdoor Motion

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

Willmar Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1-800-845-8747 . . . . . . . . . www.willmarlakesarea.com (See map on pages 58-59 for more details)

Green Lake BMX

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

Rick’s Schwinn &t Sport Center

320 3rd St SW Willmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-235-0202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://rickscycling.com/ • Glacial Lake State Trail http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_ trails/glacial_lakes/index.html

Prairie Waters Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-866-5432 . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.prairiewaters.com (See map on pages 54-55 for more details)

Appleton Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-289-1527 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.appletonmn.com

Benson Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-320-843-3618 . . . . . . . www.bensonareachamber.com

Granite Falls Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-564-4039 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.granitefalls.com/

Ortonville Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-568-5722 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bigstonelake.com

St Cloud Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-264-2940 . . . . . . . . . . . www.granitecountry.com (See map on pages 66-67 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

Granite City Cycle and Sports

47 3rd St NE Waite Park . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-251-7540

Revolution Cycle and Ski

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

Rods Bike Shop

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

Scheels

40 N Waite Ave CR Mall) St Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-252-9494

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

Lake Wobegon Trail

(See map on pages 62-63 for more details)

Bicycle Service Center

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

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Westcentral MN Wheelwright Bike Repair

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

Osakis Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-866-784-8941 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitosakis.com

Alexandria Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1- 800-245-2539 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.alexandriamn.org/

The Bike & Fitness Company

805 1st Ave E Alexandria . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-762-8493 . . . . . . . . . www.bikeandfitnessco.com/

Jake’s Bikes

611 3rd Ave E Alexandria . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-219-7433 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.jakesbikes.com • Central Lakes Trail http://www.centrallakestrail.com/

Fergus Falls Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1- 800-726-8959 . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitfergusfalls.com

Craig’s Bicycle Repair

806 S Union Ave Fergus Falls . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-739-2754

Your Bike Shop in Hopkins www.tonkacycleandski.com

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Westcentral MN

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Fergus Bike & Fitness

DQ - Crosby . . . . . . . . . . 1-218- 546-6124 . . . . . . . . www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/ store-details/1329/ Ruttgers Resort . . . . . . 1-218-678-2885 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ruttgers.com

2010 State Hwy 210 E Fergus Falls . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-739-5651

Fargo/Moorhead Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800.235.7654 . . . . . . . . . . . .www.fargomoorhead.org

Great Northern Bicycle Co.

425 N Broadway Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-701-280-1796

Cycle Path & Paddle

3rd Ave. SW, Crosby . . . 1-218-545-4545 . . . . . . . . . . www.cyclepathpaddle.com

Brainerd

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Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-450-2838 . . . . . . www.explorebrainerdlakes.com (See map on pages 76-77 for details)

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209 NP Ave Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-701-478-4021 505 Center Ave. Moorhead . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218.233.2751

Northwest MN Little Falls Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-325-5916 (See map on pages 70-71 for details)

Touright Bicycles

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

Mille Lacs Area Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . -888-350-2692 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.millelacs.com

Atkin Chamber . . . . . . . . . . www.aitkin.com/

Cuyuna Lakes Area (See map on pages 82-83 for more details)

Crosby/Ironton/Deerwood /Bay Lake Camp Holiday Resort & Campground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-678-2495 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.campholiday.com Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-534-3110 . . . . . . .www.countryinndeerwood.com Deerwood Motel . . . . . . . 1-218-534-3163 . . . . . . . . . . . www.deerwoodmotel.com

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

Easy Riders Bicycle & Sports

415 Washington St Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-295-5516

Fast Bike

1419 Rosewood St Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-829-0115

Martin�s Sport Shop

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

Trail Blazer Bikes

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

Walker (Leech Lake Area) Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1- 800-833-1118 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.leech-lake.com

Leech Lake B&B

11058 Steamboat Loop, Walker, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56484 218-547-2231 . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://leechlakebb.com/ (See ad on page 79 for more details)

Park Rapids Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-247-0054 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.parkrapids.com (See map on pages 86-87 for more details)

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Northwest MN Northern Cycle

100 Mill St. Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-732-5971 . . . . . . . . . https://www.facebook.com/ Northern-Cycle-408908525871199

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Detroit Lakes Visitors Center . . . . 1-800-542-3992

www.visitdetroitlakes.com/ • Detroit Mountain Mountain Bike Park http://detroitmountain.com/ (See ad on page 13 for more details)

Bemidji Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1-877-250-5959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitbemidji.com (See Mesabi map on pages 86-87 for details)

Northern Cycle

117 3rd St NW Bemidji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-751-2453 https://www.facebook.com/NorthernCycle-Bemidji-1484410891845777/

lanesboro.com • 507-467-2696

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Thief River Falls Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-827-1629

Crookston Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-809-5997 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitcrookston.com

Radi’s Sports

510 Hwy 75 S Crookston . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-281-7172

Grand Forks Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-866-4566 . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitgrandforks.com

Northeast MN Hinckley Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1-800-952-4282 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hinckleymn.com

Moose Lake Area Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-635-3680 . . . . . . . . . . . www.mooselake-mn.com

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Northeast MN T&M Athletics

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

Carlton Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-879-1551 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cityofcarlton.com (See ad on page 85 for more details)

Access to over 60 miles of paved bike trails, shopping, fine dining, unique overnight accommodations and camping facilities and more!

Riding Options • Willard Munger State Trail to Jay Cooke State Park

Cloquet

Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-879-1551 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cloquet.com

Grand Rapids Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-355-9740 . . . . . . . . . . www.visitgrandrapids.com (See Mesabi map on pages 90-91 for details)

s and camping facilities along

Itasca Trail Sports

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

Iron Trail Hibbing, Virginia area Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-777-8497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ironrange.org (See Mesabi map on pages 90-91 for details)

Bikes on Howard

407 E Howard St Hibbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-262-0899 . . . . . . . . . . . www.bikesonhoward.net/

Mesabi Recreation

720 9th St N Virgina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-749-6719 . . . . . . . . . www.mesabirecreation.com (See Mesabi map on pages 90-91 for details)

Northern Lights Rental Shop

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

Scenic paved and mountain bike trails, from 6 to 160 miles. Rentals & shuttles available.

VisitBemidji.com • 877.250.5959

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Northeast MN Stewart’s Wheel Goods

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

Two Harbors Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-777-7384 . . .www/twoharbors.com/chamber/visitors. htm

Silver Bay International Falls Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-325-5766 . . . . . . . . www.internationalfallsmn.us

The Sports Shop

345 3rd St International Falls . . . . . . 1-218-283-6121

Duluth

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-218-226-4870 . . . . . www.heartofthenorthshore.com/ (See ad on page 89 for details)

Lutsen/Tofte

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

Lutsen Mountains Shop

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

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-438-5884 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.visitduluth.com

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 Runningv

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

Visit Cook County Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-888-616-6784 . . . . . . . . . . .www.visitcookcounty.com (See ad on page 81 for details)

Grand Marais Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-888-922-5000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.grandmarais.com

Superior North Outdoor Center

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

Earth Bike

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

Lakeside Video

4511 E Superior St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-525-7363 9.9000 1032 E 4th St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-8525

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BikeMN Jo Olson, Communications Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jo@bikemn.org

BBikeMN 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

BikeMN teaches kids and adults to ride bikes safely in Minnesota. They have a growing number of League of American Cyclist Instructors (LCI’s) throughout the state working to make a difference in their communities. Join BikeMN’s LCI team - see list on page 74 .

State of Minnesota Resources Explore Minnesota Tourism

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

Minnesota Complete Streets

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

Minnesota Cycling Federation (Racing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mcf.net

Minnesota Department of Health

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

Current Minnesota LCI’s (League of American Cyclist, Instructors) Hokan. . . . . . . . Minneapolis Amber Dallman. . . . .Saint Paul Andrew J. Besold. . . Fergus Falls Andrew Magill . . . . Minneapolis Anna Springfield. . . Minneapolis Anne Skold. . . . . . . . Hopkins Betsy Christensen. . Minneapolis Bob Hamann. . . . . . . Staples Brad Little. . . . . . . . . Duluth Brenda Pohlman. . . . Caledonia Brian Downing. . . . . . . Duluth Carl Voss. . . . . . . . . . .Eyota Charles Quigg. . . . . . Rochester Chris Kartheiser. . . . .Saint Paul Chris Kattenburg . . Minneapolis Cj Lindor. . . . . . . Minneapolis Dacia Durham. . . . Minneapolis Dan Breva. . . . . . Minneapolis Danny Mccullough . . Shoreview David Anderson. . . . . Red Wing David Sanderson . . . Fergus Falls De Wayne Combs. . . . Stillwater Derek Meyers. . . . . .Northfield Diane Pittman. . . . . . . Bemidji Donna Palivec. . . . . . . Bemidji Dorian Grilley. . . . . Mahtomedi Ed Lehr . . . . . . . . . Saint Paul Emily Wade. . . . . Minneapolis

Erik Johnson. . . . . .Fergus Falls Jacquie Kerongo. . . . .Saint Paul Jan Matheus. . . . . . . Richfield Jeff Milbauer . . . . Apple Valley Jen Mackay . . . . . . . . Duluth Jeremy Doroff. . . . . Little Falls Joanna Olson. . . . . Minneapolis John Hardy . . . . . . . Saint Paul John Mark Lucas . . . . Saint Paul Joseph Mahunik. . . .Fergus Falls Josh Andrea. . . . . . Little Falls Juana Sandoval. . . Minneapolis Judy Jones. . . . . . Bloomington Julie Kosbab. . . . . . . . . Blaine Kelly Corbin. . . . . . . Rochester Kirk Johnson. . . . . . . . . Edina Kris Brazil. . . . . . . . Faribault Kurt Franke. . . . . . Saint Cloud Laura Meyers . . . . . .Northfield Lee Ganske . . . . . . . . Mankato Lisa Austin . . . . . . . Saint Paul Loren Stark . . . . . . .Saint Paul Magdalen Solnitzky. Minneapolis Mario Macaruso. . . Minneapolis Mark Spinler . . . . Grand Marais Matthew Dyrdahl. . . .Saint Paul Melinda Neville. . . . . . Bemidji

Michael Huber . . . . . . . Eagan Michele Molstead. . Minneapolis Michelle Breidenbach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Redwood Falls Michelle Pooler . . . . . . .Sartell Muriel Gilman. . . . . . . Bemidji Nadine Chalmers . . Minneapolis Natalie Gille. . . . . . . . Bemidji Nicole Campbell. . . Minneapolis Paul Stucker. . . . . Minneapolis Paul Teske. . . . . . . .Saint Paul Peter Breyfogle. . . . Shoreview Peter Connor . . . . . . Owatonna Richard Keir. . . . . . . Mankato Roy Hallanger. . . . Minneapolis Scott Larson. Inver Grove Heights Sean Hayford Oleary. . Richfield Shawna Mullen. . . . . . Duluth Sheldon Mains . . . . Minneapolis Sid Voss . . . . . . . .Eden Prairie Steve Sanders. . . . . Arden Hills Tami Traeger . . . . . Minneapolis Theo Langason. . . . Minneapolis Thomas Watson. . . . . . .Frazee Todd Black. . . . . . .Chanhassen Tom Meyer . . . . . . Minneapolis Will Wlizlo. . . . . . Minneapolis

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Minnesota Resources Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Maps • Guides • Features

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

Minnesota High School Cycling League

. www.minnesotamtb.org/morcmtb.org (See ads on pages 2, 49 & 107 for more details)

Minnesota Mountain Bike (MORC)

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

Parks & Trail Council of Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . www.parksandtrails.org

Twin City Metro Resources Bicycling in Minneapolis

©Michael Juvrud photo

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

Bike Edina

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bikeedina.org

Bike Walk Twin Cities

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

Metro Transit

www.MnTrails.com

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

Midtown Greenways Coalition

. . . . . . . . . www.midtowngreenway.org (See ad on page 33 )

Three Rivers’ Parks

. . . . . . www.threeriversparkdistrict.org (See ad on page 23 - map on page 64)

Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.tlcminnesota.org

Minnesota Bike Clubs & Race Teams Active Sports Club

Rochester . . . . . . . . . . www.rasc-mn.org or call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-288-3103

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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; 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 light, red Photo courtesy of John Hardy 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 next 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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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Alexandria Bike & Ski Club

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

Bemidji Bike Club

Bemidji contact@thebikeguybemidji.com

Birchwood Bike Racing Team

Minneapolis . www.birchwoodbiketeam.com

Boreal Bike Club

Bloomington . . . . www.borealbike.com

Buffalo Bike Club

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

Cannon Valley Velo Club

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

Central Minnesota Bike Club

Rental • Repair

Sales • Accessories

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

Christian Cycling – Twin Cities Spoke

Twin Cities . http://www.twincitiesspoke.com/

Enjoy over 150 miles of the beautiful Heartland and Paul Bunyan Trails

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew

Rentals available: Comfort, Road, Childrens bikes and trailers

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

Cycle Mesabi

Located on the Heartland Trail Hwy. 34 East, Park Rapids, MN 218-732-5971

Located by the Paul Bunyan Trail 117 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 218-751-BIKE (2453)

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

Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shores West Duluth . . http://www.coggs.com/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-715-398-0588

Duluth Road Cycle Club

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

Erik’s Bike Club

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

Fairmont Bike Club

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

Faribault Flyers

Faribault . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-334-4021

Flat City Cycle Club

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

Gopher Wheelmen

Twin Cities . . www.gopherwheelmen.org

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Bike Clubs/Race Teams GrandStay Cycling Team

Minneapolis Bicycle Racing Club

GSHotelsCycling Great Plains Cycling Club

Minnesota Cycling Team

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

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

Heartland Bike Club

Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-652-3936, Ride Tue. & Thur. Northern Cycle Shop

Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC)

Twin Cities . . . . www.flandersbros.com/ Twin Cities . . www.mncyclingteam.org/ MCT/Welcome.html

Minnesota HS Cycling League

. www.minnesotamtb.org/morcmtb.org (See ads on pages 2 & 45 for more details)

Minnesota Human Powered Assoc.

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

Twin Cities . . . . www.Hiawathabike.org (See ad on page 93 for more details)

Minnesota Junior Cycling

Itasca Tour Club

Minnesota Randonneurs

Park Rapids . . . . www.itascasports.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-266-2150

Itascatur Club

Park Rapids . . . . . . . www.itascatur.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-237-1961

Lakes Area Cycle Club

Perham . . www.lakesareabikeclub.com

Lake Superior Cycle Club

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

Major Taylor Bicycling Club

TC . . . www.majortaylorminnesota.org

Mid-Minnesota Cycling Club

St. Cloud . . . midmncyclingclub.blogspot.com

Midwest Sport Council

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

Midwest Women’s Cycling

Twin Cities www.mw cmr.blogspot.com/

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

Minnesota Triathlon Club

TC based . www.tcmultisportsclub.com/

Minnesota Wheelman

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

Minnesota Junior Cycle

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

Minnesota Wheelman

. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thewheelmen.org

National Sports Center-Velo Club

Blaine . . http://velodrome.nscsports.org (See ad on page 28 or map on pages 10-11)

Nordic Ski Club of Central MN

St Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-656-9165 . . . . . www.nordicskiclubcentralmn.org

Northfield Bike Club

Northfield . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-645-9452

WONDERLAND PARK 3262 minnehaha avenue minneapolis,mn 612.877.7760 peacecoffeeshop.com

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FIND YOUR TRAIL

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Ride & Glide Ski and Bike Club

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

Rim Riders

St. Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-479-8900

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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 - Minnesota

North Star Chapter . . . . . . . www.minnesota.sierraclub.org

Silver Cycling

Lakeville, MN . . www.silvercycling.org (See map on pages 20-21)

Sitzmark Ski & Social . . . . . . . . . www.northfieldbikeclub.org

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

North Star Ski Touring Club

Sports Hut Bicycle Racing Team

Paul Bunyan Cyclists

St. Ben/St. John Cycling Club

Peace Coffee Racing

St. Olaf Cycling Club

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

Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-833-8122 . . . . . . . . www.paulbunyancyclist.com

Twin Cities www.sportshut raceclub.com Collegeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://www.clubs.csbsju.edu/cyclingclub/

Forest Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.peacecoffeeracing.com/index.html

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

Penn Cycle Rides

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

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.penncycle.com/page.cfm?pageID=26 (See ad on page 41 for more details)

Ramsey Cycling Club

Ramsey . . http://www.ramseybicycles.com/

St. Paul Bicycle Racing Team Superior Cycling Club

Grand Marais . www.superiorcycling.org

Team Ski Hut - Monday night rides Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-8525

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Traverski Ski & Sports Club

Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-421-9984 . . www.groups.yahoo.com/group/traverski

Twin Cities Bicycle Club (TCBC) Twin Cities . . . . . . . . www.BikeTCBC.org (See ad on page 23 for more details)

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Twin Cities Tandem Club

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

Twin Cities Unicycle Club

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

Ullr Ski, Bike & Social Club

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

U of Minnesota Cyclin g Club

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

Velo - Rochester

Rochester http://www.velorochester.com Velo-Duluth Cycle Club Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-624-4008

Venture Expeditions

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

Wabasha Bicycling Club

Wabasha . www.wabashabicycleclub.com

Winona Area Mountain Bikers

Winona . . . . . . . . . greg@advcycle.com (See map on pages 34-35 for more details

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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 bicyclewhat 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 purchase 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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Physical Activity We all need to be active. People who participate in any amount of physical activity will benefit. Stay active throughout the day by walking or bicycling for errands and using the stairs. Taking short activity breaks is a great way to do it. Getting a variety of physical activities are important. • Two or more days a week you Avoid Injury should schedule moderate or highintensity muscle strengthening When Bicycling activities that involve all major Ride on the roadway, muscle groups. rather than on sidewalks. • Get a minimum of 2 1/2 hours a Follow the same rules of week of moderate-intensity aerobic the road as when you are activity, or 75 minutes a week, driving a car. at least 10 minutes at a time, of Wear a helmet every vigorous-intensity aerobic physical time you ride. activity. Make yourself visible, Active kids are healthy kids. Make sure day and night. children are physically active for a minimum of 60 minutes each day.

Healthy Eating

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BIKES THAT KNOW Wisconsin

Enjoying the many miles of great roads occasionally it is fun to join our friends and

Throughout Wisconsin find many scenic roads and trails to drive your bike.

Bayfield County Local Information . . . . . . 1- 715-373-6125 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bayfieldcounty.org

Cable Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-533-7454 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.cable4fun.com • CAMBA Trails (MTB)

Chippewa County Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-866-723-0331 . . . . . . . . . . www.chippewacounty.com (See map page 98-99 for more details) • Old Abe Trail

Hudson Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-657-6775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hudsonwi.org

Menomonie Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-715-235-9087 . . . . . . . . www.menomoniechamber.org (See map on pages 100-101 for details) • Red Cedar Trail

Wisconsin River Falls

Visitors Center . . . . . . . 715-425-7433 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rfchamber.com

Sparta/Elroy Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-354-2453 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bikesparta.com (See ad on page 97 for details) Riding Options • Sparta/Elroy Trail

Trempealeau County Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-927-5339 . . . . . . . . www.trempealeaucounty.com Riding Options • Great River Trail

Wausau/Central Wisconsin Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-888-948-4748 . . . . . . . . . www.www.visitwausau.com

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Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-9424 . . . . . . . . . . . www.explorelacrosse.com • La Crosse River & Great River Trails (See map on pages 102-103 for details)

Local info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-845-1955 . . . . . . . . . www.cedarfallstourism.org/ things-to-do/trails/default.aspxad p-

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Cedar Rapids Local info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-735-5557 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cedar-rapids.com

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-7655 . . . . . . . . www.polkcountytourism.com • Gandy Dancer Trail

Prescott Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-523-6318 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.prescottwi.com

Rice Lake Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-523-6318 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.rice-lake.com

Clear Lake Local info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-285-5338 . . . . . . . . . . . www.clearlakeiowa.com/

Cresco Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563-457-3434 . . . . . . . . . . . www.crescochamber.com

Decorah . . . . . . . . . . . . www.decoraharea.com/

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Forest City Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-585-2092 . . . . . . . . www.forestcityia.com/visitors

Mason City Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 641-423-5624 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.masoncityia.com/

Prairie Du Chein Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-732-1673 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.prairieduchien.org/

Spirit Lake Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 712-336-4978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.slmainsail.com

Waukon Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563-568-4110 . . . . . . . . . www.waukon.org/index.htm

South Dakota Discover many scenic roads and trails

Aberdeen Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-645-3851 . . . . . . . . . . www.visitaberdeensd.com/

Brookings Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605-692-2708 . . . . . . . . . . . .www.cityofbrookings.org

Sioux Falls Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-333-2072 . . . . . . .www.visitsiouxfalls.com/visitor

Watertown Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605-886-4730 . . . . . . . . . www.visitwatertownsd.com

Devils Lake Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-233-8048 . . . . . . www.tourism.devilslakend.com/

Grafton Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 701-352-0781 . . . . . . . . . . www.graftonchamber.com/ Valley City Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 701-845-1891 . . . www.valleycitynd.com/tourism.php

State Bicycle Advocates Bike Federation of Wisconsin

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Iowa Bike Coalition

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

North Dakota Find more scenic roads and trails to explore.

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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 and 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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This guide is a publication of HaveFunBiking.com, to help our readers find their #NextBikeAdventure.