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Find Your Next Adventure

Bike/Hike Guide

Winter 2016 Minnesota Edition

HaveFunBiking.com


Congratulations to our 2015 teams.

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Contents

Event Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Minnesota Maps: Twin City Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lakeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Stillwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Faribault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Root River Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 W. Prairie Towns . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Willmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 3 Rivers Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 St. Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 MN History Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Lake Wobegon Trail . . . . . . . . . . 58 Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Cayuna Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Paul Bunyan Trails Area . . . . . . 76 Mesabi Trail Area . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 TC Shops & Mountain Biking . . . . 20 TC Tourism Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ride Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Drive Your Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 BikeMN & LCI Educators . . . . . . . . 65 National and State Resources . . . . 68 Bike Clubs & Race Teams . . . . . . . 69 Buying a Bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Discover How Good You Feel . . . . 82 Bikes That Know No Borders . . . . 84 Chippewa Falls, WI . . . . . . . . . . 86 Menomonie, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 La Crosse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Rules of the Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Cover: Photo of Kristin Clark, from 2WheelWeather, taken at Penn Cycles “Get Fat with Pat” Held in in the Minnesota River bottoms in Bloomington, Minn. each January and February

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July 4,4 2016 July 2015 Family Friendly Ride Come ride with the largest bike club in the midwest! Incarnation Lutheran Church 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview www.biketcbc.org/watermelon

June 27 - July 2 Bicycling & Eating Adventure Yodeling, cheese factory & brewery tours, lovely Galena, IL, and more!

www.scscbiketour.com

Twin Cities Bicycling Club MN Bike/Hike Guide Comments – editor@HaveFunbiking.com Produced by Russ Lowthian and the HaveFunBiking.com staff ,including Anna Luckow and Tyler Lowthian. 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), Minnesota High School Cycling League and all the advertisers who make this publication possible. Please stop by their businesses and let them know you viewed their ad in the MN Bike/Hike Guide.

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January 2016

Jan 16 Excelsior Artic Fever Fat Bike Race Excelsior Brewing Co. Excelsior, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 16 Snow Crush Fat Tire Bike Race River Bend Nature Center Faribault, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

January 2016

Jan 1 7th Annual Brrrmidji Bike Ride The Cabin Coffeehouse and Cafe Bemidji, MN Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More information Jan 6 Ben Erickson Memorial Race Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Jan 9 Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Series Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Jan 16 Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trailhead Woodbury, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Jan 16 Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Series Murphey-Hanrehan Park Reserve Savage, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Jan 16 Brookview Meltdown Brookview Golf Course Golden Valley, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information

Jan 20 Fat Wednesday Bike Race Fat Bike and Snowshoe race series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Jan 21 St Paul Pedal Palooza Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition and St. Paul Women on Bikes St Paul, MN Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 23 Iowa Bike Expo Location - Iowa Events Center 233 Center Street Des Moines, IA Bike Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . Further Details Jan 23 Ragbrai Announcement Party Location - Iowa Events Center Des Moines, IA Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Further Details Jan 23 Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat

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Jan 27 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Bike/Hike Guide 2016 - Page 8


February 2016

Jan 25-27 Arrowhead 135 Race 135 miles of cold weather terrain International Falls, MN Fat-B+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Jan 30 Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Series Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information

Jan 30 Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat Race #2 Minnesota River Bottoms Bloomington, MN Facebook Event Page Fat bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

February

Feb 2-4 Winter Cycling Congress 2016 Minneapolis -St. Paul, MN Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Feb 3 Fat Wednesday Bike Race Fat Bike and Snowshoe race series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information

June 17 - 19, 2016

Feb 5-6 Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout Great Lakes Fat Bike Series Crosby, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Feb 5-7 Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet Great Lakes Fat Bike Series 38 km - Online Registration Minneapolis, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Feb 6 Penn Ice-Cycle Loppet Lake Calhoun Minneapolis, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information

Saturday, August 13, 2016 Eagan Community Center

Riders, volunteers and donors wanted!

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February

Feb 7 Twin City Bike Swap National Sports Centerl Blaine, MN Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Further details Feb 13 Penn Cycle Fat Bike Forty Elm Creek Park Reserve Champlin, MN

Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 17 Fat Wednesday Bike Race Fat Bike and Snowshoe race series Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Feb 15 Frozen Gopher Fat Bike Race University of Minnesota Nordic Center St. Paul, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Feb 20 Snow Bomb Race

WAMB Chili Cook-Off

Winona Area Mountain Holzinger Lodge Winona, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Feb 20 Fat Bike Fun Race Cleary Lake Regional Park Prior Lake, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rentals available

Feb 20 Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race and

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Holzinger Lodge Winona, MN Fatbike . . . . . . . . . . .WAMB Facebook Page Feb 27 Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Series Murphey-Hanrehan Park Reserve Savage, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information

March

Mar 5 Northland Fat Bike Rally Lake Bemidji State Park Bemidji, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Mar 5 1st Annual Northland Fat Bike

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Mar 27 TCBC Swap Meet Twin Cities Bicycling Club Hopkins, MN Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Further Details

April

Apr 9 Ragnarok 105 Redwing, MN Gravel road/Trail . . . . . . . . Further Details Apr 9-10 Wheel & Sproket Bike Expo Wisconsin Expo Center Milwaukee, WI Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Further Details Apr 23 Dickie Scramble JJ Tailgaitors Elgin, MN Gravel Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bike/Hike Guide 2016 - Page 14


April

April 24 MN Ironman Bike Ride 50th Aniversary Ride Stillwater, MN Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information

May

May 1 Miesville Fifty-Six Jack Ruhr Stadium Miesville, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 13-14 Almonzo 100 100, 162, and 360 mi. routes Spring Valley, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information May 13 Alexander 380 Spring Valley, MN 380 miles Postcard registration opens Jan 1, 2016 Gravel road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14 Almanzo 100/Royal 162 Spring Valley, MN 162, 100 miles Postcard registration opens Jan 1, 2016 Gravel Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 15 Als Bike Trek MN Marine on the St. Croix, MN Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information http://trifitnesswbl.com/as_jams-duathlon May 21 Minnesota Bike Opener Park Rapids, MN Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information http://www.mesabitrail.com/trail-activities/tour/

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Chaska, to Faribault, Austin, Albert Lea,    Owatonna, Northfield and back

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Twin Cities Bike Stores

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1260 S Robert St West St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . .651-457-9111 . . . . . . . www.ActiveMobility Sports.com

Bike King

6489 Cahill Ave Inver Grove Heights . . . . . . 651-475-7766 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bike-king.com

Spokes Bikes, Ice Cream & Paddle www.TourDAMICO.com

Hiawatha Bicycling Club

8850 Glacier Rd St. St. Bonifacius . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-446-1666 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.spokesmn.com8

Boehm’s

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

Cars Bike Shop

Protect Your Melon! see page 45 for details

2661 County Road I Moundsview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-784-6966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.carsbikeshop.com

Chilkoot Cafe & Cyclery

826 4thSt So Stillwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-342-0429 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.chilkootcc.com/

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Twin Cities Bike Stores

Country Cycles

2700 Lexington Ave. Roseville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-482-9609 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.countrycycles.com

Gateway Cycle

6028 Hwy 36 Blvd. N. Oakdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-777-0188 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gatewaycycle.com (See ad on page 25 for more details)

Grand Performance

1938 Grand Ave. St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-699-2640 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gpbicycles.com (See ad on page 43 for more details)

Hoigaard’s

5425 Excelsior Blvd. St. Louis Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-929-1351 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hoigaards.com (See ad on page 43 for more details)

Isanti Bike (New Store)

June 27 - July 2 Bicycling & Eating Adventure Yodeling, cheese factory & brewery tours, lovely Galena, IL, and more!

www.scscbiketour.com

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24 W. Main St. Isanti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-244-1284 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.isantibicycle.com

Jerry’s Schwinn Cyclery

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

Larson’s Bicycles

205 Garfield St S Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-689-2760

Lowertown Bike Shop

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

Michaels Cycles

16731 Highway 13 So. Prior Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-447-2453 . . . . . . . . . www.michaelscycles-mn.com

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Midtown Bike Center

2834 10th Avenue South Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-238-4447 . . . . . . . www.freewheelbikecenter.com

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Twin Cities Bike Stores

Minnesota Frame Builders Co-op

30127 105th St Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-389-7811 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mnfbc.org

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Twin Cities Bike Stores

Tonka Cycle & Ski

16 Shady Oak Road South Hopkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-938-8336 . . . . . . . . . . www.tonkacycleandski.com (See ad on page 39 for more details)

1040 West Dakota Drive Mendota Heights . . . . . . . . . 651-454-2066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.onetencycles.com/ (See ad in front pages for more details)

Valley Bike and Ski Shops

Outdoor Edge

Wyganowski Frames

115 S Adams St. Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-552-3343 . . . . . . . . . . . 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

Penn Cycle & Fitness (cont.) 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 in front page & pg 35 f or more details) www.zapevent.com/listactivities.aspx?eventid=1902 Ramsey Bicycle

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

Sunrise Cyclery

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

7707 W. 149th Street Apple Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-432-1666 . . . . . . . . . . . www.valleybikeandski.com Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-389-7811 . . . . . . . . . www.wyganowskiframes.com

Wheelie Awesome Bike Service

14760 So. Robert Trail Rosemount, MN . . . . . . . . . 651-423-2735 . . . . . . . . . . . www.wheelieawesome.com

Twin City Mountain Biking Options

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Afton Alps Ski Area

Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-328-1328

Battle Creek (MORC-Maintained)

Saint Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-266-6400

Buck Hill

Burnsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-435-7174

Camp Manitou

Monticello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-295-2700

Carver Lake Park (MORC-Maintained) Woodbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-714-3588

MN Valley Rec Area

Chaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-694-7650

Elm Creek Park Reserve

(MORC-Maintained) Osseo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-694-7894

Fort Snelling State Park

Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-7252389

Hillside Mountain Bike Park

Elk River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-635-1150

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TC Mountain Biking

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Elmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-430-8370

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Rockford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-694-7860

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

(MORC-Maintained) Eagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-554-6530

Louisville Swamp

Chaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-492-6400

MN Valley Rec Area

Chaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-694-7650

Minnesota River Bottom Trail

(MORC-Maintained) Bloomington . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-563-8878

Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve

(MORC-Maintained) Savage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-694-7777

Salem Hills (Harmon Park)

Inver Grove Heights (MORC-Maintained)

Terrace Oaks

www.frontrunnerusa.com/event/a-test-triathlon Burnsville (MORC-Maintained)

Theodore Wirth Park

(MORC-Maintained) Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-230-6400

Welch Village, Welch

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National Sports Velodrome

www.nscsports.org/sports/cycling/index.htm Blaine, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-785-5614 (See ad on page 57 for details)

Twin City Metro Tourism Bureaus

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Big Lake Chamber

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Metro Tourism Bureaus

Bloomington CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-346-4289 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bloomingtonmn.org

Buffalo CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .763-682-4902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.buffalo-mn.org

Burnsville CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .952-858-8500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.burnsvillemn.com

Eagan CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-324-2620 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.eaganmn.com

Elk River Area

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .763-441-3110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.elkriverchamber.org

Hastings Tourism Bureau

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651-437-6775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hastingsmn.com

Inver Grove Heights CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651-451-2266 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitigh.com

Lakeville CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888.525.3845 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitlakeville.org (See map on pages 10-11 for details)

Metro Tourism Bureaus

Stillwater & Oak Park Heights CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651-351-1717 . . . . http://www.discoverstillwater.com/ (See map on pages 16-17 for details)

St. Paul Convention & Visitors

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-627-6101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitsaintpaul.com

Twin Cities Gateway CVB

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651-488-5145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.tcgateway.com (See map on pages 6-7 for details)

Waconia Chamber of Commerce

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .952-393-5812 . . . . . . . . . www.destinationwaconia.org

Southeast Minnesota

Northfield

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Fit to be Tri’d

321 Division St. Northfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-786-9191 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.fittobetrid.com

Mike’s Bicycle Shop

Meet Minneapolis CVB

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

Minneapolis Northwest CVB

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Monticello Chamber

Wheelhouse Cycles

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-676-Mpls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.minneapolis.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63-566-7722 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mplsnw.com

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

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1932 Old West Main St Red Wing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-651-388-1082 . . . . . . . . . . www.wheelhousecycles.com

Roseville Visitors Association

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651-633-3002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitroseville.com

Shakopee CVB

Lake City

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-651- 345-4123 Chamber . . . . . . . . . www.lakecitymn.org

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .952-445-1660 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.shakopee.org

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Southeast Minnesota

Todeff’s Bike Shop

36410 Highway 61, Blvd Lake City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-651-345-4385

Wabasha

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800- 565-4158 Chamber . . . . . . . . www.wabashamn.org

River Rider Cycle & Specialty

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

Rides to Remember in 2016 July 16 www.tourofsaints.com

National Eagle Center

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Rochester

September 10 www.bikeclassic.org

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

Bicycle Sport

October 10 www.bikeriverramble.org

1400 5th PI NW Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-281-5007 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bicyclesportsinc.com

Erik’s Bike Shop

3851 Marketplace Dr. NW Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-292-0024 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.eriksbikeshop.com

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Southeast Minnesota

Adventure Cycle & Ski

178 Center Street Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-452-4228 . advcycle@hbci.com www.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 Riding Options • Mapped Road Routes • Holzinger Lodge Trail (MTB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-457-8258

La Crescent

Tourist Info Center . . . . . 1-800-926-9480 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lacrescentmn.com Riding Options • Scenic Bluff Roads

Rochester Cycling & Fitness

1211 7th St NW Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-289-7410 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cycling-fitness.com

Honest Bike Shop

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

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

Whitewater Bike & Sports

257 W 6th St St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . -507-932-8885

Winona

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-657-4972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitwinona.com (See map on pages 26-27 for details)

Caledonia

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

SE MN Root River Trail Towns (See map on pages 30-31 for more details)

Fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507-268-4923 Harmony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-247-6466 . . . . . . . . . . . www.exploreharmony.com Selvig B & B . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-886-7700 (See ad on page 52 for more details) Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-896-4668 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . houston.govoffice.com (See ad on page 52 for more details) Lanesboro/Whalan . . . . . . 800-944-2670 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lanesboro.com (See ad on page 47 for more details) Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-875-2222 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.petersonmn.org (See ad on page 43 for more details)

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Southeast Minnesota

Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-845-2100 . . . . . . . . . www.prestonmntourism.com (See ad on page 53 for more details) Rushford/Rushford Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507-864-3338 . . . . . . . . . . . www.rushfordchamber.com (See ad on page 46 for more details)

Little River General Store (outfitter/shop)

Bike MS: Sam’s Club Twin Cities Ride May 9 » Summit Brewery, St. Paul » 15-, 25- and 50-mile options

Bike MS: C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride June 12–14 » Duluth to the Twin Cities » 150 miles

105 Coffee St., Lanesboro . 507-467-2943 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lrgeneralstore.net (See ad on page 65 for more details)

South Minnesota

Spring Valley

Tourist Info Center . . . . . 507-346-7367x3 . . . .www.springvalleyminnesotatourism.com

LeRoy

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

Austin

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-444-5713 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.austincvb.com (See map on pages 32-33 for details)

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South Minnesota

Rydjor Bike Shop

219 N. Main Street Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-433-7571 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.rydjor.com Riding Options • Shooting Star Trail • Scenic Road Touring

Albert Lea

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-345-8414 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.albertleatourism.org (See map on pages 36-37 for details)

Martin’s Cycle & Fitness

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

Poole Bike Shop

402 Main Ct Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-373-8595 Riding Options • Blazing Star State Trail • Scenic Touring Roads • Myre Big Island State Park (MTB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 379-3403

Owatonna

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

South Minnesota

Faribault

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-2354 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.faribaultmn.org (See map on pages 22-23 for details)

Milltown Cycles

311 Central Avenue Faribault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-331-263 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.milltowncycles.com

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

215 Higbie Ave E Minnesota Lake . . . . . . . . 1-507-462-3926

Mankato

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . 1-800.657.4733 . . . . . . . . www.visitgreatermankato.com (See map on pages 40-41 for more details)

Broken Spoke

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

Flying Penguin Outdoor Sports

604 N Victory Dr Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-345-4754 . . . . . . . . www.flyingpenguinonline.com

Nicollet Bike Shop (new location) 607 North Riverfront Drive Mankato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507- 388-9390 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.nicolletbike.com Scenic paved and mountain bike trails, from 6 to 160 miles. Rentals & shuttles available.

Scheels

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

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South Minnesota Riding Options • Sakatah State Trail • Red Jacket Trail • Scenic Touring Roads • Mount Kato (MTB) . . . . . . 1-800-668-5286 • Seven Mile Creek (MTB) . t1-507-931-1760

Fairmont

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

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

Your Bike Shop in Hopkins www.tonkacycleandski.com

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South Minnesota

New Ulm

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-888-463-9856 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.newulm.com Riding Options • Scenic Touring Roads

Jackson

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

Luverne

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-888-283-4061 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.luvernechamber.com Riding Options • Bluemound State Park Trails • Scenic Touring Roads

Pipestone

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-507-825-3633 . . . . . . . . www.pipestoneminnesota.com Riding Options • Casey Jones State Trail

Westcentral Minnesota

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/ Riding Options • Scenic Touring Roads • Camden State Park (MTB)

Hutchinson

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-6689 . . . . . . . . . www.explorehutchinson.com

Outdoor Motion

141 Main Street S Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-587-2453 . . . . . . . . www.outdoormotionbikes.com

Willmar

Westcentral Minnesota

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-845-8747 . . . . . . . . . . . www.seeyouinwillmar.com (See map on pages 50-51 for more details)

Green Lake BMX

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

Rick’s Schwinn & Sport Center

320 3rd St SW Willmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-235-0202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rickscycling.com

Spicer Bike & Sport

178 Progress Way Spicer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-796-6334 . . . . . . . . . . www.spicerbike-sports.com Riding Options • Glacial Ridge Trail

Prairie Waters Area Tourism

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-866-5432 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.prairiewaters.com (See map on pages 44-45 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

Montevideo

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

Midtown Bicycle

301 N 1st St Montevideo . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-269-9383

Ortonville

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Westcentral Minnesota

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

YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD BIKE SHOP!

St Cloud

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-264-2940 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.granitecountry.com (See map on pages 54-55 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-257-0111 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ericksbikeshop.com

Fitzharris Ski and Bike

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

Granite City Cycle and Sports

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

Revolution Cycle and Ski

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

Rods Bike Shop

5425 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416 www.hoigaards.com • 952.929.1351

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Westcentral Minnesota

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

Scheels

40 N Waite Ave (CR Mall) St Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-252-9494 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.scheelssports.com Riding Options • Jail Trail (MTB) • Quarry Park (MTB) . . . 1-320-255-6172 • Lake Wobegon Trail

Sauk Centre

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

Bicycle Service Center

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

Wheelwright Bike Repair

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

Westcentral Minnesota

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

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

Fergus Bike & Fitness

2010 State Hwy 210 E Fergus Falls . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-739-5651 Riding Options • Central Lakes State Trail . . . . . . . . . www.centrallakestrail.com

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Great Northern Bicycle Co.

425 N Broadway Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-701-280-1796 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gncycles.com

FM Community Bike Shop

209 NP Ave Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-701-478-4021 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.fmbikeworkshop.org

Scheels

505 Center Ave. Moorhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218.233.2751 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.scheelssports.com

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Westcentral Minnesota Riding Options • Many City Trails • Scenic Touring Roads

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Little Falls

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-325-5916 (See map on pages 60-61 for more details)

West Side Recreation

12512 Hwy 27 Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-632-6547 . . . . . . . . . www.westsiderecreation.com Riding Options • New section of the Soo Trail

Mille Lacs Area

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-888-350-2692 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.millelacs.com Riding Options • Soo Trail • Scenic Touring Roads

Atkin

Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.aitkin.com Riding Options • Scenic Touring Roads • Savana Portage State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-426-3271 (MTB)

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Northwest Minnesota

Cuyuna Lakes Area

Crosby/Ironton/Deerwood/Bay Lake Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-546-8131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cuyunalakes.com . . . . . . . . . . . . www.CuyunalakesTrail.org Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-534-3110 . . . . . . . www.countryinndeerwood.com Deerwood Motel . . . . . . . 1-218-534-3163 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.deerwoodmotel.com DQ - Crosby . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218- 546-6124 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.dairyqueen.com Ruttgers Resort . . . . . . . 1-218-678-2885 offers shopping, fine dining, unique overnight accommodations and camping facilities along more: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .with . . .much www.ruttgers.com

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Brainerd

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Preston offers shopping, fine dining, unique overnight accommodations and camping facilities along with much more!

Acceleration Sports & Fitness

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Easy Riders Bicycle & Sports

415 Washington St Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-295-5516 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.easyridersbikes.com

Fast Bikes

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

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Northwest Minnesota

Nisswa

chamber....218-963-2620 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://nisswa.com/

Walker (Leech Lake Area)

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1- 800-833-1118 Chamber . . . . . . . . . www.leech-lake.com (See ad on page 65 for more details) Riding Options • Hanson Lake Loop (MTB) • Gadbolt Lake Loop (MTB) • Heartland State Trail • Paul Bunyan State Trail • Scenic Touring Roads

Park Rapids

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-247-0054 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.parkrapids.com

Northern Cycle

501 1st St E Park Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-732-5971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.northerncycles.net/ (See ad on page 73 for more details)

Itasca Trail Sports

Rentals Itasca State Park . . . . . . . 1-218-266-2150 . . . . . . . . . . . www.itascatrailsports.com Riding Options • Heartland State Trail • Itasca State Park . . . . . . . . . 218-699-7251

Detroit Lakes

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-542-3992 Riding Options • City Trails • Scenic Touring Roads • Maplelag, Callaway (MTB)

Bemidji

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-877-250-5959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitbemidji.com (See ad on page 73 for more details)

Northwest Minnesota

Home Place Bike & Ski Shop

524 Paul Bunyan Dr Bemidji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-751-3456

Adventure Sports

119 Circle Pines Drive NW Bemidji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-556-0470 Riding Options • Paul Bunyan State Trail • Lake Bemidji State Park (MTB)1-218-755-3843 • Movil Maze Trail (MTB) . . . . . 1- 218-759-0164 • North Country National Scenic Trail • Cass Lake (MTB)

Thief River Falls

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-827-1629 . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitthiefriverfalls.com Riding Options • Scenic Touring Roads • Lake Bronson State Park (MTB)1-218-754-2200 • Hayes Lake State Park (MTB) . 1- 218-425-7504

Crookston/Grand Forks

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-809-5997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitcrookston.com Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1- 800-866-4566 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitgrandforks.com

Radi’s Sports

510 Hwy 75 S Crookston . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-281-7172 Riding Options • Scenic Touring Roads

Northeast Minnesota

Hinckley

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-952-4282 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hinckleymn.com Riding Options • Willard Munger State Trail • Saint Croix State Park (MTB) 1-320-384-6591

Moose Lake Area

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

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SEE WHERE HISTORY HAPPENED.

Visit our 26 historic sites and museums throughout Minnesota.

PLAN YOUR VISIT• MNHS.ORG

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Northeast Minnesota

T&M Athletics

3001 County Road 43 Willow River . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-292-3045 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.tandmathletics.com Riding Options • Willard Munger State Trail

Carlton

City Offfice . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-384-3467 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ciyofcarlton.com (See ad on page 63 for more details) Riding Options • Jay Cooke State Park (MTB) . 1-218-384-4610

Cloquet

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

Grand Rapids

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-355-9740 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitgrandrapids.com (See ad on page 72 for more details)

Itasca Trail Sports

Northeast Minnesota

Northern Lights Rental Shop

6331 Wynne Creek Dr Biwabi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-865-3002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.giantsridge.com Riding Options • Mesabi Trail www.mesabitrail.com • Big Aspen (MTB)) • Giants Ridge (MTB) Biwabic . . .1-800-688-7669 • McCarthy Beach State Park (MTB) • Side Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-254-7979

International Falls

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-325-576 6 . . . . . . . . . . www.internationalfallsmn.us

The Sports Shop

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

Duluth

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

Boreal Bicycle Shop

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

316 NE 4th St Grand Rapids . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-326-171 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.itascatrailsports.com Riding Options • Mesabi Trail . . . . . . www.mesabitrail.com • Chippewa National Forest (MTB) Deer River . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-335-8600 • Sugar Hills (MTB) • Taconite State Trail (MTB)

Continental Ski & Bike

Iron Trail

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

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-777-8497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ironrange.org (See map on pages 80-81 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 ad on map on pages 80-81 for details)

1305 East 1st St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-728-4466 . . . . . . www.continentalskiandbike.com

Duluth Running

1026 E. Superior St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-728-1148 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.duluthrunning.com

Earth Bike Ski Hut

1032 E 4th St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-8525 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.theskihut.com

Stewart’s Wheel Goods

1502 East Superior Street Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-5101

Trail Fitters

600 E. Superior St. Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-722-6776 . . . . . . . . . . . www.trailfittersduluth.com Bike/Hike Guide 2016 - Page 60


Northeast Minnesota

Twin Ports Cyclery

2914 West Third St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-624-4008 . . . . . . . . . . . www.twinportscyclery.com Riding Options • www.bikeduluth.com • Mapped City Routes and Trails • Boulder Lake Management Area (MTB) • Hartley Trails (MTB) • Piedmont Trail (MTB) • Spirit Mountain Ski Area (MTB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-642-6377 •Willard Munger State Trail

Maps • Guides • Features

Two Harbors

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Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-777-7384 . www.twoharbors.com/chamber/visitors.htm Riding Options • Gitchi Gami State Trail • Gooseberry Falls State Park (MTB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1- 218-834-3855 • Split Rock State Park (MTB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-755-3843

Silver Bay

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-218-226-4870 ..................................... . . . . . . . www.heartofthenorthshore.com (See ad on page 75 for more details)

Lutsen/Tofte

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

Lutsen Mountains Shop

Lutsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-663-7281 Visit Cook County Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-888-616-6784 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitcookcounty.com (See ad on page 69 for more details)

www.MnTrails.com

Let traffic around know where you are going, signal your turn! see illustration on page 43 May to September, find the racing fast, furious and exciting fun for the whole family!

Grand Marais

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

Superior North Outdoor Center

13 S. Broadway Ave Grand Marais . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-387-2186 . . . . . . www.superiornorthoutdoor.com

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Drive Your Bike

Minnesota has dozens of League Cycling Instructors (LCI) who teach classes across the state. From short lunch sessions to the nine hour Traffic Skills 101, the core message is the same. Drive your bike. Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. FOLLOW THE LAW Your safety and the image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs, ride with traffic; 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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Riding Options • Gitchi Gami State Trail • Scenic Touring Roads • Devils Track Loop (TB) . . 1-218-387-1750 • Eliason Tower (MTB) • Pincushion Mountain (MTB) • Cascade Lodge (MTB) . . . 1-800-322-9543 • Lutsen Mountain (MTB) . 1-218-663-7281 • Northwest Passage (MTB) Tofte • Pancore Lake Loop (MTB) Superior National Forest, Tofte • Sugarbush Trail (MTB) . . 1-888-616-6784

Bike Alliance of Minnesota

BikeMN Staff Dorian Grilley, Exec. Dir 651-387-2445 . . . . . . dorian@bikemn.org Nick Mason, Edu./Tech. Program Mgr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .nick@bikemn.org Natalie Gille, N-Region BFC Program Mgr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . natalie@bikemn.org Michelle Breidenbach,. Safe Routes to School Edu. Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .michelle@bikemn.org Will Wlizlo, Membership/Web Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . will@bikemn.org CJ Lindor, Education Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cj@bikemn.org Jo Olson, Communications Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jo@bikemn.org

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National Resources

Adventure Cycling

Minnesota Resources

1-800-755-2453 . www.adventurecycling.org

Minnesota Department of Health

International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA)

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

League of American Bicyclists

Minnesota Department of Transportation

1-303-545-9011 . . . . . . . . www.imba.com

1-202-822-1333 . . . www.bikeleague.org

National Bicycle Tour Directors

Association . . . . . . . . . . . www.nbtda.com

Safe Routes To School

1-866-610-SRTS www.saferoutesinfo.org

USA Triathlon

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.usatriathlon.org

Minnesota Resources

Explore Minnesota Tourism

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.exploreminnesota

Minnesota Complete Streets

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

Minnesota Cycling Federation (Racing)

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

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

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

Minnesota High School Cycling League

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.minnesotamtb.org (See front pages & page 39 for more details)

Minnesota Mountain Bike (MORC)

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

Parks & Trail Council of Minnesota

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

Pedal Minnesota

. . www.exploreminnesota.com/pedal-mn/

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mcf.net

Minnesota LCI’s (League of American Cyclist, Instructors) Hokan, Minneapolis Alex Salazar, MInneapolis Allison Osberg, Minneapolis Amber Dallman, St Paul Ana Begej, Minneapolis Andrew Magill, Minneapolis Betsy Christensen, Minneapolis Bob Hamann,Staples Brad Little, Duluth Brent Johnson, Minneapolis CJ Lindor, Minneapolis Cameron Dean, Fergus Falls Carl Soldner, Burnsville Carl Voss, Eyota Charles Quigg, Rochester Dan Breva, Minneapolis Danny McCullough, Shoreview David Sanderson, Fergus Falls De Wayne Combs, Stillwater Diane Pittman, Bemidji Donna Palivec, Bemidji Dorian Grilley, Mahtomedi

Ed Lehr, Saint Paul Elizabeth Gary, Sauk Rapids Emily Wade, Minneapolis Emma Pachuta, St Paul Erik Johnson, Fergus Falls Erik Peterson, Saint Paul Jacquie Kerongo, St. Paul Jan Matheus, Richfield Jason Gary, Sauk Rapids Jeff Milbauer, Apple Valley Jeremy Doroff Little Falls Jerry Hiniker, Grand Marais John Hardy, St Paul John Mark Lucas, St Paul Joseph Mahunik, Fergus Falls Josh Andrea, Little Falls Juana Sandoval, Minneapolis Judy Jones, Bloomington Julie Kosbab, Blaine Kathleen Mayell, St Paul Kirk Johnson, Edina Kurt Franke, St Cloud Kurt Wayne, Bemidji

Lee Ganske, Mankato Lisa Austin, St Paul Loren Stark, St Paul Marisa Cartwright, Minneapolis Mark Spinler, Grand Marais Matthew Dyrdahl, St Paul Melinda Neville, Bemidji Micah Thompson, Minneapolis Michael Huber, Eagan Michelle Breidenbach, Redwood Falls Michelle Pooler, Sartell Muriel Gilman, Bemidji Natalie Gille, Bemidji Nick Mason, Minneapolis Nicole Campbell, Minneapolis Paul Stucker, Minneapolis Paul Teske, St Paul Peter Breyfogle, Shoreview Peter Connor, Owatonna Richard Keir, Mankato Roy Hallanger, Minneapolis

Scott Larson, Inver Grove Heights Sean Hayford Oleary, Richfield Sheldon Mains, Minneapolis Sid Voss, Eden Prairie Steve Sanders, Arden Hills Tami Traeger, Minneapolis Thomas Watson, Frazee Todd Black, Chanhassen Tom Meyer, Minneapolis Will Wlizlo, Minneapolis

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Twin City Metro Resources

Bike Friendly Apple Valley

. . . . . . . . . . . . www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us

Bicycling in Minneapolis

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

Bike Edina

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

Bike Walk Twin Cities

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

Metro Transit

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

Midtown Greenways Coalition

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

Three Rivers’ Parks

. . . . . . . www.threeriversparkdistrict.org (See ad on page 69 & map on page s52-53)

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

Alexandria Bike & Ski Club

www.bikeandfitnessco.com/events.htm

Bemidji Bike Club

Bemidjicontact@thebikeguybemidji.com

Birchwood Bike Racing Team

Minneapolis . . . . . . . . www.birchwoodbiketeam.com

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

ABC Quick Check before each ride

A - Air your tires so they don’t go flat; B - Check your brakes so it is easy to stop;

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in line and lubed for a smooth ride.

Find your trail and download printable maps at VisitCookCounty.com/Biking

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 Cuyuna Trail Map http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/cuyuna_lakes/index.html

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Bike Clubs & Race Teams

Bike Clubs & Race Teams

Boreal Bike Club

Flat City Cycle Club

Buffalo Bike Club

Gopher Wheelmen

Cannon Valley Velo Club

GrandStay Cycling Team

Bloomington . . . . www.borealbike.com Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . BuffaloBikeClub.org Northfield https://sites.google.com/site/ cannonvalleyveloclub/

Central Minnesota Bike Club

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . www.flatcity.org Twin Cities . www.gopherwheelmen.org Minnesota . . www.twitter.com/#!/GSHotelsCycling

Great Plains Cycling Club

Bowlus . . . . . . . . www.cmnbikeclub.com

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

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew

Heartland Bike Club

Crosby . . . . . www.cuyunalakesmtb.com

Cycle Mesabi

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

Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shores

West Duluth . . . . . . . . . . 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 (See map on page 22-23 for more details

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

Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) Twin Cities . . . . www.Hiawathabike.org (See ad on page 79 for more details) Itasca Tour Club

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

Bike the Mesabi Trail The Iron Range is home to the Mesabi Trail which connects a total of 28 towns with many different access points.

Get your trail map @ ironrange.org

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Bike Clubs & Race Teams

Major Taylor Bicycling Club

Twin Cities . . . . . . . www.majortaylorminnesota.org

Mid-Minnesota Cycling Club

Explore

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BY BIKE

St. Cloud . www.midmncyclingclub.blogspot.com

Midwest Sport Council

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Midwest Women’s Cycling

Twin Cities . www.mwcmr.blogspot.com

Minneapolis Bicycle Racing Club

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

Minnesota Cycling Team

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

Minnesota HS Cycling League

. www.minnesotamtb.org/morcmtb.org (See front pages & page 39 for more details)

Minnesota Human Powered Assoc. Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . www.mnhpva.org

Contact us to plan your biking getaway today!

877-250-5959 | VisitBemidji.com

• Paved Trails • Shuttle Service 800-833-1118 | Leech-Lake.com • Bicycle Rentals • Bemidji & Itasca State Parks • All skill & fitness levels welcome Rental • Repair

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Minnesota Junior Cycling

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . www.mnjrc.com

Minnesota Randonneurs

Twin Cities based . . . . . . www.minnesotarandonneurs.org

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

Rentals available: Comfort, Road, Childrens bikes and trailers 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)

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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:

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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.

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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.

Visit Your Neighborhood Bicycle Store Compare The Difference!

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Bike Clubs & Race Teams

Minnesota Triathlon Club

Twin Cities based . . . . . . . . . . www.tcmultisportsclub.com

Minnesota Wheelman

Twin Cities based . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thewheelmen.org

Ride the tRail! From the Mississippi to the Boundary Waters 120 miles of paved bike trail in beautiful northeast Minnesota!

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Minnesota Junior Cycle

Don’t miss the Great River Energy/ Mesabi Trail Bike Tour

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

National Sports Center-Velo Club Blaine . . . www.velodrome.nscsports.org (See map on page 6-7 for more details)

Nordic Ski Club of Central MN

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

Northfield Bike Club

Northfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-507-645-9452 . . . . . . . . . . . www.northfieldbikeclub.org

August 6, 2016 August 1st, 2015 For trail and tour information: 877.637.2241 or

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Penn Cycle Rides

North Star Ski Touring Club

Ramsey Cycling Club

Paul Bunyan Cyclists

Ride & Glide Ski and Bike Club

Peace Coffee Racing

Rochester Active Sports Club

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

Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-833-8122 . . . . . . . . . . www.paulbunyancyclist.com Forest Lake . . www.peacecoffeeracing.com/index.html

Ramsey . . . . . . . www.ramseybicycles.com Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . www.rideandglide.bizland.com Rochester . . . . . www.rasc.multisportsystems.com

Ride the Gitchi-Gami and Fat Bike Trails

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Mariner Motel http:/ www.marinermotelsilverbay.com/ 218-226-4488

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Bike Clubs & Race Teams

Rosemount Cycling Club

Rosemount . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rosemountcycling.com

SAINT PAUL’S

Rum River Cycling Club

Milaca . . . . . . . www.rumrivercycling.com

Sierra Club - Minnesota North Star Chapter

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

Silver Cycling

Lakeville, MN . . . . www.silvercycling.org (See map on page 10-11 for more details)

Sitzmark Ski & Social

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

Sports Hut Bicycle Racing Team

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . www.sportshut raceclub.com

St. Ben/St. John Cycling Club

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

St. Olaf Cycling Club . . . . . . . . . . .

Northfield . . . . . . . . . . . . www.stolaf.edu/

St. Paul Bicycle Racing Team

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

Superior Cycling Club

Grand Marais . www.superiorcycling.org

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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

• Eat a variety of vitamin-packed foods, especially whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk or foods high in calcium, leaner meats and other proteins. • Reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases by eating as many fruits and vegetables as you want. It is the best way for your body to get the nutrients it needs. • Drink less pop and other sweet drinks — a can of pop has the same amount of sugar as a six-inch Snickers candy bar. • Limit saturated and trans fats, salt, added sugars and alcohol. • Eat moderately at meals and limit excessive caloric intake. • Limit the portion size of low-nutrient foods. Each portion should be no bigger than your fist. • Pay attention to how much you are eating. Grazing is a common reason people overeat. • Eat within two hours of waking up so your body’s metabolism will increase slightly throughout the day and help you burn calories. For more information, visit: www.health.state.mn.us/mnpan

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Bike Clubs & Race Teams

Team Ski Hut - Monday night rides

Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-8525

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

Twin Cities Tandem Club

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

Twin Cities Spokes

Twin Cities . . . . www.twincitiesspoke.com

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

Ullr Ski, Bike & Social Club

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

U of Minnesota Cycling Club

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . www.umct.org

Velo - Rochester

Rochester . . . . . www.velorochester.com

Velo-Duluth Cycle Club

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

Venture Expeditions

Burnsville www.ventureexpeditions.org

Wabasha Bicycling Club

Wabasha www.wabashabicycleclub.com

For Fun and Safety

Drive your bike as if you were behind the wheel of a car.

Winona Area Mountain Bikers

Winona . . . . . . . . . . greg@advcycle.com (See map on page 26-24 for more details

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

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

Wisconsin

Throughout Wisconsin find many scenic country roads to drive your bike

Wisconsin

River Falls

Bayfield County

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

Cable

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-354-2453 . . . . . . . . . . . www. www.bikesparta.com

Local Information . . . . . . 1- 715-373-6125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bayfieldcounty.org 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 pages 86-87 for more details) • Old Abe Trail

Hudson

Sparta/Elroy

Trempealeau County

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-927-5339 . . . . . . . . . www.trempealeaucounty.com

Wausau/Central Wisconsin

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-888-948-4748 . . . . . . . . . . www. www.visitwausau.com

Iowa

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

Home to RAGBRAI you will find many scenic country road and friendly villages to ride to and see the sights.

La Crosse

Cedar Falls

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-9424 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.explorelacrosse.com • La Crosse River & Great River Trails (See map on pages 90-91 for details)

Menomonie

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-715-235-9087 . . . . . . . . www.menomoniechamber.org • Red Cedar Trail (See map on pages 88-89 for details)

Polk County

Local info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-845-1955 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cedarfallstourism.org (See ad page 85)

Cedar Rapids

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

Clear Lake

Local info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-285-5338 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.clearlakeiowa.com

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

Cresco

Prescott

Decorah

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

Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563-457-3434 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.crescochamber.com Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-463-4692 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.decoraharea.com

Rice Lake

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

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Cedar Valley Trails

No Borders

Run ‘Em!

Paddle ‘Em!

and trails here in Minnesota, neighbors around the upper Midwest.

Bike ‘Em!

Iowa

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/

•100 miles of hard-surfaced trails •140 miles of water trails •plenty to eat, drink and do after your ride!

Spirit Lake

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

Waukon

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

South Dakota

800-845-1955 Visit www.cedarfalltourism.org/lp/cedar-valley-trails.aspx for a complete calendar of events and specials.

Devils Lake

Find many scenic roads and trails to explore.

Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-233-8048 . . . . . . . www.tourism.devilslakend.com

Aberdeen

Grafton

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Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-645-3851 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitaberdeensd.com Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605-692-2708 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cityofbrookings.org Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-333-2072 . . . . . . . . www.visitsiouxfalls.com/visitor

Watertown

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

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

State Bicycle Advocates

Bike Federation of Wisconsin

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

Iowa Bike Coalition

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

North Dakota

Find many roads and trails to explore.

Bismark-Mandan

Local Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-767-3555 www.bisparks.org/ParksandTrails/map.

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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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