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Iowa

Bike/Hike Guide

See many new bike maps inside, with scenic loops

Find the latest on electric-assist bikes

Stay healthy & active by practicing Social Distancing

2020 Edition

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Editors Note

Living in a time of Social Distancing As I write this letter while wrapping up our 11th year producing the Iowa and Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide, times are changing. We are now living through this unprecedented and difficult moment. I want to thank you for reading our popular bike guide and want to give you an inside look at the work we are doing – and plan on doing – to keep you informed about the impact the coronavirus is having on bicycle commuting and places you would like to explore. No one is untouched by this pandemic, and HaveFunBiking.com, the publisher of this bike guide is deeply committed to informing you how COVID-19 is affecting business and daily life. Just flip through the pages of this issue for evidence of the events and the communities, with maps in the guide, which are being impacted. As a public service, we have completed the bike guide in its digital format as scheduled so our readers can start planning their next bike adventure once this crisis is over. We remain committed and will resume with the printed edition once our distribution channels reopen. For now ‘self-isolating’ doesn’t mean that you can’t go outside if you practice social distancing when biking and hiking. When you do go out make smart decisions—both for yourself and the more vulnerable people in the community you reside in. See our helpful social distancing tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope these suggestions will help you enjoy your solo activities responsibly. Also, if you haven’t already, please subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for future articles and fun places to explore once this crisis is over. Remember to take care of yourself during this time of change. It is also important to remain calm and be really good to those around you. Most importantly, I wish you and your family the best. Stay safe and healthy. Russ Lowthian HaveFunBiking.com

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Social . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distancing Helpful social distancing tips to make your outdoor activities safer Here are some helpful suggestions to incorporate into your solo outdoor routine to stay healthy through the COVID-19 health crises.

D First, and foremost, if you are sick, STAY HOME.

Even if you are only experiencing a cold or flu-like symptom – stay home and call your doctor.

D Plan your ride and avoid traveling through crowded places or on busy cycling lanes. Remember keeping a distance between you and others is critical.

D Is your bike in good mechanical order? You don’t want a breakdown and have others get to close to you. If in doubt, have your favorite bike shop check out.

D When approaching a slow cyclist or someone

ahead walking, verbally let them know you are passing on the left and allow at least three feet or more as you pass by them.

D Bring hand sanitizer or wipes along to clean

your hands or fingers if wearing cycling gloves. After touching a signal light crossing button or any other surfaces, sanitize your hands. If there are no sanitizer products on the shelf at the stores you frequent make your own.

D Also, wipe off your water bottle before using it. If

you hang the bottle(s) on the frame of your bike, cover the cap with a piece of plastic held with a rubber-band, or use a sanitary wipe and clean the cap and nipple surface before taking a sip.

D When arriving at work or returning home, wipe

down your bike and then wash your hands. The same goes for your cycling gloves, clean them.

D If you feel safer riding with others, limit the

number of riders in yougroup to 10 or less - the fewer the better. For added bike safety, along with the social distance recommendation, stay three bike lengths, or 15 to 20-feet apart while riding.

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Inside Info For You Social Distancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 What’s an e-Bike’s Range?. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 What’s an e-Bike Motor? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 What’s an e-Bike Battery?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 IMBA Rules of the Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Event Listings May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Oct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Nov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Iowa Maps Allamakee County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Cedar Rapids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Marshalltown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Quad Cities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cedar Falls/Waterloo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Wapsi - Great Western Line . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Des Moines/Ankeny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Des Moines/Clive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Raccoon River Trail Towns. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Lake View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 T-Bone Trail Towns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sioux City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Lake Okoboji. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Albert Lea, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Faribault, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Winona, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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Crafting American Stories like us on facebook

facebook.com/faribaulttourism/

visitfaribault.com

530 Wilson ave-faribault mN-55021 www.faribaultmn.org • 507-334-4381

Faribault [fair-uh-boh] French n 1852 translates; great people, incredible fun.

Please check event websites as some rides, because of the Covid-19 Crisis, may be canceled or rescheduled

May May 2 Fulton Gran Fondo

Fulton NE MPLS Production Brewery Minneapolis, MN Timed Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 3 Tour DE Tush

Veterans Memorial Park Richfield, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 7 St. Croix Valley Woolly

Woolly Trail Network St Croix Falls, WI Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 9 Cyclo De Mayo XII

Caption Roys Des Moines, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook May 15 Mayor’s Bike Ride

Iowa Bike/Hike Guide Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide - Change to Iowa Produced by Russ Lowthian and the HaveFunBiking.com (HFB) team. A thanks to Pete May for his graphic design, layout, and maps; the editing and support of Marcy Kelash, Jenni Mitten and all our Community Map Partners for their final edits; Sean Hayford Oleary our HFB webmaster; and all our ad sponsors 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 photo, by Russ Lowthian; The fun of riding some of the Iowa events offered on the following pages. Comments – editor@HaveFunBiking. 4 #NextBikeAdventure

Goat Ridge Brewing Co. Willmar, Spicer & New London, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Big Wood Gears & Beers Bike Tour

Big Wood Brewery White Bear Lake, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Pigtails IV Ride

Prairie Trail Ankeny, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Mama Marla’s Hike It Or Bike It

Clotho United Methodist Church Long Prairie, MN Rec/Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 Root River Triathlon

Root River Trailhead Park Houston, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


USA Bike Tours See the U.S.A. in the best possible way: from the seat of your bicycle!

CHOOSE FROM OVER 150 BIKE TOURS

usabiketours.com

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May May 16 Sprocket in Spring

Sikeston Recreation Complex Sikeston, MO Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16 White Deer Triathlon

Boulder Junction Community Center Boulder Junction, WI Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 17 Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride

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

Mesabi Trail 2020 Have Fun Biking Guide 2.1667” X 2.565” January 10, 2020

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 23

ALS Bike Trek MN

Big Marine Park Reserve St Croix, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 23 Le Grand Du Nord

Coast Guard parking lot Grand Marais, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 23-24

30th Annual Tour da UP

Pedaler’s Jamboree 2020

Ride to Missouri State Pen Flat Branch Park Columbia, MO Rec/festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook May 24 Chippewa Valley Century Ride

Irvine Park Chippewa Falls, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Rick Anderson’s 12th Annual Bike Sale

May 27

Superior Service Center Apple Valley Charity Bike Sale . . . . . . . . . . Website May 27 Tour de Sturgis Falls 34th

Annual Bike Ride

August 2-6, 2020

Cedar Falls Recreation Center Cedar Fall, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook May 29 -31

Sterile Iowan 100 or 200

Best Town By A Dam SiteAlden, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook

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May May 30

21st Annual

Tri Clear Lake 2020

State Park Beach Clear Lake, IA Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 30 Tour DE Water

Efficiency Detectives and Island City Brewery Lake Lodge Winona, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 27, 2020

May 30 The Spring Bike Fling

Portage Brewing Company Walker, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 31 – 7 Lumberjacks and Loons Bike

Tour

Home2 Suites Roseville, MN Multi- day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June June 6

Bike to X-out Fragile X

GoodSons Food & Spirit Des Moines, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook June 6 The Pie Ride

Clear Lake City Park Clear lake, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 6

Prairie Burn 100

June 6

Emmet County Bike for a Cure

Grinnell Central Park Grinnell, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Thoreson Park Estherville, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 6 Twin Cities Tour de Cure

Boom Island Minneapolis, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

www.TourDAMICO.com

Hiawatha Bicycling Club

Four loops of fun

25 - 50 - 75 - 100 September 12, 2020 The Quad Cities Bicycle Club & Geneseo Brewing Company

www.qcbc.org

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June

June

June 6 Tour de Pepin

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

June 6-13 BRAN

Omaha, NE Multi-Day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 13 Polk City’s Big Creek Bike Ride

June 6

Tour of Lakes

June 6

Extreme ND Klassic

June 13

June 6

Bayshore to Lakeshore Century

June 13 Caramel Roll Ride

Downtown Brainerd Brainerd, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Jona & Alica Baer Shop Lake Park, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Bay Care Clinic Greenbay, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 7 National Cancer Survivor Day

Bike Ride

Earl Grimm Park Slater, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 7 Grand Illinois Bike Tour

Litchfield High School Litchfield, IL Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 7 Buffalo Triathlon

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

Big Creek, Ankeny Polk City, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook

Loess Hills Enduro

Boehner Park Malvern, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Lake Wobegon Trail Albany, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 13 Believe In Me Bike Ride

Greater Rochester Rotary Rochester, MN Recreational Road & Gravel Website June 13 BRAK (Bike Ride Around

Koouth Co.)

Algona Publishing Parking Lot Algona, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook June 13 Tri-4-Health Triathlon

JCC High School (Kids and adults) Jackson, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 7 -13 Bike Ride Across Nebraska

Save the Monarch Butterfly While You Ride! Help us to increase disappearing pollinator habitat by tossing milkweed seedballs into roadsides while you ride your bike.

It’s easy to make an impact! Did you know Milkweed is the ONLY plant Monarchs lay their eggs on? It is nearly gone from our landscape, so the Monarch population has declined 90%! www.milkweedmatters.org FB/milkweedmatters milkweedmatters@gmail.com Our success is made possible by Iowan volunteers, organizational partnerships, private donations, and grants.

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SIMPLE

P leasure

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

www.lakeviewlifestyle.com

June June 13-14 Tour of the Mississippi River Valley (TOMRV)

Scott Community College in Bettendorf or Northeast School in Goose Lake., IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 9 for more details)

June 13-14

Bike MS: MS 150 Ride

Century College White Bear Lake, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 13-14 Trinona Triathlon

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

June 19-26, 2020

Approximately 350 miles of rolling hills, prairies & bike trails including Hastings to Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, Red Wing and back

www.tourofminnesota.com.

June 14-20 Ride the Fault Line

Visiting Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Cape Girardeau, MO Multi-Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 14 Luce Line Loops Bike Ride

Crow River Winery Hutchinson, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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ONABIKE XXVIII

“The Shawn Gosch Memorial Ride” Tour De Loess Hills Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Onawa, Iowa

Two routes to pick from 29 miles and 63 miles. The largest one-day bike ride in Western Iowa.

June

Registration and details visit www.onawachamber.com chamber@onawa.com 712-423-1801

June

June 15 Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake

June 20 2 X 4 Bike Ride

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

June 20 Solice 100 Gravel Grinder

Festival

June 15 Dam 2 Dam Ride

Le Bourget Park Little Falls, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 17-24 Tour de Nebraska 2020

First Lutheran Church Shakopee, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Start Line Malcolm, NE Gravel Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 21 Freedom Bike Ride -

Root Beer Edition

From Kearney, to Alma, Red Cloud, Hastings and back. Kearney, NE Multi –day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Lowe Park - Marion, Iowa Marion, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website carissa@freedomfestival.com

June 19-21 Bike the Border

June 21 Freewheeling & Freethinking

Bottineau, ND Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 19-26 Tour of Minnesota

Hastings to Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, Red Wing and back Multi –day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 9 for more details

June 20

BACooN Ride 6

Raccoon River Valley Trail Waukee, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website mark@iowabicyclecoalition.org June 20 BRAM

Bike Ride Around Mitchell Co. Limestone Brewers Osage, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Slater Municipal Pool parking lot Slater, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 25 - 28 Swiss Cheese & Spotted Cows

Tour

Spring Green, WI Multi-Day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 11 for more details)

June 27

Tour D’Amico

D’Amico & Sons Golden Valley, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 7 for more details)

June 27 Bike MS IOWA RIDE 2020

Ankeny Market and Pavilion Ankeny, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


June June 27 22nd Annual Stiff Ride

The New Shack Tavern Cedar Rapids, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 27 SW Iowa Gravel Grinder

(SWIGG)

Villisca Community Center Villisca, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook June 27 Lutsen 99’er

Lutsen Mountains Lutsen, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 27 Psycowpath MTB Series

Tranquility Park Omaha, NE Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

July

NEW ROUTE

July 4 Iowa Gravel Classic

Whiterock Conservancy Coon Rapids, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 11 Lifetime Tri-Minneapolis

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

June 25 - 28, 2020 Thursday-Sunday

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

www.scscbiketour.com

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

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July

July

July 11 St. Croix Fat Cat Triathlon

July 18 Tri-Loppet

July 11-12 The Triple Bypass

July 19-25 RAGBRAI

July 12 5th Frank Brinkerhoff Tri-State

July 25 Storm the Farm

Log House Landing Scandia, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Colorado Evergreen, CO Recreational Tour . . . . . . . . . Website

Century Challenge

Crave Parking Lot Sioux City, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook July 12 Tour of Saints

Theodore Wirth Park Minneapolis, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website A ride across Iowa Le Mars to Clinton Multi-Day Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Briggs Outdoors Winona, MN Foot Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 25-30 The Minnesota North Shore

Tour

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

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

July 12 Rock-N-Roll the Lakes

Memorial Park Stadium Montgomery, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Fountain Park Albert Lea, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 12-18 Iowa’s Ride

416 mi. across N. Iowa Dubuque, IA Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

July 13 Pocahontas Co. Bike Ride

Plover Park Plover, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 17-19 Heck Epic

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

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July 26

Tour de Bun Bike Classic

August Aug 1 High Nelly Bike Rally

Park Ave. and Mulberry St. Downtown Waterloo, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 1 Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour

Mesabi Trail Northern MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 1 Rail Trail 100

Saint Joseph Fergus Falls, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


August Aug 1 Tour de Tonka

Minnetonka, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

WHERE EVERY

DAY FEELS WEEKEND

LIKE A

Aug 4-8 Tour Du UP

Central U.P. Rapid River, MI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 6 for more details )

Aug 8

Ride with Liene

CedarFallsTourism.org/WeKnowHowToWeekend

Forest Lake Country Store Land O Lakes, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

800.845.1955

Aug 6-9 Ride to Cure Diabetes

La Crosse, WI Bike Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 15 Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride

Northshore Trail Ride Gooseberry Falls State Park Two Harbors, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Come Ride and Explore Allamakee! You will find an entirely different type of mountain biking experience in Allamakee County. Tucked away in the driftless area of Northeast Iowa, enjoy the trails and gravel roads here. It’s like a roller coaster ride meandering through the deeply carved river valleys, then upward into the bluffs for a one of a kind experience! For a fun adventure you won’t forget, visit us! www.allamakeecounty.com/tourism

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August Aug 15-16 Bike Van Buren XXXIV

Trail Trailhead Keosauqua,IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 21-23 Red Ribbon Ride

Twin Cities to Duluth, MN Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 22 ONABIKE XXVIII

GRAND RAPIDS

www.visitgrandrapids.com/biking Help us to increase disappearing pollinator habitat by tossing milkweed seedballs into roadsides while you ride your bike.

It’s easy to make an impact!

www.milkweedmatters.org FB/milkweedmatters

Ride miles of paved trails near Minneapolis Saint Paul!

Library Onawa, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 10 for more details)

Aug 22 Bike the Boarder

WASPI Trailhead Center Riceville, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 22 Tour De Skunk

Greencastle Tavern Mingo, IA Bike Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 22 Bikes4Kids Legacy Ride

Elm Creek Park Reserve Maple Grove, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 23 Top of the World Bicycle Tour

Melby Park Whitehall, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook

STOP INVASIVE SPECIES IN YOUR TRACKS

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August Aug 29 Paul’s Bacoon Ride # 3

Arboretum, Pual Bunyan Trail Brainerd, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 29 Wabash River Ride

Fort Ouiatenon West Lafayette, IN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

September Sep 4-7 La Crosse Bike Festival

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Riverside Park La Crosse, WI Muli-Recreational Event . . . Website Sept 5

Caramel Apple Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Sauk Centre, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 5 Jesse James Bike Tour

Northfield Rotary Club Northfield, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 5 Taste of the Trail

Root River Trail Lanesboro, Peterson & Whalan, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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2020 Date TBD The 14th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour starts and ends at beautiful Boom Island with multiple supported routes that take riders through the spectacular park and byway system at their own pace, traffic free! 3.5, 19 and 32-mile Route Options

Visit minneapolisbiketour.com for 2020 updates and registration information and fees

www.minneapolisbiketour.com

Jo in us

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

www.lakeviewlifestyle.com

e arth BluE

September Sept 6 St. Paul Classic Bike Tour

University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on map page 18 for more details)

Sep 12 Redfield Rock N’ Roll

Redfield Redfield, IA. Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 12 Heartland Tour & Century Ride

Geneseo Brewing Company Geneseo, IL Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on page 7 for more details)

Sept 12 Taste of the Trail

Minnesota

Root River Trail Fountain, Harmony & Preston MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 12-18 RideMN1

New Giant Welcome Center and Museum right off the trails on highway 169, 16 and I 90

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

A giant variety of eats and treats

Sep 18-20 Tour De Fall

RIGHT IN THE • • • • •

OF THE CITY

WALK/BIKE Trails Camping Lodging Water Park Fun-Food-Festivals

www.blueearthchamber.com

507.526.2916

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Des Moines to Lanesboro West Des Moines, IA Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sep 18-20 Potosi Tour de Pints

Potosi Brewery Potosi, WI Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


September Sept 19 Embrace the Hills

Mondamin Community Center Mondamin, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

1st Trail Connecting IA to MN

Sep 19 Derailed Adventure

Wapsi Trailhead & Welcome Center Riceville, IA Tri- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Trailhead & Welcome Center 110 East Main Street Riceville, IA 50466

Sept 19-20 Hawkeye Downs Human

Powered Vehicle Race Weekend

Hawkeye Downs Raceway Cedar Rapids, IA Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 Mora Bike Tour

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

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

Sept 19 Ride the Ridges

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

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Root River Trail Houston & Rushford MN Area Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 20 20th Annual Autumn Trek

Let’s Ride! Mark your calendar for the 2020

BikeMN fundraising rides!

July 4 in St. Cloud Sept. 6 in Saint Paul area tourofsaints.com bikeclassic.org

Hoffman Park River Falls, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 20 Glenwood Gravel Grinder

Glenwood Archaeological State Preserve Glenwood, IA Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sep 20 GIRG RIDE;

Firehouse Saloon & Grill Eldora, IA Gravel Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website TBD

Oct. 4 in Mankato bikeriverramble.org

Minneapolis Bike Tour

Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website (See ad on map page 16 for more details)

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

It’s easy to make an impact!

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Heck of the North

Two Harbors, MN Off Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 17-18

E-bike Challenge Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN Bike Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Volga City Gravel Race

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Town Square on Main Galesville, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 4 Mankato

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Park Mankato, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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Madison County Winery St. Charles, IA Gravel Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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High Trestle Trailhead Ankeny, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook Nov 21

Storm the Bluffs

Holzinger Lodge Winona, MN Duathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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What’s an e-Bike’s Range?

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

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

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

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

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

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What’s an e-Bike Motor?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Iowa Scholastic Mountain Bike Club We are a non-profit 501(c)3, a group of volunteers Statewide, coming together to develop a “Middle School thru High School mountain bike racing league”

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Want to get involved?

Volunteer your time or donate to support getting more kids on bikes.

Want to be part of a team?

Join a local team at your school, don’t have one? Contact your school to start a club.

Worried about making the team?

There’s no “making the team” we are about inclusivity, there’s a spot on the team for everyone.

Want to start a team?

Contact one of the volunteers for more information or email: ismtbclub@gmail.com

Don’t currently ride a mountain bike?

Don’t worry, we all were beginners at one time, we just want more kids on bikes.

Want to make a difference in you community?

Become a volunteer, we need people from all backgrounds supporting our kids.

• Coach Rider Leader • Webmaster/Social Media Coordinator

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Our Goals: More Kids on Bikes!

• Fill a niche for students whose needs may not be met by traditional scholastic sports • Get kids outside • Welcome and support diversity in ability, ethnicity, gender, orientation and skill level • Promotes trail-building efforts and environmental awareness • Improves focus and academic performance in our student athletes • Promotes health & fitness in teens & their families. Contact us at ismtbclub@gmail.com

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