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Minnesota

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2021 Edition

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Inside Event listing May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 October. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2022 listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Info for you Social Distancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Test Ride an e-Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mountain Biking Rules of the Road. . . . . 26 Keep Your Bike Ready to Ride. . . . . . . . . . 50 Drive Your Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Bike Friendly Maps TC Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Waconia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Shakopee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Edina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Richfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Bloomington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Lakeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Inver Grove Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Cottage Grove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hastings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Cannon Valley Trail Cannon Falls/Red Wing. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Owatonna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Alexandria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Brainerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Mesabi Trail - Grand Rapids/Virginia. . . 64 Roseau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

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GIANT things are happening in

Because of the post-Covid-19 uncertainty at printing, please check the following events websites as some rides, races or tours may have been cancelled or rescheduled.

BLUE EARTH

FREE Located right off of Highways I-90, 169 and 16 EUM Parks/Trails • Camping • Specialty Shops • Coffee Shops MUS SION ADMIS Restaurants • Water Park/Pool • Picnic Areas Harmony Instruments • Electric Car Charging Stations Bike Rentals • Historic Sites • Golf Course Giant Welcome Center • Giant Memorabilia Museum

May 2021 May 8 Fulton Gran Fondo

Fulton NE MPLS Production Brewery Minneapolis, MN Timed Ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 15 Mama Marla’s Hike It Or Bike It Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau 1134 Giant Drive • PO Box 185 • Blue Earth, MN 56013 507-526-2916 • www.blueearthchamber.com

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Clotho United Methodist Church Long Prairie, MN

Rec/Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 15 Root River Triathlon

Root River Trailhead Park Houston, MN

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 15

JUNE 18-25, 2021

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

www.tourofminnesota.com. Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide Produced by Russ Lowthian and the HaveFunBiking.com, Let’s Do MN and MN Field Library team. A special thanks to Pete May for his graphic design, layout, and maps; the editing and support of Marcy Kelash, Mark Peterson and all our Community Map Partner with their final edits; Ben Wilson and Sean Hayford Oleary, our webmasters; and the and 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. Thanks! Cover photo by Russ Lowthian; Participating with friends and teammates in one of the many fun Minnesota High School Cycling Leagues sanctioned events. Comments – editor@HaveFunbiking.com

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White Deer Triathlon

Boulder Junction Community Center Boulder Junction, WI

Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16

Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN

Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 16-17 Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour

Covil Park Red Wing, MN

Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 29 Le Grand Du Nord

Coast Guard parking lot Grand Marais, MN Gravel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 29 Tour DE Water

Efficiency Detectives and Island City Brewery Lake Lodge Winona, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website May 30 Chippewa Valley Century Ride

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


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SPECIALTY CYCLES • CRUISER BIKES • KIDS BIKES KAYAKS • CANOES • PEDAL BOATS • SUPs & MORE!

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May May 30 Leinenkugel’s Chippewa

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

June June 5 Twin Cities Tour de Cure

Virtual – choose your location Minneapolis, MN

Charity Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 5

Extreme ND Klassic

Jona & Alica Baer Shop Lake Park, MN Gravel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 6 -12 Bike Ride Across Nebraska

BRAN

Omaha, NE Multi-Day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 6 Buffalo Triathlon

Sturges Park Buffalo, MN Triathlon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 11-13 Tour of the Mississippi River

Isle Hotel Bettenddorf, IA Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 12 Caramel Roll Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Albany, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 12

Bike MS: MS 150 Ride

Century College White Bear Lake, MN Charity Ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 12 Tri-4-Health Triathlon

JCC High School (Kids and adults) Jackson, MN Triathlon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Jun 13-18

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Grand Illinois Bike Tour

Litchfield High School Litchfield, IL Multi Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


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June June 16-23 Tour de Nebraska 2021

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

July Rick Anderson’s 13th Annual Bike Sale

July 10

Superior Service Center Apple Valley Charity Bike Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 17-20 Loop the Lake Bemidji

July 11 Tour of Saints

June 18-25 Tour of Minnesota

July 11 Rock-N-Roll the Lakes

Stanford Center Bemidji, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Hastings to Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, Red Wing and back Multi –day Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 4 for more details

June 19 Shooting Star Trail Bike Ride

A heavenly ride St Joseph, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Fountain Park Albert Lea, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 12-17 River Towns on the

Mississippi Tour

Park Adams, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Hastings to New Albin, IA. Hastings, MN Multi-day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

June 19 BACooN Ride

July 11-17 Habitat 500 Bike Ride

Raccoon River Valley Trail Waukee, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 19 Lady Slipper Nature Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Avon, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 20 Dam 2 Dam Ride

Le Bourget Park Little Falls, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 20 Freedom Bike Ride - Root Beer

Edition

Lowe Park - Marion, Iowa Marion, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website June 26 Lutsen 99’er

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

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Virtual St. Paul Mult-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 13-18 The Minnesota North Shore

Tour

Duluth, MN Multi-Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Jul 18-24 Iowa’s Ride

416 mi. across N. Iowa Dubuque, IA Multi-day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 24/25 Tour D’ Bun

Kolacky Days Montgomery, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 24 Tri-Loppet

Theodore Wirth Park Minneapolis, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website July 25-31 RAGBRAI

A ride across Iowa Le Mars to Clinton Multi-Day Ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


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July July 31 Great River Energy

Mesabi Trail Tour Series #1 Minnesota Discovery Center Chisholm, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

August Aug 1 Apple Blossom Tour

Abnet Field La Cresant, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 1-8 Ride to Cure Diabetes

Virtual Bike Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 6-8 Bike Duluth Festival

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN MTB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

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August Aug 7 Rail Trail 100

Saint Joseph Fergus Falls, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 7 Tour de Tonka

Minnetonka, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 7-8 Powderhorn 24

Powderhorn Park Minneapolis, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 14 FB4K MN Iornman Bike Ride

Huber Park Shakopee, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website See ad on page 10 for details


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August Photo by Mark MacLennan

Aug 15 Gitchi-Gami Northshore Trail Ride

Gooseberry Falls State Park Two Harbors, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 20-21 Bike Van Buren XXXV

Trail Trailhead Keosauqua,IA Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 20-22 Red Ribbon Ride

Twin Cities to Duluth, MN Charity Ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 21 Gitchi Gami Trail Ride

Northshore Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 21 • 12.4 miles of wood-chip trails for spring walking and running • Three-Mile Walk, paved route, for walkers/runners • Three-Mile Drive, scenic tour through 1200 acres, for cars and bikes • Open daily. All members and visitors must have advance reservations: arb.umn.edu/order-tickets Members free, non-members $15, kids 15-and-under always free

The Triple Bypass

Colorado Evergreen, CO Recreational Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 21 ONABIKE XXVIII

Library Onawa, IA Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 22 Top of the World Bicycle Tour

Melby Park Whitehall, WI Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facebook Aug 28

Horribly Hilly Hundreds

Village of Blue Mound Blue Mounds, WI Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 28 Great River Energy

Mesabi Trail Tour Series #2 Itasca Co. Fairgrounds Grand Rapids, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 28 Bike the Boarder 3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 612-624-2200 www.arboretum.umn.edu

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WASPI Trailhead Center Riceville, IA Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Aug 28-29 MN HS MTB Race #1

Youth-Interscholastic Location TBA Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


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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 keep your distance and wear a mask.

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 your group to 8 or less and wear a mask. 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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August Aug 29 Get Your Rear in Gear

Veterans Memorial Park Richfield, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

September Sep 3-6 La Crosse Bike Festival

Riverside Park La Crosse, WI Multi-Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 4 Jesse James Bike Tour

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

GRAND RAPIDS

www.visitgrandrapids.com/biking Find Grand Rapids on the map on page 60

HOKYOJI RETREAT CENTER

~ A tranquil place to rest in your travels ~ • Comfortable lodging in our guest house plus camping available • Located in the beautiful driftless zone in SE Minnesota • 105 peaceful acres bordering state forest • Close to parks, bike/hiking trails, the Mississippi, Effigy Mounds • Walking paths, bird watching, campfires, starry skies on-site • Commercial kitchen, meeting space, and free Wi-Fi

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EDGY. September

Hit the trails.

Sept 11

Caramel Apple Ride

Lake Wobegon Trail Sauk Centre, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 11-12 MN HS MTB Race #2

Youth-Interscholastic Location TBA Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 12-17 RideMN1 State Bicycle

Crossing

www.redwing.org

Find Red Wing on the map on page 51

Breckenridge to St Croix Aitkin, MN Multi Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 15 North Star Bicycle Race

St. Paul to Canadian border Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sep 17-19 Tour De Fall

Don’t miss the

Great River Energy/Mesabi Trail Tour Series For trail and tour information:

www.mesabitrail.com See Mesabi TrailMesabi on the map on page 60-61 Trail

2021 Have Fun Biking Guide 2.1667” X 2.565” February 10, 2021

Des Moines to Lanesboro West Des Moines, IA Multi-day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 18 Great River Energy

Mesabi Trail Tour Series #3 Olcott Park Virgina, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 18 Ride the Ridges

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

Sep 18 Derailed Adventure

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

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The South Metro’s

BEST INDOOR

RECREATION CENTER When your plans to enjoy the outdoors are interrupted by bad weather, or when you just need a simpler solution for stir-crazy kids, come indoors to Rockin’ Jump in Eagan. Our 28,000 sq ft of jumping, climbing and ninja attractions will help you all experience fitness and competition disguised as fun. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS OFFER HUGE SAVINGS AND MAKE US AN EVEN EASIER LAST MINUTE VISIT OPTION. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS AND WALK-IN ADMISSIONS ARE AVAILABLE. For parents, we offer comfortable seating, free wi-fi and an on-site cafe. Of course parents can join in the fun and jump too. We encourage it!

2015 Silver Bell Road, Ste 195, Eagan, MN 55122 • rockinjump.com/eagan • 651-419-9020

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September Sept 18-19 MN HS MTB Race #3

Youth-Interscholastic Location TBA Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 Tour of Lakeville

Ride with the Mayor Pioneer Plaza LakeVille, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 Mora Bike Tour

Vasaloppet Nordic Center Mora, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19

Annual Autumn Trek

Hoffman Park River Falls, WI Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 19 – Nov 18 Great American Road Trip

Santa Monica, CA to Savannah, GA or sections. Multi-day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

Sept 25 Headwaters 100

Century School Park Rapids, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 25 Heck of the North

Donald Ferguson Forest Area Two Harbors, MN Gravel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Sept 25 Big Wood Gears and Beers Bike

Tour Woolly

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

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September Sept 25-26 MN HS MTB Race #4

Youth-Interscholastic Location TBA Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website

October Oct 2 Apple Affair Bike Tour

Town Square on Main Galesville, WI Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 2-3 MN HS MTB Race #5

Youth-Interscholastic Location TBA Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 3 Mankato River Ramble

Land of Memories Park Mankato, MN Recreational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 3

Missouri Cowbell

The Stomp’n Grounds Rocheport, MO Cyclocross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 9 Filthy 50

Stewertville, MN Gravel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 9-10 MN HS MTB Race #6

Youth-Interscholastic Location TBA Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WebsiteRace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website Oct 15-17 Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross

Festival

Johnson Co. Fairgrounds Iowa City, IA Cycle-Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website


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Test Ride an e- e-Bike e-Bike

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

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

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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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Set in the rolling Mississippi River valley of the southeastern Twin Cities area, Inver Grove Heights offers miles of scenic paved trails with connections to other trail systems. For mountainbiking, check out Salem Hills and other exciting off-road courses. Below are some recommendations to help plan your next visit.

AmericInn Hotel & Suites A

5861 Blaine Avenue East Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.450.7511 WEBSITE

Holiday Inn Express B

5653 Bishop Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 WEBSITE 651.450.1100

Microtel Inn & Suites C

5681 Bishop Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.552.0555 WEBSITE

Coratel Inn & Suites D

5492 Robert Trail Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 651.414.9893 WEBSITE

Harmon Park Reserve for Mountain Biking

Salem Hills Mountain Biking Park

E offers some of the best off-road,

single track riding in Minnesota 1642 Upper 55th St. East WEBSITE

Inver Wood Golf Course & Foot Golf

F A premier course for both sports in

the southeast metro. 1850 70th Street East 651.457.3667 WEBSITE

Bike King G

Bicycle shop for all your cycling needs, with knowledgeable and friendly staff. 6489 Cahill Ave 651.457.7766 WEBSITE

North Valley Park for Disc Golf H

This championship-level 18 hole course is set beautifully in the wooded hillside. Passes available for a nominal fee by calling City of IGH 651.450.2585. 2800 70th St East WEBSITE

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

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Minnesota’s premier WWII museum with a unique collection of World War II artifacts on display. 310 Airport Rd, South St Paul, MN 55075 651.455.6942 WEBSITE

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Built in 1894, this unique bridge once spanned across the Mississippi River for trains and automobiles. Now a must-see walking bridge along the Mississippi River Trail. 4465 66th Street 651.450.2587 WEBSITE

Arbor Pointe Golf Club

9-hole executive golf course that offers a wooded setting with fantastic vista views. 8919 Cahill Avenue 651.451.9678 WEBSITE

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Where To Eat In Inver Grove Heights

Following your ride, re-fuel at one of over 30 dining options in Inver Grove Heights. From brews to burgers, tacos to treats, ipho to ice cream, sandwiches to sushi, Inver Grove Heights has an awesome collection of dining spots. WEBSITE


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Keep Your Bike Ready-to-Ride

Helpful Bike Tools & Supplies

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

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

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

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

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

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