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Bike/Hike Guide Guide

Winter 2017 Minnesota Edition

HaveFunBiking.com


Explore Southeast Minnesota’s On The

Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour

A 3-Day Bicycle Trek - Friday, July 7 - July 9 On The

Find the magic of riding your bike in Bluff Country www.rootrivertrail.org


Save This Date

Registration Opens February 1, 2017 www.IronmanBikeRide.org #BraggingRightsGuaranteed


Join Our Team Today! www.minnesotamtb.org


We Ride Minnesota’s TREK Bicycle Store

www.onetencycles.com 1040 Dakota Dr Mendota Heights, MN 55120

651-454-2066

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Inside Event listings January. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 February. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 March. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 June. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Info for you Fashion & Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Biking Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Accessorize Your Ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Top Off Your Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Helpful Bke Tools & Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . 60 Digital Gadgets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Ride Safely. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Next Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Drive Your Bike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Buying a Bicycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Discover How Good You Feel. . . . . . . . . . . 112 Rules of the Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Resources

TC Shops & Mountain Biking . . . . . . . . . . . 32 BikeMN & LCI Educators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 State Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 TC Tourism Centers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Bike Clubs & Race Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Minnesota maps Albert Lea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Bloomington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Brainerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Cuyuna Lakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Faribault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Hastings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Itasca Trails Area Bemidji, Park Rapids, Walker.104 Lakeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Lake Wobegon Trail St Joseph, Sauk Center. . 78 Little Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Mankato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Mendota Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Mesabi Trail Area Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virgina.118 Minneapolis NW Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center .16 Root River Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Stillwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 St. Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Twin City Gateway Anoka, Blaine,Lino Lakes. 10 Waconia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Western Prairie Towns Montevideo, Granite Falls.68 Willmar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Winona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Border states maps Chippewa Falls, WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Menomonie, WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 La Crosse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

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January Jan 1 7th Annual Brrrmidji Bike Ride The Cabin Coffeehouse and Cafe Bemidji, MN Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More information Jan 4 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike

Race Series

Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 11 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike

Race Series

Ride Safe For a Rules of the Road refresher

see pages 76-77 MN Bike/Hike Guide Comments – editor@HaveFunbiking.com Produced by Russ Lowthian and the HaveFunBiking.com staff including Stephanie Hunt, John Brown and Andrew Ellis. A special thanks to Pete May for his graphic design, layout and maps; the editing and support of Marcy Kelash; all our Community Map Partners for their final edits; Kimberli Johnson our e-database manager; the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) and all the advertisers who make this annual publicationt possible. Please stop by their places of business and let them know you saw their ad in the MN Bike/Hike Guide. Cover: Fat tire enthusiasts riding the Minnesota River bottoms in Bloomington. We hope this guide helps encourage more to enjoy all the bicycling opportunities here.

Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 14 Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race Excelsior Brewing Company Excelsior, MN Fat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 14 Snow Crush Fat Tire Race River Bend Nature Center Faribault, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 14 Freezer Burn Fate Bike Race Springvale County Park Cambridge, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 15 Brookview Meltdown Brookview Golf Course Golden Valley, MN Watch for More Details Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series

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Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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January Jan 18 The Hub’s Women & Trans

Night

Hub Bicycle Shop Minneapolis, MN Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 19 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 21 Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat

Race #1

Minnesota River Bottoms Bloomington, MN Facebook Event Page Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jan 21 QBP Fat Bike Rennet Hyland Lake Park Reserve Bloomington, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 21 Iowa Bike Expo Location - Iowa Events Center, 233 Center Street Des Moines, IA Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 22 Ladies Fat Bike Ride Tonka Cycle & Ski Hopkins, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 22 Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trail Woodbury, MN Fate Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Working since 2008 to make Minnesota a state where bicycling is easy, safe, and fun for everyone. Get Involved! • Become a BikeMN member, there are tons of benefits! • Learn about MN bike laws, how to commute, and more with one of our bike education courses (or become and instructor!). • Have a blast on BikeMN rides, including the Saint Paul Classic. • Join our advocates network to work for bikes in your community and at the Capitol. • Volunteer at one of our many bicycle events across the state.

Visit www.BikeMN.org. fk

Jan 22 Wonderland Fat Bike Ride –

RLAGC

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve Savage, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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January

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Jan 22 Ragbrai Announcement Party Location - Iowa Events Center Des Moines, IA Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jan 30 – Feb 1 Arrowhead 135 International Falls, MN 135 miles of cold weather terrain Race (bike, run or ski) Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jan 25 Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Information Jan 28 Penn Cycle Get Phat with Pat

Race #2

February Feb 1 Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Elm Creek Singletrack Trail Champlin, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series

Minnesota River Bottoms Bloomington, MN Facebook Event Page Fat bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Jan 28 Iceman Fat Tire Bike Race Granite City Speedway Sauk Rapids, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jan 28 Fat Bike Fun Race Cleary Lake Regional Park Prior Lake, MN Fate Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 29 Lakes & Legends Winter

Warmer Classic

Loring Park Minneapolis, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 29 King Boreas Winter Triathlon St Paul Winter Carnival St Paul, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 29 Ladies Fat Bike Ride Tonka Cycle & Ski Hopkins, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Feb 2 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 4 Fired Up Fat Bike Tour The Jewel Golf Club Lake City, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 4 Ely Winter Festival Fat Bike Ride Whiteside Park Ely, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 4 -7 Cuyuna Whiteout Cuyuna Country Recreational Area Ironton, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 5 Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet Race Theodore Wirth Park Minneapolis, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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February Feb 5 Ladies Fat Bike Ride Tonka Cycle & Ski Hopkins, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 5 No Name Alleycat Race Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis, MN Bike Rac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e

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Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Feb 11 Twin Cities Bike Swap National Sports Center Minneapolis, MN Bike Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 11 Penn Cycle Fat Bike Frozen

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Elm Creek Park Champlin, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Listings continue on page 18

BENEFITING EIGHT MINNESOTA HIV/AIDS ORGANIZATIONS:

Remember ABC check pages 76-77 for details

June 3rd & 4th, 2017

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Cycling Jerseys

Fashion & Style

The Importance of Cycling Jerseys Cycling jerseys aren’t a requirement for riding a bike, but it’ll help make for a more comfortable ride. So, what’s so special about these jerseys? The Ride answer is in its material. With Me Fabric and Other Features Cycling jerseys are made of moisture moving fabrics that pull perspiration off your body and move it to the outside of the garment where it evaporates quickly. Additionally, cycling jerseys are cut to follow the natural lines of your body while riding. They use grippers to stay in place as you move around the bicycle, and many options also have pockets to help you carry things like food, phones, or tools. A lot of options also include some reflective features making you more visible while out on the road. All together these features make you more comfortable and safer on your bike. Finding the Right Size and Fit Some may be wary of wearing a cycling jersey, because they’ve only seen the ones that look as though they were made out of spandex. Well, times have changed, and there are now many styles and materials to choose from. When trying on a jersey, consider a few things: • When standing bolt upright, the jersey will feel short in the front and long in the back. It’s important to lean over a bit and try to replicate your cycling position. If the jersey still feels too short or long, then look for a new size or fit. • Costs will vary widely based on the material and complexity of the construction. From synthetic fibers to natural ones with every combination in between, jerseys use different materials to create something that is both functional and comfortable. Keeping these facts in mind you’ll find the jersey that’s right for you.

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Recommended Products

Summit Jersey Hit the trail with this loose fitting jersey that’s perfect for all-mountain riding. This functional, but not flatshy, top is constructed with Transfer fabric for superior moisture management. Pair this jersey with the Summit or Elevate Short, and you’re ready to ride.

Launch Jersey

Divide Jersey

With a non-zippered V-neck design and Transfer fabric to manage moisture, the Launch Jersey is all about aggressive trail riding. From the sublimated graphics to the trail-ready features-including mesh the dirt

This mid-level trail jersey combines functional materials and an innovative mesh vent design. A single zip pocket holds all the essentials while the builtin sunglass wipe keeps your glasses clean.

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February Feb 19 Butt Skinny Fat Tire Fat Bike

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Waconia Brewing Company Waconia, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 19 Ladies Fat Bike Ride Tonka Cycle & Ski Hopkins, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Feb 11 Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race Holzinger Lodge Winona, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 12 Ladies Fat Bike Ride Tonka Cycle & Ski Hopkins, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 12

Fat Bike Vasaloppet “Fat Vassa”

Lakeside Park Mora, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series

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Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 16 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 18 Fat Frozen Fun Team Relay Race Elm Creek Regional Park Champlain, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Feb 19 Bikecicle Fatbike Race Rhombus Guys Brewing Company Grand Forks, ND Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series

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Keller Lake Golf Course Maplewood, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 23 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 25 Scouts Guide to the

Snowpocalypse

Gamehaven Boy Scout Reservation Rochester, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 26 Ladies Fat Bike Ride Tonka Cycle & Ski Hopkins, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

March Mar 3 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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March Mar 4 Northland Fat Bike Rally Lake Bemidji State Park Bemidji, MN Fat Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar 5 No Name Alleycat Race Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis, MN Bike Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 9 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 16 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Mar 18 The “Trumpit” Head to the border Two Harbors, MN Fat Bike/Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar 23 Rum River BMX Clinic Industrial Park Isanti, MN BMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar 25 Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville Harry’s Café Lakeville, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mar 25 TCBC Swap Meet Hopkins VFW Post #425 Hopkins, MN Bike Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t

April Apr 1 Begings “30 Days of Biking” World Wide Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis Pledge to Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Listings continue on page 26

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Common Discomforts Riding a bicycle is one&ofFixes

Biking Comfort

the most enjoyable hobbies available. Don’t let little nagging annoyances take away from your great ride. Learn the causes and fixes to cycling’s most basic discomforts. Before you ride, setup your bike to fit you. I encourage you to find a friend to help look at you on your bicycle and adjust your fit. If no one is available, use your phone and take video of you sitting and riding your bicycle. Look at the two riders Above. The rider on the right is in for some sore days. The excessive amount of bend to his legs is making his knee support all his effort at a very acute angle, which puts excess strain on the joint. His leaning over means his upper body weight is supported only by his lower back and arms, which results in a sore back, shoulder, arms, and painful hands. His low saddle overworks his quadriceps and doesn’t engage his gluteus or calf muscles, and his head is positioned so low he must crane his neck up aggressively just to see. This will result in a sore neck. The rider on the left is bending his leg at a wider angle which results in proper leg extension while pedaling, and incorporates all his muscles (helps with efficiency). To set saddle height: sit on your bike, place your heel on your pedal, and rotate the pedals backward. You want your leg completely extended while keeping your hips level (at the bottom of the pedal stroke your leg should be just barely locked out with your heel touching the pedal). If you find you aren’t getting complete extension raise your saddle, but lower it if you’re tilting your hip to reach the bottom of the pedal stroke. The rider on the left has more support as well. He is using his bone structure to support himself by adjusting his bar so his back is at an angle over 45 degrees from the ground. His arms extend at a 90-degree angle from his back with a very small bend to the elbow. He has adjusted his grips and controls to be in place when he reaches out to take the bar. He does not need to turn his wrist up or down to shift or brake. The rider on the left also has a very comfortable position for his head. He can see around and in front naturally without needing to stretch. Once you have a comfortable setup, you should experience hours upon hours of painless riding. If discomfort continues, then consult with your local bike shop. They are trained in advanced personal fitting techniques and can offer insights into potential causes of discomfort.

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Recommended Products

Contour Gel Locking Grips Whether you’re riding on your local streets or your local trails, your hands are bound to take a beating. Never fear, though, as our Contour Gel Locking Grips are here to take the pain out of sensitive handst

Bar Phat When the road ahead looks more like a pot marked battlefield than a bike path, you’re in need of some extra help. You need something like Body Geometry Bar Phat that’s proven to reduce hand pressure by up to 50%. Yes, you read that correctly.

Body Geometry Comfort Gel Saddle The Body Geometry Comfort Gel with Comfort Core technology is ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to provide unmatched comfort and support while reducing pressure on soft tissue.

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May 20 ALS Bike Trek MN Big Marine Park Reserve Marine on St Croix, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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May 19-20 Almanzo 100 Spring Valley Community Center Spring Valley, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Apr 29 Falls Duathlon Hanna’s Bend Park Cannon Falls, MN Duathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

May 20 Root River Triathlon Root River Trailhead Park Houston, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Apr 30 51st MN Ironman Bicycle Ride Waconia High School Waconia, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

May 27 Le Grand Du Nord Harbor Park Grand Marais, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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June June 3 Tour de Cure Minnehaha Falls Minneapolis, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 3 Tour of Lakes Crow Wing County Fair, Brainerd, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 3 Nu Bri Tri Long Lake Park Reserve New Brighton, MN Triathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10 Westside Dirty Benjamin Micheal’s Cycle Chaska, MN Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 10 Hillfest Ptacek’s IGA Prescott, WI Gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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June 18 Little Bellas Sunday Program Carver Lake Park Woodbury, MN Mountain Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 16-23 Tour of Minnesota Stillwater to North Branch, Moose Lake, Superior, Danbury, St. Croix Falls/ Taylors Falls and back Multi-day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 24-29 Swiss Cheese & Spotted

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Finding the Right Saddle

Accessorize Your Bike

A comfortable saddle is essential to enjoying your next bike ride and finding the right one can be easy with these few tips!

Bigger isn’t Always Better A bigger saddle is not always more comfortable, its shape that determines how comfortable a saddle is. Your ideal saddle shape depends on your riding position, so be sure to figure that out before you make a purchase.

Two Riding Positions Riders either ride on their pubic arch (see figure) or their sit bones (technically called Ischial Tuberosity). Pubic arch riders lean forward toward the bars and rotate their hips forward. Those who rest on their sit bones are positioned more upright with their hips rotating backward.

How do You Tell the Difference??

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The easiest way to figure out which saddle might work for you is to view the saddle from behind (if it were on the bike you could look down the length of the saddle and see the handlebar). Is the saddle shaped in a constant curve from right to left, with no flat sections? This saddle is probably best for those who rest on their pubic arch. If the saddle has a flat section, it is more geared to riders who rest on their sit bones.

Time for a Test Drive Once you find a few saddles that match your riding position try them out (Most local bike shops offer some sort of service for saddle fitting). Install the saddle on your bike for a short test ride, and remember it will feel unfamiliar at first. Focus on how you are resting on the saddle. It’s a good sign if you can rest in one spot comfortably. You should feel supported evenly without any one localized point of pressure. If you find yourself shifting around frequently to find a good spot, that saddle probably doesn’t fit too well.

Follow these tips and you’ll be riding comfortably in no time.

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Recommended Products

Bontrager Comfort Gel Saddle Bontrager Nebula Plus Saddle

Casually cruise around town seated atop the Nebula Plus saddle. It’s loaded with ergonomic technology like “FlexForm”, an elastomer that allows the saddle to subtly rotate with the natural movement of the pelvis, “Contour Relief Zone” that eases pressure on soft tissue areas and multiple widths to fit every rider.

The Comfort Gel saddle uses a full cutout to eliminate soft tissue pressure while adding gel padding to maximize soothing comfort. Add in a weather resistant coating and you have the perfect saddle for relaxing rides on your town and leisure bike.

Bontrager Commuter Gel Saddle

The Comuter Gel saddle provides efficient support and comfort to ensure every commute is smooth and pressure-free. A full cutout eliminates soft tissue pressure while a layer of forgiving gel padding adds everyday comfort.

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June June 24 Lutsen 99’er Lutsen Mountains Lutsen, MN Mountain Bike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

July July 4 HBC Tour D‘Amico Golden Valley, MN Recreational Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (See ads on page 17 for more details) July 4 TCBC Watermelon Ride Shoreview, MN Recreational Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (See ads on page 27 for more details) July 7-9 Root River Bluff & Valley Bicycle Tour

Sunday, August 12, 2017 *AMB3R* [H0501]RiDERS 15 CENTER CHEST 9X9 BLACK MESH 196 #1 *AMB3R* [H0501]RiDERS 15 CENTER CHEST 9X9 PINK PMS 225 MESH 156 #2 *AMB3R* [H0501]RiDERS 15 CENTER CHEST 9X9 LT. PINK PMS 196 #3

Peterson, Houston, Rushford, Harmony, Preston, Fountain, Lanesoro, Whalan and back. Peterson, MN Multi-day Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (See ads on page 3 for more details) July 29 Tour de Bun Bike Classic Memorial Park Stadium Montgomery, MN Residential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Grand Rapids, Culumet and Hibbing Trailhead Virginia, MN Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Remember ABC check see pages 76-77 for details

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Twin Cities Bike Stores Who Support This Guide Access Mobility Sports

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

Bike King

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

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Boehm’s

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

One Ten Cycles

1040 West Dakota Drive Mendota Heights . . . . . . . . 651-454-2066 . . . . . . . http://www.onetencycles.com/ (See ads on pages 6 & 28 for more details)

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

Country Cycles

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

Gateway Cycle

6028 Hwy 36 Blvd. N. Oakdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-777-0188 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gatewaycycle.com (See ad on page 41 for more details)

RIDE THE NORTHSHORE

16th Annual GGTA North Shore Bike Ride August 20, August 19, 2016 2017 28, 37, or 55 miles www.ggta.org

Grand Performance

1938 Grand Ave. St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-699-2640 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gpbicycles.com (See ad on page 63 for more details)

Hoigaard’s

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

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Twin Cities Bike Stores

Twin Cities Bike Stores

Isanti Bike (New Store)

The Fix Studio

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

Jerry’s Schwinn Cyclery

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

Lowertown Bike Shop

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

Midtown Bike Center

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

Outdoor Edge

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

Penn Cycle & Fitness

6415 Lake Rd Terrace Woodbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-731-9458 710 W. Lake Street Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-822-2228 2290 Cliff Road Eagan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651-882-0312 3916 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington . . . . . . . . . . . 952-888-1427 10611 Baltimore St. NE Ste. 140 Blaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763-432-9430 6824 Penn Ave. South Richfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612-866-7540 10750 Cedar Bend Minnetonka . . . . . . . . . . . 952-953-5030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.penncycle.com (See ad on page 53 for more details)

Ramsey Bicycle

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

Tonka Cycle & Ski

16 Shady Oak Road South Hopkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 952-938-8336 . . . . . . . . . www.tonkacycleandski.com (See ad on page 67 for more details)

Valley Bike and Ski Shops

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

Twin City Mountain Biking Areas Afton Alps Ski Area

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

Battle Creek (MORC-Maintained)

Saint Paul . https://www.ramseycounty. us/residents/parks-recreation

Buck Hill

Burnsville . . . http://www.buckhill.com

Carver Lake Park (MORC-Maintained)

Woodbury . . . http://www.ci.woodbury. mn.us/parks-and-trails/parks/off-roadcycling-trail

Cottage Grove Bike Park

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

Elm Creek Park Reserve

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

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

Fort Snelling State Park

Sunrise Cyclery

Hillside Mountain Bike Park

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

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Twin Cities Bike Stores Lake Elmo Park Reserve Lake Elmo https://www.co.washington. mn.us/index.aspx?NID=502

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Rockford https://www.threeriversparks. org/parks/lake-rebecca-park.aspx

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

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

Long Meadow Swamp

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

MN Trail River Bottoms

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

Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve

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

Terrace Oaks

Burnsville (MORC-Maintained)

Theodore Wirth Park

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Welch Village, Welch

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Preparing for Your First Trip

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Congratulations, you have decided to take the leap and sign up for a bike event. It could be a small charity ride, your first triathlon, or a multi-day bike tour. Regardless of the kind of ride, there are a few things you should know before leaving your front door.

Pack Heavy I’m not encouraging you to bring everything you own, but be sure to pack for all kinds of situations. Bring a jacket, arm warmers, knee warmers, and rain gear for changing weather conditions. Be sure to bring extra tubes, chain lube, hex keys, rags, and a floor pump to keep your bike running. Don’t forget food (for pre-, during, and post-ride), water, and bottles to keep you going strong.

Know Your Route Most events will share a map of the route in advance. Print a paper version of it, just in case your digital solution fails. If you are making your own route create a cue sheet, which lists each turn of the ride by street and distance for quick reference.

Random Goods Even if you plan and pack well, unexpected things happen. Be sure to bring a zip lock bag (preferably big enough to house you phone to keep it dry), a small bit of Duct tape, travel tissues, 4 quarters, and a $10 bill. With those items, you can protect things from the elements, repair the unrepairable, buy ice cream, and do a host of other things.

Take Care of Your Baby A mechanical problem on a long trip is a huge buzzkill. Avoid any issues by first cleaning your bike thoroughly, and then take it in for service. Having your bike running in tip-top shape makes the ride that much more enjoyable.

Enjoy the Experience Of all the “things” you bring with you, be sure to leave your stress at home. No ride has ever gone according to plan. In fact, some of the most enjoyable rides are the ones full of the unexpected! Enjoy the journey and stay positive.

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Big Lake Chamber

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Bloomington CVB

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Buffalo CVB

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Burnsville CVB

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Eagan CVB

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Elk River Area

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Hastings Tourism Bureau

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Inver Grove Heights

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Lakeville CVB

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Minneapolis Northwest CVB

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Monticello Chamber

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Roseville Visitors Association

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Rosemount Tourism

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Visit Shakopee

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Stillwater & Oak Park Heights CVB

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St. Paul Convention & Visitors

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Twin Cities Gateway

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Waconia Chamber of Commerce

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

Fit to be Tri’d

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

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Southeast MN Mike’s Bicycle Shop

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

Bike Club

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Red Wing Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . . 651-385-5934 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.redwing.org (See ad on page 56 for details)

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

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

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July 10 in the St. Cloud area tourofsaints.com

Sept. 11 in Saint Paul bikeclassic.org

River Rider Cycle & Specialty

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

Oct. 9 in Mankato bikeriverramble.org

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

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Southeast MN Whitewater Bike & Sports

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

Winona Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-657-4972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitwinona.com (See map. pages 46-47 for details)

Adventure Cycle & Ski

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Kolter Bicycle and Fitness Inc

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Brone’s Bike Shop

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

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

Root River Trail Towns (See ad on page 54-55 for more details) Fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-268-4923 Harmony . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-247-6466 . . . . . . . . . . www.exploreharmony.com

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Southeast MN Preston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-845-2100 . . . . . . . . www.prestonmntourism.com (See ad on page 81 for more details) Rushford/Rushford Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507-864-3338 . . . . . . . . . .www.rushfordchamber.com

Little River General Store

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

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

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

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

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

Rydjor Bike Shop

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

South MN Albert Lea Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-345-8414 . . . . . . . . . .www.albertleatourism.org/ (See map on pages 58-59 for details)

Martin’s Cycle & Fitness

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

Poole Bike Shop

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

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

Faribault Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-2354 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.faribaultmn.org (See map on pages 50-51 for details)

Milltown Cycles

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Recommended Products

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Park Chain Brush

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South MN

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Mankato

Jackson

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-800.657.4733 . . . . . . . www.visitgreatermankato.com (See map on pages 64-65 for more details)

Broken Spoke

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

Flying Penguin Outdoor Sports

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

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

Pipestone

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

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-507-825-3633 . . . . . . . www.pipestoneminnesota.com (See ad on page 67 for more details)

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

Westcentral MN

Scheels

The Spoke

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

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

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

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

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

The Bike Shop

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

Hutchinson Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-572-6689 . . . . . . . . .www.explorehutchinson.com (See map on pages 22-23 for more details)

Outdoor Motion

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

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Westcentral MN

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Willmar Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1-800-845-8747 . . . . . . . . . www.willmarlakesarea.com (See map on pages 72-73 for more details)

Green Lake BMX

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

Rick’s Schwinn &t Sport Center

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

Prairie Waters Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-866-5432 . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.prairiewaters.com (See map on pages 68-69 for more details)

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

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Westcentral MN

Benson

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

Granite Falls

Lake Wobegon Trail

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

Bicycle Service Center

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

(See map on pages 78-79 for more details)

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

Wheelwright Bike Repair

Ortonville

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

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

Osakis

St Cloud Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-264-2940 . . . . . . . . . . . www.granitecountry.com (See map on pages 82-83 for more details)

Craig’s Bike Shop

9575 Sucker Creek Rd NW Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-320-393-3120

Erik’s Bike Shop

2115 W. Division St. St. Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320-257-0111

Fitzharris Ski and Bike

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

Granite City Cycle and Sports

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

Revolution Cycle and Ski

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

Rods Bike Shop

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

Scheels

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

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

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

The Bike & Fitness Company

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

Jake’s Bikes

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

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

Craig’s Bicycle Repair

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

Fergus Bike & Fitness

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

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

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Westcentral MN Great Northern Bicycle Co.

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

FM Community Bike Shop

209 NP Ave Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-701-478-4021

Scheels

505 Center Ave. Moorhead . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218.233.2751

Northwest MN Little Falls Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-325-5916 (See map on pages 86-87 for details)

Touright Bicycles

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

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

Your Bike Shop in Hopkins www.tonkacycleandski.com

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

Cuyuna Lakes Area (See map on pages 100-101 for more details) Listings continue on page 70

Pedal the Prairie Casey Jones Trail 10 miles round trip

PipestoneMinnesota.com

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Leech Lake B&B

Camp Holiday Resort & Campground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-678-2495 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.campholiday.com Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-534-3110 . . . . . . .www.countryinndeerwood.com Deerwood Motel . . . . . . . 1-218-534-3163 . . . . . . . . . . . www.deerwoodmotel.com DQ - Crosby . . . . . . . . . . 1-218- 546-6124 . . . . . . . . www.dairyqueen.com/us-en/ store-details/1329/ Ruttgers Resort . . . . . . 1-218-678-2885 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ruttgers.com

Cycle Path & Paddle

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

Brainerd Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-450-2838 . . . . . . www.explorebrainerdlakes.com (See map on pages 94-95 for details)

Acceleration Sports & Fitness

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

Easy Riders Bicycle & Sports

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

Fast Bike

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

Martin”s Sport Shop

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

11058 Steamboat Loop, Walker, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56484 218-547-2231 . . . . . . . . . . . . http://leechlakebb.com/ (See ad on page 97 for more details)

Park Rapids Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-247-0054 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.parkrapids.com (See ad on page 91 for more details)

Northern Cycle

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

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

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

Bemidji Visitors Center . . . . . . . 1-877-250-5959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitbemidji.com (See Mesabi map on pages 118-119 for details)

Northern Cycle

117 3rd St NW Bemidji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-751-2453 https://www.facebook.com/NorthernCycle-Bemidji-1484410891845777/ (See ad on page 97 for details)

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

Trail Blazer Bikes

Crookston

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Radi’s Sports

14843 Edgewood Dr N Brainerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-829-8542 Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1- 800-833-1118 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.leech-lake.com

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-809-5997 . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitcrookston.com 510 Hwy 75 S Crookston . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-281-7172

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

Make your ride a “Best Of…”

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

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

T&M Athletics

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

Carlton Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-879-1551 . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cityofcarlton.com (See ad on page 103 for more details)

lanesboro.com • 507-467-2696

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

Cloquet

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

Grand Rapids Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-355-9740 . . . . . . . . . . www.visitgrandrapids.com (See Mesabi map on pages 118-119 for details)

Itasca Trail Sports

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

Iron Trail Hibbing, Virginia area Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-777-8497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ironrange.org (See Mesabi map on pages 118-119 for details)

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Riding with a Theme Song

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There’s nothing like your favorite playlist to keep you pedaling in high spirits even through the toughest rides. But space is limited while riding a bike, so here a few of the most portable options.

Earbuds It all comes down to personal preference, but the most common ways people listen is through earbuds.They do a great job because they fit snugly into your ear (eliminating a lot of wind noise), are light and collapsible, and don’t need an additional power source. The downside of earbuds is they can limit your ability to hear your surroundings. We take for granted how much our auditory sense contributes to our perception of the world. If you want to use earbuds it’s best you use just one. Most media devices will allow you to shift all sound to one earbud, leaving your other ear open and keeping you safe.

Speakers Another simple option is to use the speakers in your phone and an on-bike mount. This option works okay, but sound quality and battery life end up being an issue. Another popular choice is to use a portable speaker. Lots of riders are find it easy to mount a speaker to their bike or person. This option maintains good sound quality, while allowing you to hear the world around you. The volume can also be adjusted so that those out of your immediate vicinity won’t hear your choice in boyband.

Rock Out Responsibly Whatever you choose, remember to be responsible. Be responsible to yourself by not eliminating your ability to hear the world around you, and responsible to others who want to enjoy all the sights and sounds uninterrupted.

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Recommended Products

Schwinn BluTunes

Sonika Speaker

Invation, packs a lot of performance into this small package. The “Bullet super portable” speaker works via, bluetoooth, micro SD card or AUX line. It comes with 4 color skins and at 3.5 ounces, it’s perfect for any type of sport.

You will be amazed with the clear sound, clean bass, and dynamic sound of the Sonika™ Bluetooth Handlebar Speaker. Stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device, with direct line, or by inserting your SD card. Silicone mounting keeps this speaker securely in place. The built-in lithium rechargeable battery is good for up to 8 hours of use.

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Northeast MN Bikes on Howard

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

Mesabi Recreation

720 9th St N Virgina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-749-6719 . . . . . . . . . www.mesabirecreation.com (See Mesabi map on pages 118-119 for details)

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

Northern Lights Rental Shop

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

International Falls Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-325-5766

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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

Continental Ski & Bike

1305 East 1st St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-728-4466

Duluth Runningv

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

Earth Bike

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

Lakeside Video

4511 E Superior St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-525-7363

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

VisitBemidji.com • 877.250.5959

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Northeast MN Ski Hut

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

Stewart’s Wheel Goods

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

Trail Fitters

600 E. Superior St. Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-722-6776

Twin Ports Cyclery

2914 West Third St Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-624-4008

Two Harbors

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

Silver Bay

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-218-226-4870 . . . . . www.heartofthenorthshore.com/

Lutsen/Tofte

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-888-616-6784 . . . . . . . www.americasnorthcoast.org/ Listings continue on page 90

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

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

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

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Northeast MN Lutsen Mountains Shop

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

Visit Cook County Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-888-616-6784 . . . . . . . . . . .www.visitcookcounty.com (See ad on page 99 for details)

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

Superior North Outdoor Center

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

State of Minnesota Resources Explore Minnesota Tourism

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

Minnesota Complete Streets

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

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

Minnesota Department of Health

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

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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

Minnesota Department of Transportation

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

BBikeMN Staff Dorian Grilley, Exec. Dir 651-387-2445 . . . . . . dorian@bikemn.org Nick Mason, Deputy Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nick@bikemn.org Natalie Gille, Greater MN Program Mgr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .natalie@bikemn.org Michelle Breidenbach,. Safe Routes to School Edu. Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . michelle@bikemn.org Will Wlizlo, Membership and Web Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . will@bikemn.org CJ Lindor, Education Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cj@bikemn.org Jo Olson, Communications Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jo@bikemn.org BikeMN teaches kids and adults to ride bikes safely in Minnesota. They have a growing number of League of American Cyclist Instructors (LCI’s) throughout the state working to make a difference in their communities. Join BikeMN’s LCI team - see list on page 74 .

Minnesota High School Cycling League

. www.minnesotamtb.org/morcmtb.org (See ads on pages 5 & 123 for more details)

Minnesota Mountain Bike (MORC)

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

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

Twin City Metro Resources Bicycling in Minneapolis

. . . 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 (See ad on page 41 )

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TC Metro Resources Three Rivers’ Parks

. . . . . . www.threeriversparkdistrict.org (See ad on page 27 - map on page 80)

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

Maps • Guides • Features

Minnesota Bike Clubs & Race Teams Active Sports Club

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

Alexandria Bike & Ski Club

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

Bemidji Bike Club

Bemidji contact@thebikeguybemidji.com

Birchwood Bike Racing Team

Minneapolis . www.birchwoodbiketeam.com ©Michael Juvrud photo

Boreal Bike Club

Bloomington . . . . www.borealbike.com

Buffalo Bike Club

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

Cannon Valley Velo Club

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

www.MnTrails.com

Central Minnesota Bike Club

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

Christian Cycling – Twin Cities Spoke

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

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew Crosby . . . . http://cuyunalakesmtb.com

Cycle Mesabi

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

Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shores West Duluth . . http://www.coggs.com/

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-715-398-0588 Listings continue on page 97

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What Bike Is Right for Me?

Next Bike

Like everything else in the world today, there are no shortages of choices when it comes to bikes. So how do you figure out what is right for you?

Step one, determine where you want to ride. Typical choices are on the road, path/trail, and off road with many subdivisions of each.

Step two, how frequently do you plan on riding? Bicycle costs range from around $300 up into the tens of thousands. The most basic models use less durable materials like plastics in the shifting components and mild steel rather than stronger alloys. As the prices increase, stronger metals replace less durable materials, lending to a bicycle that will hold up better to frequent use.

Step three, why are you riding? Fun and fitness, speed and adrenaline, or competition all put different strains on a bicycle. Be sure to match your riding style with the bike you get.

Educate Yourself Now it’s time for some research. What kind of bike do you need? There are three main categories of bicycles, but each one has its own subcategories as well. For those, it’s best to visit your local bike shop.

Mountain Bikes Mountain bikes are designed for off road use. They sport the largest tires of any category and are equipped with suspension designed to keep the rider in control on rough trails. Mountain bikes have low gearing so riders can pedal up steep grades of loose ground. A lot of riders enjoy the stability and position of a mountain bike for path/trail riding as well as true off road riding.

Road Bicycles Designed with speed and efficiency in mind, road bikes are best suited on roads due to the small tire size. These bicycles are the lightest of the three categories. Some road bikes are equipped with flat handlebars, but most come with a drop bar. Many riders love the speed and lightweight of these bicycles.

Path/Trail Path/trail bikes are the largest volume of bicycles sold. These bicycles use an upright handlebar and a more comfortable seating position. The tires range from something narrow (like a road bike) to as wide as a mountain bike. Some are also fitted with suspension designed for comfort rather than control. While not as quick as a road bike, these bikes offer great efficiency on longer bike tours.

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Recommended Products

FX3 Hybrid Trek’s FX3 offers a best-of-both-worlds combination of road bike speed and city bike comfort and versatility. FX3 is light, fast, fun, and agile enough for a multitude of uses. From fitness and commuting to errands and mellow Sunday loops. The FX3’s aluminum frame and carbon fork ensure light weight and smooth riding.

Emonda ALR5

Every detail of the Émonda serves the same audacious goal: to create the lightest line of production road bikes ever offered. Built with unmatched attention to balance and handling, Émonda ALR offers elegance on a new level, far surpassing the lightness and performance of many of its carbon competitors.

X-Caliber 7 Mountain Bike Trek’s X-Caliber 7 will get you hooked on mountain biking. It packs all of Trek’s XC race hardtail experience into a light, fast bike that pairs the right wheel size with each frame size. Nothing beats the efficiency, simplicity, and straight-up fun of this X-Cal hardtail. Great for XC racing, or simply shredding singletrack.

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Drive Your Bike

Minnesota has dozens of League Cycling Instructors (LCI) who teach classes across the state. From short lunch sessions to the nine hour Traffic Skills 101, the core message is the same. Drive your bike. Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. FOLLOW THE LAW Your safety and the image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs, ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane that serves your destination. BE PREDICTABLE Make your intentions clear to motorists and other road users. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes. BE VISIBLE Ride where drivers can see you; wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red Photo courtesy of John Hardy rear light and reflectors at night or when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t ride on sidewalks. THINK AHEAD Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other bicyclists will do next watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and utility covers. Cross railroad tracks at right angles. RIDE READY Check: tires for sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release wheel levers are closed. Carry repair and emergency supplies. Always wear a helmet.

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Duluth Road Cycle Club

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

Erik’s Bike Club

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

Fairmont Bike Club

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

Faribault Flyers

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

Flat City Cycle Club

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

Gopher Wheelmen

Rental • Repair

Sales • Accessories

Twin Cities . . www.gopherwheelmen.org

GrandStay Cycling Team

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

GSHotelsCycling Great Plains Cycling Club

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)

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

Heartland Bike Club

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

Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC)

Twin Cities . . . . www.Hiawathabike.org (See ad on page 111 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

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Bike Clubs/Race Teams Lake Superior Cycle Club

Midwest Women’s Cycling

Major Taylor Bicycling Club

Minneapolis Bicycle Racing Club

TC . . . www.majortaylorminnesota.org

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

Mid-Minnesota Cycling Club

Minnesota Cycling Team

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

St. Cloud . . . midmncyclingclub.blogspot.com

Midwest Sport Council

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

Twin Cities www.mw cmr.blogspot.com/

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

Minnesota HS Cycling League

. www.minnesotamtb.org/morcmtb.org (See ads on pages 5 & 123 for more details)

Minnesota Human Powered Assoc.

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

Minnesota Junior Cycling

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

Minnesota Randonneurs

TC based . www.minnesotarandonneurs.org

Minnesota Triathlon Club

TC based . www.tcmultisportsclub.com/

Minnesota Wheelman

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

Minnesota Junior Cycle

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

Minnesota Wheelman

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

National Sports Center-Velo Club

Blaine . . http://velodrome.nscsports.org (See ad on page 34 or map on pages 10-11)

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FIND YOUR TRAIL

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Nordic Ski Club of Central MN

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Northfield Bike Club

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North Star Ski Touring Club

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Paul Bunyan Cyclists

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

Peace Coffee Racing

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

Penn Cycle Rides

Twin Cities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.penncycle.com/page.cfm?pageID=26 (See ad on page 53 for more details)

Ramsey Cycling Club

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

Ride & Glide Ski and Bike Club

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

Rim Riders

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

Rochester Active Sports Club

Rochester . http://rasc.multisportsystems.com/

Rosemount Cycling Club

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Rum River Cycling Club

Milaca . . . . http://rumrivercycling.com/

Sierra Club - Minnesota

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

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Silver Cycling

Lakeville, MN . . www.silvercycling.org (See map on pages 24-25)

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .http://www.clubs.csbsju.edu/cyclingclub/

St. Olaf Cycling Club

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

St. Paul Bicycle Racing Team

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

Superior Cycling Club

Grand Marais . www.superiorcycling.org

Team Ski Hut - Monday night rides Duluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-218-724-8525 Traverski Ski & Sports Club

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Buying A Bicycle . . . . .at a Big Box Store, . . . . . . . . . on the Internet, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or a Bike Shop?

No matter how you purchase a new bicycle, all bikes arrive boxed and have to be assembled and tuned before they are ready to ride. Normally at a discount store the bikes on display are assembled by a person who has little or no knowledge of the mechanics of a bicyclewhat happens many times, basic adjustments are overlooked and the lifecycle of your purchase decreases. This is due to bearings sometimes not seated properly at the factory or crank and wheel alignment that need to be fine tuned are ignored. Still, the most inexpensive bike can give you enjoyable service if adjusted properly and maintained. Then, purchasing a bike over the web may be another way to shave the cost of that bike you want to purchase. Except here, shipping charges are usually an added cost and you are on your own for assembly and adjustments. At a bicycle store you will find a wide selection of bicycles to fit your riding style and comfort level with adjustments made by the bike shop’s knowledgeable staff. So, before buying, compare your options by visiting your neighborhood bike dealer. Here are five reasons to stop in to a shop in your community before purchasing a bike in a box: Knowledgeable Advice From People Who Know Bikes. Each bicycle shop has trained staff who know the bikes you are interested in. Because of their product knowledge they can give you valuable advice. Finding The Proper Frame Size Will Give You The Right Fit. Bicycles come in many sizes to help fit riders of all ages and sizes. To assure that the investment you are planning on making gives you years of comfort and enjoyment, a bike dealer will go beyond the wheel size to recommend the right fit for your individual needs. Test Rides Are Always Available at a Bicycle Store. The best way to know if a bike is for you, is to try it! Just ask for a test ride before you buy. A Good Selection of Models To Fit Your Cycling Needs. Most bicycle stores carry several brands offering models for: juvenile riders including BMX use; comfort/cross-train styles for recreational riding; electric assist, special needs options; many selections for the juvenile rider; and a wide selection for mountain biking, racing, road/tour riding, triathlons and more. A Free Bike Tune-up With Your Purchase. Once you have purchase a bike at a shop they will offer you a complimentary tune-up and do final check so the bike lasts a long time.

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Bike Clubs/Race Teams Twin Cities Unicycle Club

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

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Ullr Ski, Bike & Social Club

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

U of Minnesota Cyclin g Club

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

Velo - Rochester

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

Venture Expeditions

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

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Wabasha Bicycling Club

Wabasha . www.wabashabicycleclub.com

Winona Area Mountain Bikers

Winona . . . . . . . . . greg@advcycle.com (See map on pages 46-47 for more details

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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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BIKES THAT KNOW Wisconsin

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

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

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

Chippewa County Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-866-723-0331 . . . . . . . . . . www.chippewacounty.com (See map page 116-117 for more details) • Old Abe Trail

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

Menomonie Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . 1-715-235-9087 . . . . . . . . www.menomoniechamber.org (See map on pages 118-119 for details) • Red Cedar Trail

Wisconsin River Falls

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

Sparta/Elroy Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-354-2453 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bikesparta.com (See ad on page 115 for details) Riding Options • Sparta/Elroy Trail

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

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

Iowa Home to RAGBRAI you will find many scenic road and trails to ride to and sight see.

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Cedar Falls

Visitors Center . . . . . . . . 1-800-658-9424 . . . . . . . . . . . www.explorelacrosse.com • La Crosse River & Great River Trails (See map on pages 120-121 for details)

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

Polk County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Dakota Discover many scenic roads and trails

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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