Category Archives: Biking

A Minnesota fall bike/birding hotspot in the Twin Cities Gateway to enjoy

As fall approaches and many of the migratory birds starting to gather for their departure south on the flyway, we wanted to share a few bike/birding hotspots we found in the Twin Cities Gateway. While ground-truthing a few bike maps in the MN Bike/Hike Guide we noticed some wildlife haunts perfect for viewing the fall migration. An […]

Ride your bike to and from Blue Heron Days for a good time

When you’re in Lino Lakes it can feel like you’re smack dab in the middle of northern Minnesota, especially when you bike to Blue Heron Days. One of eight Twin Cities Gateway communities, Lino Lakes has the second largest Blue Heron rookery in the state. While visiting you can pedal along many wide open roads and trails that take […]

Bike races are a big draw to the Festival in the Park, in Mounds View

Mounds View is a great mix of busy and calm where you can ride your bike along creek side trails to visit festivals like the town’s Festival in the Park. This two-day jam-packed festival is a great way to start the end of summer vacation. Watch the fastest bike racers in the Midwest roar around Mounds View. […]

Bike the Long Lake Trail while visiting New Brighton’s Stockyard Days

Riding the Long Lake Trails and taking in Stockyard Days, in New Brighton is a great example of what you will find visiting this area. Located on the north side of the Twin Cities, alongside the 35W Freeway in the Twin Cities Gateway Community, you will find many trails to explore. Along with many bike friendly roads the trail  […]

Shoreview’s music will have you dancing on your pedals to natures beat

The trails here, can be your playground for you and your bike in Shoreview  – there’s no where you can’t go. This Twin Cities Gateway community here offers friendly road routes, trails and sidewalks so you can take another bike journey wherever you wish. The city also offers some off road paved trails to get […]

Anoka’s Heritage Home and Garden Tour is enjoyable by bike

At the confluence of the Rum entering the Mississippi River you will find many beautiful turn-of-the-century homes and gardens to tour. Explore 13 historic neighborhoods on the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour. A part of the Twin Cities Gateway communities, Anoka happens to be a very bike friendly town. Biking is the perfect way […]

The Blaine festival and farmers market are two fun events to bike too

If you are in the Twin Cities Gateway, north of Minneapolis and looking for fun this summer? The Blaine Festival is family fun! The fun kicks off on Friday at Noon, with a medallion hunt and festivities that runs through Sunday, at 6 p.m. for a weekend of fun. Pig races and a “Not So” […]

The art of biking and festivals in friendly Fridley Minnesota

Pedaling along the Mississippi River Trail (MRT), north of Minneapolis, takes cyclists through the remarkable art community of Fridley, with the annual ’49er Days. One of the nine communities in the Twin Cities Gateway the city offers a one of a kind experience for art and bike lovers alike. From live theatre, a stunning gallery […]

Last chance to experience track cycle racing in Minnesota, for a while

An exciting and fun sport this may be the last year, for a while, to try or watch track cycle racing in Minnesota. Track or velodrome racing at the National Sports Center (NSC) has been called “NASCAR on Two Wheels.” At blazing speeds, gravity-defying turns and spectacular crashes makes Velodrome racing one of the most […]

Summer Or Winter Ham Lake Is A Perfect Place To Visit

Ham Lake is one of my favorite places to stay when visiting and biking in the Twin Cities Gateway Area. Getting around from here it is easy on my bike for summer fun and winter fat biking. It’s almost like there is a bike-friendly road wherever you go with wide paved shoulders That makes it […]

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