While the entire Midwest endures below freezing temperatures. I turn the pages of my Minnesota Biking Guide from www.pedalmn.com and daydream about warm days and fun bike rides.
This 34 page magazine has terrific color photos and is nicely organized by region for cyclists looking to ride the paved trails or head out for some mountain biking.
Over 40 trails are profiled. Information provided includes the location, distance and a description of what it would be like to ride the trail and also where you can get additional information about it.
Ads for biking tours, rides, and trail side communities are sprinkled among the pages of this biking guide. An ad for the Mesabi Trail caught my eye with it’s promise of lodge to lodge biking throughout the wilderness of northern Minnesota. How cool would it be to ride your bike to the Boundary Waters?!? The Minneapolis Bike Tour advertisement also grabbed my attention. A bike tour of Minneapolis with rest stops, snacks, and a finish line party? Sign me up!
Trails I earmarked for 2014 are the Cannon Valley Trail and The Goodhue Pioneer State Trail. Both leave from Red Wing, which sounds like a beautiful place to visit. I can just picture leaving from a quaint B&B and heading out for a day long ride alongside the Mississippi River to return for a relaxing evening at a delicious restaurant. Heaven!
If you’re curious about the biking opportunities Minnesota offers, click here to order their biking guide. Finding a copy in your mailbox on a freezing cold day just help with those winter blues.