Welcome to 2015!

Thanks for visiting!

2015 ride season is in full swing and we’d love to have you join us. There’s no prescribed speed, bike, or outfit. Just come, have fun, and meet other cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

See the 2015 ride schedule.

In the meantime, join our Facebook group, or follow us on Twitter @centralmnbike to stay up to date.
Send us an email if you have questions.

See you on the roads and trails of Minnesota!

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Ride with Paul Bunyan

The Paul Bunyan Cyclists are visiting from Brainerd to ride the Dam2Dam Ride and we’re riding with them!
The PBC contacted the CMBC about a joint ride and here’s what we came up with:

  Wednesday, July 22,meet at LeBourget Park at 5:30ish for socializing and a group picture. Ride at 6:00 pm. 

Route choices are 20 or 40 miles, depending on how fast you want to go. 

The PBC Riders will go anywhere between 12 and 20 miles an hour, much like the CMBC.

We will eat at Little Fiesta after the ride. 

Please join us for this awesome experience. There’s a chance we could top 40 riders! This is also a chance to meet our brethren and sistren from the Brainerd/Baxter area.

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Pedal on the Pounds 2015

Pedal on the Pounds is a leisurely ride with camaraderie, lots of laughs, and, yes, calories.

Please join us on July 11 at 9am (pre-ride photos at 8:50)
Meet at Lion’s Park just down Lake Rd from The Waters Edge (Formerly the 400 Supper Club)
25958 Lake Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301.
Early registration ends at 8:49 on July 11th.

As always, please bring something calorie ladened to share. In lieu of an official entry fee and/or setting up our own charity we will be supporting the CycleHealth organization. CycleHealth’s mission: To create a new cycle of health in America, starting with the youngest generation. My cousin’s industrious children Kristina and Kyle Swenson are very involved with this organization. Please take a moment to see the great work being done: http://www.cyclehealth.org/

The anticipated pace for the 33 mile route is a conversation-filled 10-12mph with two planned rest stops at mile 14 and 24. (There is a way to shave 6 miles off the first leg… shhhh, we won’t tell.)
For those wanting a bigger challenge each segment has an additional loop bringing the total distance to 50 miles. The pace of the 50 mile riders is typically 15-17 mph.

33 mile route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1122668
50 mile route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1122690

Please consider volunteering!
Friday evening I will be posting signs for the route. It is a big job with one person – but can be broken down to several vehicles vary easily. I will have maps available with what signs need to go where.
Immediately after the event we will need to remove the signs.
We also need additional SAG support.


Al Halbur
(320) 224-1409

Pedal on the Pounds 2015

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That’s why we bike in central Minnesota


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Handlebar Happy Hour!

Ring in the weekend CMBC style! 

Friday, June 5, 6:30 pm

Meet at the Bowlus trail head of the Soo Line Trail for a leisurely ride down the trail to Holdingford. Distance: 15 miles roundtrip with stops at Bowlus and Holdingford Liquor. 

Bring lights (and cash if you are having refreshments in Holdingford.) 


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May Tour de Tap

This Tour will again merge the wonderful worlds of bikes and beers with a visit to Day Block, Boom Island, Fulton, Sisyphus, LTD, Steel Toe, Lyn Lake, and East Lake Breweries. Have Fun! Details in the pdf.

2015 May Tour De Tap

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April Tour de Tap

On April 25, kick off the 2015 Tour de Tap Series with a bike tour of 8 Twin Cities breweries, starting with the new Surly facility!

Al Halbur has mapped a great route, find the details here.


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Second Annual Frozen Nose and Toes New Year’s Ride

Mostly fat and one skinny:



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Handlebar Happy Hour Friday 10-24

Fall weather continues to be just right for riding!
Meet at the St. Joseph trail head at 6:00 and ride at 6:15.
We’ll discuss details, but we’ll stick to the trail for sure.
Bring lights and wear reflective, flashy stuff.

See you there. It’ll be awesome.


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October Tour de Tap

Here are the details:
42 miles and 9 stops
Starting 1:00 at Bang with round trip ending at Urban Growler.


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