Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and heartwarming hospitality of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Each season offers different views of the beautiful lakes area. As the snow starts melting each spring you will hear thewater in our lakes and rivers begin to flow, the birds will begin to chirp and the flowers and trees will begin to bud. Summers will offer the beauties of bright blue skies and lakes, and hues of lush green trees. Autumn provides bikers the experience of riding the trails with amazing views of the radiant Minnesota fall colors. Maps are available at Brainerd Area Bike Maps.
Short for Did Not Race. If you register for a bicycle race or a century ride and then for some reason can't be there to ride it, the officials will usually put DNR next to your name. DNS is also used, for Did Not Start.
Dodging Doors - Riding in traffic, there's always a risk of someone in a parked car unknowingly opening their car door and striking you as you ride past, which is called getting "doored" and can be a serious accident. To avoid it, always ride at least three feet from parked cars, look inside parked vehicles for drivers ready to exit, never pass vehicles on the right, and always exercise extreme caution when a car stops in front of you or double parks in your path. Also, remember that it's perfectly legal to move out of the bike lane if a hazard such as a parked car exists.
Tip courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists (bikeleague.org).