BIKE RIDES (by month)
Check with event organizers for 2010 dates
Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride
April 26, 2009 / April 25, 2010
Minnesota’s grand-daddy bicycle tour offering routes of 30, 65 or 100 miles. Always challenging. Always fun. Lakeville Minnesota start. All riders welcome.
American Diabetes Association Twin Cities Tour de Cure
June 6, 2009
This is a ride, not a race, with 6, 25, and 45-mile routes designed for all cycling abilities. Support the mission of the ADA: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Rides begin and end at Lake Harriet Bandshell.
June 14, 2009
Register for TRINONA: a USAT-sanctioned Sprint and International Distance Triathlon featuring one of Bicycling magazine’s “Top 100 Climbs in the U.S.”
Habitat 500 Bike Ride
July 12 – 18, 2009
Begins and ends in Faribault
Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota. Join us to ride 500 miles over seven days through scenic southeastern Minnesota to raise funds and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. Highlights include: 135 rider maximum, bike mechanic, massage therapists, SAG, nightly entertainment and great meals!
Red Ribbon Ride
July 16-19, 2009
Begins in Bloomington
A four-day, 300-mile charity bike ride for HIV/AIDS. Start: Mall of America; overnight stops in Lake City, Rochester, and Northfield; finish: State Capitol in St. Paul. Benefits seven Minnesota AIDS service organizations. Supported by volunteer crew & Erik’s Bike Shop.
Bike MS: Star Tribune
The Ride Across Minnesota 2009
July 26-31, 2009
Ortonville to Welch
Experience the southern part of the state and enjoy five nights of small town hospitality during this cycling vacation. Hand-picked roads, beautiful campsites, Midwest cookin’ and homegrown entertainment are part of the package. This National MS Society benefit is organized by the Star Tribune.
Breast Cancer Ride 2009
Aug. 1-2, 2009
Bloomington to Red Wing
The money raised from the Breast Cancer Ride will benefit Open Arms of Minnesota and Susan G. Komen For The Cure Minnesota Affiliate. The two-day fundraising ride offers a picturesque route down to southern Minnesota.
Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Bike Tour 2009
Aug. 8, 2009
Chisolm, end point for all 3 rides
This year the Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour 09 will offer great food, and music and family entertainment, all rolled into a unique riding experience on Minnesota’s premier paved bike trail.
Annual Oberstar Bike Ride
August 15, 2009
Gooseberry Falls State Park
This bike ride honors Congressman Oberstar’s leadership in construction of bike trails. Funds raised help the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association promote and maintain the Gitchi-Gami Bike Trail along Minnesota’s North Shore.
Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride for the Kids
Sept. 12, 2009
Lake Wobegon Trail
Cyclists start this ride from St. Joseph, Avon or Melrose along the Lake Wobegon Trail. With generous business contributions, this event helps support the programs of Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home and local participating faith communities.
Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour
Sept. 13, 2009
A music-filled ride through St. Paul unveils the beauty of the capital city and celebrates diverse neighborhoods along the way! Miles of traffic-free cycling along the 15 or 30-mile course.
Blazing Star State Trail
Albert Lea Convention &Visitors Bureau
Ride 10.1 miles of scenic trails in Albert Lea. Ride around Fountain Lake or to the Big Island State Park on Blazing Star Trail. Call 800-345-8414 for more information.
Cannon Valley Trail
Red Wing Visitors and Convention Bureau
420 Level Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
Red Wing has it all! History, unique shops, the Mississippi, fishing, hiking, bird watching including bald eagles. Wheel passes available at Red Wing Visitors Center.
Root River State Trail
706 Filmore Ave. S.
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Queen Anne-style bed and breakfast, built in 1897, located just six blocks from historic downtown Lanesboro and area bike trails. Named one of the area’s ten most remarkable retreats by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Open year-round.
Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail
Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau
One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200
Mankato, MN 56001
Trees, trails and water without the cars, concrete or cost. Over 50 miles of beautiful trails. Call for a bike trail guide.
Glacial Lakes State Trail
Dickerson’s Lake Florida Resort
13194 2nd St. NE
Spicer, MN 56288
Tour the new Glacial Lakes State Trail on a complimentary bicycle (or tricycle, wagon, or push car for the little ones). Stay in a cottage just steps from the shore of shimmering Lake Florida.
Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
2104 Highway 12 E.
Willmar, MN 56201
“Where the Lakes Begin.” Spend less time driving and more time relaxing and making memories in the Willmar Lakes Area in beautiful Kandiyohi County.
Heartland State Trail
Itasca Area Lakes Tourism Association
Great biking trails in scenic pines and along crystal lakes-Itasca State Park and Heartland from Park Rapids to Walker. Choose our quality lodging and campground facilities for your stay.
Northern Pine Lodge
14588 230th St.
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Northern Pine Lodge, a family resort on Potato Lake. Small enough to provide a quiet vacation, but large enough to offer activities for all.
Itasca State Park Bike Trail
15782 Wilderness Dr.,
Lake Itasca, MN 56470
Bike Itasca from your door at Bert’s Cabins in the tall pines. Housekeeping cabins, pool, daily or weekly rental. Open May – October and January and February. Call for reservations.
Paul Bunyan State Trail
300 Bemidji Ave. P.O. Box 66
Bemidji, MN 56601
Explore beautiful lakes and forests surrounding Bemidji. Ride for miles on easy paved or challenging mountain bike trails. Visit the First City on the Mississippi.
Minnesota Arrowhead Association
Northeastern Minnesota’s Arrowhead Country offers trails for all riding styles and ability levels. Enjoy easy access, detailed maps, trailside lodging, dining, rentals, repairs, and amenities.
Gitchi-Gami State Trail
Cove Point Lodge on Lake Superior
4614 Highway 61
Beaver Bay, MN 55601
800-598-3221 / 218-226-3221
Every room in this rustic Scandinavian lodge views Lake Superior! Ride the Gitchi Gami Trail all the way to Gooseberry. Relaxing sauna, hot tub, and pool. Enjoy intimate dining featured in Bon Appetit magazine.
Boundary Country Trekking
11 Poplar Creek Dr.
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Bike lodge-to-lodge on the paved Mesabi Trail or mountain bike the rugged trails of the Gunflint. You pedal, we take care of the rest!
Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce
223 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719
Chisholm lodging – direct access to the bike trail. Take advantage of unique shops, restaurants and our many attractions. Chisholm Inn & Suites: www.chisholminn.com / 877-255-3156
Willard Munger State Trail
21 West Superior St., Suite 100
Duluth, MN 55802
The biking, the history, the adventure, the Lake, connect with nature and Lake Superior. Ride the famous Lakewalk or one of Duluth’s many bike trails. For the adventurous, there’s Spirit Mountain’s challenging mountain bike trail. Explore hundreds of restaurants, events, and attractions on beautiful Lake Superior.
Willard Munger Inn and Indian Point Campground
75th W. Grand Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807
Choose from whirlpool suites, fireplace suites, and kitchen studios at the Munger Inn, or tent and full hook-up campsites at the Indian Point Campground on the nearby St. Louis River. Enjoy bicycling on the Munger Trail and canoeing on the St. Louis River.
TWIN CITIES AREA
Hastings City Trails
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
111 3rd St. E.
Hastings, MN 55033
Begin your adventure in HISTORIC HASTINGS on the Mississippi. Near Twin Cities. Golfing, biking, bird watching, vineyard/winery, Vermillion Falls, LeDuc Historic Estate, the list continues.
Luce Line Trail
Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce, CVB
2 Main Street South
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Bike the Luce Line Trail through Hutchinson and experience the community’s scenic beauty, hometown charm, and many attractions. A perfect weekend’s ride through Minnesota’s countryside.
Three Rivers Park District
Three Rivers Park District
100+ miles of off-road trails linked to regional trail corridors throughout Hennepin, Carver, and Scott counties. Trails for young families, serious riders, and commuters. Free maps on website.
Easy Riders Bicycle & Sports Shop
415 Washington St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Downtown Brainerd. Trek-Fisher-Redline. Sales, service, rentals. Largest selection of bicycles under one roof, plus a bicycle museum. Rollerblades and water toys. On and off bike trail riding. National BMX track.
Erik’s Bike Shop
Locations throughout the Twin Cities, plus Rochester and St. Cloud
As the USA’s No. 1 dealer for Specialized and Raleigh, we guarantee the best prices, service and selection. Stop by and let us help you get out riding today!
6028 Hwy 36 Blvd No.,
Oakdale, MN 55128
At Gateway Cycle, we have bikes by TREK, Raleigh, Gary Fisher and Mirraco. If your bike needs a tune-up or repair, bring it in, we’ll get it ready to ride.
5425 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, biking, camping or just relaxing on your patio, Hoigaard’s has you covered! We have been proudly serving Minnesota for 114 years! *