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Join us for the 47th annual MIBR on April 28th, 2013 in the Scenic St Croix River Valley! Washington County Fairgrounds just outside of Stillwater, MN is the new home for the ride.
Tour of Lakes
The Paul Bunyan Cyclists enforce a strict cutoff: “May 1 or 1,200 riders, whichever comes first.” Experience the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area as you ride past lakes and forests on low traffic rolling to flat terrain. An occasional hill can be found as well. Our tour promises an abundance of beautiful scenery, fresh air, terrific rest stops and a different route each year.
Caramel Roll Ride
A sweet roll along a sweet trail! This is our annual “Beginning of Summer” ride on the trail. We offer a choice of three routes for riders: east to Avon, Collegeville and St. Joseph, west to Freeport and Melrose, and north to Holdingford and the covered bridge, then on the Soo Line Trail to Bowlus and Blanchard Dam on the Mississippi River. And, of course, caramel rolls at every rest stop!
Mankato River Ramble
The River Ramble offers one great ride with four scenic routes and four fun rest stops that feature great live music, delicious treats, cold beverages, hot coffee and refreshing fruit. In addition to the 12, 26 or 42 miles routes, the 2013 ride featured an optional two-mile side trip to the childhood homes of famed author Maude Hart Lovelace’s Betsy and Tacy.
Tour de Tonka
The 8th annual Tour de Tonka bike ride will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013. Six different route options are available: 16, 26, 43, 51, 77 or 100. The event begins and ends at Minnetonka High School at 7:30 am. Same day registration begins at 5:45 am. Registration fee includes a T-shirt, entertainment and treats at rest stops and full mechanical support along each route.
Tour de Tonka is sponsored by Minnetonka Community Education. A portion of each rider’s registration fee is donated to the local ICA Food Shelf. For more information, visit www.tourdetonka.org or call 952-401-6800.
Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour
Great River Energy and the Mesabi Trail again join forces in northern Minnesota to support two state traditions; recreational trails and AMPERS-“Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities.” The tour offers great food, music and family entertainment, all rolled into a unique riding experience on one of Minnesota’s premier paved trails. The route changes each year as the tour showcases portions of the Mesabi Trail. The 2013 route will travel from Grand Rapids to Virginia.
Jesse James Bike Tour
The tour features five scenic routes which travel through the lakes region of Rice County, the southern Minnesota towns of Northfield, Faribault and Lonsdale, and the beautiful rolling hills of Sogn Valley and Big Woods State Park. Choose from 100, 60, 45, 30 and 10 mile rides.
Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride
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
This music-filled ride through St. Paul unveils the beauty of the capital city and celebrates its diverse neighborhoods along the way! Miles of traffic-free cycling along the 15 or 30-mile course drew 6,600 riders in 2011.
Volunteer! Become one of the 300 volunteers who have fun helping to make the Saint Paul Classic…well, a classic! Click BikeClassic.org , then click the “Volunteer” tab to learn more.
Mora Bike Tour
Size isn’t everything: with fewer than 250 riders, this ride boasts staying power. The bike event is not a race, but it does qualify as “Event 3” of the Mora Classics Series, which includes the famous Mora Vasaloppet ski race.
Headwaters 100 Bike Ride, Park Rapids
This venerable ride closes out the north country tour season with routes of 45, 75 and 100 miles. A century ride that cycling veterans like to make for bragging rites. There is also a 100-mile road race around (not through) Itasca State Park.