MN Biking Guide 2013-2014 : Page 29

SPECIAL SPONSORED SECTION MINNE S O TA BIKING LISTINGS check with event organizers for 2014 dates BIKE RIDES (BY MONTH) Falls through Split Rock Lighthouse State Parks, to Beaver Bay, with optional inland loops. Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride April 28, 2013 • Scenic St Croix River Valley Starts at Washington County Fairgrounds IronmanBikeRide.org Minnesota’s best-known early season bicycle tour. Routes for all level of cyclists: 100, 75, 50, 25, or 15 miles. Great food and support. Tour de Hugo September 14, 2013 Starts at Hanifl Fields Athletic Park in Hugo 651-762-6300 • www.ci.hugo.mn.us Ride 5.5, 18, or 26 miles through the scenic rolling hills of Hugo. This ride is supported. Enjoy a picnic and great food along the course! Now Available 2013 ISSUE Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota/Habitat 500 Bike Ride July 14 -20, 2013 • Becker, Pierz, Aitkin, Grand Rapids, Cromwell, Mora, and Becker habitat500.org Pedal to build a cycle of hope. Join us to raise funds and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. Highlights include: 135 rider max, fully supported, massage therapists, nightly entertainment, great meals, and more! Minneapolis Bike Tour September 15, 2013 • Starts and finishes at the Parade Sports Complex Lot on Kenwood Parkway • minneapolisbiketour.com One Day, One Chance. Hop on your bike and take a tour of Minneapolis Grand Rounds! All ages and abilities are welcome! THE ULTIMATE DINING, SHOPPING & MORE! GUIDE TO EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT, 2013 ISSUE | $3.95 BIKE GEAR Boehm’s Cycle Locations in St. Paul and Mendota Heights 651-644-4990 / 651-454-2066 boehmscycle.com Boehm’s Cycle, serving you since 1945! Right off “the trail” in St. Paul and Mendota Heights. Bicycles, parts, accessories, and service. Red Ribbon Ride July 18-21, 2013 • July 17-20, 2014 Starts at the MOA and ends at the Minnesota State Capitol 612-822-2110 • redribbonride.org Ride nearly 300 miles over four days through scenic Minnesota. Starts at MOA, ends at the State Capitol. Fully supported. Raise funds for eight Minnesota AIDS service organizations. View and download the entire digital edition at: Breast Cancer Ride August 3-4, 2013 • Starts and stops at the Eagan Community Center 651-209-8387 • BreastCancerRide.org Ride two days to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer service organizations. Enjoy some fun at our overnight stay at Treasure Island Resort and Casino. Cycle Path & Paddle 115 3rd Ave. SW, Crosby, MN 56441 218-545-4545 • cyclepathpaddle.com Sales and RENTALS of all types of bikes, including hardtail and full-suspension mountain bikes (close to world-class trails!), hybrids, tandems, surreys and more! www.visit-twincities.com Gateway Cycle 6028 Highway 36 Blvd. N., Oakdale, MN 55128 651-777-0188 • gatewaycycle.com Across from the Gateway Trail, Gateway Cycle has Trek, Raleigh, and Miracco bikes, as well as clothing and accessories. Tune-ups and repairs on any bike. Rentals available. april 2013 | mnmo.com | B -29 13th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride August 17, 2013 • Along the North Shore ggta.org Ride the scenic Gitchi-Gami State Trail along Lake Superior’s North Shore, from Gooseberry

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BIKE RIDES (BY MONTH) check with event organizers for 2014 dates<br /> <br /> Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride <br /> <br /> April 28, 2013 • Scenic St Croix River Valley Starts at Washington County Fairgrounds IronmanBikeRide.org <br /> <br /> Minnesota’s best-known early season bicycle tour. Routes for all level of cyclists: 100, 75, 50, 25, or 15 miles. Great food and support.<br /> <br /> Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota/Habitat 500 Bike Ride <br /> <br /> July 14 - 20, 2013 • Becker, Pierz, Aitkin, Grand Rapids, Cromwell, Mora, and Becker habitat500.org<br /> <br /> Pedal to build a cycle of hope. Join us to raise funds and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. Highlights include: 135 rider max, fully supported, massage therapists, nightly entertainment, great meals, and more!<br /> <br /> Red Ribbon Ride <br /> <br /> July 18-21, 2013 • July 17-20, 2014 Starts at the MOA and ends at the Minnesota State Capitol 612-822-2110 • redribbonride.org <br /> <br /> Ride nearly 300 miles over four days through scenic Minnesota. Starts at MOA, ends at the State Capitol. Fully supported. Raise funds for eight Minnesota AIDS service organizations.<br /> <br /> Breast Cancer Ride <br /> <br /> August 3-4, 2013 • Starts and stops at the Eagan Community Center 651-209-8387 • BreastCancerRide.org <br /> <br /> Ride two days to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer service organizations. Enjoy some fun at our overnight stay at Treasure Island Resort and Casino.<br /> <br /> 13th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride <br /> <br /> August 17, 2013 • Along the North Shore ggta.org <br /> <br /> Ride the scenic Gitchi-Gami State Trail along Lake Superior’s North Shore, from Gooseberry Falls through Split Rock Lighthouse State Parks, to Beaver Bay, with optional inland loops.<br /> <br /> Tour de Hugo <br /> <br /> September 14, 2013 Starts at Hanifl Fields Athletic Park in Hugo 651-762-6300 • www.ci.hugo.mn.us <br /> <br /> Ride 5.5, 18, or 26 miles through the scenic rolling hills of Hugo. This ride is supported. Enjoy a picnic and great food along the course!<br /> <br /> Minneapolis Bike Tour <br /> <br /> September 15, 2013 • Starts and finishes at the Parade Sports Complex Lot on Kenwood Parkway • minneapolisbiketour.com <br /> <br /> One Day, One Chance. Hop on your bike and take a tour of Minneapolis Grand Rounds! All ages and abilities are welcome!<br /> <br /> BIKE GEAR<br /> <br /> Boehm’s Cycle <br /> <br /> Locations in St. Paul and Mendota Heights 651-644-4990 / 651-454-2066 boehmscycle.com <br /> <br /> Boehm’s Cycle, serving you since 1945! Right off “the trail” in St. Paul and Mendota Heights. Bicycles, parts, accessories, and service.<br /> <br /> Cycle Path & Paddle <br /> <br /> 115 3rd Ave. SW, Crosby, MN 56441 218-545-4545 • cyclepathpaddle.com <br /> <br /> Sales and RENTALS of all types of bikes, including hardtail and full-suspension mountain bikes (close to world-class trails!), hybrids, tandems, surreys and more!<br /> <br /> Gateway Cycle <br /> <br /> 6028 Highway 36 Blvd. N., Oakdale, MN 55128 651-777-0188 • gatewaycycle.com <br /> <br /> Across from the Gateway Trail, Gateway Cycle has Trek, Raleigh, and Miracco bikes, as well as clothing and accessories. Tune-ups and repairs on any bike. Rentals available.<br /> <br /> Hoigaard’s <br /> <br /> Miracle Mile Shopping Center 5425 Excelsior Blvd. • St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-929-1351 • hoigaards.com <br /> <br /> Shop Hoigaard’s for bikes for the whole family! Great bikes for all budgets, from Specialized, Bianchi, Pinarello, Marin, and Electra. Expert staff! Speedy repairs!<br /> <br /> Penn Cycle <br /> <br /> Seven metro locations: Richfield, Eagan Bloomington, Minnetonka, Blaine, Woodbury, Minneapolis (Lake Street) • penncycle.com <br /> <br /> Penn Cycle is Minnesota’s largest Trek bicycle dealer.<br /> <br /> BIKE CLUBS<br /> <br /> Minnesota High School Cycling League <br /> <br /> Join the high school mountain biking revolution! Races this fall! Camps this summer! Big time fun. Details, photos, results at minnesotamtb.org. Don’t be left out!<br /> <br /> SOUTHERN MINNESOTA<br /> <br /> Blazing Star State Trail <br /> <br /> Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau 102 W. Clark Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 800-345-8414 • albertleatourism.org <br /> <br /> Nestled between Albert Lea Lake and Fountain Lake, scenic biking along the shores of our lakes and Blazing Star Bike Trail to Myre Big Island State Park. Hop off your bike and enjoy our great lodging, dining, unique shopping and entertainment in Albert Lea.<br /> <br /> Cannon Valley State Trail <br /> <br /> Red Wing Visitor And Convention Bureau 420 Levee St., Red Wing, MN 55066 800-498-3444 redwing.org • cannonvalleytrail.com <br /> <br /> A 19.7 mile long trail that runs through diverse and spectacular scenery connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing.<br /> <br /> Root River State Trail <br /> <br /> Preston Area Tourism<br /> <br /> P. O. Box 657, Preston, MN 55965 507-765-2100 or 888-845-2100 prestonmntourism.com <br /> <br /> Enjoy 60 miles of paved trails on the Root River State Trail system that runs through the heart of Preston. Also visit the National Trout Center.<br /> <br /> Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail <br /> <br /> Visit Mankato 1 Civic Center Plaza Suite 200, Mankato, MN 56001 507-385-6660 • visitmankatomn.com <br /> <br /> With miles of paved trails, low-traffic bike friendly roads, established scenic routes and a vibrant downtown to unwind in, make Mankato your next biking destination. <br /> <br /> Mississippi River Trail <br /> <br /> Visit Winona <br /> <br /> 160 Johnson Street, Winona, MN 55987 507-452-0735 • visitwinona.com <br /> <br /> Bike a 5.5 mile trail around Lake Winona, or routes which climb over bluffs and wind through valleys and along the Mississippi River Trail. MRT hub town.<br /> <br /> CENTRAL MINNESOTA<br /> <br /> Cuyuna Lakes State Trail + Mountain Biking <br /> <br /> Cuyuna Lakes Trail Association <br /> <br /> PO Box 111, Crosby, MN 56441 218-545-4545 • cuyunalakestrail.org <br /> <br /> Celebrated completion of trail sections in Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, and Aitkin with construction of trail between Crosby and Deerwood expected by 2014.<br /> <br /> Glacial Lakes State Trail <br /> <br /> Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau<br /> <br /> 2104 East Highway 12, Willmar, MN 56201 800-845-8747 willmarlakesarea.com <br /> <br /> “Where the Lakes Begin.” Spend less time driving and more time relaxing and making memories in the Willmar Lakes area of beautiful Kandiyohi County.<br /> <br /> Dickerson’s Lake Florida Resort <br /> <br /> 13194 Second St. NE, Spicer, MN 56288 320-354-4272 dickersonsresort.com <br /> <br /> Tour the new Glacial Lakes State Trail on a complimentary bike (or trike, wagon, or push car for the little ones). Stay in a cottage just steps from the shore of shimmering Lake Florida. Call today for reservations.<br /> <br /> Mille Lacs Soo Line Trail <br /> <br /> Mille Lacs Lake Area Tourism<br /> <br /> 320-676-9972 or 888-350-2692 millelacs.com <br /> <br /> Enjoy a scenic tour of the Mille Lacs area on 11 miles of side-by-side paved and gravel trails connecting Mille Lacs Kathio and Father Hennepin State Parks. Savor the area’s natural beauty.<br /> <br /> NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA<br /> <br /> Heartland State Trail <br /> <br /> Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce <br /> <br /> P. O. Box 249, 1204 Park Ave. So. Park Rapids, MN 56470 • 800-247-0054 or 218-732-4111 • parkrapids.com <br /> <br /> For an unforgettable getaway, ride the paved Heartland, Paul Bunyan, and Itasca State Park trail systems. Bike amid towering pines and sparkling lakes to charming communities, festivals, arts, culture, shopping, and exceptional lodging.<br /> <br /> Itasca State Park Bike Trail <br /> <br /> Bert’s Cabins <br /> <br /> 15782 Wilderness Dr., Lake Itasca, MN 56470 218-266-3312 • bertscabins.com <br /> <br /> At Bert’s Cabins, you can bike Itasca from your door. Housekeeping cabins and pool, all in the tall pines. Daily or weekly rental. Open May to October. Call for reservations.<br /> <br /> Itasca Area Lakes Tourism Association <br /> <br /> itascaarea.com <br /> <br /> Great biking trails in scenic pines and along crystal lakes. Bike in Itasca State Park and along the Heartland Trail from Park Rapids to Walker. Choose our quality lodging and campground facilities for your stay.<br /> <br /> Paul Bunyan State Trail <br /> <br /> Leech Lake Bed & Breakfast <br /> <br /> 11058 Steamboat Loop, Walker, MN 56484 218-547-2231 • leechlakebb.com <br /> <br /> Fun and romance at Leech Lake B&B. The paved Paul Bunyan/Heartland bike trail is right in our backyard. Leech Lake and the boats are in the front yard. Pedal, paddle, sail, or motor far away …<br /> <br /> NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA<br /> <br /> Gitchi-Gami State Trail + Mountain Biking <br /> <br /> Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior <br /> <br /> 7192 West Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615 1-800-BLUEFIN (258-3346) bluefinbay.com <br /> <br /> Biking for all skill and ambition levels, from a gentle ride along the Gitchi-Gami paved trail, to the challenging single-track at Britton Peak, to the rugged back-roads and trails inland of Tofte.<br /> <br /> Cook County <br /> <br /> Lutsen and Tofte, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, Grand Portage visitcookcounty.com <br /> <br /> Single-track or paved trail, adventure or leisure. Experience breathtaking trails along the Lake Superior shore, within the Sawtooth Mountain Range, and throughout Superior National Forest.<br /> <br /> Mesabi Trail + Mountain Biking <br /> <br /> Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce <br /> <br /> 800-422-0806 • chisholmchamber.com <br /> <br /> The heart of the Iron Range! Access the scenic Mesabi Trail, a 115-mile paved biking and walking trail. Visit Minnesota Discovery Center, Minnesota Museum of Mining, and Veterans Memorial.<br /> <br /> Chisholm Inn & Suites <br /> <br /> 877-255-3156 • chisholminn.com <br /> <br /> Direct access to the bike trail. Take advantage of unique shops, restaurants, and our many attractions.<br /> <br /> Mesaba Co-op Park <br /> <br /> 3827 Mesaba Park Road, Hibbing, MN 55746 218-262-1350 • mesaba.wordpress.com <br /> <br /> A beautiful, wooded campground with a pristine, private lake. (No motors allowed!). Tent sites, cabin and canoe rental. May-Sept. Half mile south of the intersection of Highways 5 and 7, three miles east of the Hibbing Airport.<br /> <br /> Willard Munger State Trail <br /> <br /> Hinckley Convention and Visitors Bureau<br /> <br /> P. O. Box 197, Tobies Mill, Hinckley, MN 55037 hinckleymn.com Halfway between the Twin Cities and Duluth off I-35, Experience the Willard Munger State Trail, St. Croix State Park, six hotels, 16 restaurants, Grand Casino, the Fire Museum, and shopping.<br /> <br /> TWIN CITIES AREA<br /> <br /> Dakota Rail Regional Trail <br /> <br /> Carver County Park Department 952-466-5250 • www.carver.co.mn.us/parks <br /> <br /> Explore Carver County on a bike! 13 miles of regional trail, regional parks, seasonal campground, and welcoming communities. Complete information on website.<br /> <br /> Three Rivers Parks <br /> <br /> 763-559-9000 • ThreeRiversParks.org 200 miles of off-road trails linking communities throughout Hennepin, Carver and Scott counties. Perfect for everyone—young families to commuters. Maps on website.<br /> <br /> Gateway State Trail <br /> <br /> Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Visitors Bureau <br /> <br /> 651-351-1717 • DiscoverStillwater.com <br /> <br /> Bike to the scenic, historic rivertown of Stillwater. Fall 2013 connects the Gateway State Trail to Brown’s Creek and Main Street. Stay overnight!<br /> <br /> Visit Saint Paul <br /> <br /> 800-627-6101 • VisitSaintPaul.com/bike <br /> <br /> Book a room at any of our bike-friendly hotels and begin exploring more than 200 miles of trails and bike lanes through parks, near historic sites, and along the iconic Mississippi River in Saint Paul.<br /> <br /> Luce Line State Trail <br /> <br /> Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism <br /> <br /> 2 Main Street S., Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-5252 • explorehutchinson.com <br /> <br /> The Luce Line State Trail is Hutchinson’s premiere biking and leisure trail. Offering small-town charm and scenic beauty, you’ll experience a perfect ride through Minnesota’s hometown.

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