The Mississippi River Ride I is a Bus/Bike tour that begins and ends in Big Lake, Minnesota. Meet Tuesday afternoon on June 4, to board the bus for Park Rapids, for five days of riding. Starting Wednesday, June 5 - Sunday, June 9, following the river and many of its tributaries back to Big lake. The tour is limited to 150 people, for a multi-modal Mississippi River riding experience.
Day 1 - Leave Park Rapids for Itasca State Park, at the Mississippi's headwaters, then on to Bemidji.
Day 2 - Continue along the river, around Lake Winnibigosh to the Federal Dam, then to Deer River.
Day 3 - Here the ride will leave the river for the day, riding south to the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Day 4 - Picking up the Paul Bunyan Trail the route continues south to Camp Ripley, then along the Mississippi to Little Falls.
Day 5 - Your last day along the river, it's on to St. Cloud for lunch, returning back to Big Lake, to the starting point.
The Minnesota River History Ride is a Bus/Bike tour that begins and ends in Shakopee, Minnesota. Meet Tuesday evening, July 9, to board the bus to Ortonville for five days of riding along the river, visiting many river communities full of frontier history along the way. From Wednesday, July 10, through Sunday, July 14, the tour is limited to 150 people, for a Minnesota River history ride experience.
Day 1 -Leave Ortonville, riding around Lac Qui Parle Lake, then on to Montevideo where a full scale railroad working museum awaits.
Day 2 -Continue along the river through Granite Falls, with an option of stopping at Upper Sioux Agency State Park, then Belview, and on to the Redwood Falls Area for you evening fun, food and rest.
Day 3 - While here check out a famous battle field or county museum, then enjoy a few more historic sites before reaching New Ulm.
Day 4 - After enjoying the German charm (maybe an optional brewery tour/guided history tour) the route continues on to Mankato, as both the river and bike route makes a swing to the northeast to St. Peter.
Day 5 - After taking in the sights of this college town and the Sioux Treaty Site/History Center the bike journey and river current continue north up through the river communities of Le Sueur,Belle Plain and Chaska before returning back to Shakopee.
This Bluff Country/Root River Ride is a loop tour that begins and ends in Peterson, MN. Meet Wednesday evening, August 8, for packet pickup party and preparation for your bicycling adventure on Thursday, August 9 through the 11th. This 4-day tour is limited to 150 cyclist who want to enjoy the history and scenery of Southeast Minnesota.
Day 1 - From Peterson, journey up to Whitewater State Park, then St Charles on your way to Lanesboro.
Day 2 - Ride up the valley floor on the Root River Trail to Fountain then the route makes a loop over to Spring Valley, through Historic Forestville State Park, to Preston, and then on to Harmony.
Day 3 - After checking out the Amish culture the ride heads east, passing through the Steam Engine Capitol, Mabel, MN. then onto Caledonia, after checking out an historic mill along the way. Dinner party w/photo scavenger awards and fun follows!
Day 4 - After enjoying the charm here the route makes its way back up to the Root River, stopping in Houston, then Rushford before returning back to Peterson.
The Mississippi River Ride II is a Bus/Bike tour that begins and ends in Hastings, Minnesota. Meet Friday evening, Sept 30, to register and relax in preparation for this Labor Day Weekend Journey. Saturday, after breakfast and a brief orientation the ride follows the river valley for a two day tour, to La Crosse. On Labor Day, Sept 2, enjoy the local bike festival there before a motor coach returns you andyour gear back to Hastings. The tour is limited to 150 people, for another multi-modal Mississippi River experience.
Day 1 - After a kickoff breakfast along the river and a brief orientation the ride leave Hastings, winding through the river valley to Redwing, then Lake City, and on to Wabasha for the night.
Day 2 - As the eagles sour on the bluffs current, the tour continues south passing through Kellogg, then to Winona for lunch and some discovery time. After lunch the route takes you up past the historic Pickwick Mill to ride the scenic ridges and Apple Blossom Byway into La Crescent, then over the river to La Crosse for your final evening of fun on the Mississippi River.
Day 3 - Here the bike tour ends. After enjoying a leisure breakfast, take in the bike festival and charm of this historic river town before loading into luxury motor coach buses to catch parts of the river, we may have missed on the bike journey down. After taking in the sight along the way, the buses will return back to Hastings where your bikes and gear will be waiting.
Create some great biking memories this summer on one of these fantastic tours and see some of Minnesota's most beautiful scenery on two wheels. For more information contact Russ or Steph by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at 612-723-4511.