Save the Date for These 2022 Bike Rides!

Nov 11, 2021Events

Road, trail, gravel, you name it. Take a look at our list of 2022 bike rides and mark your calendars!

A group of four rides bicycles through a wooded area on a paved trail in the spring

Hastings/Prescott Bike Tour

Hastings, MN and Prescott, WI

May 7, 2022

Get outdoors this spring and enjoy two river towns at the confluence of the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. Take a ride on the Point Douglas Trail between Hastings on the Minnesota side and its neighbor across the river, Prescott, WI. website

A group of women cyclists poses for a photo on the High Trestle Bridge at the annual Pigtails Ride
Pigtails Ride photo

Pigtails Ride

Ankeny, IA

May 21, 2022

This women-specific bike ride along the scenic High Trestle Trail features a themed lunch, Pigtails Ride swag, and the company of awesome women who enjoy biking. Distance: 54 miles. website

Lake Wobegon Trail

Caramel Roll Ride

Albany, MN

June 11, 2022

Choose from three options: East to Avon, Collegeville and Saint Joseph, west to Freeport, and of course, north to Holdingford and the covered bridge, then on the Soo Line Trail to Bowlus and Blanchard Dam on the Mighty Mississippi River. As always the best Caramel Rolls you can find anywhere will be available at all the rest stops along the way! website

The annual Bacoon Ride is a fun cycling event on the Racoon River Trail in Waukee, Iowa
Bacoon Ride photo

Bacoon Ride

Waukee, IA

June 18, 2022

This loop ride on the Racoon River Trail starts and ends in Waukee, featuring bacon specialty foods, Bacoon Ride swag, and the company of awesome bicyclists like you. website

The Tour of Minnesota is an annual five-day ride through Minnesota's best biking areas
Tour of Minnesota photo

The Tour of Minnesota

Brainerd, MN

June 18-25, 2022

The 47th annual Tour of Minnesota, formerly the Klobuchar Bike Ride, will visit “Up North” this year to explore the roads and trails around Brainerd. Daily trip length will vary, but riders will travel a total of about 350 miles with a rest day. website

The Paul Bunyan Trail crosses the young Mississippi River as it exits Lake Bemidji

Loop the Lake Ride

Bemidji, MN

June 18, 2022

Join the Bike Bemidji organization in a day of fun and ride around Lake Bemidji. There’ll be lots of family-friendly activities! website

Lake Wobegon Trail Lady Slippers

Lady Slipper Ride

Avon, MN

June 18, 2022

See the Minnesota State Flower, the Pink and White Showy Lady’s Slipper in full bloom. This is a short ride to see the beautiful Lady’s Slipper orchids growing along the Lake Wobegon Trail. It’s a free ride, but donations will be accepted. website

The Tour of Saints is not a race, but a heavenly little ride
Jerry Hass photo

Tour of Saints

St. Joseph, MN

July 10, 2022

It’s not a race. It’s a heavenly little ride. From cities across Minnesota and neighboring states, each year cyclists gather in St. Joseph to wind their way along quiet byways and rolling hills. Distances: 18, 35, 50 miles. website

A man rides his bike at the inaugural Bluenose Gopher 50 Gravel Race

Bluenose Gopher 50

Granite Falls, MN

July 16, 2022

Minnesota’s newest gravel ride explores the challenging ups and downs of the Minnesota River Valley in search of the route of a long-forgotten 1890s bike race. Breathtaking views, billion year old granite and quiet back roads steeped in history are the backdrop for a unique ride that starts and ends at Bluenose Gopher Public House. website

The open road calls on the Tour de Bun in Montgomery, MN

Tour de Bun Bicycle Classic

Montgomery, MN

July 23, 2022

Ride your bike in the heart of Minnesota Czech Country in scenic Le Sueur County. Each route will have refreshment stops at various points and will provide scenic rural countryside on paved, lightly traveled roads. After the tour, riders will have plenty of time to participate in all the Kolacky Days weekend festivities. website

A group of bicyclists is gathered in front of an American flag


Riverdale, ND

August 6-13, 2022

This ride carries on the tradition of the CANDISK ride of North Dakota with daily routes ranging from 35 to 70 miles and a century option through North Dakota’s unforgettable scenery. website

Small town charm in Ashby on the Central Lakes State Trail

Rail Trails 100

Fergus Falls, MN

August 6, 2022

The Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails offer some of the best trail riding in the state of Minnesota and this is your chance to conquer both of them in one day! You’ll board a luxury coach bus in Saint Joseph early in the morning and you and your bike get shuttled to the start in Fergus Falls. All you have to do is enjoy the 100-mile ride back. Registration is limited to 50 riders. website

The Minnesota Discovery Center Building

Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour

Chisholm, MN

August 20, 2022

While you pedal fully supported along one of Minnesota’s premiere paved bicycle trails you will encounter historic and scenic points of interest, enjoy food and music at rest stops, and a finish line celebration complete with lunch and more music. Choose from from four routes srting and ending at the Minnesota Discovery Center. website

Spectacular views of Lake Superior on the annual Gitchi Gami Ride

Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride

Gooseberry Falls State Park

August 20, 2022

Enjoy a supported, recreational ride on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail along Lake Superior’s scenic North Shore. You’ll get up close and personal with some superior views, be serenaded by waterfalls, wind through multiple state parks and don’t forget: Snacks, t-shirts and sag support are provided! Ride lengths: 8, 28, 34 and 55 miles. website

Fall colors on the Lake Wobegon Trail

Caramel Apple Ride

Sauk Centre, MN

September 10, 2022

Enjoy the fall colors and great apple refreshments at all the rest stops including caramel apples and other treats from local vendors. Spend the day riding the great Lake Wobegon Trail Country. website

The Saint Paul Classic is a long-standing tradition in Minnesota's biking community
Jerry Hass photo

Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour

Saint Paul, MN

September 11, 2022

The Saint Paul Classic is back this year it touring the Grand Rounds. The ride will be held on bike trails and lanes only, there’ll be no road closures at all. Attendance is limited to 1,850. Mileages: 14, 32. website

The annual Mora Bike Tour explores quiet and scenic country roads around Mora, MN
Kirsten Faurie, Kanabec County Times photo

Mora Bike Tour

Mora, MN

September 17, 2022

The annual Mora Bike Tour starts and finishes at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center and offers routes around the Mora countryside on hard surface rural country roads with gentle, rolling hills. Distances: 25, 50 miles. website

It's all about the bacon on this ride on the Paul Bunyan Trail in Minnesota
Paul’s Bacon Ride photo

Paul’s Bacon Ride

Brainerd, MN

September 17, 2022

You’ll ride with friends, visiting the trail towns of Merrifield, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes with bacon stops along the way and lots of cold Minnesota craft beer and drinks to wash it down. Registration includes bacon-themed breakfast and lunch, bacon stops along the route, drink specials, ride t-shirt and SAG. Distance: 45 miles. website

Bike riders climb up a hill at the annual Ride the Ridges Bike Tour in Winona, MN

Ride the Ridges

Winona, MN

September 17, 2022

Ride the Ridges will take riders through some of the most scenic areas in southeastern Minnesota, from lush valleys along streams to bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Four routes, ranging from short to a century. Each route has hills and valleys and spectacular views. All routes have well-stocked rest stops featuring local delicacies. Rider amenities include a long-sleeve t-shirt, meal coupon, free showers, and SAG support. Distances: 18, 42, 62, 106 miles. website

The Mankato River Ramble explores the roads and trails around Mankato, MN in the fall
Jerry Hass photo

Mankato River Ramble

Mankato, MN

October 9, 2022

Riders can choose from three routes featuring great rest stops, ride support, delicious food and beverages, live music and much more. All routes pass through beautiful Sibley Park where the Blue Earth River joins the Minnesota River. In October, harvest is in full swing, which is always a highlight for riders as they cruise past the many fields in this beautiful part of the state. Distances: 12, 26, 42 miles. website

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