Across State Bicycle Tours — Minnesota, Mississippi

2016


Minnesota

Habitat 500 bike ride is a fund-raiser for the Habitat for Humanity Minnesota. The Habitat 500-mile ride  celebrates its 23nd year in 2015. Check the website for details when they available. Dates: July 10-16, 2016.

Headwaters to Hills — The route follows the Mississippi River Trail; the 470-mile route includes parts of Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails. It also comprises U.S. Bicycle Route 45. Presented by Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. Dates: July 10-17, 2016

MS 150 Bike Tours — Three different bike rides to raise funds for the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National MS Society. Check the website for: Twin Cities Bike Ride, May 7, 2016; C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride, June 10, 2016; TRAM Ride, July 20, 2016.

Red Ribbon Ride — is a 300-mile bicycle tour fund-raiser for Minnesota AIDS service organizations; celebrating its 11th year in 2013. Starts at Mall of America in Bloomington, Belle Plaine, Mankato and Waconia with a closing ceremony at the state capitol is St. Paul. Dates: July 21-24, 2016.

Bicycling Around Minnesota visits the southern lakes region of the state. Host cities are announced when registration opens on Jan. 27, 2015. Register early — limited to 275 riders. Dates: August

Mississippi

At least three private companies offer bicycle tours, all of which include at least some riding on the Natchez Trace. Check out Classic Adventures, Woman Tours, Black Bear Adventures.


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