Across State Bicycle Tours: Minnesota – Mississippi

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Ride Across Minnesota is a charity bike ride that raises funds for Bike MS. Starting in Willmar, it has overnight stops in Montevideo, Ortonville (multiple nights), and Benson. Three-day and five-day options are available. Dates: July 21-26, 2019.


Tour of Minnesota A tour of northern Minnesota. Daily mileage ranges from 45 to 80 miles. Meals, sag support, camping facilities, showers provided. Dates: June 14-21, 2019.

Habitat 500 bike ride is a fund-raiser for the Habitat for Humanity Minnesota. The Habitat 500-mile ride  celebrates its 27th year in 2019. Check the website for details when they available. Dates: July 14-20, 2019

Red Ribbon Ride — The ride is a supported 3 day, 200 mile-bicycle ride from Minneapolis to Duluth, to raise funds for HIV/AIDS services, treatment, prevention and awareness.. Dates: Aug. 16-18, 2019

Bicycling Around Minnesota routes bicyclists through the Iron Range in Northeastern Minnesota. Camping areas are provided, although limited hotel options are available. Fully supported with meals included. See the website for host cities. Register early — limited to 275 riders. Dates: August 9-12, 2018 2019 TBA

Minnesota Bike Ride — “The Annual Minnesota Crossing for a Good Cause.” This year’s ride starts near the Red River and traverse a route along the Canadian Border to Lake Superior. About 380 miles (a “warm up” ride on Sept. 7 is optional).  The ride is dedicated to raising awareness about the strides being made to end cancer. Dates – Sept. 8-14, 2019

See also:

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 19, 2019; Duluth to White Bear, June 7-8, 2019; Ride Across Minnesota, July 21-26, 2019.


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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