Across State Bicycle Tours: Minnesota – Mississippi

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Check event websites as schedules may change due to Covid-19 precautions.


Tour of Minnesota 2021 marks the 46th year for this bike tour. The loop bike tour begins and ends in Hastings, with overnights in Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, and Red Wing. A day off and boat ride options. 345 miles, depending on route options. Meals, sag support, camping facilities, showers provided. Dates: June 18-25, 2021

Habitat 500 bike ride is a fund-raiser for the Habitat for Humanity Minnesota. The Habitat 500-mile ride  celebrates its 29th year in 2021. Check the website details on this virtual bike tour in 2021.. Dates: July 11-17, 2021

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. 20-22, 2021

Minnesota Bike Ride —¬† The cross-state bike ride raises support and awareness for the National Cancer Institute (no fund-raising is required). The ride heads east from East Grand Forks to French River, a distance of 343 miles at about 50 miles a day. Overnights in East Grand Forks, Red Lake Falls, Clearbrook, Black Duck, Federal Dam, Grand Rapids, and Culver. Three meals a day, tenting facilities, and hot showers are provided, along with gear and SAG support. No transportation is provided to the start or finish, although operators assist with car-pooling. Dates – Sept. 12-18, 2021 (Registration closes June 1, 2021

Bicycling Around Minnesota routes bicyclists through the Iron Range in Northeastern Minnesota. 65 to 75 miles a day. 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 – 2021 TBA

Ride Across Minnesota is a charity bike ride that raises funds for Bike MS. Starts in Rochester, MN. Three-day and five-day options are available. Dates:  2021 TBA 

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, 2021 TBA; White Bear Lake, 2021 TBA; Ride Across Minnesota, 2021 TBA.


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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