Across State Bicycle Tours: Minnesota – Mississippi

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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: July 26-31, 2020

Tour of Minnesota The 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 19-26, 2020

Habitat 500 bike ride is a fund-raiser for the Habitat for Humanity Minnesota. The Habitat 500-mile ride  celebrates its 28th year in 2020. Check the website for details. Dates: July (2020 TBA)

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. 21-23, 2020

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 – Aug. 13-16, 2020

Minnesota Bike Ride —  This year’s ride starts in Breckenridge and traverses the state to Hinckley/St. Croix State Park. 289 to 302 miles, depending on options. .  The ride is dedicated to raising awareness about the strides being made to end cancer. Dates – Sept. 12-18, 2020

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 17, 2020; White Bear Lake, June 13, 2020; Ride Across Minnesota, July 26-31, 2020.


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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