Across State Bicycle Tours: Minnesota – Mississippi

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Updating to 2024


Tour of Minnesota 2023 marks the 48th year for this bike tour. The week-long loop bike tour begins and ends in Albany. Meals, sag support, camping facilities, showers provided. Dates: June 17-24, 2023

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: Retired

Ride Across Minnesota is a charity bike ride that raises funds for Bike MS. Tours northeastern Minnesota. Three-day and five-day options are available. Dates:  July 24-28, 2023

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: TBD

Bicycling Around Minnesota routes bicyclists through the Iron Range in Northeastern Minnesota. 50 to 60 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. 17-20, 2023

Minnesota Bike Ride (aka RideMN1) —  The cross-state bike ride raises support and awareness for the National Cancer Institute (no fund-raising is required) will begin in Sun Warren and end in Silver Bay, following It covers 361 to 395 miles depending on options. RideMN1 provides all meals and camping (with showers) as well as gear transport, SAG Support, marked Routes and Daily Maps. Dates – Sept. 7-14, 2024

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 Ride, May 13, 2023; MS 150 (Minneapolis) June 10-11, 2023; Ride Across Minnesota, July 24-28, 2023


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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