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 2022 marks the 47th year for this bike tour. The loop bike tour begins and ends in Brainerd at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. The loop covers 315 miles, depending on route options. Meals, sag support, camping facilities, showers provided. Dates: June 18-25, 2022

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 14-17, 2022

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 18-22, 2022

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. 19-21, 2022

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 Pipestone to Superior, a distance of 327 miles at about 50 miles a day. 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. 10-17, 2022 (Registration closes June 1, 2022)

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 – No ride in 2022; returns in August 2023

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 15, 2022; MS 150 (Minneapolis) June 11-12, 2022; Ride Across Minnesota, July 18-22, 2022


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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