Tour of Lakes
June 3, 2017
Experience the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area as you ride past lakes and forests on low traffic rolling to flat terrain. An occasional hill can be found as well. Our tour promises an abundance of beautiful scenery, fresh air, terrific rest stops and a different route each year. The "Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride" is a one day recreational ride for cyclists of all abilities. IT IS NOT A RACE.
The "Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride" is a not for-profit bicycle tour hosted by the Paul Bunyan Cyclists Bicycle Club. Any surplus revenues are used to promote safe cycling in our community. The ride is held rain or shine.
We offer two route choices of approximately 35-40 and 65-70 miles. Our ride is limited to 1,200 riders. We have a May 5 registration deadline. Both routes are well marked and fully monitored by support vehicles to aid in emergency situations. Due to the large number of participants, priority will go to those with serious problems. Riders and their equipment are expected to be in good condition. As on all other rides, cyclists should carry tools, a pump and a spare tube.
23rd Annual Iowa Pigs Tandem Rally
August 11-13, 2017
Hosts: The PIGS (Iowa Tandem Bicycle Club)
When: August 11-13, 2017
Where: Bettendorf, Iowa
Host Hotel: Capri Casino
Camping options available
The PIGS have invited us LOONS to participate in their PIGS Rally weekend in Bettendorf, Iowa. Below is the Web site with all the details about the fun weekend they have planned. Also attached to the left side panel under Related Files of the Ride Schedule page you can find the Registration form PDF file to download and get registered for the rally.
Door County Century Bike Ride
September 10, 2017
The Door County Century is the original one-day bike tour on the scenic back roads of the beautiful Door County peninsula. The event takes place the Sunday after Labor Day each year. This takes advantage of a motor vehicle traffic lull that occurs between the busy summer season and autumn colors in October. Four courses are offered -- a 100-mile Century, a 70-mile, 50-mile (Half Century), and 28.5 miles. There are 6 scenic, mostly waterfront rest stops on the Century Ride. In 2016, nearly 3,000 riders participated in the DCC.
Headwaters 100 ride
Saturday, September 23, 2017
100, 75 & 45 mile rides through the beautiful lakes area. Starting in Park Rapids the routes vary depending on how many miles you decide to ride. The two longer routes go through Itasca State Park.
- 100 mile ride: Follow well-marked routes through our beautiful lakes area leading you to Itasca State Park. A short hike will lead you to the Headwaters of the mighty Mississippi. The ride will follow Wilderness Drive through the park, then will proceed through Lake George, Emmaville, Dorset and Nevis; then will follow the beautiful Heartland Trail back to the finish at the Century School in Park Rapids.
- 75 mile ride: This route will lead you through Itasca State Park, continue on Wilderness Drive through the park, then follow the course back to the Century School by way of Lake George, Emmaville, and Dorset. The ride will finish on the Heartland Trail.
- 45 mile ride: An ideal ride for bikers desiring a shorter route. A beautiful ride through Emmaville, Nevis and back to the finish at the Century School. We encourage leisurely tourers to start early.