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.

http://www.paulbunyancyclists.com/tour-of-lakes.html

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.

https://sites.google.com/site/pigsontandembicycles/rally-information

https://www.facebook.com/IowaTandemBicycleClub/

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.  

https://www.doorcountycentury.com

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.

http://itascatur.org/bike.shtml

Dinner Gathering at Q.Cucumbers - Canceled

We are sorry but this has been canceled with the bad weather we are having. We do not want people out on the roads if they do not need to be. Hope to see you next Friday at the meeting!

Saturday, April 14 2018, 5pm

We are having an informal TCTC dinner gathering at Q.Cumbers (7465 France Ave. So., Edina, MN 55435) on Sat. April 14 at 5:00 pm. If you plan to join us, RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 8th so we can get numbers for the restaurant.

Tour of Lakes

June 2, 2018

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.

http://www.paulbunyancyclists.com/tour-of-lakes.html

Door County Century Bike Ride

September 9, 2018

The Door County Century Ride 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 30 miles. There are 6 scenic, mostly waterfront rest stops on the Century Ride. In 2017, just shy of 3,000 riders registered for the DCC.  

https://www.doorcountycentury.com


 

Headwaters 100 ride

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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.

http://itascatur.org/itascatur-events/headwaters-100-bike-ride/


 

Chippewa Valley Century Ride 2019

Sunday May 26, 2019

The Chippewa Valley Century Ride is a not for profit bike ride that benefits hunger task force agencies, local parks, youth organizations, and special needs in the Chippewa Valley. The course includes a 35, 50, 75, or 100 mile option all on blacktop roads, leading through the beautiful farmland of Chippewa County along the Chippewa and Flambeau Rivers, Lakes Wissota and Holcombe, and through the kettle moraine topography of the Chippewa County Forest.

The Ride starts and finishes at the lower pavilion of Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Participants can pre-register online at a discounted rate as well as register the day of the ride. Riders check in from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and then immediately start the Ride. 

The entry fee covers our 4 full-service rest stops with snacks, refreshments and full facilities, water stops, “sag”/support vehicles and a full meal featuring locally made brats with all the 'fixins', soda and Leinenkugel's beer. A vegetarian meal is available if ordered in advance (just let us know on your pre-registration form).

INDIVIDUAL RIDE: Price through May 10 - $35 / Price after May 10 - $45 / Price after May 24 - $50

FAMILY RIDE: Price through May 10 - $80/Family / Price after May 10 - $95/Family / Price after May 24 - $100 

To register and get more details use the link below.
http://www.chippewavalleyride.us/


 

Tour of Lakes 2019

Saturday June 1, 2019

The Tour Of Lakes will be Saturday, June 1.  It will start and finish in downtown Brainerd, on Laurel Street between 6th and 7th Streets.  Registration will be in the parking lot between Sage on Laurel and Hockey House.  Start times are 6 to 8 am.

For updates on TOL we suggest Liking us on Facebook.  All current information will be posted here also.

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 and 66 miles.  We do not have a registration deadline, but, registration fees are lower for early registration, save money and sign up soon.  Registration is not refundable.  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.

Check in will start at 6:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m. Riders are permitted and encouraged to start as soon as possible after check in.  All riders should be on the road by 8:00 a.m. These start times should allow most riders to return to the start area by mid-afternoon.  All riders must plan to be off their respective routes by 3:00 p.m.  The last rest stop will close at 2:30 p.m. and official course support will end at 3:30 p.m.  T-shirts are handed out at check in from 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.  All registrations before May 1 are guaranteed a T-Shirt, for registrations after May 1 T shirts are not guaranteed, they will be provided if available.  

We are greatly concerned about the safety of our participants.  All riders must obey the rules of the road, watching out for others as well as themselves.  Our tour is entirely on public roads, and we must cooperate with other users.  We require the use of an ANSI approved helmet by all entrants.

We are known for the quality, variety and quantity of the food at our rest stops.  Plan to be pleasantly surprised!

There will be an after party following the ride with a band, food and drink available from local businesses.  Stick around, hear some great music, and enjoy downtown Brainerd's great local businesses.

http://www.paulbunyancyclists.com/tour-of-lakes.html


 

Superior Vistas Bike Tour

14th Anniversary Tour

June 22, 2019

Enjoy cruising the gently rolling hills with views of Lake Superior and the surrounding forest and countryside.

Loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, 70, a 40-mile out and back and a century (100-mile) ride!

Fully supported ride with route map, support vehicles, and food/beverage stops en-route and at the finish.

Some routes overlap so you can decide to shorten or lengthen your ride as you wish.

Eco-friendly, family oriented RIDE, (not a race).

http://www.superiorvistas.org


 

RideMN1 2019

RideMN1 has scheduled our ANNUAL MINNESOTA CROSSING for September 8th – 14th 2019

This year’s Ride is 388 miles over 7 days. We begin in Lake Bronson (near the North Dakota Border) and finish in Silver Bay (on Lake Superior).

All details and registration
RideMN1.org

Our Route will traverse Lake Bronson – Greenbush – Badger - Roseau – Warroad – Baudette – Little Fork – Nett Lake – Orr – Cook – Side Lake – Hoyt Lakes – Silver Bay.

We are a Non-Profit carrying the Message that We Are Winning the War Against Cancer! No fund raising required – we are an ‘Awareness Organization’.

All inclusive ride with 22 Meals, 7 Nights Camping with Hot Showers and Elec Hookups every night, SAG Support, Luggage Transport #120 – (bring the thick air mattress!), Travelling Porta Potty, On the Road Fruit, Snacks and Beverages, Commemorative T Shirt and more – ALL INCLUDED!

We are the only bike tour that crosses Minnesota and realize this may present a challenge getting to the start point and back. We will have transportation available for participants, bike, and luggage from Garrison Minnesota leaving Saturday September 7th and returning Saturday September 14th. We will have participants coming from the Twin Cities and Duluth as well. Please contact us if you need help arranging transportation.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(218) 678-2194

Thank You,
Wally McFarlane, Ride Director
RideMN1 Inc.