Great River Energy / Mesabi Trail Tour
Ride for the fun or ride for the challenge – Saturday, August 20, 2022
The Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour is back!
Join us on the Mesabi Trail for the most fun you can have on two wheels! Choose from four different routes of 12, 32, 46, or 64 miles – all traveling out and back on Trail from the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm.
While you pedal (fully supported) along one of Minnesota’s premiere paved bicycle trails you will encounter historic & scenic points of interest, enjoy food & music at rest stops, and a finish line celebration complete with lunch and more music!
Whichever route you choose, you will experience the same outstanding customer service and reliable logistics we’ve become famous for over the past 16 years!
Cost is $45 per person for folks 17 and older – kids 16 and under ride FREE!
Registration will open Spring of 2022.
New for 2022:
- We are returning to one large tour in August with four different routes.
- To eliminate the hassle & confusion of rider & bike transportation from our old one-way tour route, all four routes will travel out and back from the same location – two traveling east & two traveling west.
- You will encounter TWO-WAY bicycle traffic – but, the Mesabi Trail is designed for two-way traffic – and after trying out & back in 2021, it not only worked well, but riders were very pleased with the convenience of one start/finish location.
- We are partnering with the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm as the tour hub – all four routes will start & return here. Besides being a GREAT venue for the tour…MDC is offering free admission to the museum for all riders, and reduced fees for trolley rides & mini-golf. MDC is also home to the new Redhead mountain bike park.
Selecting Your Route:
The Mesabi Trail is not a rail-to-trail conversion…it is NOT flat & straight, there are a number of hills (some steep) and curves (some sharp). While this public trail is open at all times, our tour volunteers will be on the course only until a designated time (TBD) – PLEASE select your route according to your abilities to assure you will be able to finish the tour in a timely fashion.
The tour is a fundraiser for the Mesabi Trail and Club Mesabi, the “friends” of the Mesabi Trail.
Who knows what COVID-19 will look like in August? We will adapt according to CDC guidelines and State of Minnesota recommendations or mandates. All activities will be outdoors, offering plenty of space for safe social distancing.