The Mississippi River Ride I (Lake Itasca to Big Lake) was a great success and on August 31 through September 2nd, (over Labor Day weekend), you can enjoy the second leg of this historic bike/bus ride which follows the river's journey as it flows south to LaCrosse, Wisc. Leaving from Hastings, Minn. Saturday morning you can meander for three pleasurable days of river valley and bluff country riding. Camping and lodging opportunities will be available for those wishing to gather Friday evening, Aug 30th, before the ride. (Daily mileage will be 68 miles or less each day with SAG support)
Day 1 - After breakfast and a brief orientation, the ride leaves Hastings and winds through the river valley to Redwing and Lake City before reaching Wabasha.
Day 2 - As the eagles soar on the wind currents above the bluffs, the tour continues south, passing through Kellogg and on to Winona. After lunch, the route takes you up past the historic Pickwick Mill to ride the scenic ridges and the Apple Blossom Byway into LaCrescent and over to La Crosse for your final evening of fun on the Mississippi River.
Day 3 - After enjoying breakfast with the group, we have planned a morning ride (approx. 28 miles on the Wisconsin side) before the motor coach bus brings you back to Hastings where your bikes will be waiting.
This three-day HaveFunBiking Mississippi Ride II, is $265 if signed up by August 1st. (Price includes motorcoach transportation and bike shipping back to Hastings, camping/showers/breakfast/lunch/transporting luggage and sag support each day, plus a dinner party Saturday evening). A list of hotel/lodging properties for those who prefer not to camp are available on the registration form.
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