"Railroad engineers routed most of today’s bike trails and that’s a blessing and a curse. Level rail beds allowed for faster trains using less coal. But, that can make for boring trails and the best outstate trails picked flat routes through spectacular scenery. That’s what distinguishes perennial favorite Root River Trail or the closer Cannon River Trail, where raptors glide between spectacular bluffs and the trail hugs the river's edge. But the best in the state? It’s hard to beat the Mesabi Trail, with 115 miles of completed paving that squeezes through rock cuts and offers stunning overlooks of open-pit iron mines, marinated in that North Country scenery." From the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
If you are looking for an excuse to get out of town and explore one of Minnesota's great paved trail systems consider the Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour, August 3. The first 400 riders registered for the Tour will have their names thrown into a drawing and one lucky party will ride for FREE!
Don't miss this opportunity to ride fully supported, on one of the prettiest trails in the state. Choose from four routes ranging from 13 to 67 miles. Enjoy food and music all along the route, with a picnic dinner and concert at the finish. Commemorative t-shirt and transportation for you and your bike included.
Go to http://www.mesabitrail.com/ for more information and to register.
Ride for the challenge or ride for the fun, either way you're going to have a blast!
The tour is a fund raiser for Ampers - Diverse Radio for Minnesota's Communities and the Mesabi Trail System.