Join fellow cyclists this summer and picture yourself pedaling through communities built on a legacy of Native American culture and fur trapping. Listen to historians tell the stories of the river communities you ride your bike through including Montevideo, Granite Falls, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, Mankato, and St. Peter. As this year marks 150 years since the historic US Dakota Conflict of 1862 that took place precisely where you will travel, ride into history along the Minnesota River Valley.
This HaveFun Tours bus/bike ride begins Thursday, August 2nd, with a motorcoach ride out to Montevideo, to start the ride. After riding for three days along the Minnesota River Valley return to St Peter on Sunday, August 5th, 2012.
From a bicycle seat, meander through the scenic Minnesota River Valley with an itinerary that allows you to see it in a whole new way! Imagine pedaling backwards 150 years in Minnesota history and learn more about the heritage that formed what is now a rich agricultural center. While travel on the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway you will be guaranteed some of the best views from your bike!
This all-inclusive trek begins in St. Peter where you will board a luxury motor coach, while your bike is safely packed in our truck for a trip to Montevideo, in western Minnesota. Here you will be welcomed by the city and the mayor with a BBQ lunch and the first of many historical and perspectives. With a short 15 mile pedal to Granite Falls you will be enjoy dinner entertained by the Upper Sioux drummers, singers, and entertainers. Afterwards rest your head in a comfortable hotel room, eat your way from town to town, and complete your ride on Sunday afternoon enjoying Mankato’s 15th Annual Rib-fest, before returning back to St Peter.
The cost for riding this three-day ride is: $487/person or $607 for single room upgrade. Registration closes with 150 riders or July 1st whichever comes first. Register at: www.signmeup.com/81836. Questions? Email Kerri@havefunbiking.com
You will never see Minnesota the same way again!
Article Published: 05-22-2012