At A Glance: Exploring Saint Cloud – Fun and Food
Biking along the Mississippi River Trail, as it turns to the east in Granite Country, visitors can find many opportunities for fun memories that will last a lifetime when visiting the Saint Cloud area. Each year, thousands of people visit the trails and attractions of the area for good times, bustling nightlife, amazing arts, and the natural beauty and recreation you’d expect from a Mississippi River town. With a long list of places to stay and fun activities here in this Central Minnesota community, you will find many bicycle riding options and fun things to do when not pedaling.
When not biking, the warm summer air welcomes good times with outdoor art fairs, restaurant patios, festival events, and water sports activities. In the Fall you can enjoy the colorful array of the fall foliage in 80 city parks, including the stunning Munsinger and Clemens Gardens. All the while you’ll find that local winery and brewery establishments will offer up the crisp flavors of the harvest. In between winter fat bike experiences or cross-country skiing on the local trails, checkout the dozens of art and theater options, including the legendary Paramount Theatre in the vibrant, historic downtown district. Spring flowers blooming in the parks and along the bike trails welcome another season and makes this place great to come back again and again.
In a relaxing setting and comfortable riding environment, make sure to plan your next bike getaway with family and friends and go to Saint Cloud in Minnesota.
Where to Bike in the Area
Being a bike-friendly community, by the League of American Cyclists, you will find riding the streets and roads here safe and relaxing. You will also find miles of paved trails nestled in Granite Country. For the mountain biker, no matter your level of expertise, many fun trails are offered.
Available Maps for the Area
Area Bike Shops and Clubs
Fitzharris Ski and Sport | 105 7th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301 | 320-251-2844
Rod’s Bike Shop | 28 Lincoln Ave. S.E., Saint Cloud, MN 56304 | 320-259-1964
Besser’s Bike Barn | 3310 10th St. N.E., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 | 320-252-3373
Scheels | 40 North Waite Ave., Waite Park, MN, 56387 | 320-252-9494
Where to Play
Munsinger Gardens | 1515 Riverside Dr. S.E., St. Cloud, MN 56301 | 320-257-5959
Where to Eat
From Texas Roadhouse to Mongo’s Grill, one of the finest in the area, Saint Cloud offers several interesting and charming cafes, coffee shops, and ice cream shops ideally suited to a cyclist’s taste.
Val’s Rapid Service | Take out restaurant specializing in burgers | 628 E. Saint Germain St., Saint Cloud, MN 56304 | 320-251-5775
Star of India | Menu | 2812 W. Division St., St. Cloud, MN 56301 | 320-281-3388
Mongo’s Grill | 3701 Division St., Suite #103, St. Cloud, MN 56301 | 320-253-2695
Texas Roadhouse | Menu | 345 2nd St. S., Waite Park, MN 56387 | 320-253-7427
Where to Sleep
Public Wi-Fi Spots in the Area
Along with most hotels, coffee shops and restaurants having Wi-Fi availability, the public library is another good option when exploring Saint Cloud and needing internet access.
Additionally, Saint Cloud State University has public Wi-Fi available as well.