Date(s) - 05/30/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Walker City Park
Distance: 26 and 40 miles
Price: $25 - includes t-shirt
Enjoy the best of Northern Minnesota in the springtime by participating in The Spring Bike Fling!
Starting at Walker City Park, on the shores of beautiful Leech Lake, take a ride through the Chippewa National Forest on the Paul Bunyan Trail to Laporte (26 miles total round trip) or a little further to Guthrie (40 miles total round trip).
Both rides leave from the Walker City Park at 10 a.m. There will also be a free family ride of two-miles south along the Shingobee Connection Trail starting at 10:30 a.m.
The 2020 Spring Bike Fling Details
The main rides will take you first along the western shoreline of Leech Lake and Walker Bay. Then heading northwest you will pedal by beautiful Kabekona Bay and Lake Benedict. This ride is flat, completely paved, and as you pass from Cass Co. into Hubbard County you will enjoy the tranquil countryside on the way to Laporte.
Here you can shop at the famous Laporte grocery store (they feature uniquely flavored frozen brats and ice cream); enjoy the hospitality of the Popple Bar, with its nice deck and view; or the Third Base Bar and Grill. There also is a park there with shade to relax in, park your bikes, and put your feet up!
Those who are ambitious can bike a further 9 miles to Guthrie where there will be refreshments in the small park there, otherwise turn around and head back to sunny Walker!
The fun continues back in Walker, MN
On your return, we are having a celebration gathering at Portage Brewery. A bike-friendly watering hole with a famous collection of craft brews. Food can be ordered there and delivered from Village Square and the Piggy BBQ. Walker has several fine hotels, motels and Bed and Breakfasts. For more information, visit our website.
Registration & Shirts
Registration is $25/Person for the 26 Mile and 40 Mile Rides – Includes an event shirt (guaranteed if registered by May 1st). The 2 Mile Family Ride is free – Shirts are available for purchase for $15 if registered by May 1st. https://www.signmeup.com/reg/form/133825/registration