If you are in the Twin Cities what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then at the 20th Annual Tour D’Amico (TDA) bike ride. This year the Hiawatha Bicycling Club (HBC) and D’Amico & Son’s Restaurants invites you to start your Independence Day celebration with a scenic bike ride and a delicious picnic upon your return.
Now in its 20th year, select from one of four scenic Tour D’ Amico routes options for a fun day.
The 19th Annual TDA begins in Golden Valley, MN
Registration is in the court area outside D’Amico Restaurant in the Golden Valley Commons Shopping Center, just off Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue. You can pick up your ride packet or sign up with day-of registration and start riding between 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the Fourth.
Hiawatha bike club members greeting riders as they check in at the registration table.
TDA Bike Routes
All four routes through the western suburbs of the Twin Cities are signed and supported. Maps and Ride with GPS will be available to further assist you on this fun holiday bike tour. Along the way enjoy stopping at several rest stops for refreshments and treats. Then at the end of your ride savor a D’Amico & Sons American/Italian al fresco picnic lunch.
Choose from the 21, 29, 41 or 62-mile scenic route all mapped to give everyone riding a chance to explore some of the Twin Cities newest bike boulevards and trails. Riding through parts of Edina, Hopkins, Plymouth, and Wayzata before returning back to Golden Valley.
What a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July holiday. Leisurely riding the scenic parkways and trails with family and friends. The Tour D’Amico bike ride starts and ends in Golden Valley. The 44 mile Tour D’Amico map
Riders on the Tour D’Amico route in past years
They have come to ride the Tour D’ Amico from as far away as Pitsburg, PA. to ride
A happy TDA participant stops at one of the rest stops. Riders enjoying bananas and other treats before heading back out on the course.
With beautiful weather scheduled, riders will enjoy the low traffic roads, fun trails, and scenic landscapes along the way.
Riding the route to the next rest stop, D’ Amico’s in Wayzata.
TDA riders always enjoy some of D’ Amico and Son’s tasty salads, fruits and other treats at the Wayzata rest stop.
Time to head back for a Tour D’Amico picnic buffet
Here, this TDA rider makes her way back to D’ Amico’s in Golden Valley for a delicious picnic.
Join in on the fun sharing your TDA experience with old and new friends over a D’Amico’s picnic buffet after the ride. With so many choices, save room for the dessert bars, they are sinfully delicious.
Everyone always enjoys the fine food and refreshments D’ Amico’s served after the ride – Sign up today!
About Hiawatha Bicycling Club
To learn more about the Hiawatha Bike Club (HBC) and all the fun rides they lead, like the Tour D’ Amico, see more at Hiawathbike.org.
Proceeds from the Tour D’Amico continue to benefit the Children’s Lighthouse, several trail maintenance projects in the Twin Cities and the bike education program of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.