If you are in the Twin Cities, what a fun way to spend the early part of your 4th of July, then the Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride. 

Consider the Tour D’Amico Bike Ride on the 4th of July

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.

Find old and new friends on the Tour D'Amico Bike Ride

Find old and new friends on the Tour D’Amico Bike Ride

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.

Starting out on the bike ride from Golden Valley

Hiawatha bike club members greeting riders as they check in at the registration table.

TDA Bike Routes

If you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th of July and want to ride, consider the Tour D’Amico bicycle ride.

If you are in the Twin Cities over the 4th of July and want to ride, consider the Tour D’Amico bicycle ride.

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.

In Minnesota's lake country, the Heartland Trail Area never lacks when it comes to outdoor recreational activities. Discover many fond memories pedaling the trails and attending festival scheduled throughout the summer here. 

An adventure awaits this Family as they leave Golden Valley on TDA

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.

TDA Routes are on bike lanes, quite country roads and trails

TDA Routes are on bike lanes, quiet country roads, and trails

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

Today's 'riding into the Monday morning sun' bike pic captures another beautiful  spring weather day before summer begins. Here, bikers are on the annual Tour D'Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July.

Here, bikers on the 15th on Annual Tour D’Amico (TDA) bike ride, on the 4th of July.

 

 

 

 

Riding the scenic roads, around the lakes, in the western suburb of the Twin Cities on the HBC Tour D’ Amico.

 

 

Our happy Hiawatha Bicycling Club hosts at the Plymouth Station Rest Stop.

 

 

 

 

Hydration rest stops along the way offer tasty snacks

Hydration rest stops along the way offer tasty snacks

 

A happy TDA participant stops at one of the rest stops. Riders enjoying bananas and other treats before heading back out on the course.

This Bike Pic Monday, fond memories, of riding into the morning sun with warmer weather ahead.

Riding the scenic trails on TDA

With beautiful weather scheduled, riders will enjoy the low traffic roads, fun trails, and scenic landscapes along the way.

This guy knows how to travel and celebrate the 4th of July, will you join him?

 

Riding the route to the next rest stop, D’ Amico’s in Wayzata.

You know it’s good… do we need to say more!

TDA riders always enjoy some of D’ Amico and Son’s tasty salads, fruits and other treats at the Wayzata rest stop.

It looks like this rest stop was as good as the last two!

 

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 the delicious picnic.

Here, this TDA rider makes her way back to D’ Amico’s in Golden Valley for a delicious picnic.

Celebrate the 4th of July with a D'Amico & Sons picnic after the ride, you deserve it!

Celebrate the 4th of July with a D’Amico & Sons picnic after the ride, you deserve it!

 

 

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.

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