Howdy Friends and Registered Tour De Pines Riders,
We are getting ready for Saturday, August 18. And are so pleased you have signed up to ride with us. So far weather for Saturday in Itasca State Park calls for 80 degrees and sunshine. You can’t beat that.
Pre-registration closes at Midnight on Wednesday night the 15th. As of right now we have 238 riders. I hope this will grow a bit more but still a nice small ride in a stunning area to “ride your bike.” Invite a buddy to join you:)
Here are a few “fun facts.”
- Route Sign-Ups: 25% / Short Route, 50% Mid Routes 50/60/70, 25% Century Ride
- Rider Age Range: 10-80 years
- Average Rider Age: 50 years
- Zip Codes Served: 118 for 238, riders (so far:)
- States: MN, ND, WI, MI, NJ, CO, IA, …really cool!
Here is our update for Saturday…designed to give you answers to most anything you may need to know. Please read it carefully.
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Headquarters for the Tour de Pines is the HI Mississippi Headwaters Hostel. Located in Itasca State Park, just a short distance from the headwaters of the Mississippi River, HI Mississippi Headwaters hostel is a beautifully restored log building. Constructed in 1923 as the park headquarters, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Itasca State Park, recently rated one of the nation’s top 50 state parks by National Geographic, features some of Minnesota’s last remaining virgin pine forest.
Enjoy outdoor recreation year-round on over 30 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails and 17 miles of paved bike trails right from the hostel’s doorstep. Bike and boat rentals and a swimming beach are across the road. The park offers summer naturalist programs and displays on Native American culture and early explorers. – See more at our website