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Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour
Save the date! Sun. Sept. 11, 2022

Celebrating the Saint Paul Grand Round Starting at Lake Como

Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour 2022

Celebrate Saint Paul Parks Sesquicentennial!

As always Classic riders enjoy the scenic and historic Saint Paul Grand Round. This year marks the 150th year anniversary of visionary landscape architect Horace Cleveland coming to Saint Paul and addressing the Common Council and local business community. He called for preserving parks at Lake Como and Lake Phalen and connecting them with a parkway now known as Wheelock Parkway. His bigger vision for a parkway circling the city was also realized and we’ll be enjoying the beautiful off-road trails and protected bikeways that have been built.

NEW FOR 2022 — We’re going over the river and through the woods to visit a hidden gem — Lilydale Regional Park. You’ll love the stylish new rest stop overlooking Pickerel Lake where live music and tasty refreshments will greet you. The route follows the Mississippi River to Harriet Island before crossing back over the river for a brief look at downtown Saint Paul. Riders reconnect with the Sam Morgan Trail and continue on to Indian Mounds Park.

LIMITED EDITION — To help ensure rider safety and enjoyment we are limiting the Classic to just 2450 riders. Registration opens on May 20th.

Like last year, the Classic will not include closing most streets to automobile traffic.

Event & Routing Details

Volunteers

The Saint Paul Classic would not be possible without the help of 100s of volunteers. Thanks in advance to everyone who signs up to help!

Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and enjoy a volunteer appreciation party at Summit Brewery with a picnic dinner catered by Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-Op.

Meet the 2021 T-Shirt Artist

Chris Schmidt created his first bicycle race posters while he was in college on his way to completing two degrees. He continues to create designs for local events and also organizes his own ride.

Check out Chris Schmidt’s cycling and Keweenaw-inspired posters, cards and clothing at http://xmaticdesign.com/ or email him  CTS@xmatic.com

Our Story

Spanning a quarter century the Saint Paul Classic has been a September tradition for a long time.

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Just Remember: Second-Sunday-September

It’s not etched in stone, but generally speaking the Saint Paul Classic is on the second Sunday of September every year. Make it an annual tradition!

2022 Classic Sponsors

The Arey Family

The Kalweit & Peterson Families