Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour 2.0
A New Ride for 2021
This year’s Classic celebrates the rebirth of the Saint Paul Grand Round — the scenic and historic parkway system that circles the city. Over the last several years, $60 million dollars has been invested in the Grand Round and that includes state of the art trails and making the route as beautiful and bike-friendly as can be. With work nearing completion we’re showcasing this tremendous City asset including the fabulous new trails along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways and Como Avenue. We are excited about this year’s ride. As always, it will include great live music, plus plenty of food and beverages.
It will not include closing most streets to automobile traffic with these new bicycle-friendly features and far fewer riders.
Event & Routing Details
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, the mostly gravel, 70-mile tour from Houghton to Copper Harbor each year. Called La Fleche du Nord or Arrow of the North, this rugged ride is held on Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend.
Check out Chris Schmidt’s cycling and Keweenaw-inspired posters, cards and clothing at http://xmaticdesign.com/ or email him CTS@xmatic.com
Many have been collecting SPC t-shirts for decades! Click below to see if we have anything in stock to complete your collection.
Spanning a quarter century the Saint Paul Classic has been a September tradition for a long time.
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!