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Twin Cities Bike Tour Route Details

With 4 main routes ranging from 6.5 to nearly 47 miles we know the TCBT will be a ride that everyone can enjoy. The Party starts September 15th at Wabun Park near Minnehaha Falls.

The Flagship Route – 46.8 miles5 Rest Stops!

Covering much of the Saint Paul Grand Round and the Minneapolis Grand Rounds, this route will cover the Twin Cities in a counter-clockwise direction to reduce congestion on the trails. Riders will head east into Saint Paul shortly after leaving Wabun Park and hitting your first rest stop at Twin Cities in Motion just 7 miles in. 8 miles later (mile 15) you arrive at the Lake Phalen Picnic Pavilion. 7 miles from Lake Phalen (24 miles total in) you’ll arrive at Dual Citizen Brewing Rest Stop (who have graciously agreed to open their tap room at 10am to host riders of the TCBT and enjoy $1 off taps!). Enjoy treats or a mid ride beverage and continue on towards Minneapolis via the number 9 bridge on the Dinkytown Greenway and gaze at the Stone Arch Bridge construction from afar. Begin the fun climb up West River Parkway to the Midtown Greenway where you’ll arrive at the Venture Bikes rest stop just 9 miles from Dual Citizen. Barely 4 miles later you can stop by Bread & Pickle for another treat. Only 8 more miles to go along the east sides of Bde Maka Ska and Lake Harriet and let the Minnehaha Creek Parkway trail carry you all the way back to Wabun Park for the finish. TCBT Flagship Route link

The TCBTwenty – 20.1 miles

A scenic route that takes riders west along Minnehaha Creek, north on the west side of Lake Harriet with a rest stop at Bread & Pickle on the north side of Lake Harriet at mile 8. Continue north along the west side of Bde Maka Ska looping onto the Midtown Greenway near Lake of the Ilses and travel east along the Midtown Greenway to our signature stop at Venture Bikes. Continue east across the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge into Saint Paul and south along the Mississippi River back to the start/finish at Wabun park. TCBTwenty Route link

The Loons Coffee Loop – 6.6 OR 9.3 miles – Group Start Led by Joyful Riders Club

Roll along both the east and west side of the Mighty Mississippi while traveling to our rest stop partner location at Loons Coffee. The 6.6 mile route will even have a group start with a rolling DJ! Expect a “slow roll” style pace that focuses more on fun and inclusivity than speed. Want to add on a few miles? Continue north after the Loons Coffee stop and cross the river on the Franklin Avenue bridge and then continue south on the east side of the Mississippi to rejoin the party back at the start at Wabun Park. These routes are only $10 for adults and FREE for those under 18. Route links: 9.3 mile route OR 6.6 mile route

By registering for the Twin Cities Bike Tour, you directly contribute to BikeMN’s statewide efforts in promoting active transportation. Our dedicated chapters, fueled by hardworking volunteers, are making incredible strides in improving walkability and bikeability in communities across Minnesota. Your registration and sponsorship dollars not only support these initiatives but also fuel additional programs and projects aimed at enhancing our state’s bicycling infrastructure. The ride benefits the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit – federal tax ID number is 41-1719332). Thank you for your support!

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Check out some of the areas the tour will cover in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Registration & Details

Discounted codes available for BikeMN members. Keep an eye on your email for details. Rates in link below.

Why the TCBT?