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Tour of Saints – Sunday July 17, 2022

Not a Race. A Heavenly Little Ride.

Saint Paul Classic

Sunday September 11, 2022!

The Classic celebrates the Saint Paul Grand Round — the scenic and historic parkway system that circles our capital city.

Mankato River Ramble

Sunday October 9, 2022!

Mankato may be Minnesota’s best-kept bicycling secret! Visit Mankato and North Mankato to discover great cities where bicycling is big!

Rock & Roll the Lakes

Second Saturdays in August (Albert Lea)

BikeMN Chapter Albert Lea Area Cyclists hosts this great ride on the Second Saturday of August!

Save the Date! July 17, 2022.

Every Year in July!

From cities across Minnesota and neighboring states, each year 1,000 or more cyclists gather in St. Joseph to wind their way along quiet byways and rolling hills, savor treats at rest stops and relish the verdant summer morning. Join the tradition typically on the secondary Sunday every July.

The Tour of Saints starts and ends at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. We open check-in at 6:30 a.m., but you can get started any time up until 8:30 a.m. We’ve planned three scenic courses through Central Minnesota, all of which are designed to make sure you have a pleasant and memorable morning bike ride. Riders enjoy food and drink at rest stops on each course. Below is a little more about each one.

18 miles – 16 miles of paved trail!

The 18-mile course features the Lake Wobegon Trail and is ideal for families and riders who prefer to avoid hills. Just one mile into the ride, cyclists will find themselves cruising along the trail enjoying views of the lush countryside. At the halfway point (9 miles), riders relax at the Avon rest stop for refreshments before their return trip.

35 and 50 miles – scenic hills and woodlands!

The longer courses trace 35 or 50 miles of beautiful byways. Cold Spring, the first stop at mile 12, is home to the popular Cold Spring Bakery. Their crew offers fresh pastries, fruit, cool water, and drinks. The second stop at 25 miles is at Collegeville Orchards, set at the edge of woodlands and lakes near Saint John’s University. Enjoy fresh fruit, chilled drinks, and sinfully good cookies.

Choose your finish

At Mile 31, riders can head to the finish for a 35-mile day or charge ahead onto the 50-mile course. For those riding 50 miles, the last rest stop at Mile 40 is Avon’s city park along the Lake Wobegon Trail. There, cyclists are welcomed with more fresh fruit, candy bars, and cool drinks.

Affordable Saturday Night Lodging Options

Starting at around $50/night you can book a room at Saint Benedicts. Click here for details and reservations.

Routes

TOS Merchandise

Registration & Details

Why supporting the Tour of Saints supports a bike-friendlier Minnesota.

What Riders Love!

What keeps bringing bicyclists back from all over the state?

Check-in details

The ride begins at the Haehn Campus Center at the College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, MN. The main campus building is located at:

37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Signs will direct you to the check-in area. Check-in runs from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. After checking in, you may begin riding any time between 6:30 and 8:30. Our rest stops and finish are geared to this schedule, so please plan to start no later than 8:30 a.m.

If you didn’t pre-order a t-shirt, they will be for sale after the ride (sizes and styles as available).

Get in Touch

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Give us a shout!

Michael Doyle – Ride Director P (320) 266-7579 Email info@tourofsaints.com

Ted Duepner – BikeMN Supporter Relations Manager Email ted@bikemn.org