Great Northern River Ride


For the cyclist who cannot take 25 days off but still wants to explore the Mississippi River by bicycle, try our Great Northern River Ride. The third and final section of the Great Mississippi River Ride covers 754 miles in 10 cycling days. Experience Mark Twain’s Missouri and the high river bluffs of the upper Midwest as you pedal from Saint Louis MO to Minneapolis MN.


Great Northern River Ride is rural and rolling, with many river boats and locks as we stop for a visit in Mark Twain’s home town of Hannibal, MO. From there we meander along the river and cross into Illinois. The riding continues to be scenic, rural small town America. Time is passing and the river is calling. As we cross into Wisconsin, the terrain really rolls up and down along huge bluffs created by the great Glaciers that created the tremendous Mississippi River Valley. The scenery on top of the bluffs is fantastic. You'll find the people as friendly as the views, and you’ll enjoy the reaction when you tell them where you started cycling. After our final overnight in Red Wing, a quaint river town made famous for its shoes and pottery, we tackle the last hills and roll into Eagan a suburb just south of Minneapolis.

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Register online for the ride of a lifetime. Make your commitment today. Then start your training and get ready for a bicycle ride you will never forget. Remember once you arrive at the ride start city, let America by Bicycle take care of all the details. You just ride your bike everyday and explore America. Get ready for real cycling adventure. Plan your cycling calendar now and don't miss the training window. America by Bicycle offers this tour every other year. Be sure to sign up in time for 2018 or you’ll have to wait until 2020!

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Trip Details

Saint Louis, MO to Minneapolis, MN

10 days

Tuesday May 22 to Friday June 1

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Day 0
St. Louis, MO  0

Day 1
Louisiana, MO  108

Day 2
Hannibal, MO  38

Day 3
Keokuk, IA  61

Day 4
Galesburg, IL  94

Day 5
Moline, IL  60

Day 6
Galena, IL  93

Day 7
Prairie du Chien, WI  72

Day 8
La Crosse, WI  66

Day 9
Red Wing, MN  101

Day 10
Minneapolis, MN  61


75+ per day average

Breakfast and dinner included for all days except Day 0. Lunch is not included.

$2374 (Triple)
$2874 (Double)
$3374 (Single)

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