A Unique Biking Experience On The Mesabi Trail
Area you looking for a unique up north biking experience? Have you never ridden the Mesabi Trail?
Now you can experience the Trail like never before by taking a virtual tour! Just go to http://www.mesabitrail.com/maps-images/virtual-tour and take a virtual bike ride of the entire Trail, starting in Grand Rapids, with our new GPS point-of-view video and story map.
Use this amazing new tool, which also features photos of trail highlights and elevation profiles, to plan your actual biking adventure on the Mesabi Trail.
The Mesabi Trail – currently offers over 120 miles of world class paved biking/hiking trail winding through the forests, cities and quaint small towns of NE Minnesota. Travel past lakes, streams and mine pits, as the Mesabi Trail takes you from Grand Rapids to Biwabik, with sections in Aurora, Tower/Soudan and Ely. Traveling the Trail gives cyclists a unique firsthand look at the beauty, culture and heritage of the region. When completed the Mesabi Trail will stretch over 145 miles from the Mississippi River to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A true northland treasure, the Mesabi Trail has become a destination for cyclists from around the world.
New Construction – The Mesabi Trail crosses over the tallest bridge in the state of Minnesota in Eveleth. Just over 200 feet tall. It spans the Roucheleau mine lake, a former iron ore mine that has partially filled with groundwater. The paved Mesabi Trail crosses this bridge, connecting Virginia and cities west with Gilbert and cities east.
Annual Bike Tour – the friends of the Mesabi Trail (Club Mesabi) coordinate an annual bike tour called the Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour which is the first Saturday in August. Ride for the fun or ride for the challenge, either way your tour entry includes your choice of four different cycling routes (11 to 67 miles), transportation for you and your bike, food & music at rest stops along the way, a picnic dinner and music at the finish line in Grand Rapids at Gunn Park, and a tour t-shirt for every rider. The tour is fully supported with course marshals directing your way, bike repair and first aid. To register go to http://www.mesabitrail.com/trail-activities/tour/ or call 218-749-4331. The tour is a fund raiser for the Mesabi Trail.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the Mesabi Trail this summer like never before!
To get visitor information for communities along the trail check out:
Iron Range Tourism Bureau
Visit Grand Rapids