BICYCLING AROUND MINNESOTA

BICYCLING AROUND MINNESOTA

Wednesday, August 08 12:01 PM - Monday, August 13 7:00 PM

Member Alan Johnson has signed-up for the  BAM 2018 Tour and is looking for others to join him.

This year the tour is through  Minnesota’s Iron Range August 9-12!

 

Hoyt Lakes – Chisholm – Grand Rapids – Hibbing – Hoyt Lakes

BAM 2018 will be a loop tour beginning and ending in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. Host communities along the way include Chisholm, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing. Minnesota’s Iron Range offers incredible scenery, unique mining history, and much to explore. Each day cyclists will ride 60 to 70 miles on paved roadways as well as the undulating Mesabi Trail.

Hoyt Lakes – Chisholm – Grand Rapids – Hibbing – Hoyt Lakes

BAM 2018 will be a loop tour beginning and ending in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. Host communities along the way include Chisholm, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing. Minnesota’s Iron Range offers incredible scenery, unique mining history, and much to explore. Each day cyclists will ride 60 to 70 miles on paved roadways as well as the undulating Mesabi Trail.

About the Ride:  BAM is a 4-day loop tour, which in 2018 will be in Minnesota’s Iron Range in beautiful Northeastern Minnesota. The tour is limited to 275 people.

Mileage & Terrain:  Mileage will range from 60-70 miles/day on paved roads and trails. The terrain in this area is generally gently rolling with some hillier sections interspersed throughout.  The tour is designed for cyclists of intermediate ability and above.

Cost:  The cost for BAM is $325 and includes 4 nights camping, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, baggage transport to each night’s destination, maps, SAG and mechanical support and all the scenery and fun you can pack in!  All other fees are on your own. 

Food and Rest Stops:   Beginning on the first day, BAM will provide 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners. Riders will be on their own for dinner on Saturday evening. Lunches will be served on the road at the halfway point or later each day.  Only breakfast and lunch will be provided on the last day.  Meals are served by a combination of local community/civic groups, caterers and restaurants

Camping:  This is primarily a tent camping tour, with limited hotel options available (see below.)  Camping is at local parks, schools, etc., with a Pork Belly Ventures shower truck available onsite with ample private stalls, hot water and free towel service!

If you’d prefer to avoid the hassle of setting up and taking down your tent, Pork Belly Ventures offers an optional Tent Setup Service. For $250 per tent, they will provide a tent, air mattress, chair, as well as all set up and take down and delivery of bags to and from the luggage truck.

Riders have access to plenty of mobile phone chargers at the campsite and fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is available at the campsite for all riders each morning.

Luggage Transport, SAG and Mechanical Support:  A vehicle will transport your luggage each day to the next overnight town.  Campers are allowed two soft-sided bags, limited to 35 lbs each.  Please be sure all items fit inside your bag(s); no tie-ons please.  All bags will be weighed prior to being loaded onto the luggage truck; bags that don’t meet the requirements above will not be loaded.

SAG support will be provided and is for people who have mechanical issues that cannot be repaired on the road or are injured.  SAG support will not be available as a transport mechanism for tired riders.  Please be prepared to bike the distances indicated on the ‘Routes’ page.

Mechanical support is provided by Penn Cycle, so all you need to do is ride your bike! Penn provides the service, however, you’ll need to pay for parts, etc. Please be sure to have your bike tuned up before arriving on the ride.

 

 

The Routes:  https://bambiketour.org/bam-2018-tour/

General Ride Info:  https://bambiketour.org/generalrideinformation/

 

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Hoyt Lakes - Chisholm - Grand Rapids - Hibbing - Hoyt Lakes Iron Range, MN Thursday August 9th 2018, 7:00:00 AM - Sunday August 12th 2018, 4:00:00 PM CDT

https://www.signmeup.com/reg/form/123753/registration

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