Tour de Pines

in United States at Itasca State Park

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Tour de Pines 2013

Beautiful roads. Big trees. Quiet lakes. The headwaters of our nation's greatest river. Delicious food. Excellent organization. New cycling friends. Welcome to the fourth annual Tour De Pines Bike Tour of Itasca State Park. We are proud to present a sister ride to the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride. The Tour De Pines is a beautiful single day bike tour in Northern Minnesota, in and around Itasca State Park.

Join us on Saturday, August 17th for another gorgeous ride in the north woods!

Make a weekend out of the ride. There are things to do for the whole family, regardless if everyone is a cyclist. Explore the park. Climb the viewing tower. Visit historic Douglas Lodge. Take the family photo at the Headwaters. Summertime in Itasca is incredible!

Ride Basics

* Ride Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
* Location: Itasca State Park, MN
* Ride Start: Mississippi Headwaters Hostel
* Ride Finish: Mississippi Headwaters Hostel
* Routes: 25, 50, 75 miles
* Ride Times: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
* Rider Check-in: 7:30 - 9:30 AM
* BBQ Served: 11:00 - 5:00 PM

2013 Pricing

  • Adults: $40 - includes BBQ meal after ride
  • Youth: $20 (17 and under) includes BBQ meal

We strongly urge all interested riders to register in advance.
This will help us greatly in preparing for the ride and making sure our rest stops and BBQ are well stocked for all riders.
And it saves you some money.

We will, however, offer day-of-ride registrations: Adults $50; Youth $20.


Commemorative T-shirt: $12 (XS-XL); $14 (XXL)

  • Order your t-shirt on your registration form.
  • Please pick up your merchandise on the day of the ride.
  • Limited T-shirt sales will be available on the day of the ride.
  • Buy early if you want one for sure. View t-shirt design on our web site. ( By June 1, 2013)


25 * 50 * 75 miles

All routes start/finish at the Mississippi Headwaters Hostel in the heart of Itasca State Park. Routes begin by following Wilderness Drive - a gorgeous, winding road through old growth pines around the perimeter of Itasca State Park.

The 25 mile route loops back through the park after following the Wilderness Drive, returning to the hostel on a paved bike trail along the shoreline of Lake Itasca. It is a gorgeous ride. Take your time. Bring a camera.

The 50 mile route heads Northeast outside of the park into scenic country roads and then loops back to Itasca via the Great River Road following the Mississippi River. Roads are quiet and beautiful.

The 75 mile route is a lollipop addition to the 50 mile route - taking off from the Becida rest stop and circling around another lake then returning back to the Becida rest stop - then rejoining the 50 mile route back to the park and ending at the hostel. Plus a new paved road option has presented itself for us in 2013. Watch for a minor "fun" route change.

Route maps will be available in early July:


Contact Us
Hostelling International USA
622 Selby Ave
Saint Paul MN 55104

T: (651) 789-6688

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