BIKING BEMIDJI


 
The City of Bemidji was granted Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community
designation by the
League of American Bicyclists in October 2012.


Paul Bunyan Trail
The Paul Bunyan Recreational Corridor Trail is located between Bemidji and Brainerd, Minnesota. 
It is a multi use recreational system, with summer use for biking, roller blading and walking. Winter use for snowmobiling. Trailhead begins at Lake Bemidji State Park.  Arguably the most scenic sections of the 110 mile trail is as it winds through the forested State Park, crosses the Mississippi River and skirts the Lake Bemidji shoreline.
AREA TRAILS
Paul Bunyan
StateTrail
Northern trail head in Lake Bemidji State Park (vehicle permit required.)  Beautiful wooded, winding trail to scenic rail-to-trail section that crosses the Mississippi River as it exits Lake Bemidji. Paved trail skirts shoreline and passes through the city to continue south to Baxter/Brainerd.  110 miles total length. Parking & access options along trail.
Loop the Lake Trail 14 Miles, partial trail, mostly paved road with shoulder,
 Parking area at Tourist Information Center adjacent to statues of Paul Bunyan & Babe.
Lake Bemidji State Park Lakeside paved trail as well as mountain bike loops. 
Mountain bikers will find trails of varying terrain within park.  
 
Vehicle  permit required to enter park.  Bicycles may enter without permit.
Itasca State Park 16 Miles, All paved.  Trails and scenic drive route, rentals, 
Vehicle permit required to enter park.  Bicycles may enter without permit.
Movil Maze 8 miles of winding, hilly forested terrain. Mountain bike this and other XC ski trails.  
Single-track trail!
  First phase about 2 mile loop completed in 2010.  Second Phase two-mile loop completed in 2012.  Third phase in progress.  
Parking Area
Mi-Gi-Zi Trail 14 mile paved loop around Pike Bay.  12 miles W of Bemidji, through lush forest.  Parking Area.
Chippewa National Forest 160 Miles, Mountain bike trails through forest/lake areas.   
Water, toilets and parking vary.
Mississippi
River Trail
 The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) is a world-class bicycling route that travels from the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Delta at the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. It is a 3,000-mile system of bicycle-friendly roads and multi-use pathways connecting 10 states, the cities of Minneapolis, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans, and hundreds of smaller towns along the way. The MRT is a unique way to experience the Mississippi River?s natural wonders, transportation system, recreational facilities and cultural heritage.  10 States 1 River!
Map Book of Minnesota Route Sections
Pedal MN logoMinnesota was named the second most bike friendly state in the nation
for 2012 by The American League of Bicyclists.
Check out PedalMinnesota resource for information on bicycling, including mapping tools, lists of biking events, personal tips and trip ideas from bicyclists across the state.
 BEMIDJI BIKE MAP - Printablerintable
RENTALS The Bike Guy Ski and Bicycle Shop
423 Beltrami Ave
218-333-8891

Northern Cycle
117 Third St NW
218-751-BIKE (2453)
Facebook
Bemidji State University's Outdoor Program Center
Diamond Point Park
218-755-2999
Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge   218-751-1630
Adventure Sports    218-556-0470
Itasca Sports Rental     218-266-2160
Itasca State Park
REPAIR/
SALES
Northern Cycle
117 Third St NW
218-751-BIKE (2453)
The Bike Guy Ski and Bike Shop
218-333-8891

SHUTTLE
SERVICE
Embracing Pines Shuttle Service
218-224-3519
Oak Hills Christian College
218-751-8670
 
EVENTS Bemidji Bike Club
Organized in 2011, offering Tues/Thurs evening rides May through September.  All ages, riding style and skill level welcome.  218-333-8891
1st City on the Mississippi Bike Ride
Multi-Distance Scenic Lake and Country Routes 17-92 mile options
218-308-0288
Ride/Stride the Divide
Buena Vista Ski Area
15k Mountain Bike Race/Foot Race
218-751-0041
Bike Bemidji!
Volunteer based organization of bicycle advocates seeking to increase awareness of bicyclists, improve rider safety and plan fun events.
"North of Nowhere" Fun Run & Bike Tour - August
Bagley High School 
15K & 30 K Bike Tours
5k Walk/Run 
Kids Fun Run (age 10 & under) 
218-694-6744
 
 
 
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