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.
Paul Bunyan
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 17 Mile paved trail, partial paved road 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!
  Two 2 mile loops.
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.
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 Nice Ride BikeShare
4 locations, renty by hour, 1/2 day, day, week, month

Northern Cycle
117 Third St NW
218-751-BIKE (2453)
Bemidji State University's Outdoor Program Center
Diamond Point Park
Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge   218-444-3463
Itasca Sports Rental     218-266-2160
Itasca State Park
Northern Cycle
117 Third St NW
218-751-BIKE (2453)

Embracing Pines Shuttle Service
Oak Hills Christian College
EVENTS Bike Bemidji:  Loop the Lake Festival
3rd Saturday in June
17 mile, easy, loop ride around Lake Bemidji with rest stops with food, music & activities..
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) 
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P.O. Box 66 - Bemidji, Minnesota 56619
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