BIKE! Grand Portage
Starting out on the shores of Lake Superior, experience the beautiful forests, hills and rugged semi-mountainous terrain at the tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead on this loop ride. The ride begins with an easy warm-up pedal through a section of the Grand Portage village then turns inland for a challenging climb up to Old Highway 61. After the climb, enjoy a long, gradual descent to the Pigeon River valley and the site of the old border crossing. The final stretch takes you through a beautiful gravel forest road culminating in a fun, fast descent on pavement before arriving back on the Lake Superior shoreline.
Location: Grand Portage, MN
Start/gathering location: Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center parking lot
Distance / Skill Level Required: 17 miles with 1,200 feet of elevation gain. Intermediate skill (bordering on advanced due to the elevation gain).
Type of Ride: A mix of paved road and gravel county road/gravel forest road