A bicycle & boat tour of Lake Pepin
“Best Annual Bike Ride”   -WCCO-CBS Local

“One of the Best Weekend Bicycle Tours in the Upper Midwest”  -Midwest Weekends

Tour de Pepin 2022

Tour de Pepin returns to Lake City in 2022!

The Lake City Chamber of Commerce and our sponsors are proud to host the 15th annual Tour de Pepin on Saturday June 4th, 2022!

Saturday June 4, 2022

Tour de Pepin Ride Options

32 Miles Milieu

milieu32miBegin your tour in historic Lake City, where Ralph Samuelson introduced water skiing to the world. Ride south on Hwy. 61 (the Great River Road) to Wabasha, home of the National Eagle Center.  There you will cross the Mississippi River into Nelson, WI. Riders will travel through the Tiffany Wildlife Area and the Chippewa backwaters to Pepin, WI. Pepin, made famous by past resident Laura Ingalls Wilder, is 712 feet above sea level; a hundred feet lower than Nelson. From Pepin make your way through rolling farmland and wooded countryside to Stockholm, WI, where a tour boat will escort you a mile-and-a-half across of the Mississippi River back to Lake City.
www.wabashamn.org  •  www.pepinwisconsin.com  •  www.stockholmwisconsin.com

40 Miles Quarante

This forty mile option starts in Lake City at Ohuta Beach where you will first board the tour boat for a trip across Lake Pepin to Stockholm. From Stockholm your cycling adventure begins with a 9 mile ride to the scenic rest area past the town of Maiden Rock. State Highway 35 hugs Lake Pepin along most of its Wisconsin shore and has been called one of the most scenic drives in America. Continue the journey from Maiden Rock to Bay City, a hilly eight-mile stretch ranging in elevations of 690 feet to over 1100 feet. From Bay City, you’ll follow the Great River Road back across the river into Red Wing, MN, recently named one of the top 12 historic communities in the nation. The Red Wing to Frontenac trip is a 10 mile flat stretch for easy coasting, and in another five miles you will be back to the starting point in Lake City.

50 Miles Demi-Siècle

demi50This half-century ride starts in Lake City and follows the Milieu tour to Stockholm. Take a brief stop at the rest area in Stockholm, and then continue on another 9 miles to the scenic rest area past the town of Maiden Rock. State Highway 35 hugs Lake Pepin along most of its Wisconsin shore and has been called one of the most scenic drives in America. Take in the view and return to Stockholm on Hwy. 35. There, you can board a shuttle back to Lake City on the tour boat.
www.maidenrock.org

72 Miles Lac Plein

lacplein72mi  Experience the curves and twists of the entire Great River Road loop that surrounds Lake Pepin. The Lac Plein tour begins and ends in Lake City, MN. This tour follows the same route from Lake City in Minnesota to Maiden Rock in Wisconsin. Continue the journey from Maiden Rock to Bay City, a hilly eight-mile stretch ranging in elevations of 690 feet to over 1100 feet. From Bay City, you’ll follow the Great River Road back across the river into Red Wing, MN, recently named one of the top 12 historic communities in the nation. The Red Wing to Frontenac trip is a 10 mile flat stretch for easy coasting, and in another five miles you will be back to the starting point in Lake City. Cruising the entire circuit of Lake Pepin is an incredible mix of flat land, steep hills and winding bluff country, with an added touch of incomparable, natural beauty.
www.baycitywi.orgwww.redwing.org

100 Miles Siècle

100miThe 2022 100 mile route details coming soon. Stay tuned….

T-Shirt Update

We’re putting the finishing touches on some of the finer details of the ride, including our fan favorite T-shirts!

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Maps & Rest Areas

View the route details online. Tour de Pepin provides rest stops, restroom and water and snacks along the route, find out where here.

Rules & Safety FAQs

Have questions about the Tour de Pepin rules and safety? Find you answers here. Or contact us with your questions.

Contact Us

Feel free to stop by, call, send us an email or visit our Facebook page. We’re here for you! Our office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

100 E Lyon Ave., Lake City, MN 55041

651.345.4123

Photos from PREVIOUS Tour de Pepin Tours

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