The Great Northern River Ride
September 5 - 14, 1997
September 4 - 13, 1998

The Great Northern River Tour will take you on a fun and adventure filled tour from Minneapolis, Minnesota to St. Charles, Missouri in 9 days. Once you depart Minneapolis the riding gets rural. You'll find the people friendly as you pass through small town America.

From Hastings you'll follow the National River Road all the way to Red Wing, a quaint river town made famous for its shoes and pottery. You'll soon notice the many Locks on the river. Stop and learn the need for them and their history. The scenery is fantastic from on top of the bluffs.

Continuing on the River Road you'll cycle through Wisconsin and into Illinois. And then you'll roll into the historic town of Hannibal, Missouri. Tour the town and see the Hannibal that inspired Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer.

The tour ends in St. Charles, Missouri, just a stones throw from St. Louis. Take a day to tour downtown St. Louis and visit the Gateway Arch.

This is truly a ride to remember!

     Northern River Ride
                                                   Day's  Half   Total
    Day       Location                             Miles  Miles  Miles
   Day 1    Minneapolis to Redwing, MN              51     25     51
   Day 2    Redwing to La Crosse, WI                99     48    150
   Day 3    La Crosse to Praire du Chien, WI        64     32    214
   Day 4    Praire du Chien to Dubuque, Iowa        75     37    289
   Day 5    Dubuque to Clinton, Iowa                70     35    359
   Day 6    Clinton to Galesburg, IL                78     39    437
   Day 7    Galesburg to Keokuk, IL                 82     41    519
   Day 8    Keokuk to Hannibal, MO                  59     29    578
   Day 9    Hannibal to St. Charles, MO             95     47    673
                                   Total Mileage                 673

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