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CYCLING LINKS

Advocacy & Organizations & Maps

Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists - MORC
Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of mountain biking in Minnesota through the promotion of responsible riding, establishment and maintenance of mountain biking trails, and preservation of Minnesota's natural resources.
MN Dept of Transportation
MN DOT's Bicycling in Minnesota page
Wisconsin State Trail Maps
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Downloadable maps of Wisconsin State Bike Trails and Tours.
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
Making bicycling a safe, easy, fun and cool choice for everyone.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz
Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a nonprofit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.
Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association
The Gateway - Brown's Creek trail is the recreational jewel of the East Metro Area of the Twin Cities. It is heavily used by thousands of people year-round. The former Soo Line rail bed, now paved, runs 18 miles from St. Paul, MN to Pine Point Park in Stillwater, MN. The recently acquired 5.9 mile Brown's Creek Trail connects with the Gateway Trail, enabling trail users to go from the St. Croix River (in downtown Stillwater) to the Mississippi River. The Gateway-Brown's Creek Trail is a multi-use trail providing biking, rollerblading, running, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing to trail users year round.
Hiawatha Bicycling Club
The Hiawatha Bicycling Club is a recreational riding club. Every month during the season we provide about 60 rides to appeal to a wide variety of rider skills and desires. We have slow, medium and fast rides, rides from 15 to 100 miles in length and rides over every type of terrain. The Club is social in nature in that we have many rides built around casual riding, sight-seeing, meals, charitable activities, etc. You will find our rides throughout the 11-county metropolitan area, in other states and even in other countries. In other words, we have your kind of ride!
Midtown Greenway Coalition
Our founders had the idea for the Greenway, then formed the Midtown Greenway Coalition to get it built. The corridor used to be a trash-filled trench that was a disgrace to Minneapolis. Now, it contains a world-class biking and walking trail that's the envy of cities across the nation. In fact, the Midtown Greenway trail has been named the best urban bike trail in the USA! Our work didn't end after the Greenway was built. Now, we work to protect and enhance it.
Minnesota DNR Bicycle Trail Maps
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources page. Downloadable trail maps of Minnesota State Trails.
MN Bicycle Safety Program
The Minnesota Share the Road Bicycle Safety Education Program
MN High School Bicycling League
The Minnesota High School Cycling League promotes interscholastic mountain bike racing, provides training and education to new teams and coaches, and offers a comprehensive infrastructure to grow high school cycling in a professional, safe and engaging manner.
Park Tool Bicycle Repair
Local Park Tool's bicycle repair site. Informative interactive bicycle diagram.
Parks and Trails Council of MN
Minnesota's outstanding natural features deserve to be protected and accessible for everyone to enjoy. That's why Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is at the ready to help acquire critical land that would otherwise be lost to our parks and trails. Since 1954 we have helped add more than 10,000 acres of truly special places to Minnesota's parks and trails.
Pedal MN
Pedal Minnesota is dedicated to helping everyone get out and enjoy Minnesota - The Bike State.
People For Bikes
People For Bikes is a membership organization founded by bicycle industry and advocacy leaders with the mission of "putting more people on bikes more often."
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
RTC is a nonprofit organization working to enrich America's communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
Three Rivers Park District
The mission of Three Rivers Park District is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District was created in 1957. Since then, it has grown to encompass over 27,000 acres of parks and trails and serves over 10 million visitors annually. Take a look at a brief overview of our history.
Twin City Bicycle Club
TCBC is the largest recreational bicycling club in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. We typically appeal to adult bicyclists who enjoy group riding but don't want to race. We have rides and fun for all skill levels. TCBC rides are open to members and non-members.

Bicycle Tour Companies

1000 Free Self-Guided Road And MTB Routes
A source for free self-guided road rides and mountain-bike trails including maps, cue sheets and ride descriptions.
Active 4 Adventures
Active 4 Adventures specializes in bicycle tours all throughout France. Choose your cycling trip by level or theme, or, design your own trip. You can plan your favorite biking vacation according to your personal criteria. Whatever your level, visit various French regions on your touring bike and keep beautiful memories of your holidays!
Adventure Cycling Association
Adventure Cycling has been planning tours and instructional programs since 1974. Today their unique and diverse selection of tours offers something appealing to just about everyone.
Austin Adventures
Austin Adventures provides all-inclusive luxury adventure travel to areas within the Pacific Coast, Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwestern United States, Central & South America, Europe and Africa.
Backroads
People travel with Backroads year in and year out because they know they're somewhat obsessed about quality, about getting the details right, about spending time meticulously researching routes, visiting new hotels, uncovering cultural wonders and eating at the best trattorias and Michelin-starred restaurants. And, because you get to choose what to do and when to do it. Backroads offers tours throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Bicycle Adventures
Since 1984, Bicycle Adventures has been the regional experts with the best biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and multisport vacations in the western US, western Canada, Hawaii and New Zealand.
Bike And Barge Holland Tours
Bike and Barge Holland Tours are the perfect answer to cycling in Europe. The barge is your hotel, restaurant, and baggage carrier. You are served breakfast and dinner on the barge, and you make sandwiches, etc. to carry with you for lunch. The barge supplies a bicycle for everyone (included). There are guided bike trips every day that meet the barge each night at its new destination.
Bike Volcano
Bike Volcano guided bicycle tours explore Kilauea Volcano—one of the most Active Volcanoes in the world—from summit to sea. Experiencing the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea’s East Rift Zone and Active Lava Flow up close is simply amazing. The guides will take you through fantastic terrains on mostly downhill and level paved roads and trails while sharing geological and mythological information.
Bravo Bike The Cycling Experience In Spain
Bravo Bike is a fully licensed Spanish travel agency and an experienced cycle tours specialist for Europe. They have experienced partners in many European countries, offering a great variety of very well organised city tours, guided or not guided, running through carefully chosen itineraries and hotels, offering superb sightseeing and cycling enjoyment.
Butterfield And Robinson
"Slow down to see the world," is still Butterfield And Robinson's guiding philosophy after almost four decades on the road. In a line-up of biking and walking journeys that now span more than two-dozen countries and six continents, each route is carefully designed to immerse you in the local culture and reveal a region’s true spirit. Their goal is to create one-of-a-kind journeys for active people who value their freedom and want to see the world a little differently. After all, great travel is about experiencing.
CanUSA Cycle Tours
CanUSA offers tours for beginners, intermediates and advanced cyclists with diverse itineraries that encourage exploration in an intimate and exciting way. With approximately 20 tours per summer, you can discover the best of Alberta and British Columbia on a trip that suits you perfectly. CanUSA can even provide route-planning services and sag support to anyone who may require online or telephone guidance about cycling the Canadian Rockies.
Cycle Canada
Cycle Canada provides bicycle tours of Canada and also a wealth of resources for cycling there.
Discover France
Discover France is the leader in active cycling vacations in France, with creative itineraries that feature the best of each region at the greatest possible value. You'll find more than 30 different self-guided tours, lasting as few as 4 to as many as 14 days. The physical demands of the tours range from easy to challenging and all offer unique opportunities to discover French culture and lifestyle.
DreamRide Moab Utah
DreamRide's cycling vacation services extend to the Western Slope and Front Range of Colorado, the Big Island of Hawaii, San Francisco, California and the Four Corners region of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Easy Rider Tours
Since 1986, Easy Rider Tours has specialized in off-the-beaten-path bike tours in Europe, Canada, and New England. Every Easy Rider tour is more than just a bicycling trip. It’s a cultural immersion, a celebration of the people, traditions, and landscapes which make a place unique.
Escape Adventures Mountain Bike Vacations
Specializing in western North America, Escape Adventures is a leader in first-class eco-friendly cycling and multi-sport adventure. In 2006, they became the world's first carbon neutral outfitter, bringing sustainable adventure to all the places they visit, from Alaska to Belize and beyond.
Euro-Bike And Walking Tours
Euro-Bike has been leading active vacations in Europe since 1974. In fact, they were the first US company to offer European bicycle tours. Join them, and you'll see why customers return year after year. Their vacation destinations include 14 European countries and feature the finest guides, routes, and accommodations. You'll appreciate their attention to detail and the extra services they provide. Experience the freedom to pursue your pleasures.
Experience Plus
Experience Plus has offered bicycling tours since 1972 and features trips through out Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile and here in the US! They now offers bicycle tours in over twenty countries.
Freewheeling Adventures
Freewheeling Adventures organizes guided and self-guided bike tours and multisport vacations in Canada, Iceland, Europe and Latin America.
Gerhard's Bicycle Odysseys
Gerhard's Bicycle Odysseys take you all over the world from Oregon, to France, Denmark, Norway, Tahiti, Tasmania and more. Every detail of your bicycle tour is planned to provide a stimulating hassle-free vacation. Plan to leave all worries behind, just bring your sense of adventure.
Granfondo Bike Tours In Northern Italy
Granfondo Cycling Tours are designed around experiencing the Italian and French cultures and their enthusiasm towards cycling. In addition to cycling, most of the vacations highlight walking tours of the art, architecture and culture of each region.
Imagine Tours Affordable Outdoor Adventures
For over 30 years Imagine Tours has been providing unique and customized bicycle tours. Join them as they cycle on a branch of China's exotic Silk Road near the Mongolian border. Experience bicycling in China where every day is new and amazing.
Nichols Expeditions
Nichols Expeditions specializes in guided and self-guided mountain- and road-bike tours. You can't go wrong with fabulous locations, such as Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Slovenia, Peru and Turkey. The guides and staff are fun-loving outdoor specialists who take care of every detail so you will have the cycling vacation of a lifetime!
Orchid Isle Bicycling Kona Hawaii
Orchid Isle Bicycling, located in Kailua Kona, is locally owned and operated. Over the years, they have developed a vast knowledge of the history, geography, culture and the flora and fauna that makes the island paradise unique. They offer a large variety of daily bike tours and custom tours, too.
Outfitter Bicycle Tours
Outfitter Bicycle Tours' focus is wonderful cycling routes in the best areas of France and Europe. Their rides are not too hard, but can be challenging, your choice. Plus, they feature unique and wonderful places to stay and great food, all for reasonable prices!
Overland Adventures
Overland specializes in biking trips for high-school students in New England, Canada's Maritime provinces, along the Pacific Coast, across the US, through Alaska and in Europe.
Peak Adventures
ASI Peak Adventures is the outdoor program designed to serve the campus community of California State University, Sacramento, and the other communities in the Northern California region. They provide recreational and educational opportunities through guided outdoor trips, ropes course programs, clinics and classes on many outdoor subjects including biking. Peak Adventures also boasts a full-service bike shop and equipment rentals to prepare you for any journey.
Pedalers Pub And Grille
Pedalers Pub & Grille specializes in bike tours in Asia, Alaska and the South Pacific that are designed for cycling enthusiasts and active travelers. They offer longer rides that will satisfy your urge to pedal, while still leaving ample time to explore off the bike. And the routes and lodges are thoughtfully chosen with an eye towards experiencing the area's sights, sounds, flavors and lifestyle first hand.
PennyWise Tandem Cycle Tours
PennyWise specializes in affordable tandem tours in the US and Europe. Their philosophy is to keep costs down, thereby offering great value so you get to stay longer for less.
Randonnée Tours
Randonnée tours are available in Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United States. These customized self-guided trips are perfect for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. Personal, thoughtful trips with all the arrangements made for you.
Rim Tours
Rim Tours mountain-bike adventures of Moab offers the very best tours in pristine and beautiful backcountry locations in the western US. Rim Tours' experienced staff will ensure your mountain biking vacation is one to remember with stunning campsites as well as incredible rides.
Student Hostelling Program Bicycling For Teens
The Student Hostelling Program offers bicycle tours and multisport outdoor travel adventures through the countrysides and cultural centers of the world. SHP trips provide adventure, fun, outdoor education, and the opportunity for emotional growth while at the same time providing one of the safest and most wholesome youth environments available.
Suffolk Cycle Breaks Gentle Holidays
There's no better way to discover the secrets of the English countryside than with Suffolk/Norfolk Cycle Breaks. These cycling holidays offer a chance to unwind and to discover the more subtle charms of the countryside at your own pace. With quiet rural lanes, pretty villages and beautiful countryside they pick out the ideal locations for a relaxing cycling holiday.
Summer Feet Maine Coast Cycling Adventures
Summer Feet offers fun, and distinctive cycling vacations featuring the best of Maine, New England, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Zealand.
Terra Trek Premier Bicycling/MultiSport Vacations
Bicycle with Terra Trek throughout the US as they journey from high deserts to glacially carved valleys, from mountains reaching skyward to romantic islands and along winding coastlines to ancient canyons.
Timberline Adventures
Timberline Adventures' cycling programs, include the Odyssey Series, 10-day Classics in Colorado, Canada, Big Sky, the Oregon Coast, Rainier, Columbia River, Canyon Country; the 9-day Ramblers; and the Heartland programs in the Texas Hill Country and Bluegrass region of Kentucky. These programs are innovative, athletic and adventurous, and they're created by cyclists for cyclists.
Trek Travel Cycling Vacations
With Trek Travel, you may find your experience waiting among the high peaks of the French Alps, along Ireland’s Emerald Coast, or among Northern California’s fruitful vineyards. Trek Travel will lead you there, and craft for you an experience uniquely yours, a journey uniquely Trek Travel.
Velo Classic Tours
Velo Classic Tours' motto is: "Ride through history. Live in luxury." This is their passionate and simple philosophy and invitation to cyclists who want to share their vision of a European cycling adventure.
Velo Echappe'
In 1997, Velo Echappe' started the fantasy trend of vacations featuring the world's greatest cycling and triathlon legends, such as Eddy Merckx, Phil Anderson, Sean Kelly and Mark Allen. Every effort is made to ensure that each vacation has the highest level of accommodations whether you travel to Tuscany, the French Alps, to Mark Allen's Tri Camp or to the Tour de France.
VeloSport Vacations
VeloSport Vacations puts together amazing tours that include challenging cycling, exclusive viewing and special guests. They have Tour de France tours, a Classic Climbs trip, and more.
Vermont Bicycle Touring
VBT has led the way in designing and running deluxe bicycling vacations that invigorate and pamper! You'll travel at your own pace in small groups of 14 to 20 for an intimate experience. Their global offices, expert Trip Leaders and support staff take care of all the details allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation and get to know the places you travel as only a native can. Destinations include the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
Western Spirit Cycling Adventures
Saddle up and pedal into the sunset with Western Spirit Cycling. A huge variety of trips are available for any level of rider. Dissolve into Idaho's backcountry hot springs, retrace Lewis and Clark's journey through the Bitterroot Mountains or test your technical skills on the Kokopelli Trail. And then there's the food... Dutch-oven lasagna, fresh Maine lobster or sizzling fajitas, followed by a sinfully-sized portion of homemade carrot cake or strawberries and chocolate fondue.
Woman Tours
WomanTours offers personalized, inn-to-inn road-bike tours exclusively for women. They design their trips for women of all ages, abilities and lifestyles in the most beautiful places across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, providing unique experiences that foster confidence, happiness and a sense of adventure.