Bike with a Ranger

Bike with Ranger Dan
Ranger Dressler leading a tour on Big River Regional Trail

Introduction

Bike with a Ranger is a family-friendly way to explore the Mississippi River. Led by a park ranger, participants will bike along the river and learn about the fascinating history and wildlife of the river. Join us this summer for a variety of free formal and informal tours along the river.

Trip Information

Most tours begin at 10am and vary in length from one mile for informal tours to nine miles for formal tours. These rides are limited to 20 participants.

Registration is required for formal tours. Please E-mail us with questions about the trips or registration.

A bicycle sits in front of the stone round tour at Historic Fort Snelling.

2018 Rides

Historic Hastings Riverfront

Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 10am-11am
Distance: 5 miles
Explore the southern end of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area with the National Park Service and City of Hastings! This tour of the Hastings area riverfront will include stops at Jaycee Park and Lock and Dam #2, with opportunities to learn more about the natural, cultural, and historic resources of this great river.

Space is limited to 20 people. Registration is not required.

Please plan to arrive by 9:45am at Levee Park in Hastings.
Levee Park
20 Ramsey Street
Hastings, MN 55033

Bike With A Ranger at the Commons

Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Distance: 9 miles


Join a National Park Service Ranger on bike ride with stops along the way to learn about our national park on the Mississippi River. Explore the natural history of the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities and how our attitudes and behaviors about water affect the river’s character.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please plan to arrive by 9:45am.


Register online at the Mississippi Park Connection.

Historic Hastings Riverfront

Date: August 21, 2018
Time: 10am-11am
Distance: 5 miles

Explore the southern end of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area with the National Park Service and City of Hastings! This tour of the Hastings area riverfront will include stops at Jaycee Park and Lock and Dam #2, with opportunities to learn more about the natural, cultural, and historic resources of this great river.

Space is limited to 20 people. Please plan to arrive by 9:45am at Levee Park in Hastings.
Levee Park
20 Ramsey Street
Hastings, MN 55033

Last updated: June 12, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone:

(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner.

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