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 contact Kyle Just by e-mail with questions about the trips or registration.

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

2017 Rides

Historic Hastings Riverfront

Date: June 20, 2017
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 RSVP and plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to start the event on time. The National Park Service will not be providing helmets or bikes for this event.

Register online through the City of Hastings.

Saint Paul Riverfront Harriet Island Regional Park

Date: June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Distance: 9 miles

This is a moderate, 9-mile ride from Harriet Island along the river. The trip goes through Lilydale, historic Mendota, and ends at Pilot Knob before coming back to Harriet Island. Come explore the natural, cultural, and historic significance of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul!

Space is limited to 20 people. Please RSVP and plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to start the event on time. Meeting will take place just outside the main parking lot. Helmets and bikes will not be provided by the National Park Service.

Harriet Island Regional Park Address:
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, St Paul, MN 55107

Register online at the Mississippi Park Connection.

Historic Hastings Riverfront

Date: August 15, 2017
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 RSVP and plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to start the event on time.

Register online through the City of Hastings.

Last updated: May 24, 2017

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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