3 Days of Bicycling on the Iron Range

July 8-10, 2022 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday

I hope you can join us for 3 days of scenic touring up on the Iron Range. We decided to change it up a bit this year and ride out of Gilbert Minnesota and maybe visit Grand Rapids later this fall.

You don’t want to miss this great weekend of riding and socializing with all your biking buddies. This year’s routes will feature the communities of Gilbert, Eveleth, Virginia, Mount Iron, Biwabik, Giants Ridge, Aurora, Chisholm, Nashwauk, and Hibbing.

Lodging – Camping will be available at Sherwood Forest Campgrounds in Gilbert. Hotels in the area are Super 8 Eveleth, Comfort Inn Mount Iron, AmericInn Virginia to name a few. Please make reservations as soon as possible, especially if you are camping.

Rides – This year we will explore one of the most scenic parts of the Mesabi Trail between Eveleth and Virginia and experience the newer addition of the trail which boasts the highest bicycle bridge around as it spans across the Rochleau Mine Pit with spectacular views.

Mesabi Trail Wheel Pass will be required for all 3 days (2-3 day wheel Pass $5.00) or a season pass is $15 and it helps support trail maintenance. You can purchase online at: https://mesabitrail.com/product/wheel-pass/ or purchase at Sherwood Forest Campgrounds in Gilbert upon arrival for the Friday afternoon ride.

Route Info – A/B Level and B Level Groups

Day 1 Friday July 8 – Depart at 12:45 PM from Sherwood Forest Campgrounds – 40 to 50 mile options

Day 2 Saturday July 9 – Depart 9:30 AM from Hibbing Grey Hound Museum – 40 to 60 mile options

Day 3 Sunday July 10 – Depart 10:00 am from Sherwood Forest Campgrounds 40 to 50 mile options

Routes are being reviewed and will be posted shortly and are subject to change depending on Road and Trail Construction

Meals – Breakfast and lunch on your own. Rest stops will have food and water to refuel along the routes.

Group Dinners

Friday Night Dinner following the ride in Eveleth at The Whistling Bird (time TBD)

Saturday Night Dinner at the Boom Town Brewery Woodfire Grill in Eveleth (time TBD)

Socializing

Corn Hole, horseshoes, and Bonfire at the campground Friday and Saturday nights

Registration

Once the routes are posted on the ride calendar, be sure to utilize the pre-registration tool for all 3 of the rides. You must be a TCBC member to participate on the rides.

Please RSVP to diane.ziemer@comcast.net via email if you plan on attending so you get on the email list for any new updates etc. prior to the weekend.