Tour of Saints is the heavenly ride on back country roads near St. Cloud on Sunday, July 9, 2023. The event is a fundraiser for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (also known as BikeMN), which advocates for bicycle education, safety, and trails. The ride starts at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, with check-in starting at 6:30 a.m. and closing at 8:30 a.m. The route will close at 2:00 p.m.; riders are urged to start early. Registration may be found here: https://www.bikemn.org/all-events/tour-of-saints/
There are 18, 35 or 50-mile routes, all with well-stocked rest stops.
The registration fee for adult riders is $33.00 until June 19, $38.00 until July 6, and $45.00 on the day of the ride. You can get a $5.00 discount if you are a BikeMN member. The fee for students is $25.00. Other discounts may be available; check the Tour of Saints website for details.
The start location is:
College of St. Benedict, 37 South College Avenue, St. Joseph, MN 56374
Very affordable lodging is available at St. Benedict. (For residence hall housing, see: https://www.csbsju.edu/csb-events-and-catering/tour-of-saints) Other lodging is available in St. Joseph and St. Cloud. From the western edge of the Twin Cities, it’s about one hour drive to St. Joseph.
Besides registering with BikeMN, also please register on the TCBC ride calendar if you want mileage credit. The ride leaders can look for you near registration around 7:00 a.m. You ride at your own pace. Email the ride leaders so we can record your mileage. As with all Outreach rides, there is no TCBC insurance coverage.
Ride leaders: Miriam Simmons 651 212 0775 and Lyle Koehler 612 516 2053