Tour of Saints is a beautiful ride on back country roads near St. Cloud on Sunday, July 11, 2021.   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.  You must be on your way by 9:00 a.m.   Registration is open at:   www.tourofsaints.com.     

There are 18, 35 or 50-mile route options.   Each course has rest stops as well as interesting and beautiful countryside.    

The early bird fee for adult riders is $32.00.   You get a $5.00 discount if you are a BikeMN member.  The fee for students is $20.00.    There is a discount for groups of 4 or more registering at the same time.     

Early registration ends on June 27.     

The start location is:     

College of St. Benedict  

37 South College Avenue  

St. Joseph, MN 56374  

Lodging is available at St. Benedict and in surrounding towns.  (For residence hall housing, see:   https://www.csbsju.edu/csb-events-and-catering/tour-of-saints )   From the western edge of the Twin Cities, it’s about one hour drive to St. Joseph.      

Please let the ride leaders know to expect you and/or find us near check in around 7:00 a.m.   [Phone or text Lyle at 612 516 2053 and/or Miriam at 651 212 0775].  It’s usually hot, so we start early.  You ride whatever pace you are comfortable at.   If you don’t see us there, send your mileage to one of the trip leaders to get mileage credit.   As with all Outreach rides, there is no TCBC insurance.