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25th Annual Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride
Sat, Jun 7, 2014
About This Activity
The 2014 Tour of Lakes will begin and end at Forestview Middle School 12149 Knollwood Drive, Baxter, MN 56425. In keeping with past tradition, we have again modified the routes to change the scenery. This year we will offer route choices of approximately 35 and 65 miles. All riders will start between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m.
The Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride is a recreational ride for cyclists of all abilities and is not a race. T-shirts will be
handed out at check-in from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
We are greatly concerned about the safety of our participants. All riders must obey the rules of the road,
watching out for others as well as themselves. Our tour is entirely on public roads, and we must cooperate with
other users. We require the use of an ANSI approved helmet by all entrants.
There will be two rest stops on the 35 mile route. There will be three rest stops on the 65 mile route.
We are known for the quality, variety and quantity of food at our rest stops. Plan to be pleasantly surprised.
Both routes will be monitored by support vehicles to aid in emergency situations and to help those with
mechanical problems. Due to the large number of Tour of Lakes riders, priority will go to those with serious
problems. Riders and their equipment are expected to be in good condition. As on all other rides, cyclists should
carry tools, pump, and a spare tube. Route support will end at 3:30 p.m.
Bikes pulling trailers will be considered as one unit and will receive 1 shirt. Riders under the age of 16 must be
accompanied by an adult.
FOR ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION ONLY call the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at:
1-800-450-2838 Ext. 461 or check their website at http://explorebrainerdlakes.com/lodging/index.htm.
FOR ALL OTHER TOUR OF LAKES RIDE INFORMATION check the Paul Bunyan Cyclists website at
www.paulbunyancyclists.com or call 218-833-8122.
Event schedule and times
Check in will start at 6:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m. Riders are permitted and encouraged to start as soon as
possible after check in. All riders should be on the road by 8:00 a.m. These start times should allow most
riders to return to the start area by mid-afternoon. All riders must plan to be off their respective routes by 3:00
p.m. The last rest stop will close at 2:30 p.m. and official course support will end at 3:30 p.m.