The route begins in Red Wing Minnesota and heads around Lake Pepin clockwise with an overnight in Wabasha. The total is about 85 miles for those foolish enough to keep track. Both days have many route options with quieter roads and additional pass storming and rough stuff. For those new to this form of vintage cycling, we recommend you follow the basic route as outlined in the Tourbook. Before the Tour, have a look at a general map of the Lake Pepin area, plot your possibilities, follow your sense of adventure and/or ask one of the veterans. Remember, your discoveries are yours and yours alone and you will cherish them as jewels in the years to come.
"Enduring the rigors of high adventure creates a bond between rider and steed that is not easily broken." -John Calkins