Tour de Pepin

June 7, 2014 all-day
Lake City Chamber of Commerce
101 West Center Street, Lake City, MN 55041
Lake City, MN

Begin your tour in historic Lake City, where Ralph Samuelson introduced water skiing to the world.  Ride south on Hwy. 61 (the Great River Road) to Wabasha, home of the National Eagle Center.  There you will cross the Mississippi River into Nelson, WI. Riders will get a small, but marvelous, glimpse of the most extensive river delta in the Midwest as you travel through the Tiffany Wildlife Area and the Chippewa backwaters before reaching Pepin, WI. Pepin, made famous by past resident Laura Ingalls Wilder, rests at 712 feet above sea level; a hundred feet lower than Nelson. From Pepin, you make your way through rolling farmland and wooded countryside en route to Stockholm, WI, where the Pearl of the Lake paddleboat will escort you a mile-and-a-half across the largest naturally occurring part of the Mississippi River, Lake Pepin, back to Lake City.

Choose your ride from: 50 Miles, 72 Miles or 100 Miles