Explore the Shore by Pedal Power!

May 20, 2019

Biking at Temperance River State ParkAs a guest at Bluefin Bay or Surfside on Lake Superior, bike rentals for adults and kids are included as part of your stay. In addition, you can join in on a complimentary guided bike trip. Once again, we’ll be offering our popular Temperance River Bike & Hike.  For this trip, we start off biking a  2.1-mile section of the Gitchi-Gami trail through the northern boreal forest. Once at the Temperance River, we’ll trek along the river on a short hike with views of beautiful waterfalls. Finally, a relaxing bike ride takes us back to Bluefin Bay.  A mostly gentle down sloping path for an easy and rewarding way to finish the trip! This year, we’re adding another biking adventure to our activity schedule. The Onion River Bike & Hike will feature a 6-mile (12-mile roundtrip) ride along the paved Gitchi-Gami trail plus a short hike along the scenic Onion River.

Local Bike Races and Events

The Lutsen-Tofte and Grand Marais areas have become known as a haven for bikers and biking events. The Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic is coming up this weekend, May 25th. Starting out at the Grand Marais harbor this gravel course climbs almost 6000 ft! Live music, Voyageur Brewing Company beer and the vibe of Grand Marais make this a fun event for bikers and spectators.

On June 29, the Lutsen 99er returns. Several thousand bikers from around the country gather to race through the pristine north woods of Cook County. The race is most known for its 99-miles of mountainous course. But, it has now expanded to include a 69, 49, 25-mile course options, and Sunday kids races.

Mountain Biking

In addition to the Gitchi-Gami paved trail that runs right to the Bluefin Bay properties, this area has incredible mountain biking opportunities. For single-track enthusiasts, check out the Sugarbush Trail Association Trails located just a couple miles from the resort and the Pincushion Mountain Biking Trails in Grand Marais.


Happy pedalling!