One of the perks with staying at Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts is that we have bikes available for guest use as part of our complimentary activities program. We also have easy access to the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, which is a paved biking path that you can ride all the way from Lutsen to Temperance River State Park. We are excited to announce that this year we purchased 20 brand new bikes to add to our fleet! They are called the Specialized Roll-Sport Low Entry and they are perfect for easy cruising while you gaze at Lake Superior.
The other exciting news is that we have had a warmer than usual spring on the North Shore (and we are loving every minute of it)! So we already have the road bikes available for guest use, which means you can get out and enjoy the sunshine on two wheels. This is probably the first time we’ve ever had bikes available before April! It will be another month or two before we get the mountain bikes out.
We’ll begin our bike & hike tours on April 10th if you want to join us! These tours are complimentary for guests. We start by riding the 2.1 mile section of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail to Temperance River State Park. We then hike along the Temperance River for a little ways and check out the amazing waterfalls. It’s one of our favorite excursions!
Remember to ride responsibly, wear your helmet and we’ll see you on the trails!
At the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, we invite you to explore the shore powered by pedals! Bike rentals for adults and kids are included as part of your stay. You can even join in on a complimentary guided trip – you’ll love our Temperance River Bike and Hike for a ride on a 2.1-mile section of the Gitchi Gami State Trail. Pedal through the northern forest containing birch, balsam, and spruce trees. Once we arrive at the Temperance River, you’ll be guided along the river on a short hike to catch breathtaking views of the many waterfalls the river has to offer. After hiking alongside the river take a relaxing bike ride back to Bluefin Bay which is a gentle down sloping path for an easy and rewarding way to finish the trip!
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 26th. 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 23, 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 new 69-mile course, along with its 39, 19-mile courses and Sunday kids races.
In addition to the wonderful local paved trail that runs right to the Bluefin Bay properties, this area has incredible mountain biking opportunities with even more in the planning stages. 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.