Jesse James Bike Tour



Below are the routes for the 2017 Jesse James Bike Tour. Routes for the 2018 tour are anticipated to very similar and will be determined closer to the event. The routes will be well-marked during the tour.

10 miles Townsfolk – 10 miles:
A great route to introduce the family to the Jesse James Bike Tour! Kids under 18 accompanied by an adult ride this route FREE courtesy of the Northfield McDonald’s.
Starting time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Townsfolk Route Map
Townsfolk Route GPX File

30 miles Posse – 30 miles:
Some challenging hills and gorgeous views, passes by Carleton College’s wind generator and Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park. Great ride!
Starting time: 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Posse Route Map
Posse Route GPX File

45 miles Outlaw – 45 miles:
This route combines the first half of the 60-mile route with the second half of the 30-mile route. Unforgettable biking!
Starting time: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Outlaw Route Map
Outlaw Route GPX File

60 miles Desperado – 60 miles:
Traverse some of the most beautiful country in southern Minnesota, including the Sogn Valley—a hidden gem, the Faribault lakes area and rolling rural hills. Great tests! Exhilarating rides!
Starting times: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Desperado Route Map
Desperado Route GPX File

100 miles Getaway – 100 miles:
For the most adventurous bikers who want to become one with the Sogn Valley—a hidden gem, the gorgeous Canon Lake, and the rolling hills of Kenyon. Test your endurance! Are you up for the challenge?
Starting time: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Getaway Route Map
Getaway Route GPX File

Please note that all routes are subject to change. Final routes will be posted and well-marked during the event.

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