Mesabi Trail

The Wheel Pass

Mesabi Trail Wheel Pass

A Wheel Pass is required if you are age 18 or older and use wheels on the Mesabi TrailTM

There are three different ways to purchase your wheel pass:

  1. From one of our wheel pass vendors along the Trail (most available only March to October...available at bike shops year round - Bikes on Howard, Itasca Trail Sports & Mesabi Recreation)
  2. You can buy your wheel pass online.
  3. There are self-pay boxes (for 3 day passes) at entry point kiosks in these communities (from west to east) - Grand Rapids, Bovey, Calumet, Keewatin, Hibbing, Buhl, Mountain Iron, Virginia, Eveleth, Giants Ridge (near Biwabik).

A wheel pass is required for persons ages 18 and over using a wheeled device such as a bicycle, inline skates, or a skate board. Hikers, joggers, walkers and people with disabilities are not required to purchase a pass. The cost of a Mesabi Trail Wheel Pass is $15 for an annual and $5 for a 3 day (any 3 days you choose - they do not have to be consecutive). Revenue from the sale of wheel passes supports the Mesabi Trail... thank you for YOUR support!

The Mesabi Trail is a project of the St. Louis & Lakes Counties Regional Railroad Authority in partnership with the Itasca County Rail Authority. For further information please call Mesabi Station at 218-744-1388 or toll free 877-637-2241.

Buy your Wheel Pass Online or at any of these locations! 
(usually available mid-March to mid-October)
 

Biwabik

City Hall
321 N. Main Street
218-865-4183

Buhl

Buhl City Hall
300 Jones Ave.
218-258-3226

Chisholm

Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce
223 West Lake Street
800-422-0806
Chisholm Inn & Suites
501 Iron Drive (Hwy 169)
218-254-2000
Minnesota Discovery Center
801 Highway 169
800-372-6437

Ely

Piragis Northwoods Co.
105 No Central Ave
218-365-6745

Eveleth

Super Eight Motel
US Highway 53
218-744-1661
Iron Range Tourism Bureau
Mesabi Station
111 Station 44 Road (just off Hwy 53)
218-749-8161

Gilbert

Sherwood Forest Campground
301 Ore-Be-Gone Drive
218-748-2221

Grand Rapids

Glen's Army & Navy Store
701 NW 4th Street
218-326-1201
Green Heron Bed & Breakfast
             2810 Meyers Bay Road
             Grand Rapids, MN   55744
             218-999-5795
Itasca Trail Sports
316 NE 4th Street
218-326-1716
TimberLake Lodge
144 SE 17th Street
218-326-2600 or 866-800-2000

Hibbing

Bikes on Howard
407 East Howard Street
218-262-0899
Hibbing Park Hotel
1402 E. Howard St
218-262-3481
Hibbing Parks & Recreation
Memorial Building / 400 E. 23rd St
218-362-5940
Hibbing Tourist Center
1201 East Howard Street
218-262-4166

Keewatin

Keewatin Sinclair
210 North First Street
218-778-6140

Marble

Ron's Korner Market
7896 Hwy 169
218-247-7351

Mt. Iron

AmericInn
5480 Mt. Iron Drive (US Hwy 53)
218-741-7839
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
8570 Rock Ridge Road
218-741-7411

Nashwauk

Nashwauk Little Store
121 1st Street
218-885-3105

Pengilly

Swan Lake Sinclair
31277 Hwy 65
218-885-3806

Soudan

Soudan's Only Store
             24 Main Street
             218-753-2205

Virginia

Mesabi Recreation
720 9th Street North
218-741-6719
Natural Harvest Food Coop
732 4th Street North
218-741-4663
The Shop Coffeehouse
235 Chestnut Street
218-248-8157