Mesabi Trail

Tour Routes

The tour route is moved to a different part of the Mesabi Trail every year -
go to Tour Route map for the 2018 course traveling between Bovey and Eveleth.

Choose from four different routes ranging from 71 to 11 miles.

FYI - The Mesabi Trail is not a rail to trail conversion - it is not entirely flat and straight. As you travel through our beautiful NE Minnesota country side, you will encounter a few hills and curves - some fairly steep and sharp. Please take this into consideration as you plan your tour route according to your cycling abilities.*


Route 1

Mesabi Century Ride   (it's a metric century...)

Starting Point: Bovey - KMDA Warehouse
                            505 2nd Avenue, Bovey MN 
Distance: 71 miles to Eveleth
Starting time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


Route 2

Starting Point: Nashwauk - Recreation Center   
                            400 4th St So, Nashwauk  MN
Distance: 52 miles to Eveleth  
Starting time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


Route 3

Starting Point: Buhl - Curling Club 
                            2 Jones Avenue 
Distance: 25 miles to Eveleth  
Starting time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Route 4

Starting Point: Virginia - Olcott Park
                            4th St No & 9th Ave West, Virginia  MN
Distance: 11 miles to Eveleth
Starting time: 11:00 - 12:00 noon


Finish Line

Eveleth - Mesabi Station 
111 Station 44 Road, Eveleth   MN

For more details, including directions to each start location, you will be able to download the rider information packet in February.


* The Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour is on the Mesabi Trail - a signed, designated bike trail. Riders during the tour are expected to follow the normal rules of bike trails, and be responsible as to their capabilities, equipment, weather and other issues.

To make the Tour the best experience for our guests, we will fully staff the tour route up to 5 p.m. If you are starting from one of the longer routes, you should be aware of your capabilities and the distance you intend to travel.

Our rest stops and support personnel, for the most part volunteers, will be on the trail roughly to 5 p.m. After that point, do not expect Tour support, sag vehicles, or EMS services will be available in a timely fashion. Our volunteers are dedicated, from Friday night to about 5 p.m. on Saturday, we cannot ask then to stay longer. So please plan your route to meet your abilities, and enjoy a safe, fun and energetic Tour! 


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