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Fact Table:

Location East Central MN, West Central WI
High point 1100 ft
Max Grade 6%
Route Distance 69 mi
Elev Gain 1200 ft
Rating Moderate
Access City Red Wing, MN


Ride Tips:

Food and water can be found in each town, but bike and flat repair is only found in Lake City and Red Wing. Carry patch kits

Can get windy in river valley

Fun ride!


Lake Pepin Loop


A very pretty/Scenic ride around Lake Pepin.

Starts in a parking lot/ boat launch area just across the WI border at the intersection of US 63 and 825th St. Park in the back of the lot to avoid the boaters.

This route takes you through the very scenic towns of Maiden Rock, Stockholm, Pepin, Wabasha, Nelson, Lake City, and Red Wing, where services such as food, water and antiques are easily available. This is a great summer or fall ride. In the spring, it can be quite cool, especially if the lake/river is still frozen. Climbing is moderate with only one long climb out of Bay City and some steeper (but short) rollers between Wabasha and Lake City.

Traffic in Lake City and Red Wing could be heavy. Motocycle traffic on the WI side could be loud on summer adn fall days. Otherwise, traffic is fairly light.


0 mi


Start-  Exit parking lot onto 825th St

0.14 mi


Turn left at US-63

1.41 mi


Slight right toward Great River Rd/WI-35

34.17 mi

WI 25 merges splits with WI-35 at gas station.  Continue straight on WI-25 and cross train tracks

36.79 mi

WI-25 becomes MN-25 half way across river

37.17 mi


Turn right at 4th Grant Blvd

37.35 mi

Continue onto 5th Grant Blvd/Grant Blvd


38.72 mi


Turn right at US-61

67.23 mi


Turn left at Potter St NOTE: the next few turns are in the high traffic area of downtown Stillwater. Use caution. Single file on Bridge.

67.31 mi


Take the 1st left onto W 3rd St/US-63 N Continue to follow US-63

68.89 mi


Turn left at US-63

68.91 mi


Take the 2nd left to stay on 825th St

68.98 mi


Slight right then left into parking lot