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Bike Shuttle and Outfitting Service for the Paul Bunyan Trail and Beyond
Customized cycling adventures are a great way to hit the road/trail with shuttle support to get people, bikes, and luggage to their desired destination. Soulshine has suggested routes depending on your desire for the trip ranging from a “lady’s weekend” hopping from B & B and hotel to different dining, shopping, and spa locations to the nature trek covering big miles to visit the 3 state parks and miles of national forest that are connected by the trail. Whether you want to ride 5 miles a day or 50, eat at 5 star restaurants/bar and grill/or trail mix, and sleep in a tent or hotel and pack your gear or have your luggage shuttled we have a custom adventure for you.
Soulshine Cyclery's shuttle services the Paul Bunyan Trail, Heartland Trail, and Migizi Trail. These are paved, dedicated bicycle trails that run through several towns and have food and lodging along the way.
Paul Bunyan Trail
The longest paved bicycle trail in Minnesota at 120 miles. The terrain ranges from flat and open to hilly and scenic good for any experience level of rider. From Lake Bemidji State Park in the north the trail passes through many small towns on the way to its southern terminus at Crow Wing State Park. Food and lodging can be found along the trail.
A beautiful trail stretching 49 miles from Park Rapids to Cass Lake. Very flat except a small section north of Walker. The trail passes through a few small towns with food and lodging options along the way as you pass through scenic forests with abundant wildlife.
The Migizi trail is a 19 mile beautifully scenic and remote trail named after the Bald Eagle in the Ojibwe language. The trail runs through the Chippewa National Forest with some great camping options.
We can shuttle you and your bikes to Itasca, Lake Bemidji, and Crow Wing State Parks, From the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River to the lakes and forests along the way there is so much beauty to explore. Great biking, hiking, birding, fishing, swimming. The possibilities are endless!
Itasca State Park
Minnesota's oldest state park at the headwaters of the Mississippi River. 6 miles of dedicated bike trail plus another 10 miles of the Wilderness Drive Loop create multiple distance options for excursions. Ride 6, 12, 16, or 32 miles through some of the oldest pine forest in Minnesota.
Lake Bemidji State Park
Lake Bemidji State Park is the northern terminus of the Paul Bunyan Trail which can be taken along the east shore of Lake Bemidji into town and continues 100 miles south to Crow Wing State Park. The Park also has 5 miles of gravel trail through upland red/white pine forests and a unique coniferous bog ecosystem.
Crow Wing State Park
Along the banks of the mighty Mississippi Crow Wing State Park is the southern terminus of the Paul Bunyan Trail. Eagles and other wildlife are abundant along this river corridor.
Soulshine Cyclery is surrounded by numerous scenic highways and byways with large comfortable shoulders to ride on and is situated right in the middle of Adventure Cycling Association's Northern Tier Route which extends from the state of Washington to New York.
Gravel Exploration in State/National Forests
The Paul Bunyan State Forest and Chippewa National Forest offer miles of secluded gravel roads with camping.