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Saturday August 12, 2023

Enjoy the surprises folded in the majestic Mississippi River Valley and Historic Bluff Country.  Glimpse what the first westbound settlers must have encountered as you wind along the Mississippi River, once designated as the western edge of the United States.


Join us Saturday, August 12, 2023 for one of the following rides of the Tenth Annual Apple Blossom Tour. 


The 31 mile, 54 mile and 61 mile tours will have you bicycling along the bluff top overlooking the Mississippi River.  The challenging rolling hills and curving valleys are some of the best bicycling in the state.  

If the challenging bluffs are not for you, the 16 mile ride will be more to your liking.  This route heads north out of town toward Dakota, MN This course is relatively flat and takes bikers along the Mississippi River.

We are also returning the Family Ride to the event. This new route will take Families across the new Bike / Pedestrian bridge in Downtown La Crescent, and over to the historic Wagon Wheel Trail. This 5.5 Mile loop is fun for all ages!


Click on the links for an interactive Map and GPS Tracks
Printable text turn by turn instructions for each route linked here
Check out this link to rides in the La Crescent/LaCrosse Region.

In the mid 1800’s, Minnesota was no place to grow an apple.  It was just too cold.  John S. Harris developed a strain of apple trees that could withstand the harsh winters.  His pioneering efforts brought native apples to Minnesota and helped to make La Crescent the “Apple Capital of Minnesota.”  Come see what all the fuss is about…