The Headwaters 100 Bike Ride is sponsored by Itascatur Ski-Bike-Run Club and is made possible by the many volunteers who donate their time and talents.
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100 mile ride: Follow well-marked routes through our beautiful lakes area leading you to Itasca State Park. A short hike will lead you to the Headwaters of the mighty Mississippi. The ride will follow Wilderness Drive through the park, then will proceed through Lake George, Emmaville, Dorset and Nevis; then will follow the beautiful Heartland trail Back to the finish at the Century School in Park Rapids.
75 mile ride: This route will lead you through Itasca State Park, continue on Wilderness Drive through the park, then follow the course back to the Century School by way of Lake George, Emmaville, and Dorset. The ride will finish on the Heartland trail.
45 mile ride: An ideal ride for bikers desiring a shorter route. A beautiful ride through Emmaville, Nevis and Back to the finish at the Century School. We encourage leisurely tourers to start early.
Registration and Check-in times:
Riders: From 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registrations must close at designated time. Riders leave after check-in. Riders must leave by 9:00AM in order to pass through food stops before they close.
Rules of the Road
Itascatur asks that you follow the rules of the road when cycling. Minnesota law gives bicyclists the same rights and privileges as drivers of other vehicles. Cyclists must be familiar with and obey all traffic laws applying to using the road.
Highlights of the law:
Ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when passing, preparing for a left turn or avoiding objects, other vehicles or pedestrians.
Travel in the same direction as other traffic on the roadway.
When riding on a sidewalk or in a crosswalk, yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and call out to them when preparing to pass.
Ride no more than two abreast and do not impede traffic.
For the full text of Minnesota Bicycle Traffic laws, please visit Revisor.mn.gov - 2011 Bicycle Statutes.