Minnesota Motorcycle Roads and Trips

Motorcycle riders will find three great regions for motorcycle roads within the North Star State. The North Central/West region is where Midwest parries meet North Woods, home to Minnesota's (MN) largest lakes, and a paradise for outdoor lovers. The Northeast region, sometimes referred to as Arrowhead, is a home to numerous lakes and rapids bearing rivers, and the shores of magnificent Lake Superior. The Southern region shares it's scenery between the Mississippi River valley and the start of prairie land that dominates the Dakota states to the west.




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May 28, 2013
Starting in the Wheat fields and farmlands in the western part of the state, passing through some of the best forests and...
Due to the length of the road and considering what Winter can do to them, it is best to check with the...
At 346 miles (557 km) in length, Highway 1 is the longest state route in Minnesota! It runs from North Dakota Highway...
May 28, 2013
This route covers the plethora of Lake Minnetonka Bays and surrounding bodies of water. It takes you past beautiful lake views, marinas,...
This road has plenty of nice curves through the lake area. Pavement is decent. Very few hills.
This route begins in Wayzata, Minnesota. Starting out at the Starbucks on Lake Street East in Wayzata, head west down Lake Street...
July 21, 2012
You will see beautiful farms, houses and heavily treed areas.
This drive offers rider nice pavement and a decent amount of curves. The road also has about 10 miles of straights.
The Road connects Detroit lakes, MN with MN-113 W
June 26, 2012
Start at Lola's lakehouse on Lake Waconia, Its a great place to enjoy watching the boats for a short break and a...
This is a somewhat winding route through hills and valleys, on well maintained highways.
Start in Waconia,North Oak and East Lake Street. west on E lake to N Spruce, Left 1 block to Main, right to...
March 11, 2012
Waubun is a small minnesota town, gas station, church, and a bar or two. there are also a couple little rest stops...
the pavement is good along the whole stretch. a good combination of long curves ok at 55 mph and short cuves down...
from waubun, mn take MN 200 east to Itaska State Park. 113 is a great ride lots of curves, and minimal trafic....
March 10, 2012
Good view of the Mississippi river and of the neighboring hills. The majority of the route, hugs the river and you'll be...
Well use highway with good maintenance and the roads follow hills so you'll enjoy the turns and elevation changes.
You start at Brownsville MN and head south on 26 you will go through Reno, MN and New Albin, IA. When you...
November 13, 2011
Lakes, parkland, downtown Minneapolis, Mississippi River, Minnehaha Creek. You will see most of the amazing beauty of the Minneapolis Park system and...
This is a long route at slower speeds. Parkways and roads are mostly in decent condition, but it is not perfect. Parkway...
Apologies in advance for how long and complicated this is...but it is WELL worth it. This site also has good info: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/grandrounds/home.htm...
May 23, 2011
On this route, you'll see what the heart of the lakes area of Minnesota is all about. Winding turning roads on State...
Many twists and turns along the route from pine River to Longville. Emily to Crosby is flat and straight for the most...
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May 23, 2011
You can see the St. Croix river bluff, some pretty big hills and valleys, some creeks and small towns too.
The route is fun, full of S curves going up and down through the hills. The road is a bit rough for...
Starting in Stillwater, St Croix trail (21) is the main road through downtown. Follow it through Bayport, the Afton and all the...
May 23, 2011
This route closely follows the twisty Root River through some beautiful bluff country.
This route has a few hills, lots of long, sweeping corners and some slightly tighter twists and turns. The pavement is in...
The route starts in Preston, MN where Hwy 52 and MN-16 run together. Follow MN-16 through Lanesboro to Rushford, MN, where MN-16...
August 1, 2009
Mountains are along the western edge of the Mississippi, and a good place to stop and take pictures. Gentle mountains. Lots of...
Some light construction early on, and throughout the state. the road is gentl and very smooth. The speed limit was 70 miles...
The ride starts Just west of La Crosse Wisconsin, and ends Just west of Beaver Creek. It's all on 90 West with...
August 1, 2008
You'll be going through a valley that at times feels like being in the mountain valley out west. Overall beautiful scenery and...
This is the twistiest road I have ridden in southern Minnesota ... I'm not exaggerating ... way better than the Rushford highway...
Start in Red Wing, MN and head west on US Highway 61 for about 5.5 miles. Take a left on to highway...
December 1, 2007
Ocean-like views of the "Big Lake", open up from the heavily forested Saw-Tooth Mountains that run along side the shoreline! Work your...
US Highway 61 all the way! The road is in good shape, mostly straight with some gentle curves. Grand Marias Bay
Very easy to find and follow this ride. Starting in Duluth (a destination in itself!) and just take US Highway 61 (north)...
September 1, 2007
This route takes you through some great wooded areas, past lakes, through some farming country, and back into the woods. Ride it...
Much of the route shown is new (or new-ish) so road conditions are above average.
Start in Menahga Minnesota and follow 71 north to 87. Turn east and follow this highway over to the junction of 13....
September 1, 2007
This route includes part of the "Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway". Excellent scenery along the river between Lanesboro and Rushford. Lots of...
The entire route is full of lots of great twisties and good, fast sweepers. The road is in better than average condition....
Start in Mabel, MN. Head North on 43 towards Rushford. You'll pass through Choice, MN (don't blink). Once in Rushford, head West...
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