This event was originally scheduled for June 14. It is now rescheduled for Saturday, August 3.
The Harriet Island Bike with a Ranger route starts at Harriet Island in downtown St. Paul and travels upriver to explore the history, geology, watersheds, and parks that connect us all to the Mississippi River.
The ride showcases the connection of a city that sprung up in the middle of wildlife, history and culture. The route travels through floodplain forests that provide some of the most productive habitats in Minnesota, as well as culturally significant sites like Harriet Island, Lilydale Regional Park, Sibley Historic Site and Bdote at Fort Snelling.
“Where the two waters come together” meant good transportation for fur traders, but to the Dakota people, it represents the center of Dakota spirituality and history. “This is where the Dakota people began,” Sheldon Wolfchild, Lower Sioux Community of Dakota, 2011.
Space is limited to 20 people. This event is recommended for anyone who can comfortably bike for 9 miles. Bring your own bike and helmet. Please register and plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to start the event on time.
This event is $10 per person, or $8 for members of Mississippi Park Connection. If ticket portal does not display below, try refreshing the page (ctrl / commands + R)
Please contact the Mississippi River Visitor Center with any questions or concerns on the day of the event: 651-293-0200