Tour de Pepin

Dueholm: Please wear a mask for the safety of the vulnerable

Dec 16, 2020
As you may know I’m now living on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I expect that we will have a vaccine by June of 2021 when I desperately want to return to Lake City for the Tour de Pepin. My concern is that my few remaining friends from the greatest generation will have perished from the...

Sticking together on a Labor Day weekend

Sep 9, 2020
Lake City’s fair-themed get-together, “Lake City on a Stick” was a success, according to Michelle Larson of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Businesses and restaurants around town offered stick-based specials and held other promotions. Vendors and a food truck occupied the vacant lot at the...

Tour de Pepin goes virtual in 2020

Sep 2, 2020
The 13th annual Tour de Pepin (TDP) will be virtual this year and is taking place from Saturday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 4, according to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. Tour de Pepin was originally rescheduled from its June date to Sept. 26 as a result of COVID-19,...

Tour de Pepin postponed to fall

Apr 23, 2020
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce along with the Tour de Pepin committee have made the decision to postpone Tour de Pepin to Saturday, Sept. 26. Tour de Pepin is an annual bike tour around Lake Pepin, starting in Lake City, Minn., that is typically held the first Saturday in June each year. “As...

Corrected: Events to take place despite Hwy. 61 work

Oct 30, 2019
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce has been fielding phone calls from people wondering if local events will go on as scheduled next year with the highway construction from spring into the fall. The answer, virtually across the board, is yes. “I have not heard of any events being cancelled as a...

Letter: Smiles, warmth greeted Tour de Pepin rider

Jun 19, 2019
To the editor: Lake City and the surrounding communities sure know how to welcome guests! I recently traveled from Laramie, Wyo., to participate in the Tour de Pepin cycling event. I want to thank every volunteer, community, fellow rider, and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for hosting such a...

Tour de Pepin draws record 1,044 riders

Jun 5, 2019
High water and a rainy forecast threatened to put a damper on this year’s Tour de Pepin Saturday, but the rains (mostly) stayed away, and an act of generosity kept the event on track. The result? A record turn-out of 1,044 riders. “It ended up being quite a beautiful day,” said Michelle Larson,...

Tour on record-setting pace before it begins

May 29, 2019
The 12th Annual Tour de Pepin will be taking place this Saturday, June 1, beginning at 7 a.m. With over 950 riders registered going into event day, this year is already breaking records and may just be the biggest Tour de Pepin yet. Tour de Pepin has become a popular early summer outing for...

Boat shuttles filling up for the 12th Tour de Pepin

Apr 17, 2019
Registration opened April 3 for the 12th annual Tour de Pepin bicycle tour on June 1, with nearly 600 riders registered to date. “Tour de Pepin continues to grow in popularity and showcases the most dramatic natural scenery in the Upper Midwest and the unique, charming towns in the area while...

Tour de Pepin draws 950 riders

Jun 7, 2018
In the final tally, 950 riders registered for this year’s Tour de Pepin on June 2, falling short of a new attendance record. “Last year it was 1,038, but the weather forecast without a doubt kept riders away this year or I am confident we would have surpassed last year’s numbers,” said Michelle...

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