Tour de Pepin

La Tour de Pepin a été très chaude

Jun 9, 2021
Tour de Pepin is French for “Tour of Pepin.” Likewise “C’était très chaud” means “It was very hot,” according to Google Translate. And it was, but that didn’t prevent it from being a success, according to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. “Despite the intense heat, bridge construction, and lake...

Registration still open for Saturday’s Tour de Pepin

Jun 3, 2021
The 14th annual Tour de Pepin cycling event is Saturday, June 5, and organizer Lake City Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that they are so excited to be bringing the event back in 2021. “We have over 600 riders signed up, and boy is it going to be a hot one. The Tour de Pepin will be hosted...

Tour de Pepin returns, registration now open

Apr 28, 2021
Registration for the 14th annual Tour de Pepin is now open. Last year’s event was virtual due to COVID-19. This year’s the tour will be back and in-person on June 5, with some modifications. A new 40-mile ride between Lake City and Stockholm, Wis., joins the traditional 30-, 50-, 72-, and 100-mile...

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,...


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