Tour de Pepin

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...

Eleventh Tour de Pepin could set new record

May 31, 2018
Over 900 riders had registered for Saturday’s 11th annual Tour de Pepin as of Tuesday morning, according to Lake City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Larson. That total, plus the 150 riders who typically register the day of the ride, would push total ridership for the bicycle ride...

Letter: Beach area planning is essential

May 3, 2018
To the editor: It was good to see so many people at the Council workshop and meeting last Tuesday. For those not aware, numerous people spoke during the Public Forum. As one of the speakers, I think I failed to make my point clear. So I would like to clarify it here. Lost friendships several years...
Photo by Ben Threinen

Tour de Pepin registration is now open

Apr 4, 2018
Registration is now open for the 11th annual Tour de Pepin (TDP) bicycle ride on June 2. Tour de Pepin gives cyclists option of a 32, 50, 72, 100 mile ride through the terrain and towns towns around Lake Pepin along the Great River Road. The ride includes rider support and 11 rest stops that...

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