Tour de Pepin

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...

Looking Ahead: More business and community involvement at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Jan 10, 2018
A new year is always a great time for reflection, to gain momentum and become excited about the year ahead. Since taking on this role with the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, I developed a great appreciation for the amazing things our Chamber does for the businesses and the community. I have seen...

Tour De Pepin's monster year

Jun 8, 2017
It didn’t rain on this year’s Tour De Pepin, but it was hot. Ice cream cones at Flat Pennies in Bay City were a hot commodity. Over 246 were distributed to riders of the 72- and 100-mile courses, up about 100 from last year, according to Lake City Chamber of Commerce Interim Events Coordinator...

Letter: Chamber staff, past and present, deserve kudos for record-breaking Tour De Pepin

Jun 8, 2017
To the editor: This year 10th Annual Tour De Pepin was a great and bigger success. Over 1000 riders registered, shattering last year’s record number. This year’s event success took place despite significant personnel changes in the Chamber of Commerce office less than 90 days before the event....

Tour de Pepin set for Saturday

May 31, 2017
Tour de Pepin registration stood at 907 Tuesday, just four days ahead of the annual bicycle ride around Lake Pepin, according to Brandy Geolat, interim Event Coordinator at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. People can still register through the start of the event on Saturday morning. “I just...


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