Tour de Pepin

Corrected: Tour De Pepin registrations on record-setting pace

May 24, 2017
This Tour De Pepin is on pace to be the biggest yet. With nearly 900 bicycle riders registered as of May 23, registrations are about 50 ahead of last year at this time, according to Brandy Geolat, the interim events coordinator for the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Ridership last year topped 900...

Letter: Lake City's loss is Wabasha's gain

Apr 13, 2017
To the editor: As some know Andrea Chapman, former executive director of Lake City’s Chamber of Commerce, has accepted the position of director of development at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. While I am not a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, I had the pleasure of working with...

Registration is open for 10th Tour de Pepin

Apr 6, 2017
Registration opened April 3 for the 10th annual Tour de Pepin on June 3, and more than 300 riders had already registered as of Wednesday morning, according to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Fees for the annual bicycle ride around Lake Pepin are $50 for an individual rider and $180 for a team...

Biggest tour ever ends in downpour of smiles

Jun 9, 2016
The Pearl of the Lake had just begun its fourth passage loaded with bicycles and riders Saturday when the sky over Lake Pepin opened up. The ninth annual Tour de Pepin, which had started in Saturday morning’s sunshine, ended in a downpour. A few cyclists remained on the 100-mile Century loop and...

Record number of riders expected for ninth Tour de Pepin

Jun 2, 2016
The ninth annual Tour de Pepin bicycle tour is poised to set a record before it gets started. The record number of riders is 836, set last year. The number of cyclists registered for this year was 838 Wednesday morning. While online registration has closed, people still can register to ride in...

The Old Curmudgeon - 6-2-16

Jun 2, 2016
The Tour de Pepin is the next big thing! Hundreds of bicyclists will wend their way around the lake (or at least part of it ) on this Saturday. It is a major event that promotes healthy exercise in addition to giving a boost to businesses that are fortunate enough to have locations within throwing...

Tour de Pepin gets early rush

Apr 7, 2016
Early registration opened Friday for the ninth annual Tour De Pepin bicycle tour June 4. As of noon Tuesday, 200 riders already had registered. Drawing just over 600 riders its first year, the tour set a record with 836 riders last year and Andrea Chapman, executive director of the Lake City...

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