Cycling on the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway
The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway area is a great getaway location for cycling and rollerblading enthusiasts. Most of the 54-mile byway route has smooth, wide paved shoulders marked for share-the-road travel. With gentle hills and scenic panoramas, Paul's Scenic Byway boasts many pleasant spots along the way to stop for a rest, a cool beverage and tasty snack, or a refreshing dip in the lake.
Don't have your own bike, or didn't bring one with you? No problem! Bicycle rentals are available from:
Wind, Water & Wheels: located next to the Dairy Queen at 36420 Co Rd 66, Crosslake. (612) 581-2144.
Rent bikes. Assemble, sell and rent kayaks. Sell & rent paddle boards. Shuttle kayaks to the Pine River and other area waterways. Kayaking classes. Crow Wing Paddlers Club open to the public.
Cycle, Path and Paddle: (off the Byway) 115 3rd Ave SW, Crosby (218) 545-4545
Rents canoes, kayaks and hydroBikes; bicycles (regular, tandem, mountain), child trailer; Cross county skis. Deliveries of equipment are available.
Pine Patch 34283 Cty Rd 3, Crosslake, (218) 692-1180 Bike rentals. Archery equipment.
Trailblazer Bikes (off the Byway) 25336 Smiley Rd, Nisswa (South of Pequot Lakes 7 miles on Paul Bunyan Trail) (218) 963-0699
Bike rental (including tandem and recumbent bikes). Child trailers and tag-alongs, too.
For the mountain bikers out there, nearby Cuyuna is off the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway but offers mountain biking trails.
Check back for updated information and resources to help you organize cycling tour routes along the Byway.