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:
Crosslake Bikes 36037County Road 66, Crosslake, (218) 820-3444 Bike rentals. Outdoor, Recreation & Fitness.
Pine Patch 34283 County Road 3, Crosslake, (218) 692-1180 Bike rentals. Archery equipment.
Wind, Water & Wheels 36420 County Road 66, Crosslake. (612) 581-2144. (next to the Dairy Queen)
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.
Off the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway...
Brainerd - Baxter
Crosby - Cuyuna
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.
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.