2019 Loop the Lake Festival Steering Committee
Front row: Libby Underhill, Angie Gora, Jamie Anderson, Diane Pittman
Middle row: Carla Weeks, Roxy Wallner
Back row: Donna Palivec, John Tibstra, Muriel Gilman, Shannon Norman, Sue Olin, Pete Harrison
Not pictured: Mark Morrissey
All skill levels can enjoy this bike ride around Lake Bemidji!
It is not a race but rather a festive event. Safety is a high priority. Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended. Reflective bike stickers will also be available while supplies last.
17-mile loop (Download a PDF of the map)
Route begins at The Sanford Center west parking lot, skirts the beautiful Lake Bemidji shoreline via the Westside Trail, Birchmont Dr., Birchmont Beach Rd into Lake Bemidji State Park, onto the Paul Bunyan Trail back to The Sanford Center.
Add to the enjoyment of the ride by stopping at stations along the way featuring food, music, and activities.
2019 Rest Stop Menus: (numbers correspond to the ones on the map below)
1. Sanford Center (Start) - 3. Outdoor Program Center at Diamond Point -
Starbucks coffee Culligan water
Chocolate milk Bananas
Big Apple bagels and 5. Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge -
6. Lake Bemidji State Park -
Coffee Potato chips
Culligan water Muffins
Chocolate milk Candies - dog shaped
Small sandwiches Watermelon
Hot dogs - buns and gluten free buns Bananas
7. Whitetail Crossing on Paul Bunyan Trail -
9. Sanford Center (Finish) -
Culligan water Apples
Pulled pork on buns Carrots
Pizza Cookies - Raphael's
Potato chips Cookies - Harmony (gluten-free)
Want to ride longer than 17 miles? You got it! Download an alternative map to extend your biking fun.
Delay and Cancel Decisions
Even though our steering committee has envisioned a beautiful summer day with light winds, sunshine and blue skies, we may not get what we want! So, we will make any necessary decision to DELAY or CANCEL the Bike Bemidji Loop the Lake Festival based on the National Weather Service (NOAA).
DELAY: rolling start will be delayed up to 2 hours if there is rain but the radar shows clearing within an hour or two, or if there is Watch or Warning that will expire.
CANCEL: If the miserable weather is “socked in” for the weekend we will cancel the event for this year.
Please Note: There will be NO onsite registration for 2019. Registration will be capped at 1200 riders.
Thru May 31st - $20.00
June 1-12 - $35.00
Thru May 31st - $36.00
June 1-12 - $66.00
Thru May 31st - $64.00
June 1-12 - $125.00
Registered riders may pick up their packets on Friday, June 14th, from 4-7pm at the Sanford Event Center parking lot, 111 Event Center Dr NE, Bemidji, MN.
Be part of this cool community event by volunteering your time.
Northern Cycle: 218-751-BIKE (2453)
2019 Official Poster
2019 Block Party
Bemidji Brewing Company will once again host a Block Party after the festival on June 15th.