NOTE: Each rider please register individually.
Pedego Owners Group (POG) tours are geared for Pedego owners, guests of Pedego owners and renters.
OWNERS: This ride is free for Pedego owners.
If you own a Pedego, but need help with transporting the bike, please contact us at 612.827.5000. We will do our best to help.
POG GUEST/RENTERS: Must rent a Pedego bike. This ride is exclusive to Pedego bikes.
- Bike Rental $20 - rented Pedego will be brought to Hastings by Pedego Twin Cities.
- POG Guests and renters need to email their heights to email@example.com.
- Helmets will be provided to Pedego renters.
Welcome to Hastings! Just a short trip out of the metro area but totally a small town feel. We will be meeting near downtown along the river at Levee Park (20 Ramsey St, Hastings, MN 55033). Parking is available under the Hastings Bridge and on nearby streets.
Our ride has many options. First we will travel west along the Mississippi River Trail and through sections of the Spring Lake Park Reserve. Distance from Hastings and back for this first section is 20 miles.
For those who might want a bit of a challenge, the Pine Bend Trail is easily accessible near where we will turn around. This trail is a mixture of paved and hard packed gravel. While it has wonderful river and lake views to the east, it has heavy industrial areas to the west. BUT, after a few miles, you will find yourself at the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area (SNA). The Mississippi River Regional Trail passes through this site which is in an Audubon Important Bird Area. And the Mississippi River Water Trail is adjacent to this site. Find stunning views from 200 foot bluffs overlooking the Mississippi at this SNA, one of the least disturbed sites along the river in the Twin Cities. And filled with solitude!
Link to learn more about Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area.
For those of us returning to Hastings, a third option is to continue on the Great River Road, across the Hastings River and into Wisconsin. A short additional 7 mile ride will take us to the river's western shore across from Prescott and back to Hastings
This Saturday ride is clearly marked and generally smooth and level. It is a relaxing ride with options for riders with varying interests and capabilities. We will return to Hastings and relax on the deck at the American Legion.
Find the Ride with GPS route here.