Cycling Lake Superior - Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Many people wonder if anyone has biked the Lake Superior Circle Tour and the answer is YES! The Lake Superior Circle has been completed many times by cyclists and can be just as enjoyable pedaling your way around it. Not only is it an amazing journey to experience but it will also challenge your physical abilities, as it is 1300km trek around the greatest great lake.

Before you take on the Lake Superior Circle Tour by bicycle, it is very important to build up your endurance. If you’re planning on 8 hour days of cycling then you should be building up to that prior to leaving or you may risk an injury during your trip.

It is important to study the map and know what your rides will be like in between stops along the lake. The trip planning map can help you plan where you stop and how long you will stay. You can also order or download the Lake Superior Circle Tour Adventure Guide.

Make sure to inspect your bike before your trip. Does it need any work, adjustments or repairs? You want to start your journey with everything in tip top shape. Pack items that you may need to fix any mechanical problems that might arise such as spare brake pads, chain links or a gear cable.

Keep in mind the various weather conditions that Lake Superior can bring and pack accordingly. Of course you want to pack as little as possible while still being prepared for anything. Clothing that can be layered, doesn’t chaff, wicks moisture and is safety reflective should be kept in mind while packing.

Tips for cyclists

  • Pedal smart
  • Eat and drink frequently
  • PLAN (your stops, your accommodations, your meals)
  • Be mindful of road conditions
  • Be mindful of weather
  • Plan for any necessary bike repairs
  • Bring safety equipment
  • Pack as light as possible
  • Listen to your body

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