I biked around Lake Superior in 2000, and do not recall that Minnesota presented any particular
problems. For the most parrt, there was a couple feet of pavement to the right of the painted line.
I did go through there on a weekday, so I can't comment on weekend traffic. Hills weren't bad either
except for one big one just before Canada. Both roads and hills were worst in the Nipigon - Marathon
stretch of Ontario. There were also more semis there. "Shade" <[email protected]
> wrote in
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> I have driven north from Duluth via 61 many times. Never biked. There is an unpaved-hard packed
> trail (incomplete) for some of the way. It is highway 61 most of the way.
> The highway is much improved from years past but it is still not very
> friendly. (narrow shoulders in places) . It might be best to plan your
> mid-week . The highway is narow and twists a bit after Silver Bay and well traveled Friday to
> Sunday by RVs going to Canada.
> Good Luck.
> "Folklore" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > My son (13yo) and I are planning a ride this summer from St Paul to Duluth and then possibly to
> > Grand Marais.
> > Does anyone know how much of the northshore (Gitchigami?) trail is paved? Condition? How bad is
> > it riding along the northshore on 61?
> > Any advice/recommendations on any part of this ride gladly welcome.
> > Thanks,
> > Folk...