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From the north shore and the iron range, the Minnesota River valley, the glacial lakes region to bluff country, Minnesota’s bike trails await your discovery.  Minnesota is blessed with a network of paved bike trails including 56 wonderful rail trails totaling 1,288 miles; some offering incredible views from old railroad trestle bridges. The trails meander through picturesque countryside passing through small towns with quaint shops, interesting dining, local culture and history to discover.

The state trail system is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  The trails can be enjoyed by young and old, and even by the handicapped. Most are level enough and the surface smooth enough for wheelchairs and in line skating. Many counties have their own trail system; some of which connect to the state trail system.

MBBA innkeepers await your arrival with comfortable beds in country inns, restored Victorian homes, or historic local buildings.  Great breakfasts are served to start your day with friendly conversation around the dining room table.  Your innkeeper offers an abundance of local expertise to help you get the most out of your bike trail experience.  Some inns offer bike rental or can direct you to local outfitters who can help you.

For those interested in Mountain Biking Minnesota has mountain biking trail systems throughout the state ranging from forest and gravel roads to single track trails. For a listing of trails by region click on mountain biking trails.

The inns listed below will help you find the trail experience that suits your needs.


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Historic Hutchinson House
Phone: 507-384-3291

Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is a 41-mile-long paved multi-use rail trail connecting Faribault and Mankato, Minnesota, USA. It is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which converted it from a railroad line. The trail has been developed for bicycling, in-line skating, horseback riding, skiing, hiking, and snowmobiling. Snowmobiles with studded tracks are prohibited on the trail, except for the section from Waterville to Faribault. (Certain passes or State stickers may apply.)

Faribault (Northfield), Minnesota
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Cathedral Hill B&B
Phone: 651-998-9882


St. Paul (Minneapolis), Minnesota
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Cover Park Manor
Phone: 651-430-9292


Stillwater (St. Paul), Minnesota
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Candlelight Inn
Phone: 651-388-8034


Red Wing, Minnesota
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Olcott House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Phone: 218 728-1339
Toll Free: 800 715-1339

Duluth, Minnesota
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Habberstad House Bed and Breakfast
Phone: (507) 467-3560


Lanesboro, Minnesota
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Rivertown Inn
Phone: 651-430-2955

Stillwater is only 4 miles from one of the BEST Rails-to-Trails paved, flat,off-highway options called The Gateway Trail. The beginning is at Pine Point Park with 18 miles of tree lined biking into downtown St. Paul. Enjoy Rivertown Inn's Bed, Breakfast and Bike Tour and you can bike any length of the trail you wish. You will be picked up at Rivertown Inn and delivered to the trailhead where we can decide on a predetermined pickup location and return time where you will be met and returned to the Inn. There are some optional paved trails that you can bike back to the Inn on your own if you choose as well.

Stillwater, Minnesota
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Round Barn Farm B&B&B
Phone: 651-385-9250
Toll Free: 866-RND-BARN (763-2276)

Red Wing (Mississippi River Valley), Minnesota
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Scandinavian Inn
Phone: 507-467-4500


Lanesboro, Minnesota
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Solglimt on the Water
Phone: 218-727-0596
Toll Free: 877-727-0596
Solglimt has a state bike trail running right in front of our Inn. It connects to the Willard Munger Trail which is 7 miles from the Inn. The trail also connects to Duluth's Lakewalk where the bike path runs along the side of the wooden walkway.From this

Duluth, Minnesota
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Pine Cone B&B
Phone: 507-835-5863
Toll Free: 800-930-CONE
We are located approximately 1/4 mile from the bike trail that goes around scenic Clear Lake and surrounding area extending approximately 4 miles.

Waseca, Minnesota
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Park Street Inn
Phone: 218-652-4500

The Heartland Bike Trail is just one block from the Park Street Inn in Nevis. The Heartland Bike trail is a 48-mile, multi-use, paved trail. It was Minnesota's first rail to trail system and has become one of its best known and most popular bike routes.

Nevis (Park Rapids), Minnesota
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The Ellery House
Phone: 218-724-7639
Toll Free: 800-355-3794

Duluth, Minnesota
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Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 218-388-4487
Toll Free: 1-800-322-8327
Over 60 miles of mountain biking on the Central Gunflint's Flintlock Mountain Biking Trails beginning right from Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B front door. Mountain bike rentals. Exclusive manger of the Mesabi Lodge to Lodge Biking Program along the Iron Range's paved Mesabi Trail.

Grand Marais (Gunflint Trail), Minnesota
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The Pillar Inn
Phone: 320-685-3828

The Pillar Inn is near the beautiful Wobegon bike trail! We are just 7 miles from a trail head in St. Joseph.

Cold Spring (St. Cloud), Minnesota
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The River Nest Bed and Breakfast
Phone: 651-560-4077


Reads Landing (Wabasha), Minnesota
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Outing Lodge
Phone: 651-439-9747

The Outing Lodge is located within Pine Point Park. The park contains 300 acres of beautifully wooded land and is the beginning of The Gateway State Trail. The Gateway Trail is an 18 mile, paved trail stretching from Stillwater, MN to Saint Paul, MN. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/gateway/index.html

Stillwater (St. Paul), Minnesota
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Xanadu Island B&B and Resort
Phone: 1-218-864-8096
Toll Free: 1-800-396-9043

Battle Lake (Alexandria), Minnesota
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Water Street Inn
Phone: 651-439-6000


Stillwater (St. Paul), Minnesota
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Historic Inn on Ramsey
Phone: 651-437-3297

One of the most spectaular bike trails in Mnnnesota surrounds Hastings Minnesota. It is 15 miles and 12 of it is along waterway. You will see Historic Downtown --a beautiful National Reigster Main Street town with buildings dating back to 1865. Then travel along railroad tracks, the pretty little Lake Isabelle with cottage style homes dotted on its shores, open fields and soon the spiders of the Vermilion River come into view and you are up above a beatiful high ravine and can hear the waterfalls in the distance,then a well conceived tunnel under Highway 61 brings you along the upper Vermillion and eventually into a new part of town and ending near farms and lake Rebecca. Spectacular!

Hastings (Stillwater), Minnesota
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Pincushion Mountain Bed and Breakfast
Phone: 218-387-2009

Single-track bike trails are just below us on Pincushion Mountain, and we actively support the SCA and IMBA efforts to expand the North Shore single-track system. We actively support the Gitchi-gami Bicycle trails expansion to link Duluth to Canada by paved designated touring bike trail.

Grand Marais (Gunflint Trail), Minnesota
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Baptism River Inn Bed and Breakfast
Phone: 218-353-0707
Toll Free: 877-353-0707
The premier bike trail on the North Shore (possibly the state) is being expanded as you read this. When completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will be an 86 mile non-motorized, paved trail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. Right now you can start in Beaver Bay (10 minutes from us) and travel the longest contiguous section of the trail (13.1 mi.) thru Split Rock Lighthouse SP to Gooseberry SP. By late in 2011 the plan is for 26.6 miles of uninterrupted trail between Tettegouche and Gooseberry Falls State Parks. Since our B&B is only 3 miles from Tettegouche, guests will have exceptional access, to say the least. You can learn more about the trail's progress at: http://www.ggta.org

Silver Bay (North Shore), Minnesota
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Green Heron B&B
Phone: 218-999-5795


Grand Rapids (Hibbing), Minnesota
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Maple Knoll Inn
Phone: 320-358-6280

County Road 30 (Old Highway 61) runs right along the inn. It features wide shoulders for great biking. The MS150 uses this route. We are also 12 miles from the Sunrise Prairie Trail which starts in North Branch.

Rush City (North Branch), Minnesota
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Spirit Cove Lodge B&B
Phone: 320-834-7250

Spirit Cove Lodge B&B is centrally located near the Central Lakes Trail(CLT), less than 1/2 from our front door. Direct access at 39th Ave NW (southeast of Garfield) to CLT at Mile Marker 147. Trailhead with parking and portable restroom is available in Garfield. Seven miles to downtown Alexandria

Garfield (Alexandria), Minnesota
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Poplar Creek Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast
Phone: 218-388-4487
Toll Free: 1-800-322-8327
During the non-snow months you can mountain bike from trails beginning at our front door. From there you can bike miles and miles of Forest Service back roads(USFS). Winter months you can travel on Fat Tire biking trails from our lodging. A new program we now offer is Fat Tire Biking Yurt to Yurt.

Grand Marais (Gunflint Trail), Minnesota
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Embracing Pines
Phone: (218) 224-3519

We are located on the Paul Bunyan Trail (120 Miles) just 4 miles from the junction with the Heartland Trail (55 miles). We have special packages and offer shuttle service just for bike riders on both trails.

Walker (Bemidji), Minnesota
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