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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.


Cathedral Hill B&B

Phone: 651-998-9882


Minneapolis (St. Paul), Minnesota
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Cover Park Manor

Phone: 651-430-9292


St. Paul (Stillwater), 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)

Mississippi River Valley (Red Wing), 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.

Park Rapids (Nevis), 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.

Gunflint Trail (Grand Marais), 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.

St. Cloud (Cold Spring), Minnesota
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The River Nest Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 651-560-4077


Wabasha (Reads Landing), 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

St. Paul (Stillwater), Minnesota
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Xanadu Island B&B and Resort

Phone: 1-218-864-8096
Toll Free: 1-800-396-9043

Alexandria (Battle Lake), Minnesota
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Water Street Inn

Phone: 651-439-6000


St. Paul (Stillwater), Minnesota
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Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 218-326-3978
Toll Free: 866-926-3978

Hibbing (Grand Rapids), 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!

Stillwater (Hastings), 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

North Shore (Silver Bay), Minnesota
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Mitchell-Tappan House

Phone: (218)262-3862
Toll Free: (855)662-3862

Hibbing, Minnesota
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Green Heron B&B

Phone: 218-999-5795


Hibbing (Grand Rapids), 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.

North Branch (Rush City), Minnesota
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Historic Hutchinson House

Phone: 507-384-3291

Located on a converted rail-trail, the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail offers 39 miles of paved trail. The trail begins in Faribault, travels west, passing through 3 miles of Sakatah Lake State Park, follows a signed route on city streets through Waterville, joins the Minnesota River Trail in Mankato and ends at Lime Valley Road near State Highway 14. It is generally level and wheelchair accessible.

Northfield (Faribault), Minnesota
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305 NW 2nd Street
Faribault, MN 55021
952-303-2325
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