GREAT MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN MINNESOTA

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WHAT ARE THE BEST MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN MINNESOTA?

-  RED WING TO LA CRESCENT
- HIGHWAY 61
- LAKE MINNETONKA SHORELINE LOOP
- RED WING TO WELCH
- CHASKA TO HENDERSON

Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes (and more than 150 miles of Lake Superior shoreline), promises intriguing rides on a motorcycle. With scenic byways, breathtaking views, and plenty of unique roadside stops, these are the best motorcycle roads in Minnesota.

Tips for Motorcycle Rides in Minnesota

While Minnesota doesn't exactly offer four-season riding, the upside is that during the summer, warm sunny days provide ideal weather for exploring this great state by motorcycle! There can be significant weather changes in mornings and evenings, so layered four-season jackets are best, along with good riding gloves.

What Is the Helmet Law In Minnesota?

Under Minnesota law, all motorcycle operators and riders under 18 must wear a helmet. In addition, all operators driving a motorcycle under a learner's permit, regardless of age, must wear a helmet.
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RED WING TO LA CRESCENT

US-14, US-61
DISTANCE: 88 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

This motorcycle ride in Minnesota between Red Wing and La Crescent follows the Mississippi River and all of its incredible landscape features. The scenery is a nice mix of forest, river, lake, farmlands, and there are numerous State Parks worth visiting along this road.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

HIGHWAY 61

MN-61
DISTANCE: 145 miles
TIME: 3 hours

One of the very best motorcycle roads in Minnesota is this portion of Route 61 that takes you along the Lake Superior shoreline. There are numerous parks to explore along the way, including Tettegouge State Park and Split Lighthouse State Park. There's beautiful views of the coastal line, but especially if you take this route from north to south.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

LAKE MINNETONKA SHORELINE LOOP

SHORELINE DR, N SHORELINE DR
DISTANCE: 18 miles
TIME: 40 mins

Ride this loop around the many Lake Minnetonka Bays and enjoy the beautiful lake views and marinas. It's best to take this MN motorcycle ride on a early morning or weekday as there is heavy traffic on summer weekends.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

RED WING TO WELCH

GREAT RIVER RD, MN-19, COUNTY 7 BLVD
DISTANCE: 20 miles
TIME: 30 mins

Though on the shorter side, this is a beautiful Minnesota motorcycle ride, with some exceptional twisties, especially along Country 7 Blvd through Welch, MN. The road can be choppy in spots, but this route offers long, sweeping turns as well as some fun technical sections. You'll wish this great Minnesota motorcycle road was longer!

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

CHASKA TO HENDERSON

JONATHAN CARVER PKWY, MINN RIV VALLEY PKWY
DISTANCE: 27 miles
TIME: 40 mins

Enjoy this scenic, winding motorcycle road through hills and valleys of southern Minnesota. The ride will cover beautiful farm lands which passes along the edge of the Minnesota river valley. There's some twisty sections to navigate, and an especially fun ride going through the canyon area. Motorcyclists will appreciate the lack or traffic, despite its location just southwest of Minneapolis.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

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