ST. PAUL, Minn., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM) Tour is headed to Minnesota's South Central Region for four days of cycling through some of the state's most beautiful scenic areas August 18-21, 2016. Registration is open and accepting riders. This relatively small tour—BAM limits the number of riders to approximately 275 bicyclists—will cover 60 to 80 miles each day on this loop route that begins and ends in Waseca.
Each night riders will stay in the gracious host cities of Waseca, New Ulm, Springfield and Madelia on the following evenings: August 18 in New Ulm, August 19 in Springfield, and August 20 in Madelia, ending back in Waseca on August 21.
"The people in this area of Minnesota are always welcoming," said BAM Tour Director Mary Derks. "Each day has fun and interesting stops along the way including a number of quaint towns, a tour of Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, the Buttered Corn Days Festival in Sleepy Eye, the national historic site of Jeffers Petroglyphs, the Butterfield Threshing Bee, the Farm America Center, and much more."
The 2016 route includes trunk highways, local streets and bicycle paths and most riders camp and take in local festivities in the host cities. BAM is a fully supported tour with daily maps, volunteers SAGs, and onsite mechanics. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Riders have the option of camping under Minnesota stars or staying in hotels. A shower truck with private shower stalls will be available each day for riders to use.
Bicycling Around Minnesota is a nonprofit organization focused on highlighting Minnesota communities to an ever growing bicycling audience. This annual tour, which began in 2006, promotes Share the Road, fitness, tourism, bicycling as transportation, and the scenic bikeways system of Minnesota.
For more information about the 2016 Bicycling Around Minnesota event, visit www.bambiketour.org. For more information about the "Share the Road" bicycle safety education program, bicycle crash statistics and resource materials, visit www.sharetheroadmn.org.
For More Information Contact: Elise Schadauer
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SOURCE Bicycling Around Minnesota