September 15 Update
The train is officially sold out but within our group we have two extra tickets so if you would like to join us please let me know. Cost of a ticket is $20.
Emily's restaurant suggested that we make reservations so if you DO NOT want to stop at Emily's for lunch on our way from Two Harbors to Duluth please let me know by Tuesday and the group will not stop there. Otherwise I will make reservations for the group.
Remember to be at the Train Station by 10:00 am so that you will have time to pick up your ticket and get your bike loaded. Unlike your hospitable and flexible ride leaders, the train will not wait for you and will depart at 10:30.
If you have questions please email or call me at[masked]-2818.
August 1 Update
As of July 31 there are only 3 tickets left for the train ride so if you are interested in this trip it is time to get on board (no pun intended). This ride is not about distance or speed but is to enjoy the journey. There will be stops along the way to view nature's splendors. We will be biking on the North Shore Scenic Drive (old highway 61). Shoulders are usually wide and terrain probably has some gentle rolling hills. There is car traffic on the road but it moves at a slower pace than the main road. I will be doing a scouting/exploratory trip to Duluth in the next couple of weeks and will be able to provide more information on this trip after my return.
Grab your bike and board the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth for a one way trip to Two Harbors and then bike the famous and beautiful Scenic Highway 61 back to Duluth. Tickets are $20 and includes safe storage for your bike while on the train. As of 7/15 there are about 12 seats left on the train so if you are interested in doing this trip don't delay in purchasing your train tickets. Tickets can be purchased on their web site: http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org/Home/Home.asp CLick on Train Rides/Special Excursions. Make sure you choose the Bike Train to Two Harbors train. You are responsible for purchasing your train ticket and for making your own travel plans on getting to and staying in Duluth. As people RSVP we can discuss and attempt to coordinate everyone's travel plans. I will probably go up Saturday morning, stay in Duluth on Saturday night and possibly bike part of the Willard Munger trail on Sunday. Questions--call me[masked] or post a comment. The bike ride from Two Harbors to Duluth will be about 25 miles.