What we're about

Founded in the summer of 2001, we are a group of riders in Minnesota who enjoy sharing the experience on our touring class motor scooters. Safe riding is stressed above all, though having fun is a close second.

Our rides usually take place from mid-April into early October. We tend to avoid busy highways and speeds seldom exceed 55 mph. Distances vary for each ride but often surpass 120 miles in a day and can reach 200 miles or more on some rides. They generally take place in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Currently, those in our group own a variety of maxi scooters and similar vehicles. The key elements are they can maintain highway speeds, tend to be fairly quiet, and have a cruising range of 120 miles or more between fill-ups.

Through our mailing list, Minn-Max-list@meetup.com, we discuss our adventures, exchange tips of gear & maintenance, and share our interests in these amazing machines. We are not a club and there are no membership fees or dues, though donations to pay for our meetup.com site are welcome.

Even if you don’t own a maxi scooter or never plan on joining in a ride, if you find the idea of Minn-Max appealing, you are welcome to join.

Upcoming events (2)

Minn-Max 2022 Extended Ride to Hillsboro Wisconsin

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We will be anchoring at the Hotel Hillsboro in Wisconsin which is the gate way to the non-glacial Driftless Region. The surround area is packed with hilly sweeps and curves on back country roads populated by the Amish. We will depart Thursday 7/28/22 from the Hastings MN Perkins at 10 am venture over Wild Cat Mountain to Hillsboro. We will stay at the Hotel Hillsboro and loop out each day into the beautiful Driftless Region of SW Wisconsin - returning to the Twin Cities on Sunday July 31st. Beezer's Bar and Grill is attached to the Hotel and provides excellent dinning. There also is live music on the back patio.

We have a block of 10 rooms at the Hotel Hillsboro, 1235 Water Ave, Hillsboro WI 54634 Front desk (608)[masked]. Ask for group rooms in the name of Minn-Max Robert Copeland. The Hotel was almost full
already. 8 rooms are two double beds, 2 rooms are Queen bed. If you are traveling with a spouse or alone please grad the Queens first.
The Queen Rooms are on the first floor, the doubles on the 2nd floor.

Kick Off Meet/Greet Breakfast 9am-10am depart. Perkins Restaurant 1206 Vermillion St Hastings MN[masked]

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Minn-Max 2022 Group Riding Schedule

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Details for each ride will be posted above as the event date approaches

April 23rd - Circle Lake Minnetonka City Ride
May 21st - New Durand WI ride North to El Paso, Eau Galla
June 11th - Wabash Backroads from Cannon Falls West of Hwy 35
June 21st - Pipestone MN two day overnight to the Haunted Calumet
June 23rd - AmeriVespa National Rally Mpls (Not Minn-Max 4 days)
July 28th - Hillsboro WI Extended four day ride into SW Wisconsin
August 20th - Circle Lake Mille Lacs Lunch at the Casino
Sept 15th - Wisconscoot[masked] day ride Westby WI (Not Minn-Max)
Oct 8th - Scenic Byway SW along the Minnesota River to Madelia MN

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