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 June Group Ride - Durand WI

Freedom Valu Center

This is a Minn-Max favorite as we ride out from Prescott, Wisconsin to enjoy the beautiful country roads of our neighbor to the east. Lunch will find us at the Riverside Grill, 318 W Main St, Durand WI 54736. Home of generous portions at reasonable prices and with a view of the magnificent Chippewa River. From Durand we will cruise along the alphabet back-roads, down curvy tree lined valley vistas.

Minn-Max Four Day Extended Ride Superior Wisconsin 7/25 -7/28/19

Barkers Island Inn Resort & Conference Center

This is our Minn-Max Annual Extended 4 Day Ride when we anchor in one hotel then loop ride out each day. Depart Thursday 7/25/19 from Key's Cafe in Hudson WI. Meet/Greet 9am Coffee/Breakfast depart 10am. Day 1 - Ride through NW Wisconsin to Superior WI, Staying at Barker's Island Inn and Conference Center, 300 Marine Drive, Superior WI 54880 Front Desk (715)[masked]. Day 2 - Breakfast at Hotel, Depart 9am for Bayfield WI, Ferry Ride over to Madoline Island, lunch on the Island, back on the Ferry - ride through National Forest back to Superior WI Day 3 - Breakfast at Hotel, Depart 9am up the Lake Superior North Coast to Grand Marais for Lunch, back down the beautiful North Shore and back to Superior. Day 4 - Breakfast at Hotel, back roads to Hinckley for lunch (Heading back to Twin Cities last day of ride). Riders depart for home from Hinckley. This will be an amazing ride adventure to Lake Superior. Additionally, we will be dining at the famous Eddy's Ribs in Superior WI. There is a block of rooms in Superior - you need to call and reserve a room in our block reserved under the name MInn-Max or Bob Copeland. Hotel: Barker's Island Inn and Conference Center 200 Marine Drive Superior WI 54880 Front Desk (715)[masked]

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