BIKE! - McCarthy Beach State Park

This 15 mile ride will begin and end at McCarthy’s Beach and take the rider along wetlands and lakes and through northern boreal forest with stands of red and white pine, leatherleaf-black spruce lowlands, birch and aspen. Some of the ride includes riding on the Taconite Trail in the park and parts of the George Washington State Forest and around the community of Side Lake.

Distance / Skill Level Required – 15 miles. Moderate to easy

Time – 9:00 AM

Location – McCarthy Beach State Park & Side Lake

Start/gathering location – McCarthy’s Beach

Host/SponsorMcCarthy Beach State Park

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Latitude: 47.68904 Longitude: -93.034164
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Event Dates

7/20/2019 – 7/20/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

Check in at start


See a map of the ride at BIKE! McCarthy Beach

Participation Requirements (if any)

In order for organizers to get an idea of how many to expect for this event, please register at Thank you.

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A great ride on Saturday. About 20 people participated riding under a canopy of trees and in perfect temperatures. Blueberry bushes covered the road sides and were filled with ripe fruit. Our riders included individuals and families from 6 years old to nearly 70. Very good fun. Join us for your next ones on August 10th and 11th.

Frank Jewell, 7/25/2019

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