Bike with a Mississippi River Ranger

Join National Park Service rangers on a bicycle ride at the Coon Rapids Dam and along the Mississippi River. The 10 mile ride include stops along the way. This three hour, family friendly, ride features stops where rangers talk about history, natural resources, and recreational opportunities of the area. Bikers will uncover the rich history and natural resources along river trails from the Coon Rapids Dam to Banfill Locke/Manomin Park.

Participation is free, but registration is required. All rides are limited to 20 participants. Click here to register online, or call the Mississippi River Visitor Center at (651) 293-0200 to make your reservation.


Location: Coon Rapids Dam Park – East. Coon Rapids, MN. (Google Map)
Dates: Jun 30, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 22
Distance: 10 miles
Notes: Anoka County Parks charges a $5 fee if entering by motorized vehicle. It is possible to park for free on the West side of the dam and bike across to meet the Ranger.  Bike rental is available for a fee at the park’s visitor center. Call (763) 757-4700 for their rates and to make a reservation.  Register for this event.

Contact Ann Sarnecki at 651.290.3030 x234 for more information. Visit to see the entire listing of Bike With A Ranger programs throughout the Twin Cities.

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