ROADS HAVE BEEN REBUILT AND RE-PAVED TO MAKE THIS YEARS RIDE AMONG THE FIRST TO ENJOY BLACK ICE ON PREVIOUS SEGMENTS THAT BOGGLED THE MIND AS WELL AS YOUR BIKE.
We're back! Join us this year on May 22nd for the return of the regions friendliest tour. Because we'll still be in limited social gathering status the ride this year will mean riders must self support. Pre-registration only with Swag bottles for the first 50 riders. Also, this year will be the first year we include the new Flyway Trail connector that will take cyclists through Aghaming Park and over the "Old Wagon Bridge" and onto the first 2 miles of the newly completed Flyway Trail connector. You'll turn around at Bluffside Community Park and return to Lake Winona.
Chose your Ride
Bringing the kids? Senior on 3 wheels? Want to start the year on a flat and controlled path? You could choose to ride the loops of Lake Winona and it’s 5.2 mile bike path surrounding both portions of the lake.
Ready for an Urban Tour? Leave the Lake behind and circumnavigate Winona and Goodview for a real tour de Water and an easy 20 miles around the outskirts of the community
Discover the Bridges! Continue your ride over the Old Wagon Bridge into Aghaming Park and out to the Flyway Trail for a still comfortable 25 miles.
Eight parks, 3 lakes, 4 bridges, 1 trout stream and the Mississippi River! That’s a sampling of the features bicycle tourists will visit or pass by on the fairly flat but feature packed 30 mile ride. The goal of the Tour de Water is to highlight the growing opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Winona area. Extend your stay and rock climb, hike, paddle, pedal, camp, or visit one of 5 Minnesota or Wisconsin state parks within 30 minutes time.
Special thanks to the city of Winona Parks and Recreation Department for facilities use at Lions Shelter.
25 for $25 The Tour de Water is established as a mini grand fondo to familiarize people with the wonders and beauty of the region. By participating you'll also support STEM education and student research as 100% of proceeds to to support the Southeast MInnesota and Western Wisconsin Regional Science and Engineering Fair. For 70 years this display of student discovery and research has helped guide students to higher academic achievement and future success. Students compete in junior and senior divisions for a limited number of positions that advance their respective projects onto the state and international science fairs.
Winona, Goodview, and the surrounding area features an array of hiking and mountain biking trails, small trout streams, and more than two dozen neighborhood and regional parks. Your Tour de Water may center on the 300 acre Lake Winona pedaling its' 5.2 mile loop that wraps the lake and its adjoining park, or you may venture through Winona and Goodviews' urban environment passing by numerous neighborhood parks including Goodview Lake, Prairie Island Park, the Mississippi, the new Winona Interstate bridge, Latsch Island., Aghaming Park, and the new Flyway Trail out to the town of Buffalo Town Park. Come for the Tour de Water and stay a night or two, rock climb Sugar Loaf, canoe or kayak on Goodview Lake, Lake Winona, or the Mississippi and discover Minnesota's South Shore!