Our Lake Superior Bike Tour

This summer, we took on the world’s largest freshwater lake—by bike! Circumnavigating Lake Superior is a 1,200-mile cycling journey that includes rocky islands, historic lighthouses, dramatic seascapes, crashing waves, disastrous shipwrecks, and a boatload of adventure! We left our tiny house on four wheels behind, for a two-wheeled adventure around the majestic Gichigami.

Lake Superior in winter. Fortunately we circumnavigated this inland sea in summer!

Lake Superior in winter. Fortunately we circumnavigated this inland sea in summer!

Our Route

We began our bike tour on the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior, in Kaylee’s college town—Ashland, WI. We travelled clockwise around the lake, passing through Duluth, Minnesota and then traveling up the North Shore. North of Grand Portage, we crossed the US-Canada border into Ontario.

Soon after, we pedaled through the largest city on our route, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Beyond Thunder Bay our daily rides will took us through remote and unpopulated areas of Ontario on the Trans-Canada Highway.

We crossed back into the US in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Our journey continued into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, famous for its sandy beaches and delicious potpie-like pastries called pasties. A few more days in the saddle brought us back at our starting point in Ashland.

Road Biking in Denali National Park
Cycle Tour around Lake Superior in July

Thanks to our Sponsors!

We are grateful to Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear, CycleAware, Kalahari Biltong, Outdoor Tech, and Stashers Insulated Bike Bags for their generous support of our Lake Superior bike tour! Check out their awesome products!

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Follow our Strava

We will be tracked our journey on Strava. You can check out the routes of our daily rides there. Click here to follow. 

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