We’re Biking Around Lake Superior

This summer, we’re taking on the world’s largest freshwater lake—by bike! Circumnavigating Lake Superior is a 1,400-mile cycling journey that includes rocky islands, historic lighthouses, dramatic seascapes, crashing waves, disastrous shipwrecks, and a boatload of adventure! This summer we are forgoing our tiny house on four wheels, for a two-wheeled adventure around the majestic Gichigami.

Lake Superior in winter. Fortunately we will be circumnavigating this inland sea in summer!

Lake Superior in winter. Fortunately we will be circumnavigating this inland sea in summer!

Our Route

We will begin our bike tour on the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior, in Kaylee’s college town—Ashland, WI. We’ll travel clockwise around the lake, passing through Duluth, Minnesota and then traveling up the North Shore. In Grand Marais, we will cross the US-Canada border into Ontario.

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

We’ll cross back into the US in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Our journey will continue into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, famous for its sandy beaches and the Porcupine Mountains. A few days in the saddle will bring us into the scenic Keewenaw Peninsula. From Copper Harbor, Michigan, only a few more days of riding and we’ll be back at our starting point in Ashland.

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

Interested in Hosting Us?

Do you live along the shores of Lake Superior, or do you know someone who does? We are looking for people who would be willing to let us pitch a tent in their yard and maybe even let us take a shower. We love meeting people on our travels, and we think couch surfing is one of the best ways to do that. Get in touch with us here.

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!

Lake Superior Circle Tour By Bike
Biking Up Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park

Follow us on Strava

We will be tracking our journey on Strava. We’ll post our rides as frequently as cellular coverage allows. Click here to follow. 

Biking up Independence Pass in Near Aspen Colorado
Follow Our Route Around Lake Superior
The Vanimals Bike Lake Superior