Biking

Biking

Mountain Biking

The Giants Ridge Rental Shop (bike and disc golf rentals) is open in the new chalet. Reservations only beginning October 1. Call ahead for reservations 218-865-8024 or 218-749-9278.
 
Climb 40 km of maintained mountainside trails, consisting of single track, cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails, and abandoned logging roads. This is Minnesota recreation at its finest. The best time to mountain bike is May through October. Download the Mountain Bike Trail Map

Mesabi Trail


The Mesabi Trail runs right through Giants Ridge and was just named Best Rural Bike Trail in Minnesota by Star Tribune journalists. In describing the Mesabi Trail, Tribune editors said: "It's hard to beat the Mesabi Tail, with 115 miles of completed paving that squeezes through rock cuts and offers stunning overlooks of open-pit mines, marinated in that North Country scenery."
 
The Mesabi Trail currently stretches from Grand Rapids to McKinley, with additional paved spurs to Fayal Township, and between Bwabik, Giants Ridge and Aurora. Trail is open spring through fall. Trail passes are required and may be purchased at the Giants Ridge Rental Shop.  
3-Day Pass - $5
Season Pass - $15
 
The Giants Ridge Rental Shop offers a "Lodge to Lodge" program and will design a package to suit your style. Craig Johnson and the Rental Shop staff can help you plan lodging, luggage shuttles, box lunches along the trail, as well as shuttle you and your bikes back to your vehicle when you're finished. Part of your package includes suggestions on great places to eat, awesome overlooks to see, cool historical sites to visit, and practical things like convenience stores and rest stops. Hosted rides, group rides for up to 25 people, and sag-wagon supported rides are available. Email Craig Johnson for "Lodge to Lodge" information or call 218-780-4541 or 218-865-8024.
 
Click here to view the Mesabi Trail interactive map or click here to download the Mesabi Trail brochure with a map.

Rentals

The Giants Ridge Rental Shop (bike and disc golf rentals) is open in the new chalet. Reservations only beginning October 1. Call ahead for reservations 218-865-8024 or 218-749-9278.
 
Bike Rental
2 Hours
(Minimum) 
Half Day
(4 Hours or Less)
Full Day
(24 Hours or Less)
21 Speed Hybrid Bike
(Trek, Specialized)
$20
$25
$35
Road Bike
 
 
$75
Mountain Trail Bikes
(Trek, Schwinn)
$20
$25
$35
Fat Bikes - New! $30 $40 $60
Juvenile Bikes
(Kids 12 & Under)
$12
$14
$25
Small Child Trailer
(Helmet available - no charge)

 

 
$12

Multi-day rates available. Bike helmets included with all bike rentals. Bike shuttle pick-up or delivery available on Mesabi Trail. Call Rental Shop for details at 218-780-4541 or 218-865-8024, or email Craig Johnson.

Videos

Biking on Mesabi Trail at Giants Ridge




Mountain Biking at Giants Ridge

Maps

 
 
Click here to download the pdf file of the bike map.
 
Click here to view the Mesabi Trail interactive map or click here to download the Mesabi Trail brochure with a map.