Mississippi River Discovery Trail

May 22nd -June 3rd 2022

Motorcycle ride to discover the beginning of the Mississippi River

This is a fantastic adventure to discover the nature of the Mississippi River. Riders start at the mouth of the river travel to the north to discover the beginning of the great river in Minnesota. This is a easy paved motorcycle ride with some option to get up close to the river. Not only riding close to the river but riders will have the option to cross the river up to 117 times. This is a relaxed pace ride and riders will be spending each night in a different local motel. It is about meeting the culture of the river and people. So come prepared to be social. The ride will include a luggage truck to carry your overnight gear to each motel.

Signup info:

The cost to join this 12 day ride is $1995 This covers your lodging for the 13 nights during the ride. It also includes your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.


Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $200 Deposit (Ride limit is 16 riders)

$200 Deposit

Checkout View Cart

After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.

Note: Riders must make full payment by September 24th, 2021

Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.

Refund Policy

Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming. I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up. If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work. In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.

Ride Details

I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!

Ride Description MRDT 22

Yoda Easy Ed

Yoda Keith

View the ride maps

OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.

I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride. At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool. If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail. I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!

Legend:

The Blue lines are MAIN routes

The Red lines are Harder routes

The Green lines are Easy options

The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints


How does the ride navigation work?

This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own. You are responsible for your own riding. You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together. You are not encouraged to ride alone. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself.

(see my ride Navigation Video)

Are you right for this ride?

When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help? You should be in the more likely to offer help camp. This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help. Additionally there is all the normal stuff, come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.

How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?

I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden. I take the best from all my rides and make new ones.

(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)

Note from me, gpsKevin

My goal for this ride is simple, great riding, so you can count on great routes and places to ride.

But in addition: the ride is about discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the Southwest.

Thanks

gpsKevin