Too hot in the city? Head for Lake Superior

cover shotSales for Ride Lake Superior are heating up this week, along with the weather. If you’re thinking about cooling off around the greatest of the Great Lakes, you’ll want to plan ahead, especially if you’re going into Canada.

Hotel space around the lake can be tight, especially in our neighbor to the north. Cities in that part of Ontario are few and far between, which means hotel rooms are, too. If you’re a camper, you’ll find many places to unpack your motorcycle trailer.

Whether you ride around the lake clock-wise or counter clock-wise, be sure to bring your U.S. passport. You’ll need it entering Canada and returning to the U.S. The good news is that a DUI will no longer keep you out of Canada, provided your arrest and conviction happened more than 10 years ago.

There’s a lot of great riding and great scenery around Lake Superior.  You could spend weeks riding Michigan’s Upper Peninsula alone! Get out and ride!

New this spring: Ride Lake Superior available at Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park is one of Minnesota’s great destinations. Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior near Two Harbors, it’s a favorite stopping point for motorcyclists.  There are trails to hike, great camp sites, and, of course, the waterfalls.

This year, while you’re out riding, stop in at Gooseberry Falls. And take a stroll through the gift shop. You’ll find copies of Ride Lake Superior there.

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Ride Lake Superior Heads to Michigan

Copies of Ride Lake Superior are on their way to Michigan as I write this. Specifically, they’re headed for Tahquamenon Falls Camp 33 Gift Shop.

If you have never visited Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I urge you to go. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the United States, with lots of curvy roads explore by motorcycle.

Tahaquamenon Falls is a great destination. Located just outside Paradise, Michigan, Tahquamenon Falls State Park has an Upper and Lower set of waterfalls. The lower falls actually has five different falls, and you can rent a rowboat and visit each one of them. This is where Longfellow’s Hiawatha built his canoe.

If you’re planning on circumnavigating Lake Superior this summer, put this park on your list!

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Lake Superior Trading Takes on “Ride Lake Superior”

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Grand Marais, Minnesota, the jumping-off point for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the arts colony, and beautiful Lake Superior resort town, is the newest place to pick up a copy of Ride Lake Superior and its sister book, Ride Minnesota. Lake Superior Trading Post has just ordered copies.

If you’ve never been to Grand Marais, it, like a motorcycle ride around the Lake, should be on your bucket list. Perched right alongside Lake Superior, it offers spectacular scenery, great rides along the shore (and up the Gunflint Trail), shopping, great food and fun bars to kick back in after a day in the saddle. There’s a fudge shop for chocolate lovers, and a donut shop that’s to die for. There are eight Minnesota State Parks along Hwy. 61. Pick up a motorcycle pass (only $20 and it lasts for a whole year) and visit Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse, Tettegouche, Crosby-Manitou, Temperance River, Cascade River, Judge Magney or Grand Portage. You’ll find great hiking and camping. It’s just five hours north of the Twin Cities.

With the promise of an early spring, a trip to Grand Marais is not that not that far away!

Spring has Sprung! Plan Your Lake Superior Trip Now

Motorcycles came out of Minneapolis garages yesterday with a roar! The rumble, buzz, and whine of motorcycles was in the air throughout the city as the temperature edged up to 60 degrees. Time to start planning your trip around the big lake!

Ride Lake Superior is gaining traction as the temperature rises, too. Zylstra Harley-Davidson in Elk River, Minnesota. recently became the latest retail outlet for the book. Zylstra has been selling its sister book, Ride Minnesota, for a couple of years now. Look for more retail outlets as the season heats up.cropped-greeting.jpg

Can’t Ride? Read!

cropped-ride-lake-supfrontl-cover-web.jpgThe mercury in Minnesota is heading well below zero this weekend. No one in their right mind will be on a motorcycle! Ah, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dream of warmer days — and rides — ahead.

If circling Lake Superior is on your bucket list, now’s a good time to plan a trip. Pull your easy chair a little closer to the fire and read Ride Lake Superior. It’s filled with ideas of places to see, things to do and places to stay. And, it includes routes that are closer to the lake and not on the “official” Lake Superior Circle tour.

Motorcycle tourism is a great way to see the world. Start with Lake Superior!

Just in Time for Christmas: Ride Lake Superior at Northway Sports

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How’s your Christmas shopping coming? Are you down to the stocking stuffers yet? Head over to Northway Sports at 21429 Ulysses St. N.E. in East Bethel and pick up a copy of Ride Lake Superior for the biker in your life. Even though the weather is mild this weekend, Mother Nature will soon see to it that the temperatures go down and snow hits the ground. A great time curl up with a book!