FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021
PACKET PICK-UP PARTY
5-7pm at Notch 8 Chow House & Drinkery, Brainerd
Packet Pickup at Notch 8 Chow House & Drinkery in Brainerd. Stop by Friday evening from 5-7pm to pick up your packet and enjoy the fun with live music and give-a-ways!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021
RIDE START & BREAKFAST
8-9am at Paul Bunyan Trailhead DNR Parking Lot, Brainerd
The ride will start with a BACON-theme breakfast at the Paul Bunyan Trailhead DNR Parking Lot (near the Northland Arboretum). So how does tasty bacon sound to start the day?
After riding about 7 miles pull into Merrifield for a quick BACON fix featuring BACON DONUTS from Cub Foods! If you are thirsty, pop into Harpo's Saloon for a Bloody Mary or Cold Beer!
Just 7 miles up the trail and through the woods from Merrifield, the fun trail town of Nisswa awaits you! You be ready for some tasty BACON samples from the areas best BACON producers for sure!
Stop at the Big Axe Brewing Co. for some of Minnesota's finest craft brews, or slide into the Ye Old Pickle Factory or the Main Street Ale House for beer or other cold beverage! They are both just an axe throw from the Paul Bunyan Trail. Nisswa also has a slew of neat shops and restaurants for you to enjoy!
PEQUOT LAKES - LUNCH TOWN
Ride another 3.5 miles from Nisswa and our BACON-themed lunch stop from BW Outdoors awaits you at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. We will have live music jamming for your enjoyment, so kick back and relax!
If you are thirsty you can stroll across the street to Lucky's Tavern for a good drink special.
Just 3.5 miles up the trail and through the woods from Pequot Lakes, the fun resumes in the trail town of Nisswa!
Stop at the Roundhouse Brewery at their new location for some of Minnesota's finest craft brews and live music.
Nisswa also has a slew of neat shops and restaurants for you to enjoy!
45 Miles of FUN & BACON!
We know that you will enjoy the trail towns of Merrifield, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes along the Paul Bunyan Trail and, of course, your host town of Brainerd!
MERRIFIELD (RETURN ON WAY BACK)
After riding about 7 miles from Nisswa pull into Merrifield again for a pulled pork sandwich and meat raffle at Harpo's Saloon. Plenty of Cold Beer and outdoor games out back!
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