Bike Trip: Girls Gone Walker

I don’t title my posts “Workout Wednesday: Bike to Walker” but I do love sharing what kind of workouts I’ve done!

Last weekend 17 women biked from Brainerd, MN to Walker, MN, on 62 miles of gorgeous paved trail. Because I’m crazy I’m one of the 5 women who biked an extra 62 miles from Walker back to Brainerd on Sunday.Bike Brainerd to WalkerWe took numerous rest stops on the way up. Biggest shout out to Pine River which had a brand new bike service station! The entire trip was filled with gorgeous views. However the last 8 miles were a super struggle for me. Those miles included the only hills on the path.

Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Fall We got in at 3 pm just before the sky opened up with rain. We stayed at Chase on the Lake, and took full advantage of their hot tub, sauna and pool. We ate dinner at Cafe Zona Rosa (mexican), which had the best pitcher of margaritas! I was at a table of 5 people and we somehow managed to finish two pitchers. It fortified us before we went to the Legion to work on our dance moves. (see below). We were up a little past midnight, ate breakfast at 8 am, and got packed up and back on the road!

Walker MN LegionWe stopped for scones at the Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery in Nisswa both on the way to and from Walker. If you come visit me there is a 100% chance that I’m going to make you do the short bike ride from Brainerd to Nisswa to get scones. Delicious.

Stonehouse Coffee NisswaP.S. Next week I’ll be sharing what I packed for this bike trip! (next year a bag of marshmallows will be on the list).


    1. I’m sure Madison has trails like this, just make sure you bring plenty of water and a backup plan in case something happens!

    1. It had a tire pump, and a whole bunch of other tools all attached. I’m not very knowledgeable about bike maintenance, but so awesome that they had it available. And outside so you could use it if the visitor’s center wasn’t open.

  1. Oh fun! I have gotten really into biking in the short amount of time that I have owned a bike so this sounds like something I’d love to do! And my gluten free heart aches for a taste of those scones! Yum!

    1. It was amazing. If I had been on my own I’m not sure that I could have done it, but now I want to test myself and go farther!

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