Packet Pickup at Roundhouse Brewery 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!
There will also be food for purchase by Pit Happens... serving their Award winning smoked BBQ Ribs and smoked bacon and pork belly loaded 3 cheese Mac!
The ride will start with a BACON-theme breakfast from Pit Happens at the Northland Arboretum trailhead of the Paul Bunyan Trail. So how does smoked cheddar, gouda, and Oaxaca cheese sauce smothering tasty bacon stuffed smoked Breakfast Burrito sound to start the day?
After riding about 7 miles pull into Merrifield for a quick BACON fix featuring some BACON snacks! 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 Factoryfor 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!
Ride another 3.5 miles from Nisswa and our BACON-themed lunch stop from Pit Happens awaits you at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. We will have live music jamming for your enjoyment, so kick back and relax!
Once you reach Pequot Lakes, you turn around and head back the same way on the Paul Bunyan Trail and stop as you please in the trail towns of Nisswa and Merrifield before you return to Brainerd!