Biking Across the Valley

You simply can’t appreciate all of the local summertime scenery from behind a windshield. Biking allows riders to get some exercise, breathe fresh air and truly enjoy the beauty of nature. As an added bonus, there’s even a great place to stop for food and refreshments along a stretch of trail that connects to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. We took a spin, saw some sights and sampled some bites. Now it’s your turn. So pump up those tires. Strap on your helmet and get out there. We’re certain you’ll enjoy the ride and also the trailside snacks.

Roll, Nosh and Sip

Whether you plan to travel a short distance or go for a day-long ride, there is plenty of scenery and snacks for every prospective cyclist.

The Gateway State Trail begins in St. Paul. It travels northeast through Washington County and ends at Pine’s Creek Regional Park, just 4 miles northeast of Stillwater.

The Brown’s Creek State Trail is 5.9 miles long and it connects the Gateway State Trail in Grant to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in Stillwater.

Biking burns calories. So  stop to refuel at the gateway trailside food truck

Ask about new menu items like chai pudding and spinach mango smoothies at Gateway Trailside located between Lansing Ave. and Hwy 96 off of the Gateway Trail at mile marker 15 in Stillwater.  Gateway Trailside, owned by Tamara Hartmand Johnson, specializes in food for those who love the outdoors. Other good stops include Maple Island Brewing and Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter.