Piragis Northwoods Outfitters
Boundary Waters Canoe Trips
105 North Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731

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Call Drew Brockett or Adam Macht toll free at 1-800-223-6565 for more information about anything related to Canoe Trip Outfitting and the Boundary Waters

Biking around the Ely Area

The Ely area and Superior National Forest offer tremendous road biking and mountain biking areas. Come on up and see what we are talking about! This is just a sampling so call if you have any questions.

Road Biking:

There are several great rides on paved roads starting from Ely. Here is a list of some options:

Shagawa Lake Loop

Ely to Lake One BWCA entry point on the Fernberg Road

Take Hwy 21 south out of Ely to Blueberry Rd to Hwy 1 and back north to Ely..... loop.

Hwy 21 to Babbitt – road was recently re-paved and is nice and smooth, has a shoulder to ride on

Hwy 1 from Ely to Hwy 61on the North Shore (long ride)

Mountain Biking:

Think of all the dirt roads you see as you are coming up to Ely. Grab your mountain bike and let’s go!

Hidden Valley near Ely – ride the hills of the xc ski area

Echo Trail – lots of forest roads all along one of the best roads in the state

Hwy 1 south to the Tomahawk Rd. A ton of dirt roads all along this remote section of the Superior National Forest

Whether you are a road cyclist or like to get dirty on the old logging roads, this is a must area to check out. Bring your bike, strap on your helmet, and hit the road!