A Long Day on the Bicycle
September 16, 2015 – Day 13
Bemidji, MN to Grand Rapids, MN – 94 miles Total miles 819
Weather 70 degrees, partly sunny and tail wind
This morning we got up to a nice breakfast provided by our Warm Shower Hosts Kent and Betsy. After some conversation we headed off on our bicycle for another day of bicycling. Our ride today took us north a bit, than east towards Cass Lake and the town of Bena. The roads were great and traveled through some beautiful forests and provided us with views of the Mississippi River and the lakes it travels thru. We traveled along Lake Bemidji, Cass Lake and finally Lake Winnibigoshish and to the Town of Bena.
In the Town of Bena there was suppose to be a 65 foot Muskie that has been used for a restaurant and many other things over the years. Somehow we totally missed seeing the big fish, don’t know how but we did. We were going to head back and see if we could find it to take a picture but we had 46 miles to go until we were done for the day so we continued on.
We finally found somewhere to eat about 15 miles from Bena and had a good lunch at the Best Dam Restaurant. The food was good and filled us up. Back on the bicycle to continue the ride to Grand Rapids – we had about 35 miles to go. The ride to Grand Rapids went well and was uneventful. We got in fairly late and got settled in our hotel, did laundry and got something to eat. We got the last hotel room in the city and were happy to get it after a long day on the road.