There are no USBR 41 signs posted along the route; bicyclists must navigate by map.
- View USBR 41 printable maps and turn-by-turn instructions (PDFs). Options are:
- A one-page overview map (not suitable for navigation).
- Panel maps (route maps that include map segments and inset maps with large-scale detail, simple turn-by-turn instructions, and elevation profiles; suitable for navigation).
- Printable on letter-size paper (12 pages at 8 ½” x 11”)
- Printable on large format paper
The sheets can be folded horizontally in a zig zag manner between segments (folds alternatively made to the front and back), then each outer third folded over the middle third, to form a typical rectangular-shaped map.
NOTE: Due to space limitations, panel map turn-by-turn instructions are abbreviated. See the detailed turn-by-turn instructions below for supplementary information.
- Northbound turn-by-turn instructions (St. Paul to Grand Portage)
- Southbound turn-by-turn instructions (Grand Portage to St. Paul)
- In combination with the one-page overview map
- To supplement the simple panel map turn-by-turn instructions
- To supplement the digital maps
- Digital maps
See the detailed turn-by-turn instructions above for additional navigation information.
NOTE: There are many bicycle shops and restrooms in the Twin Cities Metro Area. In the interest of space, most are not shown on the maps. Also typically not shown are the various services in many of the parks along the North Shore of Lake Superior. For current information, consult the USBR 41 digital maps.
There are intermittent sections of Highway 61 between Two Harbors and Cascade River State Park where the shoulder is narrower than 2 feet with a 55 mph posted speed. An alternative to traveling Highway 61 in the area between Lutsen and Cascade River State Park is Cook County Road 35 and Cascade Beach Road/Cook County Road 97 (panel map 11; both are a hard-packed gravel surface). This alternate route is not shown on maps, but is noted in the turn-by-turn instructions.
To request a MnDOT document in an alternative format, call 651-366-4718 or email ADArequest.firstname.lastname@example.org.