Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

U.S. Bicycle Route 41

North Star Route


There are no USBR 41 signs posted along the route; bicyclists must navigate by map.

A Google Earth image of USBR 41.

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.

Alternate route

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.dot@state.mn.us.