Getting to the ride start: Airports, Amtrak and Driving details
The ride starts and ends at the AmericInn in Apple Valley, MN, 15 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) airport.
MSP is serviced by all major US air carriers and has direct flights from many European and Asian carriers.
Riders arriving at MSP International Airport can utilize ground transporation services directly from the baggage claim area. We will be providing numbers for Uber and other taxi services that will have vehicles that can carry bike boxes.
St. Paul is a station on Amtrak with trains from the east (Chicago) and west (West Coast). Bicycles can be loaded on and off at this stop. This is about 20 miles from the AmericInn in Apple Valley. Surface transportation options (taxis, Lyft, etc.) are available or contact us for a good bike route to the hotel. Info@CouleeChallenge.com.
For those that are driving, Apple Valley is a southern suburb of the Twin Cities and is easily accessible via Interstates I-35 & I-94 and US-52 and US-61.
Apple Valley is:
225 miles north up I-35 from Des Moines, Iowa
260 miles east from Sioux Falls, SD on I-90 and I-35
400 miles northwest on I-94 from Chicago, Illinois
475 miles (760kms) south of Winnipeg, Manitoba
540 miles north up the river from St. Louis, Missouri
900 miles east on I-80 and north on I-35 from Denver, Colorado
1,100 miles north up I-35 from Austin, Texas