Jesse James Bike Tour

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Depart 7:30 AM.

After going through Jesse James Ride registration check-in, then please find TCBC Ride Leaders Mike and Karen Beadles, near there at our dark red MRBIKEY Chrysler van with our tailgate open, and for the TCBC ride sign-in sheet, in order to depart by 7:30 AM.

Northfield Middle School
2200 Division St. South
Northfield, MN 55057

30/45/60/100 mile routes: $30 thru 8/20, 2017; $40 thereafter.
10-mile (Townsfolk) route: $15 through 8/20, 2017; $25 thereafter.

2017 Jesse James Bike Tour event t-shirts are available for an additional $15. In order to guarantee an event t-shirt, you must register by August 20, 2017. Please select the size and quantity of t-shirts you would like on your registration form. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for day-of-event registration.

Online Registration Closes 9/6/2017 at 11:59 PM CST
Day-of-event registration is available at the Northfield Middle School on Saturday, September 9th. 

Visit for more ride info and to register online.

Ride one of five scenic routes:
The Getaway: 100 miles
Desperado: 60 miles
Outlaw: 45 miles
Posse: 30 miles
Townsfolk: 10 miles

The 36th annual Jesse James Bike Tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017! The tour is an official event of Defeat of Jesse James Days, one of Minnesota’s largest community celebrations. Held the weekend after Labor Day each year, Defeat of Jesse James Days commemorates the failed bank robbery of 1876 that led to the ultimate downfall of the James-Younger gang. The raid is re-enacted several times throughout the weekend.  This fun ride leads you through scenic southeastern Minnesota. Enjoy the great outdoors and meet new people on one of five routes, each featuring aid stations and refreshments. All proceeds from the ride benefit community projects, including the Mill Towns Trail and Northfield’s Safe Routes to School program.  The Jesse James Bike Tour is organized by the Northfield Rotary Club, and all proceeds benefit internation and local community projects.  The Jesse James Bike Tour is held in conjunction with the City of Northfield Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration. Ride is held rain or shine.  Come for the ride, stay for the raid!  Visit for more information on the celebration.