Thank You

“Thank you to all who volunteered and participated to make Tri-State Trails Tour VII a success. The weather was cold, windy with a mist, but other than the weather we had a great day.

A special Thank You to the businesses and Organizations that helped us with donations - many of these firms have been with us since the beginning:

Marina Inn – Free Use of the Cardinal Room

Albrecht’s Cycle Shop – Giant Bicycle for Raffle

Scheels Sports – Trek Bicycle for Raffle

Chesterman’s – Beverages

Wells Dairy – Post Ride Treats

Palmer Candy – Bings

Hy-Vee – Bananas

Perkins Office Solutions – Printing our Flyers

Briar Cliff University – Folding the Flyers

Klinger Companies, Inc. – Mailing, Copies, and Secretarial Services

City of South Sioux City - Traffic –and Trails Cleaning and Preparing the map for riders

South Sioux City – Convention and Visitors Bureau – Financial Support

Max Design, Craig Mansfield – Volunteer Webmaster

Tri-State Trekkers – staffing rest station

Ketch a Kup Coffee Shop – Treats for rest station and hosting the rest station and coupons for riders

Christian Motorcycle Association – Traffic Assistance

Morningside Assembly of God Church – Sound System

It takes a lot to put a ride on – including MANY volunteers – thanks to all of the individual volunteers – we couldn’t do it without you.



“Tri-State Trails Tour VII will happen on Saturday, May 14th beginning at the Marina Center (across the parking lot from the Marina Inn) – An optional pancake breakfast will be available starting at 8:00 AM and same day registration will start at 8:30 AM with a mass ride start at 10:00 AM.   This year’s ride has been designated the Al Bengtson Memorial Ride.  Al lost a long battle with cancer this past winter.  Al was a long time South Sioux City Councilman and a champion of the South Sioux City trail system which is named in his honor as well as a leader in getting the community of South Sioux City designated nationally as a ‘Bicycle Friendly Community”.

Because of construction closing the key trail link to South Dakota on the Iowa side, the 2011 ‘official’ route will all be in Nebraska – The ride features approximately 22 miles of trail (with only a few blocks of streets) in South Sioux City and Dakota City.  Riders desiring longer distance can add the nicely shouldered highway ride to Homer, Nebraska for an additional  17 miles, or cross the Missouri River and explore the Iowa side of the river.  During the ride hours our SAG support will pick up riders anyplace in the greater Sioux City metro area (including the road to Homer) needing assistance.

On the official ride route, riders can explore the brand new All American Trail and completely circle South Sioux City.

The 2011 route is all flat and very child/family friendly.  Parents or guardians do need to sign the waiver for their children.

Helmets are required of all riders.

The Tri-State Trails Tour is a fund raiser for Siouxland Trails Foundation – All net proceeds are used to improve local trails -  some of our projects include purchasing trail maintenance equipment, purchasing trail signage. Printing the free Siouxland Trails Map, and raising the private money needed in order to equip the local bus fleet with bicycle racks.  The costs for the ride remain the same:

Ride Only:

$8.00  Single Rider Early Bird rate- Registration must be received by April 30th.

$10.00 Registration After or on May 1st  

$20.00 Family Rate (must be related)

Optional T-shirts:
$ 12.00 s – xl     $ 15.00   XXL
(Must order in advance to guarantee availability of T-shirt – limited quantities will be available to those registering on ride day)                          

$ 4.00 Pre-ride Pancake Breakfast   



CANCELLED - Tri-State Trails Tour 2010 Planning is underway. The ride will start again at the Marina Center in South Sioux City on Saturday, May 15th with registration from 8:00 – 9:45 and a mass start at 10:00. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO SAVE THE DATE The route may change somewhat this year as we are awaiting confirmation as to the status of the availability of the trail in Sioux City between Hamilton and Riverside due to I-29 construction. Watch this site for future updates and registration forms. Those with questions are welcome to call 712-233-3240.


Siouxland Trails Foundation is hosting its sixth annual Tri-State Trails Tour Bicycle ride on Saturday May 16, 2009, starting at 10 am with registration beginning at 8 am. The ride will once again begin at the Marina Center which is across the parking lot from the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, NE (right on the trail!). There will be a mass start and riders can choose from a variety of route options up to 57 miles. There is no required minimum distance.
Riders have the unique opportunity of riding in 3 states in one short day. Portions of the ride include trails along the banks of the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers, around a lake, and through several city parks and one state preserve and you get to cross the both rivers.
The Tri-state Trails Tour is a family-friendly ride, and because of our generous sponsors, proceeds from the ride will go toward the development and promotion of the recreational trail system in Siouxland.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and is required to assure availability of the T-shirt option. NEW THIS YEAR IS A PRE-RIDE PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Pancakes, sausage, and juice will be offered for $4 beginning at 8 am and continuing until ride time. Other ride amenities include SAG service if needed, free refreshments at rest stops, free Siouxland Trail Maps, and availability of post ride showers.
The Marina Inn is offering a limited number of special $79 rate rooms for those coming in from outside the area. Ask for the "Trail Tour" rate at 402-494-4000.
Siouxland Trails Foundation has raised more than $200,000 for area trails. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and contributions above your registration fee are deductible to the extent allowed by law. There is a line on the registration form that can be used for contributions.
Non-riders may use the registration form to order one of our awesome T-shirts or the pancake breakfast option only. Also, note that we do offer a special 'Family Rate' on the registration form.

The Tri-State Trails Tour is the Foundation's primary fund-raiser. This year, with the community's support, we anticipate raising a substantial sum for the development and improvement of local trails. The Foundation looks forward to several new projects in the coming months as we work with Sioux City, South Sioux City, North Sioux City, Dakota Dunes, and Adams Nature Preserve in making improvements to the trail system.
Registrations for the Tri-state Trails Tour are available at:

• Long Lines Recreation Center in Sioux City
• Area Bike Shops
• Sioux City, and Sgt Bluff South Sioux City Parks Departments
• Sgt. Floyd Welcome Center
• Adam's Nature Preserve
• On-line www.siouxlandtrails.org
• Writing Box 752, Sioux City IA 51102
• Calling 712-233-3240


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