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This thing called the 'Jaunt with Jim' or the 'Klobuchar Ride,' started in 1974 by Jim Klobuchar. A columnist for the StarTribune for 35 years, Jim became a bicycle tour leader before spandex was popular, when riders wore cut off jeans and t-shirts and longed for a watermelon rest stops at the side of the road on a hot day. We reveled in the camraderie of our band of misfits, a community on wheels. Now 45 years later, the ride is called the Tour of Minnesota formerly the Klobuchar Ride. Our goals are to visit small town and out of the way places all around the state, enjoy the heritage and culture of those areas and bring economic development to local businesses.
We enter as strangers and leave as friends.