Rides Saturday and Monday, May 26, 28

This weekend, we have two club rides for you to join. Saturday, we will do our normal ride from Rosemount, and on Monday Gary Johnson will be leading a ride from Wayzata to Water Town.

Saturday, we will ride the Hastings Revenna Trail route, which is 58 miles, and start at 08:00. If traffic is heavy, we'll alter the route and take CR 46 east to CR 85 south to avoid crossing Hwy 52 at CR 66 near mile 13. We'll make two short stops for a nature break near mile 26 and 43 (Lock and Dam #2), so bring food. It will be hot this weekend, so I expect that some of us may need to refill our bottles the the Lock and Dam.

Monday, Gary will lead a 50-mile Memorial Day ride, starting from downtown Wayzata's Starbucks (740 Lake St E, Wayzata), which is right across the street from a public parking lot at Lake Street E and Superior Blvd. The ride will start at 08:15 and Gary says: "we'll ride to Watertown and back for some new-to-you roads." Wayzata is 37 miles from Rosemount, so plan your travel time accordingly.

Finally, I'd like to thank our veterans for everything they and their families have sacrificed to protect our country and our allies throughout the world. We appreciate their service.

Ride Saturday, Apr 28

It looks like it will be a great day for a ride again Saturday. This week's ride will leave Starbucks at 09:00 and follow the Northfield route clockwise for 56 miles. We usually stop at Blue Monday, in downtown Northfield, for a pastry and coffee. If you need a shorter route, you can take one of a couple shortcuts, like staying on CR 66 west to Farmington, rather than turning south at CR 79 (Blaine Avenue). Another shortcut would be to turn west at CR 86 (280th St). I'm giving you a couple of options here, because I won't be able to lead the ride. Someone familiar with the route will have to step up an lead the group.

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Rides Sat, Sun, April 21–22

It has been three weeks since our last outdoor ride, and I bet you're as frustrated as I am about this spring weather. To try to make up for lost time, I'm planning to do two rides this weekend. Neither ride will be fast or furious, until the end, because most of us have spring legs and we need to keep everyone together and having fun. There's both a morning and an afternoon ride, so hopefully you can make it to one or both of them.

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