Ride Saturday, September 22

This year’s hot weather is mostly gone now, and Saturday it will be a lot cooler than it was last week, so you’ll need to get out your cool-weather kit for the ride. If you need some help figuring out what to wear, check out the posts about clothing on our Cycling Tips blog, including a new post, titled “A Clothing Guide for Cyclists,” that I wrote to help new riders extend their season.

It’ll be windy from the south again this week, so we’ll try to avoid the cross winds by riding to Cannon Falls. We’ll leave Rosemount at 8:00 and follow the posted route clockwise, with a stop at Hi-Quality Bakery.

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Ride Saturday, September 15

This week, we'll ride south to one of our favorite destinations, Northfield. We will leave Rosemount at 8:00 and follow the route clockwise; stopping at Brick Oven Bakery for a bite to eat.

Thank you to Don and Mike for leading the rides, while I was away the last two weeks. I haven't been on a bike for nearly three weeks, so hopefully my legs don't revolt Saturday morning.

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Ride Saturday, August 11

Saturday, we will do a ride that's longer than usual for this time of year. We'll do the Red Wing route that we rode once last September. Starting at 08:00, we will ride from Rosemount, through Hastings and Prescott, to Red Wing and back. This will be an 81-mile route with about 1,700 feet of climbing, so expect return to Rosemount around 13:00. We will stop briefly at the Lock and Dam in Hastings and again in Red Wing at Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop. This is a no-drop ride, so we'll group up at the top of the hills and keep a lower pace than normal, due to the ride length.

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Ride Sunday, Aug 5

This weekend, we'll ride to Northfield. following the route clockwise, leaving Starbucks at 08:00. It looks like Saturday could be wet, and if it's raining, we'll ride Sunday morning. I'll post an update by 07:00 Saturday.

Champion Wins Again

Nick Carter, NorthStar Development Team, added another national championship to his cycling resume when he won the 2018 USA Cycling Amateur Road Nationals Men's 15–16 Criterium in Hagerstown, MD. In the Men's 15–16 Road Race, he finished fourth. Nick has previously won a national championship in Cyclocross and Mountain Bike.

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Ride Saturday, July 28

Saturday, we will ride to Prior Lake. We will following the Orchard Lake route for most of the route, since the trail along the Minnesota River is still underwater and we can't use the normal Prior Lake route. This route will be about 55 miles and it will include a stop at Edelwiess Bakery. As usual, we'll leave Rosemount at 08:00.

Earlier this month, four girls from the NorthStar Development team — Jenn Mettler, Erika Peterson, Lily Ensign, and Josephine Rimirez — raced in Canada at the Le Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski. They competed in the five-day race and we helped them get there with a $400 sponsorship to reduce the cost of their trip.

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RCC Sponsors NorthStar Development Girls Team

Thank you, Rosemount Cycling Club, for supporting four NorthStar Development girls racing in Le Tour De La Releve Internationale De Rimouski from July 4th to July 8th, 2018. This is an important 5-day stage race for cadet-age girls (15–16 age). Its mission is to prepare young athletes for international competition in Tour De France style stage racing. This is the only North American stage race for girls to experience stage racing, in a large field (70!) of other girls.

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