This week’s ride will be a about 56 miles to Northfield, with a stop at Brick Oven Bakery. There’s construction on CR 23, near Northfield, so take the detour, which is to continue east on CR 86 to Hwy 3 south to the bakery. The weather will be great, with temps from 68 to 78 degrees and winds from the south at just 3 to 6 mph.Read More
There’s a chance of isolated showers Saturday morning, and if it’s dry we’ll ride to Northfield. Otherwise, Sunday is looking nice, so we can ride into St. Paul. Either day, the ride will leave Rosemount at 08:00.
Look here for an update as we get closer to Saturday and the weather forecast gets more accurate.Read More
The weather is going to be perfect this weekend, so let’s do a longer ride than usual. We’ll follow the 81-mile Red Wing route, which we’ve done a couple of times before at this time of year, so many of you have seen this loop. The ride will start from Rosemount at 08:00 and we will ride to the Lock and Dam in Hastings for a quick stop. We’ll proceed through Prescott, along scenic and hilly Wisconsin Hwy 35 to Red Wing, where we’ll stop at Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop. This will be an 81-mile route with about 1,700 feet of climbing, so expect return to Rosemount around 13:00. 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.
For those of you who need to go shorter, you may start at the Lock and Dam in Hastings at 09:00 and join us for the ride to Red Wing; that loop is about 55-miles. Or, you may start from Rosemount and do the 53-mile Revenna Trail route or the 38-mile Hastings route.Read More
This week's beautiful weather continues Saturday, so join us for a ride to Prior Lake. We'll leave Rosemount at 08:00 and ride to Edelweiss Bakery. This is a flat 45 or 55-mile route that has both suburban and country roads for you to stretch your legs. The temps will be 71 to 80 degrees with sunny skies and light winds from the west.Read More
Update (07:00): The forecast says rain is coming today at 07:45, so the ride has been postponed to Sunday at 08:00. We’ll leave Rosemount Sunday at 08:00 and follow our Northfield route counter clockwise. Tom Meyerhoffer told me that there’s road construction on the the way there on CR 23, so we’ll have to detour around it. We’ll stop at Brick Oven Bakery in Northfield and return home.Read More
This week, the group will ride to Hastings and follow the 53-mile Revenna Trail route. Someone will need to step up an lead the group and decide whether to go clockwise or counter clockwise. Add the route to your bike computer, so you know were to go. There are a couple of places for a nature break, but no bakery stops, so bring food. The weather should be beautiful with a light, 3 to 5 mph wind from the east and temps 71 to 82 degrees.Read More
This week, we’ll ride north for the first time all year. We will follow the St. Paul Marshall Ave route clockwise and stop for a nature break at a gas station in St. Paul. I’m planning to add a small detour or two to make this ride about 50 miles. The weather forecast predicts cooler temperatures of 67 – 74 degrees with light northeast winds at 5 mph and a 61-degree dewpoint, so it should feel much better than it has been.Read More
Saturday, we have two ride options for you. You may ride to Cannon Falls, stop at Hi-Quality Bakery for a treat, and then return home. Or, you may add nearly 30 miles and continue on through White Rock, Vasa, Welch, and Miesville where we’ll stop again before returning to Rosemount. The ride will start at 08:00 and the weather forecast for the ride is mixed clouds and sun with temps 76 to 87 degrees and winds SSE at 5 to 7 mph.Read More
It looks like another weekend with wind from the east (at 10 mph) and a chance for rain. The latest forecast says there is a 20% chance of rain Saturday morning, so hopefully it will be dry during the entire ride. The route will be the same as last week, Revenna Trail, but in the opposite direction, so it will feel different. The ride will start at 08:00 and it will be led by the oldest participant, or their designee.Read More
Update: There's some rain moving through, and Rosemount is on the southern edge of it right now. After that rolls through, it's supposed to be dry, so today's ride will start at 09:00. We'll do the Revenna Trail route counter clockwise.
The details of the weather forecast for our Saturday ride keeps changing, but the current prediction is temps of 66 to 72 degrees, winds from the East at 7 to 8 mph and a 20 to 40% chance of rain. With that in mind, let’s plan to leave Rosemount at 09:00, ride to Hastings, and stop at the Lock and Dam. If the weather looks good, we can follow our Hastings Revenna Trail route, but return via CR 46, instead of CR 66. If it looks like rain, we can return more directly via CR 46. You may want to bring a rain jacket or vest to stay warm if we get caught in the rain.Read More