I hope you had a chance to get out for a ride today, like I did, because it was beautiful and this weekend it will be back to abnormally-cold and windy conditions. The forecast for this Saturday is worse than last Saturday, so we’ll ride on Sunday morning. At 09:00 Sunday, we’ll follow the Orchard Lake route, which will provide some shelter from the wind and give us a good workout.Read More
This week, Gary Johnson, the club’s founder and former ride leader, will host a special ride from his new home town. Gary’s ride will start at 08:00 from downtown Wayzata's Starbucks (740 Lake St E, Wayzata). The route will go south through Chaska, Victoria, Excelsior, and back to Wayzata for about 60–65 miles.
If you can’t make it to Gary’s ride, meet at 08:00 at Starbucks in Rosemount and ride with other club members. I plan to join Gary, so let me know if you want to lead the ride from Rosemount otherwise those who show up will have to figure out a route.Read More
They are predicting our first frost of the season on Saturday morning, so let’s push the start time back an hour. I don’t mind riding in the upper 30s, but not until later in the season. The cool temps last week didn’t hurt the turnout, so I expect the same this week.
This week, we’ll leave Rosemount at 09:00 and follow our Orchard Lake route counterclockwise. So, you can do the full 45-mile route, or cut it short for 35 miles. We’ll stop at Orchard Lake Beach for a nature and food break, so bring food.
I’ve created a short survey to see how we’re doing. Please take two minutes to fill it out.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The forecast calls for light winds out of the S-SE (6-10mph), so let's plan to ride the Hastings-Ravenna Trail Loop and enjoy a slight tailwind on the way home. We last did this route on July 14 and it's a nice one that takes in a lovely section through Spring Lake Regional Park.Read More
This week, let's ride to Cannon Falls. We'll follow the route counterclockwise, leaving Rosemount at 8:00, and stop at Hi-Quality Bakery.
Also, Fred Storti sent me this message about a SPBRC ride on Labor Day.
I hope you will be able to join us for the the Sept. 3, Labor Day Ride, starting at Marine On St. Croix. There will be two rides:Read More