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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This week, we will ride to Minneapolis and St Paul and follow the Minneapolis Greenway route clockwise. There will be some minor route changes that will make the ride nearly 60 miles. About 26 miles in, we will stop at Sebastian Joe's for a pit stop, before making our way to the Greenway and returning home via St Paul and Inver Grove Heights.Read More
Saturday, we will ride the Hastings Revenna Trail route, which is 58 miles. We'll start at 08:00 and make two short stops, for a nature break, near mile 26 and 43 (Lock and Dam #2), so bring food. I'm also planning to change the route to avoid crossing Hwy 52 at CR 66, since that intersection is getting so busy.Read More
This week's ride will leave Rosemount, at 08:00, and go to Northfield and back, since the wind will be from the south and I won't be able to lead the ride this week. No one has volunteered to be ride captain, so I'm nominating the oldest rider to be the this week's ride leader. They will be responsible for the group and the route direction, or appointing someone else to do the same. Use a circular paceline to keep everyone together on your ride to Northfield.Read More
We have been invited to join a ride on July 4 from Marine On St. Croix, led by Fred Storti. The ride will leave Marine at 08:00 and the plan is to do the 57 mile ride via Stillwater, Osceola, and return to Marine. You may call Fred Storti at 612-790-2170.
Another ride on July 4 is the Great Scott 50 Classic Bike Ride in Prior Lake. Check-in begins at 7:15 am. The 50-mile route departs at 8:00 am and the 25-mile route departs at 8:30 am.Read More
This week, we will leave Rosemount at 08:00 and follow the Orchard Lake route counterclockwise, with a brief stop at Orchard Lake Beach. The route is 45 miles long, and you can cut it a bit shorter. As many of you know, this is a hilly ride for a stretch along Judicial Rd, so we'll group up at couple of points along the way to keep everyone together. Hopefully, rain won't be a problem this week.Read More