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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Rides Saturday, June 9

Saturday, we will leave Rosemount at 08:00 and follow a 70-mile course, which is based on the Revenna Trail route that we did a couple of weeks ago, and it includes a couple of roads that we haven't been on for a few years. We are going clockwise, so even the same roads will feel like new ones. The Prairie Island route will take us through Hastings and out Revenna Trail and beyond to near the Prairie Island power plant, where there's a 2.75-mile, 383 foot climb at the half-way point and then we return to Rosemount with a tail wind. If you need to make shorter, there are a couple of good turnaround points. If it rains Saturday morning, we will do the same ride Sunday at the same time.

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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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Ride Saturday, Sept 2

Saturday, starting at 08:00, not 08:15, we will ride from Rosemount, through Hastings and Prescott, to Red Wing (use the link for the approximate course) and back to Rosemount. There's a new trail from Hastings to Prescott, which we'll take for that part of the course, and there are some nice hills on this ride for about 2000 feet of climbing. We will stop in Red Wing to refuel at Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop and/or Quick Trip. Both places are close together and offer many food options and rest rooms. 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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