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
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.
For those of you who were able to join us last Saturday, Gary treated us to some hills and a couple of unexpected stops at Minnehaha Academy and a car event in Eagan, where we saw some hot cars, including McLaren, Porsche, Corvette, and Mustang Shelby. Thanks Gary!
This Saturday, the weather looks like it will again be perfect and we will ride to Cannon Falls clockwise for 56 miles. The start is 08:15 sharp at Starbucks and a finish time around 11:30.