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Bike Travel Weekend, June 4 - 6, 2021


Rochester MN to Lake Louise State Park

Start Location
John Withers Sports Complex. Rochester MN
Number of participants
20
Ride Description

On Friday, take Mayowood Road to Olmsted County 8 to Mower County 8 to Shooting Star Trail to Lake Louise SP Red Oak Group camp (tent camping). Olmsted County 8 has a wide paved shoulder. Mower County 8 is a low volume paved road. The only major climb is the first 2 miles up Bamber Valley Road (County 8), otherwise the route is mostly flat. The final 3 miles are on the Shooting Star State Trail. Level of difficulty would be level 2.

Camp is a group tent camp with water and vault toilets; showers and flush toilets are a moderate walk away. We will stay there 2 nights. On Saturday there are multiple options for riding (unloaded), including the Shooting Star Trail, up to 55 miles round trip, or longer if going into Austin MN. Another option is riding the Wapsi-Great Western Trail in Iowa, about 8 miles from the camp. On Sunday we will reverse the route to ride back to Rochester.

COVID-19 protocols will be determined closer to the start of the ride. Ride leader has been vaccinated.

Friday details

Mileage
38
Friday overnight location
Campground

Saturday details

Mileage
60
Saturday overnight location

Campground

Sunday details

Mileage
38

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