We’re starting at the Minnetonka City Hall Complex, the same convenient location we’ve used recently for the fall All-Club Ride but with revised routes on three of the routes. There are five scenic routes so there is a ride for all levels and interests of TCBC riders. The 20- mile route and the 28-mile route are for those of you wanting a shorter ride. Each route has one designated rest stop, stays mainly in the southwest metro, and is unchanged from last year.
The 50-mile route, with two rest stops, offers more challenge and distance. If you want to put in some serious miles that day, we also have a 75-mile route, with three rest stops, and 100- mile route, with four rest stops just for you! The 50, 75, and 100 mile routes head out west into Excelsior, Navarre, Mound, Minnetrista, St. Bonifacius, Norwood Young America, Mayer, Watertown, Maple Plain, Loretto, and Rockford, and return on rolling country roads past scenic lakes and the Crow River. We intend to have two leaders for the 50 and 75-mile routes, thus
allowing riders to have leaders at more than one ride pace.
There is plenty of parking available in the parking lots adjoining Arenas A and B. The restrooms are located behind Arena B facing the soccer fields. The sign-in and ride briefing will be at the amphitheater/shelter toward the back of the complex, closer to Arena B and down the hill from the Community Center. The ride briefing will start at 9:30 and then we’ll break into five groups where the leaders will go over the routes. There will be a staggered start with the 100- mile group heading out first. We will have a police officer at the stop light on Minnetonka Blvd. to get us all safely onto the road to begin our day.
The weatherman has again promised perfect weather this year and we know he or she is always correct. See you there — August 31 in Minnetonka! The Minnetonka City Hall Complex is located at 14600 Minnetonka Blvd (just west of 494 on Minnetonka Blvd and north on Willston Road).