Outreach Rides

These special category rides are non-TCBC rides that are eligible for TCBC mileage credit, but are not covered by TCBC insurance. Outreach rides are designed to increase our club's visibility in and support of non-pledge biking events in the broader biking community. A TCBC ride leader will be present at qualifying Outreach Rides to allow members to sign up for mileage, but it is the sole responsibility of participating members to sign up for the event and pay the registration fee. The organizers of the event are solely responsible for its quality and safety. Members are strongly encouraged to wear their TCBC jerseys when participating in Outreach Rides and ride in a manner that reflects favorably upon TCBC.

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Chippewa Valley Century Ride 2019

THE RIDE will be on Sunday before Memorial Day (May 26, 2019)

The Chippewa Valley Century Ride is a not for profit bike ride that benefits hunger task force agencies, local parks, youth organizations, and special needs in the Chippewa Valley. The course includes a 35, 50, 75, or 100 mile option all on blacktop roads, leading through the beautiful farmland of Chippewa County along the Chippewa and Flambeau Rivers, Lakes Wissota and Holcombe, and through the kettle moraine topography of the Chippewa County Forest.

The Ride starts and finishes at the lower pavilion of Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Participants can pre-register online at a discounted rate as well as register the day of the ride. Riders check in from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and then immediately start the Ride.

The entry fee covers our 4 full-service rest stops with snacks, refreshments and full facilities, water stops, “sag”/support vehicles and a full meal featuring locally made brats with all the 'fixins', soda and Leinenkugel's beer. A vegetarian meal is available if ordered in advance (just let us know on your pre-registration form).

INDIVIDUAL RIDE: Price through May 10 - $35 / Price after May 10 - $45 / Price after May 24 - $50                                                                                      

FAMILY RIDE: Price through May 10 - $80/Family / Price after May 10 - $95/Family / Price after May 24 - $100

Directions to Irvine Park: From West on I-94 (Twin Cities) take I-94 to Chippewa Falls exit 52 - Hwy 29 East, follow Hwy 29 East 20 miles into Chippewa Falls. Take exit 79 (Business 29) travel approx. 4 miles into Chippewa Falls. Follow Hwy 124 North signs through Chippewa Falls. Irvine Park is on your left. (Leinenkugel's is on your right). Park in lot adjacent to city swimming pool.

To register and get more details use the link below.

I will be at the Community Center with TCBC mileage sheets for sign up.
I will be there from 7 AM to 9 AM.
After that time I will ride the 35 mile route at a C or B/C pace.
Afterwards we will enjoy the beer and brat meal.

John Hoffmann home 715-834-7897 cell 715-491-9148.

Tour de Pepin

Saturday June 1, 2019

Want to try something new relatively close to home? Join us for the Tour de Pepin on Saturday, June 1. There are four mileage options –32, 50, 72, and 100 miles (with a few challenging hills on the longer routes) on low traffic, wide-shouldered roads in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The 32 and 50 mile routes involve a return to Lake City, MN on the Pearl of the Lake paddlewheel boat, departing from Stockholm, WI.

The start is at Ohuta Park in Lake City: 219 Park St, Lake City, MN 55041

This is right downtown and is north of Chestnut Street.

It’s hard to miss on the Tour day because there are bikes and bikers everywhere.

The registration fee is $50 until May 14 and $60 after May 14. Teams of 4 can sign up for $180 until May 15, and for $220 after that.  Registration, maps, and bike safety information all are available at:  https://lakecity.org/news-events/tour-de-pepin/

Your registration fee gets you a T-shirt and a ticket for the Pearl of the Lake excursion. Registration is at Ohuta Park in Lake City from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. You should plan to be on the road by 8:00 latest if you want to do the 72 or 100 miles. Others should be on the road by 9:00 a.m. latest.

Lodging is available in Red Wing, Lake City, and Wabasha if you want to make a weekend of it. It takes less than an hour to get to Lake City from the east side of the metro area.

Email the ride leader with your member number and mileage.  The Leader plans to ride the 72 at a B pace and you’re welcome to join me.   Please check the Outreach Ride page for all details.

Leader contact info here:
Mike Kubes

Luce Line Loops

Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 AM

Hutchinson, MN

12, 25, 50 Mile Luce Line Trail/Paved Road Routes

75K Gravel Grinder Route

7:00 - 9:00 AM Check-In and Departure for TCBC Outreach Ride

Riders are hailing this ride as one of the most scenic and hospitable rides in Minnesota!  With four route options, this ride is perfect for families, novice bike riders and experienced riders.  All rides will begin and end at the Crow River Winery, which connects with the Luce Line Trail via a 1/4 mile packed gravel trail (the only portion not paved is the connection from the Winery to the Luce Line Trail).  Experienced adult riders can opt to ride an alternate route on the highway a short distance to connect to the Luce Line Trail. There is not a “group start”, but rather riders can begin the ride as early as 7:00am and as late as 9:00am.  All riders must be back to Crow River Winery and checked-in by 3pm.

Route Options:

  • 12 Mile Ride:  The route will be 100% on the Luce Line Trail, other than the 1/4 mile packed gravel trail from Crow River Winery.  This is an out and back route with one refreshment station/rest stop at the turn-around point at Oddfellow’s Park, behind SuperAmerica.  Kids under 18 are free, but still need to register and have parents sign a waiver.  
  • 25 Mile Ride:  (Note: this loop actually maps 28.2 miles) and will utilize part of the Luce Line Trail, then head into beautiful lake country.  There will be two refreshment stations/rest stops and a SAG wagon along the route. 
  • 50 Mile Ride:  (Note: this loop actually maps 52.5 miles) and will utilize part of the Luce Line Trail, then head into beautiful lake country.  There will be four refreshment stations/rest stops and a SAG wagon along the route.  
  • 75K Gravel Grinder:  This route will also utilize the Luce Line Trail out and back from Crow River Winery, but will venture onto rural gravel roads with rolling hills and beautiful lake views.  There will be one food/refreshment/aid station and one unmanned water station along this route.

Registration for 2019 Now Open!  http://www.hutchinsonrotary.org/events/water-carnival-bike-ride/  or  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-luce-line-loops-bike-ride-gravel-grinder-tickets-47425491923?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

All rides/routes are $35 for anyone 18 years of age and over, anyone under 18 years of age can ride for free.  Paid registrations include commemorative bike socks, fully supported ride with refreshment stations, FREE root beer floats at the finish and FREE LIVE music on the patio after the ride!

Check-In on June 9, 2019

You may register and pay the day of the event. (Same day registration $40)  Please check in at the  Crow River Winery as early as 7:00 AM and no later than 9:00 AM.

A Fundraiser Ride!

The Luce Line Loops is sponsored by the Hutchinson Rotary Club and is an official event of the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival.  Proceeds from the bike ride go to local and International Rotary projects including scholarships, parks, community outreach, literacy, clean water and polio eradication.

Experience Crow River Winery after the ride!

Crow River Winery is a sponsor of the ride and our host on ride day.  The Tasting Room has many unique handcrafted wine selections, 8 beers on tap and a fabulous Bistro offering classic artisan appetizers and signature pizzas.  http://www.crowriverwinery.com/bistro

Outreach Ride Leader:  Garry Glubka 
Phone:  #651-303-2207 
Email:  gglubby@me.com

Superior Vistas Bike Tour

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8 AM

Washburn, WI

Enjoy riding the very scenic hills of the Bayfield Peninsula on nicely paved low trafficked roads with many spectacular views of Lake Superior and the surrounding forests.

There are loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, 70 miles, plus a 40-mile out and back and a century (100-mile) ride! Some routes overlap so you can decide to shorten or lengthen your ride as you wish.
This is a fully supported ride with a route map, support vehicles, and food/beverage stops en-route and at the finish.

See website for complete details and registration:

Leader plans to be at the ride start area for TCBC Outreach Ride sign-up by 7:30 AM, but if that doesn’t work for some reason, email your name, member number, and the miles you rode to pmh706@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, June 25.

Although TCBC members do get mileage credit for riding an Outreach Ride, they are not covered by TCBC insurance while on the ride.

It’s wise to get lodging or camping reservations early in the Ashland/Washburn/Bayfield area due to the popularity of this area.

If you have one, please wear a TCBC jersey.

Pete Hawkins, TCBC Ride Leader

Tour de Tonka Outreach Ride

Saturday, August 3 2019

Join us for the Tour de Tonka, one of Minnesota’s finest rides. 

Register early and save on your registration fee. Early Bird registration March 1-April 30 PLUS TCBC discount code 12TCBC which gets you an additional $5.00 OFF! If you registered last year you will get a $10.00 discount also. If you have any issues when registering call (952) 401-6800.

We will update the week of the event to coordinate groups if you would like to ride with fellow TCBC members. 

In just over a decade’s time, the annual Tour de Tonka bike ride has become a staple of the west metro community, growing from 819 riders in 2006 to nearly 3,500 riders annually. Riders from more than 166 different Minnesota communities and 42 states participated in the event last year.

Riders choose from eight distances: 16, 30, 36, 48, 57, 62, 71 or 100 miles. Tour de Tonka’s mass start, with each ride leaving within minutes of each other, adds to the high level of excitement for this major event. Fully supported ride with maps and SAG support. There are 12 rest stops along the way, where riders will enjoy food, hydration stations, music, rest and conversation.

Tour de Tonka’s routes move through 24 different west metro communities including Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Delano, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Independence, Mayer, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Navarre, New Germany, Norwood Young America, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Victoria, Waconia, Watertown and Wayzata– all of which showcase beautiful roads, trails, and scenic views of Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Riley Lake, the Crow River, and many other area lakes.

This is an Outreach Ride, there is no TCBC/LAB insurance coverage on this ride. However, TCBC members do get the mileage credit for the ride. Please email Tom, Zee or Chuck with TCBC member # and miles completed.


Tom Hewes

Chuck Faison

Zee Syedain




Register here

Tour de Hugo 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Hugo, MN

Tour de Hugo is a beautiful ride with five mileage options: 62, 50, 35, 20, and 6 on wide-shouldered Washington County roads.

Registration for adults is $40 until September 1, when the fee goes to $50. Registration and ride details may be found at: www.tourdehugo.com.

Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. [Note! It’s pretty dark until about 7:00 a.m.]

The start times for the routes are: 7:00 a.m./62 miles; 8:00 a.m./50 miles; 8:45 a.m./35 miles; 9:00 a.m./20 miles; and 8:30 a.m. /6 miles. You get lunch after the ride, a t-shirt, and a goodie bag. The ride starts at the Hugo Lions Park, 5524 Upper 146th Street, Hugo, MN 55038.

(The six mile ride really is for families with small children. There is no cost for this but there’s no lunch with it either. You get to cheer the little kids taking off at 8:30 a.m.)

To get there heading north on I35E from St. Paul, exit Frenchman Road (exit 123A), go east (right), to Hwy 61, turn left, and head north about 300 yards. Look for signs directing you to parking.

Leaders will keep a C / BC pace on the 35 mile route. Choose any route and ride at whatever pace you wish. If you don’t find us by 8:00 a.m. (look for a silver Prius at the ride start to sign in) email the ride leaders with your TCBC member number and mileage.

As with all Outreach Rides, TCBC members get mileage credit by signing in for a ride but are not covered by TCBC insurance.

Ride Leaders:
Miriam Simmons, mgsimmons52@hotmail.com 651 212 0775
Lyle Koehler, k0lr@yahoo.com 612 516 2053

Ride the Ridges 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tour the blufflands of Southeastern Minnesota and experience some of the state's most scenic areas. Beautiful scenery – from lush valleys along quiet streams to majestic bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Now in its seventh year, RTR is the region's premier bicycle tour. Choose one of four routes, ranging from 23 miles to a Century, all having well-stocked rest stops, friendly hosts, and SAG support.

For an extra challenge - ride the new "Century Plus" and claim over a mile of vertical climb!

All routes will depart from the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road, and travel south along Highway 43.

Registration opens on June 1, 2019

Early registration - before September 1, 2019: $30.00 for short route (23 miles); $45.00 for all other routes

Registration: $35.00 for short route; $50.00 for all other routes

The ride is limited to 400 riders, so register early.

Email the ride leader with your member number and mileage.

The Leader plans to ride the Long route at a B pace and you’re welcome to join me.

Leader contact info here:
Mike Kubes

To register and get more information go to their website at https://www.ridetheridges.bike