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: