WOBEGON TRAIL RIDE- June 28, 29, and 30, 2024

This C ride weekend is not only a tradition, it is a lot of fun. These are all-trail rides on the Lake Wobegon Trail, west of St. Cloud. (More info on the trail is at https://www.lakewobegontrail.com.) You must be a TCBC member to participate in the rides. Riders are welcome for any or all days. Self-sufficient riders are welcome to ride ahead; anyone is welcome to ride shorter or longer distances.

Please sign up for the ride no later than Wednesday, June 26, 2024. on the TCBC calendar so that ride leaders can contact you. We will need to notify you if weather affects start times or distances.

There will be several ride leaders and options for distance and your desired pace.

Emergency Contact Form.  Club rules require you to fill one out—find this form on the TCBC website under “Resources”; then look under “Forms”. Please fill out one of these forms and keep it with you.

A block of rooms for June 28 and 29 will be held until June 4 at the Baymont by Wyndham — 820 Shamrock Lane, Albany, MN 56307;  Phone 1-320-845-2145 | Fax 1-320-845-7488

Continental breakfast is included.

Two types of rooms are available:  King Bed, One-Bedroom, Suite, Non-Smoking ($183.00/rm per night + tax) and 2 Queen Beds, Pet-Friendly, Non-Smoking ($159.00/rm per night + tax)
Cancellation – 24 Hours prior
To book a room, go to this Link:

 http://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/45394?checkInDate=06/28/2024&checkOutDate=06/30/2024&groupCode=062824TCBC

Other lodging is available in in Avon (Amerivu Inn and Suites), Melrose (the Super8 by Wyndham), and in St. Cloud.

Directions. Follow I94 west until you get to Exit 147; take a right at the top of the exit ramp, and that’s Albany. The drive is about 1.5 hours from the Twin Cities. The Baymont hotel is on your left as you enter town; the trailhead is to the right at 400 Railroad Drive. You’ll see a small park with covered picnic pavilion and a parking lot.

Day 1 of the Wobegon Trail Ride.  Friday, June 28    26 miles

We begin at 10:30 a.m. at the trailhead at 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany MN 56307. We will do an out and back ride to Collegeville for a round trip of about 28 miles. Lunch is in Collegeville at St. John’s University.  If you want more miles: it’s 2.5 miles to St. Joseph from the turn off to Collegeville. It’s 5 miles from St. Joseph to the trail terminus in Waite Park.

The day concludes with a happy hour at the Baymont hotel and dinner on your own. Bring something to share at happy hour if you wish.

Day 2 of the Wobegon Trail Ride.  Saturday June 29

Four mileage options:  22, 36, 42, 46

We start at 9:45 a.m. from the Albany trailhead. We will head west and then north on the Holdingford spur. Option 1 is out and back to Holdingford and return, 22 miles. Option 2 is out and back to Bowlus and return, 36 miles. Option 3 is to continue past Bowlus to the Mississippi River dam and return; this adds another 6 miles, for a total of 42 miles. Option 4 is to bike to the trail terminus at the Soo Line trail, for a total of 46 miles.

Lunch is a treat no matter what we do — Jordie’s Trailside Café in Bowlus or lunch at the BoHo Café near Holdingford.

Dinner arrangements for the group will be made for Saturday night.

Day 3 of the Wobegon Trail Ride.  Sunday June 30

Two mileage options:  25 and 38

Today’s ride begins at 9:15 a.m. We bike west from Albany to Melrose for a late breakfast/early lunch and return for 26 miles round trip. Or bike to Sauk Centre and return for 42 miles.

Ride Leaders:

Miriam Simmons, 651-212-0775, mgsimmons52@hotmail.com
Lyle Koehler, 612-516-2053, k0lr@yahoo.com
Duane Kasper, 952-412-5654, kasperddt@comcast.net

Diane Kasper, 952-412-5654, kasperddt@comcast.net

Mike Beadles, 612-839-5406, mrbikey@gmail.com