An updated version of one of the classic Apple Valley brevet routes. This route heads SE through Cannon Falls then down to Zumbrota before looping back to Cannon Falls. Expect rolling terrain after Cannon Falls, with a good climb just out of town and the infamous Sogn Hill later on after cruising the quiet and historical Sogn Valley. You can also expect some great smooth roads, a couple of quiet rural bike paths, and several beautiful valleys with bucolic river views to enjoy as you ride through.
Note: the control in Wanamingo (mile 65) is the Cenex on the south end of town. They have great sandwiches in the deli at the back of the store, but the deli is closed on Saturdays. A great alternative for a good sandwich is J&B's Tavern on the left (west) side on MN-57 on the north end of town. Service is quick, there is a table with chairs in front of the tavern or a patio in back if you prefer to be outside.
The finishing 10 miles of the course coming in on CR-46/160th St has been our standard route for more than 10 years but increased traffic and more large trucks has resulted in rerouting this part of the course to much quieter, safer roads.
|james r shannon|
|Steve Steve Redelsperger|