Ice and Sticks (a.k.a. winter Lakes and Leaves)

When:
Feb 05, 2022
8:00a

Where:
Caribou Coffee 3044 Excelsior Boulevard #103 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

Ride Distance:
200k
Contact:
Keith Morical
612-387-7872
KM@Actualiz.com

Note: The GPS file will be update prior to this ride to account for winter riding conditions. This website link will be updated, and everyone registered for the ride will be emailed the most up to date file. Other modifications may be made day of to support safer riding conditions.  

A cruise around the western suburbs with frozen lakes and bare trees (instead of autom leaves).

Description of route. Stating next to Lake Bde Maka Ski you will head south to Lake Harriet, west past Interlochen Country Club, and out to some hidden roads on the south shores of Lake Minnetonka. After a control enjoy the soft woods surrounding the Dakota trail west to Lake Waconia and climb hills that provide beautiful vistas of Lake Waconia. After a second control you will enter open country and ride north to Watertown the start of a stretch northeast along the Crow River.  Delano provides additional refueling options. Then you ride winding paths thought the Lake Rebecca Park. The northern most point provides a control and a couple blocks away the historic Hanover Bridge. Then it is south to Baker Park. A pair of east-west rolling roads take you through horse country and hardwood trees. You will then circle back on a different segment of the Dakota Trail around the north side of Lake Minnetonka and back towards the start via Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles.

All riders must have good to excellent night riding equipment, including:

- strong headlight capable of clearly lighting the road clearly for the whole night

- a backup headlight that is strong enough to ride through the night if your primary fails

- two or more strong taillights capable of being seen from several hundred feet away.

- taillights must be set in steady mode, not flashing

- reflective vest that clearly illuminates your body when light shines on it

- reflective anklets

- strongly recommended a helmet light or other light source to see cue sheets, street signs,

 

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Current Rider List
Name
Rob Welsh
Douglas Whitfield
Keith Morical
Norman Ehrentreich
Duane Franklund