Mini City Slickers - Flood Version 2023

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Apr 29, 2023

3800 37th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Ride Distance:
Norman Ehrentreich

This route is essecially a shorter version of our classic 200k City Slickers and will give you the flavor of the cities in a smaller package. The route is on a combination of roads and trails in mostly urban areas.  This is not a course for hammerheads; take your time, enjoy some new parts of the Twin Cities and have a fun day.


***Flood Updates for our 2023 City Slickers Edition ***

Every few years, we have substantial spring flooding that then affect the April or May editions of the City Slickers ride. The posted gps link for the Mini City Slickers is a modified vesion that has 2 major re-routes due to expected flooding:

  • First Detour: When leaving Mendota (around mile 6.5), we'll stay on HW 13 (Great River Road) and do not take the bike down to Lilidale. At mile 9.4 we'll take a right turn and after a few turns, take Butler Ave W over to Kaposia Landing where we'll reunite with the original route.
  • Not in gps file: There may be flooding in Hudson on 1st St. If that's the case, take a parallel street (e.g., HW 35, 3rd st.)  further away from the St. Croix River.
  • Second Detour: The Lift Bridge in Stillwater is closed for traffic, so we have to take the HW64 bridge - which is a beauti in itself as well. It looks like that our usual control options in Stillwater are accessible (the To Go Amoco gas station or the River Market Community Co-op), but the bike path along the St. Croix is market as closed. Those who prefer a gentler climb out of Stillwater please navigate to the North end where the bike trail is open again. Die hard climbers can surely use the Myrtle St. option to get out of Stillwater (Myrtle St. option is not in gps file)


***Please note the new starting location***

Dunn Brothers on Lake Street has closed down and therefore we have moved the start location last year to Fireroast Coffee and Wine, a new coffee shop just down the road. They have a nice selection of food and drinks to get us going in the morning and to celebrate upon finishing. There is also the Howe, a bar and restaurant, just up the street, so if folks want someting more substantial that is also an option. There is street parking in the residential streets near by, but as always, we encourage folks to ride to the ride.


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