A cruise around the western suburbs with lakes and lots of autumn leaves.
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 through Lake Rebecca Park. The northernmost point provides a control, and a couple of blocks later you will cross the historic Hanover Bridge. Then, it is south toward 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.