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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Root River Trai
Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 08:11 AM
Join your HBA friends to Bike the Root River Trail
Saturday – October 21
Ride Leaders: Larry and Diane Potter
9:30 – Breakfast at Lanesboro Pastry Shop (Downtown Lanesboro)
10:30 – Meet in front of Lanesboro Pastry Shop to start the ride.
Trail Route Plan:
Lanesboro to Whalen – 4.6 miles
Whalen to Peterson – 8.9 miles
Peterson to Rushford – 4.8 miles
Stop for lunch in Rushford
Rushford to Peterson – 4.8 miles
Peterson to Whalen – 8.9 miles
Stop for pie in Whalen
Whalen to Lanesboro – 4.6 miles
Approximately 36.60 miles
Optional if you want more mileage in addition to the route plan: You could continue on from Rushford to Houston (12.6 miles)
When you get back to Lanesboro you could continue on the trail to Fountain (6.5 miles), Preston (5.5 miles), Preston to Harmony (12.3 miles)
There will be no ride leader for the optional routes.
Dinner – 5:00/5:30 – Fish Fry – American Legion – Lanesboro – this sells out fast and they start serving at 5:00 so we’ll try and go as early as possible.
Campfire after dinner for everyone at the Potter campsite. Bring your own drink and the Swine Trek Queen will have everything you need for s’mores!
There is not an organized ride on Sunday but some of the optional mileage routes above would be excellent for a morning ride.
This is normally a weekend trip so you will need to make your overnight arrangements. Camping is available in the City Park (tents, campers, RV’s). There are also several B&B’s and some hotels if you prefer. Please call ahead as these fill up fast and most require a two night stay. This is a great ride – it is cool – the leaves are usually in full color – the food is awesome and you get to ride the trails with some great biking friends!
Questions: Contact Diane – 319-560-3979 or Larry 319-981-3663