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