DATE AND TIME OF RIDE: Sunday June 12, 2022. Ride briefing at 8:45 AM. Ride departs at 9:00 AM.

HOSTS: John and Helen Mattsen

DISTANCE: 26 miles

START LOCATION: 1299 Bucher Avenue, Shoreview, MN. It is near the intersection of Hamline Avenue North and Lexington Avenue North.

This ride got it’s name in 2018 when we first scouted this route for a club ride. We envisioned a large contingent of TCTC club riders going into Kelley’s Korner Bar in Centerville, and telling the motorcycle bikers our tales of daring do on our tandem bikes. Being impressed, they would view us as being heroes, and would anxiously anticipate our arrival at the bar the following year. Kind of like the people who anxiously anticipate the return of the swallows to Capistrano, and all the s_ _ t that comes with it. Thus the name, “The Kelly’s Heroes Ride”.

RIDE DESCRIPTION AND DIFFICULTY: The course is scenic every mile, and is mostly on bike trails through the woods where riders are largely protected from the sun and the wind. There is a lot of canopy in the woods to keep riders cool.
Most of the course is very flat. Where there are hills they are short, and if you accelerate on the downhill, you pretty much crest the top of the next uphill. If you are looking for a ride with long distance, big hills and headwinds, this isn’t going to be your kind of ride. Scenic and winding bike trails with a lot of social interaction is what you get with this ride.

LUNCH: If we arrive at Kelly’s Korner Bar between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM, the odds are very good that we can eat outside on the shaded patio.

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