The Kelly’s Heroes Ride
DATE AND TIME OF RIDE: Sunday June 11, 2023. 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. It's odd/even watering in this area. So you might want to choose a side of the street to park on based on whether or not you want your car washed with hard water. (Extremely hard water that water spots).
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, WEATHER PERMITTING! In 2022 we had some surprise rain showers.
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