TCTC Meet Up at Mankato River Ramble Ride
Scenic river valley trails! Homemade pie! Live music! The Mankato River Ramble is a fun ride organized by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. The ride draws 2,000 riders and volunteers, so we will meet up first at Tandem Bagels, 200 E Walnut St., in downtown Mankato. From there, we are a short 15-minute bike ride away from the Mankato River Ramble ride start at the Land of Memories Park. We will gather at Tandem Bagels from 7:45-8:15 a.m, then leave on our bikes at 8:15 a.m. to bike to Land of Memories Park. We will arrive at Land of Memories at 8:30 a.m., pick up our wrist-bands, then start together at about 8:45 a.m. The ride offers a choice of 12, 26 or 42 mile routes. Your ride hosts, Steve Share and Ronna Rochell, plan to ride the 42 mile route.
Wear your TCTC jersey if you have one!
You will need to register on your own for the Mankato River Ramble. Online registration, route details and other information is available at this link:
Note: Discounted early-bird registration rate of $32/person ends August 18. After August 18, the registration fee increases to $40/person and then to $48/person on the day of the event.
DATE AND TIME OF RIDE: Sunday, October 8, 2023. Meet-up time at Tandem Bagels is 7:45 a.m. (Allow ample time to get to Mankato from the Twin Cities)
HOSTS: Steve Share & Ronna Rochell
DISTANCE: Choice of 12, 26 and 42 mile routes (not including 3 miles one-way from Tandem Bagels to Land of Memories Park)
START LOCATION: Meet up before the ride at Tandem Bagels, 200 E Walnut St., in downtown Mankato at 7:45 a.m., departing by bike at 8:15 a.m. for Land of Memories Park and official ride start. Free parking is available on residential streets near Tandem Bagels.
RIDE DESCRIPTION AND DIFFICULTY: Choice of 12, 26 and 42 mile routes. Most of the beginning of all the route choices is on paved, off-road bike trails, while most of the 42-mile route continues on paved rural roads shared with motor vehicles. You will find some good climbs and fun descents going up and down the river valleys that the ride routes include.
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