These special category rides are non-TCBC rides that are eligible for TCBC mileage credit, but are not covered by TCBC insurance. Outreach rides are designed to increase our club's visibility in and support of non-pledge biking events in the broader biking community. A TCBC ride leader will be present at qualifying Outreach Rides to allow members to sign up for mileage, but it is the sole responsibility of participating members to sign up for the event and pay the registration fee. The organizers of the event are solely responsible for its quality and safety. Members are strongly encouraged to wear their TCBC jerseys when participating in Outreach Rides and ride in a manner that reflects favorably upon TCBC.
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Tour de Pepin
Saturday, June 2, 2018
This ride starts in Lake City, Minnesota and crosses into Wisconsin at Wabasha and has four mileage options (32, 50, 72, and 100 miles). The routes follow MN Highway 61 and WI Highway 35. Registration opens April 3. The early registration fee is $50. The proceeds of this tour benefit the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance.
Information and registration are available at: http://lakecity.org/news-events/tour-de-pepin.
The ride starts at Ohuta Park in Lake City – this park is on Chestnut Street (this intersects Hwy 61 in the middle of downtown) overlooking Lake Pepin. Registration at the park is from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Those riding 72 or 100 miles should be on the road by 8:00 a.m. latest. Those riding 32 or 50 miles should be on the road by 9:00 a.m. latest. There are numerous rest stops, the first at Maple Springs, 6 miles away.
The 32 and 50 mile routes involve a return to Lake City, MN for you and your bike on the Pearl of the Lake paddlewheel boat, departing from Stockholm, WI. Buses also are available for the return.
Registration includes a t-shirt and water bottle along with assorted free tickets. Big bonus: stopping in Stockholm for a piece of pie. This year, plans include festivities (music, food trucks, vendors) for all riders at the end of the ride -- so plan to ride and to enjoy the entire day.
If you wish to stay overnight, check for lodging in Red Wing (many choices); Lake City (Sunset Motel- 651 345 5331); and Wabasha (AmericInn).
As with any Outreach ride, TCBC members get mileage credit by signing in for a ride but are not covered by TCBC insurance. Please email the ride leader with your member number and mileage. Miriam Simmons, 651 212 0775, .