Further North to Siren RUSA 200k Brevet & RUSA 123k Populaire - Sept. 9th @ 8am

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29 Aug 2017 08:41 - 05 Sep 2017 09:03 #2632 by Chuck Ryan
Chuck Ryan created the topic: Further North to Siren RUSA 200k Brevet & RUSA 123k Populaire - Sept. 9th @
DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 08:00 am

Location: CHANGE IN PARKING LOCATION:

Royal Credit Union
500 Chieftain St., Osceola , WI


When I did the pre route drive/ride I found out there was going to be a fair at Oakey Park. Early in the morning we would find a spot at Oakley Park to park, but leaving when we got back from the ride might be an issue.

Today, 09-05-17, I called the Osceola Village Offices and got permission to park in the Royal Credit Union parking lot. This is only a block away from where we were going to park and it’s right across the street from Subway, our last control.

This is an Outreach ride with the Minnesota Randonneurs .
This ride is open to everyone, so you don't need to be a member of RUSA or TCBC. Although, if you are a TCBC member, then you'll get mileage credit. Please go to the Minnesota Randonneur website and sign up for the ride.

Come ride some quiet scenic roads of Wisconsin. There are 2 different mileages for today’s ride…200k (126.3 miles) Brevet and 123k (76.4 miles) Populaire. The longest ride takes us to Siren, Wisconsin where we’ll have the option to take a break along the shores of Crooked Lake. If you decide to take in the scenic break it would add about 1/2 mile to the overall distance. The shorter route goes to Luck.

Both routes are mostly rolling terrain with one short hill after leaving St. Croix Falls, but before that there are a couple of nice long descents. The terrain is relatively tame when compared to other parts of Wisconsin. On the longer route we will ride a couple sections of the Gandy Dancer Trail which is crushed limestone and is easily rideable. Riding these two sections have us avoid riding on two of the busier roads with narrow shoulders.

This is an outreach ride with the Minnesota Randonneurs so there are controls on each route. TCBC members get mileage credit.The long route has a total of 8 controls of which three are informational controls. The first info control is at mile 13.3, the second one at mile 46.6 and the third at mile 106.9.

The 123k route has a total of 5 controls of which three of them are informational controls. The first one is at mile 13.3, the second one at mile 30.2 and the third at 57.0.

Since I will be riding I won’t be at the end when some of the riders finish so everyone will need to have their card signed at the last control at Subway, 402 N. Cascade St., and then bring their signed cards back to the parking lot.
One of the reasons for returning the Brevet card is so I know that all riders who started the ride have finished.

CHANGE IN PARKING LOCATION:

Royal Credit Union
500 Chieftain St., Osceola , WI

When I did the pre route drive/ride I found out there was going to be a fair at Oakey Park. Early in the morning we would find a spot at Oakley Park to park, but leaving when we got back from the ride might be an issue.

Today, 09-05-17, I called the Osceola Village Offices and got permission to park in the Royal Credit Union parking lot. This is only a block away from where we were going to park and it’s right across the street from Subway, our last control.

There are restrooms available at the park. We're still close to the restroom with the change in parking location.

Both rides follow the same route for the first 33.5 miles. The shorter route continues northward to Luck after the two routes split. The control in Luck is at the TA Minit Mart at mile 42.8, then its back west toward the St. Croix River and the River Road. There is an optional break in St. Croix Falls at the Holiday Stationstore at mile 67.9.

The longer route takes the scenic Bunyan Ave after the two routes split. Then the route meanders up to Siren. Before Siren, in the little town of Lewis, there is the Sundown Saloon and Campground (mile 60.7) where there is a possibility of getting some water.

There are three open controls where you can get your cards signed in Siren. You only need to go to one of them. There is a Holiday Stationstore at mile 67.8, the Subway and the Chattering Squirrel Coffee Shop are at mile 68.2 . The Chattering Squirrel also have sandwiches/food including a veggie sandwich. I usually get a sandwich at Subway and a coffee at the Chattering Squirrel before biking a quarter mile to Crooked Lake Park along Crooked Lake to eat. There are picnic tables in the park to sit, relax and enjoy your meal. Again, riding to the park will add a little more mileage to the overall distance.

After the break the route heads south to Frederic. The Coon Lake Park on the left at 83.6 there is water and restrooms, if needed. The other optional break is at the Holiday Stationstore at mile 83.9.

A little further down the road in Luck is Control #6 at the TA Minit Mart (mile 92.7).

The last place for a optional break is in St. Croix Falls at the Holiday at mile 118.9.

Both routes wrap up the ride riding the very scenic River Rd. both north and south of St. Croix Falls.

123k: ridewithgps.com/routes/23223657

200k: ridewithgps.com/routes/24692394

Please go to www.MinnesotaRandonneurs.org for more details and to register.

There is no cost for this ride, you do not need to be a member of RUSA or TCBC.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the ride.

Chuck Ryan

RUSA #11142 / TCBC #462
Last Edit: 05 Sep 2017 09:03 by Chuck Ryan.

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05 Sep 2017 09:05 #2640 by Chuck Ryan
Chuck Ryan replied the topic: Further North to Siren RUSA 200k Brevet & RUSA 123k Populaire - Sept. 9th @
CHANGE IN PARKING LOCATION:

Royal Credit Union
500 Chieftain St., Osceola , WI

When I did the pre route drive/ride I found out there was going to be a fair at Oakey Park. Early in the morning we would find a spot at Oakley Park to park, but leaving when we got back from the ride might be an issue.

Today, 09-05-17, I called the Osceola Village Offices and got permission to park in the Royal Credit Union parking lot. This is only a block away from where we were going to park and it’s right across the street from Subway, our last control.

Chuck Ryan

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08 Sep 2017 10:09 #2643 by Chuck Ryan
Chuck Ryan replied the topic: Further North to Siren RUSA 200k Brevet & RUSA 123k Populaire - Sept. 9th @
When I checked out both routes last Monday several of the trees were turning color. This is a very nice scenic route... Going to be a great day for a bike ride :)

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