Outreach Rides

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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Jesse James Bike Tour

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Depart 7:30 AM.

After going through Jesse James Ride registration check-in, then please find TCBC Ride Leaders Mike and Karen Beadles, near there at our dark red MRBIKEY Chrysler van with our tailgate open, and for the TCBC ride sign-in sheet, in order to depart by 7:30 AM.

Northfield Middle School
2200 Division St. South
Northfield, MN 55057

30/45/60/100 mile routes: $30 thru 8/20, 2017; $40 thereafter.
10-mile (Townsfolk) route: $15 through 8/20, 2017; $25 thereafter.

2017 Jesse James Bike Tour event t-shirts are available for an additional $15. In order to guarantee an event t-shirt, you must register by August 20, 2017. Please select the size and quantity of t-shirts you would like on your registration form. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for day-of-event registration.

Online Registration Closes 9/6/2017 at 11:59 PM CST
Day-of-event registration is available at the Northfield Middle School on Saturday, September 9th. 

Visit www.jessejamesbiketour.org for more ride info and to register online.

Ride one of five scenic routes:
The Getaway: 100 miles
Desperado: 60 miles
Outlaw: 45 miles
Posse: 30 miles
Townsfolk: 10 miles

The 36th annual Jesse James Bike Tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017! The tour is an official event of Defeat of Jesse James Days, one of Minnesota’s largest community celebrations. Held the weekend after Labor Day each year, Defeat of Jesse James Days commemorates the failed bank robbery of 1876 that led to the ultimate downfall of the James-Younger gang. The raid is re-enacted several times throughout the weekend.  This fun ride leads you through scenic southeastern Minnesota. Enjoy the great outdoors and meet new people on one of five routes, each featuring aid stations and refreshments. All proceeds from the ride benefit community projects, including the Mill Towns Trail and Northfield’s Safe Routes to School program.  The Jesse James Bike Tour is organized by the Northfield Rotary Club, and all proceeds benefit internation and local community projects.  The Jesse James Bike Tour is held in conjunction with the City of Northfield Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration. Ride is held rain or shine.  Come for the ride, stay for the raid!  Visit djjd.org for more information on the celebration.

Door County Century

Sunday, September 10 2017
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Head over to beautiful Door County for one of the most beautiful century rides you will ever see. This ride has 4 mileage options (28.5, 50, 70, or 100) with a massive Italian post ride meal, including cherry pie! This ride is fully supported, and there are several well stocked rest stops to keep you going. This is a well organized event that attracts many riders every year. Beautiful scenery, low travelled roads, gorgeous fall color, rest stops with strawberry shortcake! What's not to like??
You must register for this ride. Riders can pre register at www.doorcountycentury.com. Packet pick up is the morning of the ride, or Saturday September 9th. The ride starts at the Door County Fairgrounds located at: 812 North 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

You are responsible for you own accommodations in Door County. In past years riders have often stayed at the Lull-Abi Inn in Egg Harbor, WI. www.lullabi-inn.com
There is no shortage of places to stay, places to eat, or fun things to do in Door County!
Extra club riding on Friday and Saturday will be added to the calendar at a later date.
Any questions please contact me! Hope to see you there!!

Kasey Kramer

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Located in Egg Harbor, close to all Door County amenities, the Lull-Abi Inn is a great value motel - hotel offering clean and affordable rooms in Door County WI

2017 Ride the Ridges

Saturday, September 16
Winona, MN

The fifth annual RIDE THE RIDGES, set for September 16, 2017, will take riders through some of the most scenic areas in Southeastern Minnesota – from lush valleys along streams to bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Choose one of four routes. Each has hills and valleys – and spectacular views. All routes have rest stops and SAG support. There are 4 mileage options to choose from: 23, 44, 67, or 105 miles.

Sponsored by the Winona Rotary Club, proceeds support Feed My Starving Children, Winona Volunteer Services - Kids Summer Lunch Program, and literacy initiatives, such as Books for Babies and the Dictionary Project.

You must register for this ride. You can register at www.ridetheridges.bike. All routes will depart from the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road, and travel south along Highway 43. Ride check in starts at 6:45, and riders can start anytime between 7 and 9. Century riders are encouraged to start by 7:30. There are free showers available at the middle school after the ride, but you must bring a towel. Interactive maps for all 4 routes can be found on the ride's website.

Ride leader will plan to be at the ride start at 6:45 for sign in and will start riding by 7:30. Don't want to ride that early? Email me you ride number and distance after the ride.
Hope to see you there!

Kasey Kramer

Autumn Trek 2017

September 17th, 2017
River Falls, WI

Join us for the 19th annual Autumn Trek Ride organized by River Valley Trails.  This ride starts out of Hoffman Park in River Falls, WI. It's a short drive from the Twin Cities, and you won't be disappointed. This ride features some truly beautiful western Wisconsin scenery. The route is fully marked and maps are provided.

There are 4 different mileage options, 25, 45, 65, and 101 miles.  This ride has it all.  Some challenging climbs, homemade food at the rest stops, brats and hot dogs and the end, AND as an added bonus, TCBC members get a registration discount!

You must register for this ride.  To register, go to www.rivervalleytrails.org.  Under the register options you will see a TCBC members only option. 

Ride Leader:  Kasey Kramer 

Leader email: 

River Valley Trails | On the move. Together.
River Valley Trails is a nonprofit (501c3) organization of dedicated volunteers in Western Wisconsin

Outreach Ride: Tour de Hugo

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Hugo, Minnesota

Tour de Hugo is a lovely fall ride with five mileage options: 70, 50, 35, 20, and 6. It includes a lot of nice folks ringing cowbells, a rest stop to get a great piece of cake and lunch at the ride’s end. Registration for adults is $30 until September 1, when the fee goes to $40. Registration and ride details may be found at: www.tourdehugo.com. Registration is available on the day of the ride, but riders are encouraged to register in advance or plan additional time at arrival.

Proceeds from this ride support park improvements in the City of Hugo.

Check in begins at 6:30 a.m., which is likely to be pretty darn dark. The 70-milers are supposed to leave at 7:00 a.m., about the time of sunrise. Plan accordingly.

The start times for the routes are: 7:00 a.m./70 miles; 8:00 a.m. /50 miles; 8:45 a.m./35 miles; 9:00 a.m./20 miles; and 8:30 a.m./6 miles. This includes lunch, a t-shirt, a bandanna, and a ride medallion. The first 200 registrants get a bag full of stuff provided by the ride sponsors.

The ride starts at the Hugo Lions Park/Hugo City Hall, 5524 Upper 146th Street, Hugo, MN 55038. Heading north on I35E from St. Paul, exit Frenchman Road (exit 123A), go east (right), to Hwy 61, turn left, and head north about 300 yards. Turn left on Upper 146th and make a quick right to find the parking lot. Your leaders will split up and do C and BC paces for the 35 and/or 50 mile rides. Choose any route and ride with whom and at whatever pace you wish. As with all Outreach Rides, TCBC members are not covered by TCBC insurance but can get mileage credit. The ride leader will be there after 7:30 a.m., so if you don’t sign in then, email Miriam your TCBC member number and mileage. Look for a silver Prius at the ride start to sign in.
Ride Leader: Miriam Simmons, , 651 212 0775
Co Leaders: Lyle Koehler, , 612 516 2053, Jeff Ramberg, ; 612 462 4747.