file "Taylor Made" Lindstrom Kruze Saturday Sept 29 at 10:00 (32-66 miles)

26 Sep 2018 11:12 #3666 by Bob Floyd
"Taylor Made Lindstrom Kruze" is a take-off on the classic route "Taylor Made" by Bonnie & Rick Shoebottom. The original route started in Forest Lake, but this route will start in Chisago City, about 8 miles north of Forest Lake on US Highway 8. It's a long way out to the ride start for most people, but it is very well worth it.

The new route captures the classic parts from Bonnie & Rick's route without as many miles if you wish. The new route adds the option of first going north from St. Croix Falls on the very scenic River Rd which is very close to the St. Croix River in many places.

The "must see" features of these routes are [1] River Rd north of St. Croix Falls (adds 22.7 miles and 604 ft of climbing), [2] Wisconsin Interstate Park descent/ascent (adds 5.5 miles & 442 ft of climbing) and [3] County Rd "S" on the way to Osceola. All of the options are very, very scenic.

The "3 Arrows Coffee" rest stop features all of the usual coffee shop drinks, PLUS cold brew coffee on tap, nitro cold brew coffee on tap and Kombucha on tap. Sandwiches, too! Menu: [ ]

The roads are mostly country roads and in beautiful shape, very scenic and fairly low traffic - relatively untouched by TCBC cyclists in the last few years - beautiful rolling country roads.

The ride start is at Paradise Park, 11031 Stinson Ave, Chisago City, MN 55013. It is sort of behind the Highway 8 Kwik Trip (south) plus a tiny bit west on Stinson. Bathroom is at the ride start and also at the Kwik Trip.

All routes go across the St. Croix River.
The most "classic" routes go through Osceola:

- Interstate Park/Osceola (44 miles) [ ]
- Osceola (38) [ ]

Two of the routes go along River Rd to the north before heading to Osceola:
- River Rd/Osceola (61) [ ]
- River Rd/Interstate Park/Osceola (66) [ ]

And two of the routes skip Osceola altogether:
- River Rd (55) [ ]
- St. Croix Falls Only (32) [ ]


Bob Floyd, 651-235-5953

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