The Sunday Morning (Non-Elm Creek) ride. (Note change of venue!!!)

In the interest of changing things up a bit, let's move things out of Elm Creek and do the Greenway/River/Lakes loop this week! I haven't done this route all summer, and I will resume the "normal" Sunday ride in Elm Creek next week, on the 26th.

Most of you know the route: Meet at the Lake Calhoun Executive Center, take the Greenway east to the river, West River Parkway south to the Falls/Sea Salt, and then Minnehaha parkway to, and around, Lakes Harriet and Calhoun. This is a nice, casual, scenic loop of 18 miles or so, so let's keep things (relatively) slow and easy, enjoy the morning, and each others company! I think a 15 MPH pace (on the flats) should be about right, and we can stop and re-group at the usual places if/when necessary.

I am fully aware that this route can get a bit crowded later in the day, but I feel that with a 9:00 AM start we should be back before it gets too busy....

After, we can grab a bite at either Burger Jones or Chipotle.

With regards to weather, I do not mind riding in the rain when I'm alone, but I will not do a group ride in the rain. If it is raining, please consider the ride(s) to be canceled. If it's sprinkling Sunday morning, please check-in here for any last minute updates.

Lastly, all are welcome, as this will be a "no drop" ride. Those that would prefer to sprint ahead on occasion, by all means feel free to do so, but know that I will try to keep the ride at the posted (average) pace of 15 MPH.

New members: Please look for me/my car (see profile picture, silver Honda Accord) at the SW corner of the parking lot.

And "just in case", my cell number is[masked]-2189.

As always, please bring your safety gear, appropriate clothing, and a positive attitude!

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  • mark

    Excellent weather and people! A good way to start the day.

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride! Gorgeous morning to be riding with friends - and, to make some new ones!
    Thanks, Jim!

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great enthusiastic group of riders - thanks Jim for organizing!

    August 20, 2012

  • Bobby

    Great ride. Nice to ride with some old friends I haven't seen in a while. Good to meet some other nice people too.

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great ride, good group, sorry i missed the food after

    August 19, 2012

  • Lori

    Northbound hwy 100 is closed this weekend between 62 and 394 - so heads up if you use that route to/from calhoun.

    August 18, 2012

  • Alex P

    I'd love to but it's the day of my last Tri for the Summer:(

    August 17, 2012

  • Jim K.

    Jason, I forgot to list the mileage in the original posting, and my apologies for that. Please see revised description.

    August 14, 2012

  • Jim K.

    Paul & Greg: I am aware of the Greenway re-paving, thanks, but according to their website, the Greenway "should" remain open on the weekends. If we come across a section that is closed, or a detour, we'll just make the best of it!

    August 14, 2012

  • paul l

    Need to check out how is the paving schedule on Greenway.

    August 14, 2012

  • JR

    Thanks Greg, but I think we're Okay Jim. The contractors websites says "The work schedule is tentative and may change due to weather conditions or construction delays. The trail will remain open on weekends."

    August 13, 2012

  • Greg A.

    Wish I could ride, but I'm doing Tour De Pines ride at Lake Itasca! Beware that there are repairs being made on the Midtown Greenway and there may be detours. Have fun, be safe!

    August 13, 2012

  • Jim K.

    JR: A tandem? That would be really cool! I hope you do it!

    August 13, 2012

  • Jim K.

    One week only: Change of venue!

    August 13, 2012

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