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The Sunday Morning Elm Creek Ride

  • Elm Creek Park

    12400 Elm Creek Park Rd, Maple Grove, MN (map)

    45.072464 -93.455788

  • We will be at the Elm Creek chalet.
  • Spend your Sunday morning cruising Elm Creek Park or from there! 

    ** Please don't RSVP "No" if you're not coming.**

    This is a two-part ride. The first part of this ride is a "pre-ride" warm-up/work-out loop for those interested in riding a lot harder, faster, and/or longer. We'll meet at 9:00, do a faster paced "sprint" around Elm Creek for those that want to go a tad faster and get the blood flowing (17-20 MPH average?) with perhaps only one stop, and then meet the others back in the parking lot for the regular 10:00 ride. (Note: Because we need to get back by 10:00, we must be on the trail no later than 10:00 for this ride, and need to do this loop quickly. Please don't feel bad if you show-up at 9:01 and we are gone..... 

    The second or main ride starts at 10:00 we will ride the long loop around Elm Creek, or To the Coon Rapids dam or, maybe the Medicine lake trail. It will be (approx. 15 mph average) and could be from 14 miles up to around 20 miles and will keep things nice and casual. Average, or "flat", speeds will be around 14-16 MPH. 

    Ride one, ride's all good! 

    I will not do a group ride in the rain. If it is raining, please consider the ride(s) to be canceled. 

    Lastly, all are welcome, as the 10:00 AM ride is a "no drop" ride. Those that would prefer to ride ahead at a faster pace, please feel free. We won't hold it against you- we'll just get to the Maple Tavern a little bit later! 

    New members: Please look for my Black Honda Accord coupe at the North End of the chalet parking lot. 


    **Bring your sense of humour and adventure, a great attitude, and be ready to work a little bit. 

    **There is no need to RSVP no if you will not be attending. If you are not a yes we know you are not coming ;-)

    **You must sign a waiver and return it to the ride leader before your first ride this season. You can see a copy of the waiver HERE. It will save some time if you print it out and bring it with you to your first ride this season. 

    **As with all TCBM rides, HELMETS ARE MANDATORY, no exceptions.

    **This ride is weather-dependent. If weather dictates a cancellation, we will cancel it on the calendar and also email the "yes" and "maybe" RSVPs.

    **Please be courteous and change your RSVP if your plans change prior to the ride. If you RSVP "yes," we will be looking for you at the start. If you're not going to make it, please change your RSVP accordingly. Thanks!!

    My cell number is[masked] 

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

    See you at the park!

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  • JZ

    Watching the weather - storm damage in my neighborhood today

    June 14, 2014

  • Michael

    A combination of pre-ride rain, low dew point temps, and the creosote from the bridges have made me and a few other rider take spills after coming off the bridges so I’m thinking about swapping the faster ride after the main 10am ride.

    June 14, 2014

  • Melody

    So I'm confused. (I know, it doesn't take much) this is the regular Sunday ride, right?

    June 10, 2014

    • Michael

      Yes, this is the regular Sunday ride that is posted on TCSC to try to gather more riders :-)

      June 10, 2014

    • Melody

      I got pushed off the trail at elm creek last night (please stay on your side of the trail). Banged the $&!# out of my hip, but otherwise I'm okay. I'm out for Sunday.

      June 13, 2014

  • Mary

    Can't make it this Sunday, but have been missing Sunday rides!! Hoping to catch the next one! Have a great ride this weekend everyone!

    June 12, 2014

    • Michael

      Thanks Mary. We were wondering if you and Chase were going to join us again for these Sunday rides. Have a great weekend!

      June 13, 2014


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