2013 Bike Ride
The 2012 ride was our most successful ride
and had the largest number of participants.
This year's ride plans to follow the similar maps,
beginning at the Rose Pedaler on the SE side
of Rose Creek on MN Hwy 56, just 5 miles
south of I-90, Exit 184, near Austin.
Registration begins at 6:30am
7:00 am start for the 100 Mile Ride
8:30 am start for the other rides
The "2013 Bike Ride" page
has all the details....
ride maps, brochure & registration form.
The trail has 22 miles of 8 foot wide asphalt
in excellent condition from the western
trailhead in Rose Creek which is just a
few miles outside of Austin south of I-90.
The trail goes SE past the Adams City Park
and on through Lake Louise State Park
to the eastern trailhead in LeRoy.
There is plenty of parking at the trailhead at LeRoy at the Adams City Park with restroom and covered picnic areas and near the Rose Creek trailhead at the Rose Pedaler. And at Taopi is another restroom and picnic table with parking. Bike racks have been placed at a number of key places and rest benches, too.
Riders who wish to stay overnight may contact the Rose Pedaler / Log Cabin Inn (SE edge of Rose Creek on MN 56) or Sweets Hotel (on Main Street in LeRoy on MN 56). It will also be "camping season" at Lake Louise State Park, one of the top-rated camping facilities in the MN State Park system. Adams City Park also has overnight camping and an outdoor swimming pool near the park. All the cities, Rose Creek, Adams, Taopi and LeRoy have other places of interest to visit, such as historical buildings, prairie preserves with many native wildflowers, including some rare ones (see our sister web -- Shooting Star Byway).
Delicious food service is available in Rose Creek, Adams and LeRoy with choices of fine dining, down-home cooking, and take out.
Much of the trail has been built over what was once the railway of the old Milwaukee Road which dates back to the opening of the pristine prairies. That means this trail takes a person through remnants of the centuries-old tall grass prairie. In addition to public restrooms and sheltered picnic areas, the trail runs through Lake Louise State Park with its picnic and camping facilities, hiking trails and even horse facilities and NO park admission fee is required for trail users.
You will find a friendly welcome at ALL these places.
2013 Bike Rides
The 2013 routes areFor more information, go to the 2013 Bike Ride page which has the latest news with links to a downloadable brochure and the ride maps for all the rides.
quite similar to the new routes created for the 2012 rides, with some changes added for this year. All rides will have the same starting point: Rose Creek.
(All are PDFs.)
Farm & City
20 & 40 Mile
All Trail Ride
ALSO: 4-mile Fun Ride
No charge for this
This site is one of three related webs. The others are: Prairie Visions and
Shooting Star Scenic Byway. Together all three represent a cooperation by the four small cities of Adams, LeRoy, Rose Creek and Taopi in southeast Mower County plus a dedicated cadre of volunteers who proudly wish to share their historic and scenic attractions with the rest of the state and country.