Shooting Star Recreational Trail 

From the northwestern end the trail's 30-route runs southeast from Austin's Hormel Nature Center generally along MN Hwy 56 through the towns of Rose Creek,  Adams, Taopi, and through Lake Louise State Park just before it ends at the LeRoy eastern trailhead. Rest stops are placed every few miles. For trail users there is no admission fee at the state park.
èAt the northwest end take Exit 184 off Interstate 90 and turn south onto MN Hwy 56 toward Rose Creek. The trail begins in a quarter mile runs along the west side of the highway. In another year or so, it should be completed from that corner to the east side entrance of the Hormel Nature Center trail off Exit 181, 28th Street on the east side of Austin. 
èAt the southeastern end the trailhead in LeRoy is near US63 at the MN-IA state line. Turn west onto MN Hwy 56 and it is just 7 miles into LeRoy where the trailhead is next to the school's athletic field.

  • Riders and hikers of all ages use this trail that runs through the middle of the towns of Rose Creek, Adams, Taopi and LeRoy.

  • Rest stops are conveniently spaced every few miles along the trail. And there are native tall grass prairie markers and a kiosk at Taopi.

  • City Parks in Rose Creek, Adams, and LeRoy are conveniently near the trail. There are also convenience stores close to the trail to stop for refreshments.

  • This year's ride info will be available in a brochure in PDF format (see below).

  • The 2017 shirt was navy with red and white.

2018 Bike Ride

Saturday, June 23
from Austin's Todd Park

20 & 40 Mile 'Exercisers'
50 Mile 'Workout'
62 Mile (100 K) 'Metric Century'
100 Mile 'Century'

The Century Ride begins first at 6:30 am.  All the other rides start at 7:30 - 8:30 am.
Attractive shirts are included with the 'paid' Individual registrations.
There is also a no-charge 4-mile 'Fun Ride'

Soon you can print a copy of this year's brochure. 2017 Shooting Star Bike Ride 

2018 Ride Maps

Routes and maps are in prep but will be available well in advance of June 23.
This year's headquarters will be at the Isaac Walton Cabin in Todd Park in Austin.
Take Exit 179 off I-90 in Austin north onto 11th Av NE. Go past the Kwik-Trip for about a mile to Todd Park.
Rides this year will use part of the Austin city trail system and go through the Hormel Nature Center on out into the Shooting Star Trail and for the longer rides using some of the better county roads in rural Mower County.