Shooting Star Recreational Trail 

At the Western end the trail begins near Hormel Nature Center just off Interstate 90, Exit 181 in Austin but temporarily that end begins at Rose Creek on MN56 5 miles south of Interstate 90, Exit 184. The trail runs through Adams and Taopi generally along MN Hwy 56 toward Lake Louise State Park near the LeRoy eastern trailhead. Rest stops are placed every few miles. For trail users there is no admission fee at the state park.
Ride or walk on a paved trail past native tall prairie grasses and wildflowers, including the rare Shooting Star native wildflower which is abundant along the trail and the Shooting Star Scenic Byway (MN 56, mileposts 1-30). 

2017 Registration Ride Maps (PDFs)

  • 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 is available in a brochure in PDF format (see below).

  • Each year a colorful shirt is provided to 'individual' riders. Last year the color was orange. Stay tuned to see what the 2017 shirt will be like.

2017 Bike Ride

Saturday, June 24
from LeRoy Trailhead

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 $20-$25 Individual registrations.
There is also a no-charge 4-mile 'Fun Ride' that goes out to Lake Louise State Park. 
REMINDER:  Save $5/ea by sending in your registrations by June 1st.

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

Ride Maps

While the 2017 maps are being prepared, the 2016 maps can provide a pretty good idea where this year's rides will go with LeRoy the start and end for all rides this year.  All rides use the trail and longer rides also use county roads.
20 miles
40 miles
50 miles
62 miles (=100 kilometers)
100 miles