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....
brochure & registration form.
The trail has 22 miles of 8 foot wide asphalt
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,
Riders who wish to stay overnight may contact the
Rose Pedaler /
Log Cabin Inn (SE edge of Rose Creek on MN 56) or
(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.
City Park also has overnight camping and an outdoor swimming pool
near the park. All the cities, Rose Creek,
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
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 will be 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.
For more information, the 2013 Bike Ride page
has the latest news.
Links to the Ride Maps are found on that page. They in PDF
format, so you may download them to preview your ride.
As of May 1st, THIS year's maps have not been finalized but they
are expected to be very similar to the 2012 ride maps.
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
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.