Lake Wobegon Trail Rides

Each year enjoy three bike rides on the Lake Wobegon Trails sponsored by the Lake Wobegon Trails Association. ​ The rides are family oriented rides, tours really, not intended to be a race but a chance to get out and enjoy a wonderful day in Central Minnesota on one of the best trails in the state.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at our rides this summer!

Caramel Roll Ride
Saturday, June 12, 2021
(2nd Saturday in June)

Caramel Roll Ride: 2nd Saturday in June

Enjoy a Sweet Roll on a Sweet Trail!
Registration is now open!
Register online at BikeReg

This is our annual “Beginning of Summer” ride on the trail. Choose to go east to Avon, Collegeville or St Joseph, west to Freeport, and of course, north to Holdingford and the covered bridge, then on the Soo Line Trail to Bowlus and Blanchard Dam on the Mississippi River. As always, the best caramel rolls you can find anywhere will be available at all the rest stops along the way.

The ride starts at 400 Railroad Ave, Albany MN. Check in and event day registrations begin at 8am. Riders can choose to ride in any direction.   West to Freeport (12 miles round trip(MRT)), East to Avon (12 MRT) and St Joseph (32 MRT).  North to Holdingford (20 MRT), Bowlus (34 MRT), Blanchard Dam (40 MRT) on Mississippi River and Highway 10 (46 MRT).  Ride is out and back with no shuttle service.  Distances round trip range from 12 miles to 46 miles from Albany.

T-shirts will be available on the day of the event only this year.  We will have a limited supply so come early to make sure you get your size.  We will have some other merchandise available as well: caps, long sleeve t-shirts, sweat shirts, generic LWT T-shirts. 

Rest Stops located in each trail community will provide fruit, juice, water and CARAMEL ROLLS!!! Caramel Rolls are different at each rest stop.  They average 360 calories each and you burn about 360+ riding to each community!  So that means you can have one at each rest stop!

Helmets are required for All RIDERS regardless of age!  Facemasks are suggested at all rest stops when getting refreshments as a Covid precaution. We ask riders to follow state and CDC guidelines.


Lady Slipper Nature Ride
Saturday, June 19, 2021
(3rd Saturday in June)

Spunk Days Lady Slipper Nature Ride: 3rd Saturday in June

An Orchid Like No Other in Lake Wobegon Country!

See the Minnesota State Flower, the Pink and White Showy Lady’s Slipper in full bloom. This is a short ride – about 6 miles round trip- to see the beautiful lady’s slipper orchids growing along the Lake Wobegon Trail. It’s a free ride, but donations will be accepted.

Download a Lady Slipper Brochure pdf to learn more about the Lady Slippers.

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Caramel Apple Ride
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
(1st Saturday after Labor Day In September)

Caramel Apple Ride: 1st Saturday after Labor Day


Sticky, but fun! Enjoy the fall colors and great apple refreshments at all the rest stops including caramel apples! Spend the day with us riding the great Lake Wobegon Trail