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
2nd Saturday in June
Enjoy a Sweet Roll on a Sweet Trail!
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.
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.
Caramel Apple Ride
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
(1st Saturday after Labor Day In September)
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! This is a “rain or shine” event with no refunds.
Ride is on Saturday, September 11 and starts at 202 10th St So, Sauk Centre MN. Check in and event day registrations begin at 8am through 10am. Riders can choose to ride in any direction. West to West Union (15 Miles Round Trip (MRT)), Osakis (27 MRT) Or East to Melrose (17 MRT) Distances round trip range from 15 miles to 43 miles from Sauk Centre.
Caramel Apple Ride T-shirts will be available ($20) 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.
Rest Stops located in Sauk Centre, Osakis and Melrose will provide fruit, juice, water and apple treats! Treats are different at each rest stop. (There is no rest stop in West Union.)
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.
• Adults – $25 if you preregister by Sept 10
• Adults – $30 on day of event
• Kids (0-15) ride FREE! 😃
Carmel Apple Ride Poster
Please help us promote the ride by sharing the link and the poster with your friends and family. Also please print a few and hang them up in your community as well. Right click on image to either save link as pdf, or copy link to share.
This ride is sponsored by the Lake Wobegon Trail Association, which is a non-profit organization that supports the trail. To learn more about what the LWTA does, see our About page.