Lake Wobegon Trail Rides

Caramel Roll Ride | Lady Slipper Ride | Caramel Apple Ride

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 next summer!


Caramel Roll Ride
2nd Saturday in June | Albany, MN

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. Starting from Albany, choose to go east to Avon, Collegeville or St Joseph, west to Freeport, or 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 | Avon, MN

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.



Caramel Apple Ride
Saturday, September 7, 2024 | Sauk Centre, MN
1st Sunday after Labor Day in September 

Registration is open:
Register online here

Caramel Apple Ride: 1st Saturday after Labor Day
Sticky, but fun!!

You can also find more information about the ride on the BikeReg event page.

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 starts at 202 10th St So, Sauk Centre MN. Check in and event day registrations begin at 8am. Riders can choose to ride in any direction.