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HBC  Ride Etiquette

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Round the River Ride 6:00 PM
Round the River Ride
Aug 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The classic Tuesday night ride, traversing bike paths and lanes along the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek from Minneapolis to St. Paul and back. Medium pace (12-14 mph) and distances from 18-27 miles depending on weather and daylight. Special treat … Continue reading
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Moose Country Roll 5:30 PM
Moose Country Roll
Aug 2 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a weekly Medium paced ride of 22-28 miles. The combination of quiet roads, city streets and some trails gives us a lot of variety. We will be mostly in Dakota County, where you need to expect rolling to … Continue reading
Hopkins Highball 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball
Aug 2 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing ride after work along trails, street, and roads.  A variety of routes with an ice cream or coffee stops.
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride
Aug 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for this leisurely paced ride with a different route each time.  This is a mapless ride and the group stays together.  May have various ride leaders. Speed:  slow paced; average speed 10-12 mph Distance:  15-20 miles, mostly flat … Continue reading
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St. Boni & Beyond 10:00 AM
St. Boni & Beyond
Aug 3 @ 10:00 AM
We’ll ride the trail to St. Boni and have an early lunch at Mackenthun’s then head west or east as the spirit takes us. This is a flat ride of  30 or 43 miles.  Let’s ride together!
Thursday’s Therapy 10:00 AM
Thursday’s Therapy
Aug 3 @ 10:00 AM
A variety of routes–open country roads, trails, streets, and maybe a short segment of highway at times.  Route will to 28-45 miles–distance may vary with weather, etc.   A map is provided for those wanting to go faster or slower … Continue reading
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Mediterranean Moods Slow 6:00 PM
Mediterranean Moods Slow
Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing slow/medium paced ride (average 10-11 mph) with various routes and leaders. Terrain will be mostly flat trails but some streets and hills as well. This is a mapless ride , riders stick together. Mileage approximately 15-25 miles round … Continue reading
Following the trail before eating cake 6:15 PM
Following the trail before eating cake
Aug 4 @ 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM
Join the medium fast group racing after the crumbs on a convoluted counter clockwise/clockwise/counter clockwise figure eight, 22 mile loop: As always you can expect more than an anaerobic experience! We’ll . . . Coast down the ever-popular roller coaster … Continue reading
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August Cultural Horizons Ride: Blues, Brews and BBQs 1:30 PM
August Cultural Horizons Ride: Blues, Brews and BBQs
Aug 5 @ 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM
2017 HBC Cultural Horizons Series:  August Edition Let’s ride on Saturday August 5.   Our pace will be medium, the terrain will be flat and our distance will be about 35 miles. The ride starts at 1:30 from the parking lot … Continue reading
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Oakdale/Stillwater New Bridge 10:00 AM
Oakdale/Stillwater New Bridge
Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM
Update…no bridge crossing due to safety concerns.  Working on some alternates to posted route. This will be a 40 mile ride in the Oakdale/Stillwater/Lake Elmo/Afton area.  About 10 miles will be on bike paths (Gateway and Browns Creek).  Rest stop … Continue reading
St. Paul Wanderer 15 to 18 miles 1:30 PM
St. Paul Wanderer 15 to 18 miles
Aug 6 @ 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Join Dennis for a ride through some St. Paul Highlights. Ice Cream stop as usual.   Meet at Lock and Dan #1 just East of  Minnehaha park. Enter from South on West River Road at 44st in South Minneapolis
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Medium Monday Morning 10:00 AM
Medium Monday Morning
Aug 7 @ 10:00 AM
Meet at Plymouth Station at Highway 55 and County 24 in Plymouth, on the north side of the main parking lot. It’s a medium, rolling ride for 25-35 miles on paved bike trails and safe roads. Let’s ride together!
Mellow Monday’s 6:00 PM
Mellow Monday’s
Aug 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Weekly 15 to 20 mile slow ride.
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Round the River Ride 6:00 PM
Round the River Ride
Aug 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The classic Tuesday night ride, traversing bike paths and lanes along the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek from Minneapolis to St. Paul and back. Medium pace (12-14 mph) and distances from 18-27 miles depending on weather and daylight. Special treat … Continue reading
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Moose Country Roll 5:30 PM
Moose Country Roll
Aug 9 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a weekly Medium paced ride of 22-28 miles. The combination of quiet roads, city streets and some trails gives us a lot of variety. We will be mostly in Dakota County, where you need to expect rolling to … Continue reading
Hopkins Highball 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball
Aug 9 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing ride after work along trails, street, and roads.  A variety of routes with an ice cream or coffee stops.
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride
Aug 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for this leisurely paced ride with a different route each time.  This is a mapless ride and the group stays together.  May have various ride leaders. Speed:  slow paced; average speed 10-12 mph Distance:  15-20 miles, mostly flat … Continue reading
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St. Boni Substitute 10:00 AM
St. Boni Substitute
Aug 10 @ 10:00 AM
Mary Swanstrom is unavailable this week so I will be leading a substitute version of the St. Boni and Beyond ride. A scenic ride mostly on the Luce Line and  Dakota Trails to Mound and back, with a lunch stop … Continue reading
THURSDAY’S THERAPY 10:00 AM
THURSDAY’S THERAPY
Aug 10 @ 10:00 AM
Starting at the park and ride in Maple Plain, just north of Hwy 12 on Baker Park Rd/CR 29.  The ride will be 35-40 miles heading to Hanover, Rockford, and Delano.  Watch the weather as rain is predicted.  Pace will … Continue reading
St. Paul Wanderer 15 miles 6:00 PM
St. Paul Wanderer 15 miles
Aug 10 @ 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Join Dennis for a ride through some St. Paul Highlights. Ice Cream stop as usual.   Meet at Lock and Dan #1 just East of  Minnehaha park. Enter from South on West River Road at 44st in South Minneapolis
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Mediterranean Moods Slow 6:00 PM
Mediterranean Moods Slow
Aug 11 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing slow/medium paced ride (average 10-11 mph) with various routes and leaders. Terrain will be mostly flat trails but some streets and hills as well. This is a mapless ride , riders stick together. Mileage approximately 15-25 miles round … Continue reading
Ride & Dine 6:15 PM
Ride & Dine
Aug 11 @ 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us in biking away at 6:15 from Richfield’s now familiar 69th & Penn venue at medium/fast pace for 22 adventurous miles on a clockwise loop into Bloomington returning at dusk to the option of dining at Pizza Luce.  
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Northern Dakota County-Simon’s Ravine and River 12:30 PM
Northern Dakota County-Simon’s Ravine and River
Aug 12 @ 12:30 PM
Join me for a Medium paced ride of approximately 41 miles. We will go down Simon’s Ravine on our way to the Mississippi River Trail.  There will be a stop at the Rock Island Pier, for use of facilities and … Continue reading
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St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles 1:30 PM
St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles
Aug 13 @ 1:30 PM
Join Dennis for a ride through some of St. Paul Highlights. Ice Cream stop as usual. Meet at Lock and Dam #1 just East of Minnehaha park. Please note there is construction so enter from the South on West River … Continue reading
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Medium Monday Morning 10:00 AM
Medium Monday Morning
Aug 14 @ 10:00 AM
Meet at Plymouth Station at Highway 55 and County 24 in Plymouth, on the north side of the main parking lot. It’s a medium, rolling ride for 25-35 miles on paved bike trails and safe roads. Let’s ride together!
Mellow Monday’s 6:00 PM
Mellow Monday’s
Aug 14 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Weekly 15 to 20 mile slow ride.
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Round the River Ride 6:00 PM
Round the River Ride
Aug 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The classic Tuesday night ride, traversing bike paths and lanes along the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek from Minneapolis to St. Paul and back. Medium pace (12-14 mph) and distances from 18-27 miles depending on weather and daylight. Special treat … Continue reading
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Moose Country Roll 5:30 PM
Moose Country Roll
Aug 16 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a weekly Medium paced ride of 22-28 miles. The combination of quiet roads, city streets and some trails gives us a lot of variety. We will be mostly in Dakota County, where you need to expect rolling to … Continue reading
Hopkins Highball 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball
Aug 16 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing ride after work along trails, street, and roads.  A variety of routes with an ice cream or coffee stops.
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride
Aug 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for this leisurely paced ride with a different route each time.  This is a mapless ride and the group stays together.  May have various ride leaders. Speed:  slow paced; average speed 10-12 mph Distance:  15-20 miles, mostly flat … Continue reading
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St. Boni & Beyond 10:00 AM
St. Boni & Beyond
Aug 17 @ 10:00 AM
We’ll ride the trail to St. Boni and have an early lunch at Mackenthun’s then head west or east as the spirit takes us. This is a flat ride of  30 or 43 miles.  Let’s ride together!
THURSDAY’S THERAPY 10:00 AM
THURSDAY’S THERAPY
Aug 17 @ 10:00 AM
A variety of routes–open country, trails, streets and a possible short segment of highway.  Routes range in mileage of 28-45 miles.  A  map is provided for faster or slower riders.  Average speed is 13-14 MPH.
St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles 6:00 PM
St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles
Aug 17 @ 6:00 PM
Join Dennis for a ride through some of St. Paul Highlights. Ice Cream stop as usual. Meet at Lock and Dam #1 just East of Minnehaha park. Please note there is construction so enter from the South on West River … Continue reading
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Mediterranean Moods Slow 6:00 PM
Mediterranean Moods Slow
Aug 18 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing slow/medium paced ride (average 10-11 mph) with various routes and leaders. Terrain will be mostly flat trails but some streets and hills as well. This is a mapless ride , riders stick together. Mileage approximately 15-25 miles round … Continue reading
Seeking that allusive pot of gold 6:15 PM
Seeking that allusive pot of gold
Aug 18 @ 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
At 6:15 as the skies clear we’ll bike away at a medium fast pace on a mapped, 22 mile route toward the rainbow on scaled down version of a previously well-received adventure with highlights to include: Feeling safe in Richfield’s … Continue reading
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August Cultural Horizons: National Picnic Day Ride 1:00 PM
August Cultural Horizons: National Picnic Day Ride
Aug 20 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
HBC Riders head out from the Coon Rapids Dam on the Anoka County side.  Our ride takes us to  Elm Creek Park and back. We will follow paved bike trails through woods and prairie on this flatland, medium-paced ride of … Continue reading
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MEDIUM MONDAY 10:00 AM
MEDIUM MONDAY
Aug 21 @ 10:00 AM
The ride will be using a different route than the usual Monday rides. A map will be provided–come along for a difference on Monday!
Mellow Monday’s 6:00 PM
Mellow Monday’s
Aug 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Weekly 15 to 20 mile slow ride.
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Round the River Ride 6:00 PM
Round the River Ride
Aug 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The classic Tuesday night ride, traversing bike paths and lanes along the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek from Minneapolis to St. Paul and back. Medium pace (12-14 mph) and distances from 18-27 miles depending on weather and daylight. Special treat … Continue reading
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Moose Country Roll 5:30 PM
Moose Country Roll
Aug 23 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a weekly Medium paced ride of 22-28 miles. The combination of quiet roads, city streets and some trails gives us a lot of variety. We will be mostly in Dakota County, where you need to expect rolling to … Continue reading
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride
Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM
Join us for this leisurely paced ride with a different route each time.  This is a mapless ride and the group stays together.  May have various ride leaders. Speed:  slow paced; average speed 10-12 mph Distance:  15-20 miles, mostly flat … Continue reading
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St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles 6:00 PM
St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles
Aug 24 @ 6:00 PM
Join Dennis for a ride through some of St. Paul Highlights. Ice Cream stop as usual. Meet at Lock and Dam #1 just East of Minnehaha park. Please note there is construction so enter from the South on West River … Continue reading
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Mediterranean Moods Slow 6:00 PM
Mediterranean Moods Slow
Aug 25 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing slow/medium paced ride (average 10-11 mph) with various routes and leaders. Terrain will be mostly flat trails but some streets and hills as well. This is a mapless ride , riders stick together. Mileage approximately 15-25 miles round … Continue reading
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Ride around Hastings 1:00 PM
Ride around Hastings
Aug 26 @ 1:00 PM
We will meet at Spring Lake Park Reserve (that is located just north of Hastings), at the Schaar’s Bluff Trailhead by the gathering center and ride to Hastings. http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/Gathering/Weddings/Pages/schaars-bluff-gathering-center.aspx The ride is about 20 miles long. Along the way we will see a barn … Continue reading
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Medium Monday Morning 10:00 AM
Medium Monday Morning
Aug 28 @ 10:00 AM
Meet at Plymouth Station at Highway 55 and County 24 in Plymouth, on the north side of the main parking lot. It’s a medium, rolling ride for 25-35 miles on paved bike trails and safe roads. Let’s ride together!
Mellow Monday’s 6:00 PM
Mellow Monday’s
Aug 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Weekly 15 to 20 mile slow ride.
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Round the River Ride 6:00 PM
Round the River Ride
Aug 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The classic Tuesday night ride, traversing bike paths and lanes along the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek from Minneapolis to St. Paul and back. Medium pace (12-14 mph) and distances from 18-27 miles depending on weather and daylight. Special treat … Continue reading
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Moose Country Roll 5:30 PM
Moose Country Roll
Aug 30 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a weekly Medium paced ride of 22-28 miles. The combination of quiet roads, city streets and some trails gives us a lot of variety. We will be mostly in Dakota County, where you need to expect rolling to … Continue reading
Hopkins Highball 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball
Aug 30 @ 6:00 PM
A relaxing ride after work along trails, street, and roads.  A variety of routes with an ice cream or coffee stops.
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride 6:00 PM
Hopkins Highball Slow Ride
Aug 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for this leisurely paced ride with a different route each time.  This is a mapless ride and the group stays together.  May have various ride leaders. Speed:  slow paced; average speed 10-12 mph Distance:  15-20 miles, mostly flat … Continue reading
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St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles 6:00 PM
St. Paul Wanderer 15 – 20 miles
Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM
Join Dennis for a ride through some of St. Paul Highlights. Ice Cream stop as usual. Meet at Lock and Dam #1 just East of Minnehaha park. Please note there is construction so enter from the South on West River … Continue reading