Last september, a large group of cyclists from Steinbach and area participated in a 100 mile or a 75 mile ride which took place in Park Rapids, Minnesota (About 4-5 hours south of here). There is also a 45 mile ride. It was called the “Headwaters 100 Bike Ride”, about which you can get more information including registration forms at www.itascatur.org.
We had a great ride through beautiful rolling countryside and were well taken care of by provision of refreshment stops, sag support and even a hot meal in the middle of the ride. On the Fri. night before the ride, there was a spagetti dinner. Some of us stayed on for another restaurant meal together on Sat. night. A good time was had by all.
Several of us are going to return to the event this year—Sat., Sept 25th. Last year we all stayed at the C’Mon Inn in Park Rapids and were quite satisfied with the accommodations (swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, etc.). I contacted this motel today, and found they have rooms left for Friday and Saturday night—mostly with one king-size bed. (price $110 per night). They also have suites available with roll out beds (in case several guys want to share a room) for $138.00. I must wait til Monday to negotiate a cheaper group rate( if possible) with the manager. I’ll post a comment to this once I have more info.
At any rate, I thought I’d put the information out so carpooling etc. could be arranged perhaps through this website. So if you want to carpool, post your comments here. Last year some of us left for home on sat. and some of us stayed til sunday, so all that should be considered.
The cost of registration for the ride is $30 USD if postmarked before Sept. 1, although I believe you can register online. Price goes up to $40 USD if you register on site. Nice long sleeved T-Shirts are given out to all registrants at the finish of the ride.
If I’ve forgotten anything, please post a comment. I’m really looking forward to this event.