Ride The Ridges

 

Saturday - September 21  

                                                 Presented by HBC 

 

     RIDE THE RIDGES - tour the blufflands of Southeastern Minnesota and experience some of the state's most scenic areas.  Beautiful scenery – from lush valleys along quiet streams to majestic bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.  Now in its seventh year, RTR is the region's premier bicycle tour.  Choose one of four routes, ranging from 18 miles to a Century, all having well-stocked rest stops, friendly hosts, and SAG support.

For an extra challenge - ride the new "Century Plus" and claim over a mile of vertical climb!

 

RIDES THE RIDGES - TRUE CHALLENGES - A GREAT RIDE - A TERRIFIC DAY! 

 

Register before SEPTEMBER 1 and have a chance to win a gift certificate for Signatures Restaurant.

The Certificate may be redeemed for a Five Course Tasting Menu at Signatures Restaurant for six guests.  Signatures’ Executive Chef, Jeremy Beck, will lead his team of culinarians and servers through the preparation and service of an exquisite five course tasting menu accompanied by wine flights. Chef Beck will work with you to create a unique menu for you and your guests.  Prepare for an experience featuring spectacular food composed of the finest ingredients and tantalizing wines selected to enhance each course while you enjoy the evening with your guests. Total value is $840.00.   The certificate may be redeemed the weekend of the ride.

       The Winona Rotary Club strives to make every aspect of RTR a superior experience for all riders.

 

                   View the 2018 Photo Gallery.  

 

 Read 2018 Riders' Comments.

  • Given road conditions, 2019 routes will be different 
  • Rest stop supplies will be better than ever
  • Post-ride party will start earlier

       All routes will depart from the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road, and travel south along Highway 43.

 

See 2019 routes and view interactive maps on the Routes page.       

 

Join Team Ride The Ridges on Strava. 

Our Volunteers

RTR is best known for its fantastic volunteers.  

Over one hundred Rotarians and community members enthusiastically strive to make every aspect of the ride fun and easy.  From registration until the post-ride party ends, volunteers are there to help.

Rest Stops / SAG

Each rest stop is stocked with sports drinks, water, a variety of healthy snacks, and local delicacies.  Multiple SAG vehicles travel the routes, provide needed rides, and have supplies for emergency repairs.

Our Sponsors

RTR receives overwhelming support from  many loyal and generous  

sponsors.  Their financial and in-kind support allows RTR to meet its goals of providing a top-notch rider experience while supporting important charitable projects.  Thanks to all RTR sponsors!

 

Great Causes

Sponsored by the Winona Rotary Club,  Ride The Ridges supports significant charities,  including Feed My Starving Children, Winona Volunteer Services - Food Program, Rotary Readers, the Dictionary Project and other literacy initiatives.  Rotary appreciates your participation in the clubs charitable efforts.


Visit Winona

Whether your ride is short or long, extend your visit.  RTR offers its riders and their guests special lodging and meal options.  Winona has unparalleled beauty along with charm and character to rival any river town.  If you're visiting, we encourage you to take a look around! The Visit Winona website gives you plenty of great ideas. 

 

 For additional information contact Winona Rotary / 507.457.9808