Forget about life's little ups and downs.
With four routes, ranging from 23 miles to a Century, RIDE THE RIDGES features something for everyone. Each route provides at least one opportunity to put things in perspective--climb approximately 500 vertical feet to enjoy the breathtaking vista that is the Upper Mississippi River Valley.
Explorer Zebulon Pike, when he took in the view from Sugarloaf Mountain in Winona, was said to exclaim that a person might be lucky to take in such a beautiful view but 2 or 3 times in their life. We have good news... If you tackle the Century, you'll get to take in those bluff-top views five times!
RIDER CHECK-IN: Winona Middle School,1570 Homer Road, Winona, Minnesota
Event day registration - begins at 6:30 am
Pre-registration packet pickup - begins at 6:30 am
All routes start and end at the Winona Middle School and travel on hard surface roads.
Open start between 7:00 am and 9:00 am
Century riders are encouraged to start before 7:30 am
Free showers at Middle School - bring a towel.
7:30 am to 10:00 am (23, 44, 67 & Century)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (44, 67 & Century)
8:15 am to 11:30 am (Century)
8:30 am to 12:30 noon (Century)
8:00 am to 2:00 pm (67 & Century)
8:45 am to 2:30 pm (67 & Century)
8:15 am to 4:00 pm (44, 67 & Century)
Full color maps and easy-to-read cue sheets will be provided in registration packets. Maps and signage for each route are color coded as follows:
Routes are subject to change based on road construction, repairs, and unexpected events.
Riders will be notified if changes become necessary.
Composite Route Map - 2018
Safety tips from the Minnesota Department of Transportation: