2019 Riders' Comments ~

 

What a treat to ride on some of the most beautiful roads in southeastern Minnesota!  Add to that stellar volunteers, support, signage, and snacks, and you have yourself the perfect fall bike tour. This was my first year, and I can’t wait to do it again!

 

Scenic and variety of riding terrain make this ride a must for century riders.

 

Thank you so much for your amazing organization of Ride the Ridges. This was my first trip to your event, but I have done dozens of centuries over the last 30 plus years and yours had the best rest stops, most beautiful course with perfect signage and challenging climbs.  Thanks for all your hard work. Bravo!!

   

Beautiful countryside, excellent route signs, fantastic rest stop food and fabulous volunteers.

 

AMAZING views over the bluffs!

 

View at top of Ridges is worth the climb!

 

Perhaps one of the most beautiful but challenging bike events in Minnesota, you'll soon remember that this state isn't totally flat!

 

RTR is a well-supported scenic ride through the Valleys and Bluffs of the Winona Area.  I loved having a safe opportunity to explore parts of the region I've never ridden before!

 

Great day to be with my friends!

 

Winona RTR takes cyclists through one of the most scenic areas in the United States!  I have it marked in my calendar for 2020 already!

 

Challenging, thrilling, and oh so worth it!

 

Met some pretty cool people along the way...

 

Riding through the quaint village of Pickwick was really fun.  The surrounding area was beautiful. On the way back, the Pickwick Mill was open for touring so we stopped in. It was a delightful day!

 

The support of your sheriff’s department is incredible. They were such a visible presence which I really appreciated.

 

Riding through apple country means rest stop apples!

 

Come for the challenge.

 

Well supported and large public safety and volunteer presence. 

 

Great event!!!  It was so well organized in every way.  Everywhere on the course where there needed to be a directional sign, there was one!!  The scenery was beautiful, the route was great, and all the workers were extremely friendly.  I will return, hopefully with more people next year. 

 

You folks run a first class event! Excellent roads, wonderful support/aid stations, and fantastic signage. We will definitely be back for this one!!