Positive Comments: 

 

Had a blast during the ride.  Will be riding again next year, hopefully with my son.

 

This was my fourth ride and from my perspective it was flawless. Every aspect was very well organized and executed - from online registration to all the details of check-in and rest stops.  And the genuine enthusiasm, friendliness and hospitality of the volunteers was exceptional.

 

Hilly and beautiful, a true gem.

 

This is my second 104 mile year of Ride The Ridges. This ride is so great. The volunteers, the friendliness, sag, and the party. It’s a tough ride but the beauty of the bluffs, especially after the climb in La Crescent, is well worth it. 

 

I loved this ride and intend to do it next year!  

 

Certainly not flat and if you like climbing, like I do, this is one of the best that features the landscape of the area. Simply beautiful. 

 

The volunteers, coordinators, and fellow riders helped make a hot and difficult course into a memorable and fun experience. Thanks to everyone for being out and supporting the riders.

 

It was fantastic! Even the weather was perfect. Thanks to all the volunteers.

 

Challenging course, great scenery, wonderful volunteers, great end of the season century.

 

Scenic ride with great support.

 

Some of the best riding in Minnesota.

 

Volunteers make this ride exceptional!  People are very friendly.

 

I do several events such as this each season both paved and gravel.  Of all the paved rides this one is the best.  Awesome but challenging route.  

 

I really like it. Great support during the route and some awesome food afterwards. Already looking forward to next year.

 

The ride was gorgeous and serene. ... I can't wait to come back next year and show that century who is boss. 

 

Nice challenge for people of all abilities.

 

A great family affair. This was our third annual trip with our family. Great fun.

 

A great ride. Will do again.

 

Soooooo much fun. First timer and everyone made my experience fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful event. See you next year!!

  

Challenging, but a bike ride that everyone should try. It was a great ride that got capped off with a great meal at the end.

 

We have ridden RTR multiple times. The scenery is always spectacular, the people are very friendly, and the rest stops are awesome!

  

Concerns:

  

Crossing four lanes at the top of the Highway 43. 

** RTR will continue to work with local law enforcement to increase rider safety at major intersections.

 

Roads with many cracks partially sealed … Can you look for some other routes where there aren't continual partial crack fillings?   

** The committee is aware of issues related to the condition of the road surfaces of a few miles of the routes.  RTR strives to provide the safest and best routes possible.

 

Rest stops need more options ... especially salty options ... ice in the jugs.  

** All concerns will be addressed

   

The food at the end should not be as limited as it was. 

** Consideration will be given to menu options. 

 

The party was too late.  

** The post-ride party will start earlier.  

 

Called number on wristband when needing sag. No one answered or returned my call.      

** RTR became aware of the communication breakdown and apologizes to riders. The issue will be resolved.

 

Beef up your finish line by making it look a bit more official.  

 ** RTR is already working on ideas for next year to improve the finish line area. 

 

Put a map to post-ride party in our packet.  

** Failing to provide a map was an oversight for our first year post-ride party.  There will be a map next year. 

 

Improve the website.  

** RTR continues to upgrade and update its website and other communications  Notice of issues is encouraged.  RTR will strive to promptly respond. 

 

Remove the calories from the Bloedow's long johns!   

** Unfortunately, this request exceeds committee control.  Given the calories, we include the hills.😊