Look forward to new routes in 2021!  Once the summer’s road construction and maintenance schedules are determined, the routes will be finalized and announced.  RTR will again offer four routes, with distances ranging from approximately twenty miles to a Century.  There’s a route and a challenge for every rider – and scenery from Mississippi River vistas to rolling terrain to lush valleys.  As in previous years, the short route will be approximately 20 miles, the medium approximately 45 miles, the long approximately 65 miles, and the Century will be slightly more than 100 miles.

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:

  • Short Route
    Green

  • Medium Route
    Yellow

  • Long Route
    Red

  • Century Route
    Blue

Previous Short Route

18.2 Miles

For route details and elevation information,
see the Interactive Map .

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Previous Medium Route

42.7 Miles

For route details and elevation information,
see the Interactive Map .

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Previous Long Route

65.2 Miles

For route details and elevation information,
see the Interactive Map .

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Previous Century Route

106.1 Miles

5,177 feet of climb.
For route details and elevation information,
see the Interactive Map .

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Previous Century Route Plus

106.7 Miles

An extra 0.6 miles and 107 feet of climb
to attain a vertical mile – 5,284 feet – of climb.
For route details and elevation information,
see the Interactive Map .

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Routes are subject to change based on road construction, repairs, and unexpected events. Riders will be notified if changes become necessary.

Safety tips from the Minnesota Department of Transportation:
  • Follow the law – obey all traffic signs and signals.

  • Ride in the same direction as traffic.

  • Be predictable – maintain a straight course.

  • Communicate your intent – look, yield to traffic and signal before turning or changing lanes.

  • Use extreme caution near commercial vehicles

  • Pass only on the left.

  • See and be seen – wear bright colors, reflective gear and use head and tail lights.

  • Wear a helmet.

  • Stick to roads and trails – sidewalk riding puts you at risk for crashes at driveways and intersections.

  • Always yield to pedestrians.

  • Avoid distracted bicycling – put away mobile devices and headphones.