Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Greater Mankato area Hiking and Biking map

Greater Mankato area Hiking and Biking map
Here's the new 2011 map.  Great resource for hiking and biking!

Tri it for free tonight!

Tri it for free tonight!
Reminder that tonight is Tri it for free, duo it for fun at 6pm at Hiniker.  This is a mini/practice tri and duo format for training purposes.  This may be the last session of the season, so if you want to get one in before Irongirl, tonight is your opportunity! See you there!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friends of Seven Mile Creek Nicollet County

If you are looking to get connected with a group that is working toward improving our mountain bike, running, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, and overall enjoyment of a fantastic local resource, check out Friends of Seven Mile Creek Nicollet County on facebook and get plugged into the park!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mankato River Ramble early bird sign up ends tomorrow!

Reminder that the Mankato River Ramble early bird registration price of $25 per person, $10 for kids, ends tomorrow, Aug 23rd!
Check out the Mankato River Ramble!!!
Deadline for reduced entry into the Mankato River Ramble is August 23rd. It's only $25!!!
We invite you to ride the first annual Mankato River Ramble Bike Tour on October 9, 2011!
The ALL NEW Mankato River Ramble will embrace the best of both bicycling worlds - off-road paved trails and quiet country roads. The 12-mile Minneopa Falls Loop visits the state park and can be extended two miles to visit the historic Red Jacket Railroad Trestle. Riders seeking a greater challenge will love the Lake Crystal Loop that visits the handsome hamlets of Rapidan, Lake Crystal and Judson.
This is a beautiful 12, 42 or 54 mile looped bike tour with music, food and family fun! The 12 mile loop is CLOSED TO TRAFFIC so you can bring the kids! This is going to be the biggest bike ride that the mankato area has seen, so make sure you are a part of it.

Join us for the Grape Escape Bicycle Ride!

Grape Escape   Bicycle Ride Saturday, September 10th, 1:00 pm
Ride distance: 25 miles, conversational pace
Depart From:  A1 Bike Shop, 111 West Ruby St, Mankato (located behind the Morson Ario VFW near the intersection of Hwy 14 and Riverfront Drive)
We will ride to Indian Island Winery near Janesville & enjoy the annual ‘Grape Stomp’, music, wine & food! Festivities info:
Time: We will depart from A1 Bike at 1:00 pm--we may break into smaller groups for safety and socialization!
Bag Drop:  If you would like to bring a bag to A1 Bike prior to departure (for a clothing change, etc) it will be delivered to the Winery via the sag service.
Return: Please arrange your own return transportation for you & your bicycle from Indian Island Winery. An online tool for event carpooling is featured at:
RSVP: Please RSVP by 8:00 pm, Thursday, September 8th:
(507) 351-0781    or
Fees: Grape Escape is FREE--there is a $2.00 cover charge at the Winery. Riders are responsible for purchases of food and beverages.