Cyclefest 2009

Announcing: Collins Family Cyclefest 2009

This Saturday, July 11th, 9:00 AM. Bring yourself, a water bottle, and a bicycle to the Collins household this Saturday (July 11th) for our annual Cyclefest. This year, we will be cycling to Stillwater and back using a combination of urban streets and off-street bike trails, including the Gateway State Trail (always a treat!). When we get to Stillwater, we will eat lunch at Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop (careful not to overstuff or you’ll have a miserable ride home…). Then we’ll do whatever we want for however long we want (how’s THAT for planning, eh?). We can let our overstuffed bellies rest while we stroll main street, take a break, photograph the historic lift bridge, take a swim in the St. Croix, nap, or buy overpriced goods at niche luxury stores! Total round trip will be about 60 miles. If we maintain a leisurely 12 mph pace, we’ll be in Stillwater by 11:30. Lunch & stuff will take until about 1:00 (or until we’re bored) and we should be back at my house by 3:30. The route & pace will be geared towards novice cyclists – so don’t let inexperience keep you away. Weather forecast for Saturday is 82 degrees and sunny.

Some folks have expressed interest in driving to Stillwater to meet the group for lunch. Know that we will probably make fun of you and possibly belittle you behind your back, but don’t let that keep you from coming. I estimate we’ll be in Stillwater at 11:30, but you should probably use cell phones to coordinate with someone in the group while we’re cycling so that you can show up at the right time.
9:00 AM, Saturday, July 11th, 2009:
I have unfounded fears about posting my address online (even though it’s public info anyone can find online…), but I’ll tell you that it’s on the 33xx block of 15th Ave S in Minneapolis near Powderhorn Park. So just show up and look for some peeps on bikes, or send me a private email and I’ll tell you the actual address.
If you know you’re coming, I’d appreciate an RSVP so we can get a head count, but feel free to just show up on Saturday morning, too.

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