The Fourth Annual Mankato River Ramble will take place on October 5, 2014.river ramble 2014

 

The Mankato Bike & Walk Advocates and the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota invite you to join us on October 5, 2014 for the fourth annual Mankato River Ramble. The Ramble offers some of the best bicycling Minnesota has to offer.

For a city so close - just 77 scenic miles from the Twin Cities - Mankato may be Minnesota's best kept bicycling secret! And Greater Mankato has been named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Visit Mankato and North Mankato to discover great cities where bicycling is big!

The River Ramble offers one great ride with four scenic routes and four fun rest stops that feature great live music, delicious treats, cold beverages, hot coffee and refreshing fruit. In addition to the 12, 26 or 42 miles routes, the 2014 ride will feature "The Hilly Half-Century", a loop through Garden City adding eight miles to the 42-mile route for a 50-mile day.

Sure, Mankato makes an easy day trip but why not relax with a weekend away. There's plenty to do! Hike in Minneopa State Park. Mountain bike at Mount Kato. Or if you're looking for fun on Saturday, October 4th, float down the beautiful Blue Earth River with Bent River Outfitter, specializing in guided kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard trips in the river valleys surrounding Mankato. Contact Bent River in September and ask about their planned activities on Saturday before the Ramble.

GMR ButtonAlso on Saturday, October 4th, join Mankato Brewery for a live music event with food and beer. The brewery opens at noon, tours and tastings at 1 p.m., food at 4 p.m. and live music from 5 - 10 p.m. Ride your bike and the brewery crew will valet park it for you. River Ramble riders will receive a beer discount all day long! Or stop in after the ride on Sunday for a cold one. The tap room will be open from noon - 5 p.m. Find details on the brewery website.

Find 2013 River Ramble photos on the BikeMN Flickr page.