Saturday, June 10, 2017
Hutchinson Rotary has a goal of continuing to grow this event and exceed 300 riders! This may be the year we do it. Don’t miss out!
2017 Registration is Open!
Online registrations are now closed. You may register and pay the day of the event!
About the Ride
This ride is being hailed by riders as one of the most scenic and hospitable rides in Minnesota! With four ride options, this ride is perfect for families, novice bike riders, and experienced riders. NEW this year is a 75K Gravel Grinder; perfect for those who love to ride on gravel! All rides begin and end at the Crow River Winery which connects with the Luce Line Trail via a 1/4 mile packed gravel trail (the only portion not paved is the connection from the Winery to the Luce Line Trail. Experienced adult riders can opt to ride an alternate route on the highway a short distance to connect). There is not a “group start”, but rather riders can begin the ride as early as 6:30am and as late as 8:30am. All riders must be back the Crow River Winery and checked-in by 2pm. Riders wishing to extend their ride by riding the Dakota and Luce Line Trail system to/from the metro area can learn more here.
- 12 Mile Ride: The route will be 100% on the Luce Line Trail, and you can see the tentative route here for the Oddfellow’s 12 Mile Loop here. From the Crow River Winery to a turn-around point by Super America, and then back. Kids 10 and under are free, but still need to register. There is one refreshment station at the turn-around point of this route. GPX file for loops
- 25 Mile Ride: The route for the Piepenburg Loop can be seen here (note: this loop actually maps 28 miles) and will utilize part of the Luce Line Trail, then head into beautiful lake country. There will be rest stops, refreshments, and SAG wagon along the route. There are two refreshment stations along the route. GPX file for loops
- 50 Mile Ride: The route for the Dassel/Lakes Loop can be seen here and will utilize part of the Luce Line Trail, then head into beautiful lake country. In addition to this being a fully-supported ride, showers will be made available to 50 mile riders. There are three refreshment stations along the route. GPX file for loops
- 75K Gravel Grinder: The route for the 75K Gravel Grinder can be seen here and will also utilize the Luce Line Trail out and back from Crow River Winery, but will venture onto rural gravel roads with rolling hills and beautiful lake views. Showers will also be made available to the 75K Gravel riders. There will be one food/refreshment/aid station and one unmanned water station along this route.
This is an approved Outreach Ride for TCBC (Twin Cities Bike Club)
Registration for 2017 Open!
You can show up and register the day of the ride. Same-day registrations and check-in begins at 6:30am until 8:30am.
Children under 10 years of age are FREE (any ride)
12 MILE RIDE: Over 10 years is $10/rider
25 or 50 MILE RIDE: 10-18 years old is $15/rider
25 or 50 MILE RIDE: Over 18 is $25/rider
75K GRAVEL GRINDER: $25/rider
Check-In on June 10, 2017
Experience Crow River Winery
Crow River Winery is a sponsor of the ride and our host the day of the ride. They provide a beautiful facility, restrooms, and grounds to start and end the ride. Visit the tasting room after the ride and enjoy a free drink of wine or beer (Coupon given to registered riders over 21). The kitchen will be open by 9am to order and enjoy delicious breakfast pizza. Sit out on the patio after 11am and enjoy their unique lunch menu and order one of their signature Bloody Marys or a flight of wine.
A Fundraiser Ride!
The Luce Line Loops is sponsored by the Hutchinson Rotary Club and an official event of the 75th Annual Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival. Proceeds from the bike ride go to local and International Rotary projects including scholarships, parks, community outreach, literacy, clean water, and polio eradication.
More About Water Carnival
The Luce Line Loops is an official event of the Hutchinson Water Carnival, which is a week long celebration of summer, sponsored by the Hutchinson Jaycees, with events scheduled all week long.
For more information, contact:
Email: Sara Turrell (320) 339-0038