Save the Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
All rides/routes are $35 for anyone 18 years of age and over. Anyone under 18 can ride for free. Registration the day of the event increases to $40. Registrations include commemorative bike socks, a fully supported ride with refreshment stations/rest stops along each route, FREE root beer floats for all riders at the finish and LIVE music on the patio after the ride!
You may register and pay the day of the event! (Same-Day Registrations are $40)
About the Ride
This ride is 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. Back by popular demand this year is the 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 to the Luce Line. There is not a “group start”, but rather riders can begin the ride as early as 7:00am and as late as 9:00am. All riders must be back to Crow River Winery and checked-in by 3pm. Riders wishing to extend their ride by riding the Dakota and Luce Line Trail system to/from the metro area can learn more here.
Routes are subject to change, with minor adjustments for road construction or conditions. Please check for any last minute changes at registration the day of the ride.
Maps are available for viewing / download here and will also be available at the registration table and rest stops.
12 Mile Ride: The route will be 100% on the Luce Line Trail, other than the 1/4 mile packed gravel trail from Crow River Winery. This is an out and back route with one refreshment station/rest stop at the turn-around point at Oddfellow’s Park, behind SuperAmerica. Kids under 18 are free, but still need to register and have parents sign a waiver.
Check out the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29651032
25 Mile Ride: (Note: this loop actually maps 28.2 miles) and will utilize part of the Luce Line Trail, then head into beautiful lake country. There will be two refreshment stations/rest stops and a SAG wagon along the route.
Check out the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29651048
50 Mile Ride:(Note: this loop actually maps 52.5 miles) and will utilize part of the Luce Line Trail, then head into beautiful lake country. There will be four refreshment stations/rest stops and a SAG wagon along the route.
Check out the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29651067
75K Gravel Grinder:
This route 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. There will be one food/refreshment/aid station and one unmanned water station along this route.
Check out the route here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29651062
This is an approved Outreach Ride for TCBC (Twin Cities Bike Club)
Check-In on June 14, 2020
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 or enjoy the patio with LIVE music and bistro table service.
A Fundraiser Ride!
The Luce Line Loops is sponsored by the Hutchinson Rotary Club and an official event of the 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
Be sure to check out another new ride in our area, Tour de Meeker on July 13th in Litchfield, MN!