Save the Date: Sunday June 9, 2019
Register online until June 7! Otherwise, register day of the event.
All rides are $35 for anyone 18 years of age and over. Paid registrations include commemorative bike ride socks, Crow River Winery Bistro coupon, fully supported ride with refreshment stations, & LIVE music on the patio after the ride. Registration the day of the event increases to $40.
Anyone under 18 can ride for free. Enjoy free root beer floats for all riders 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). 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 the 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.
The four Luce Line Loops follow the same routes each year with minor adjustments for road construction or conditions. Final maps will be posted here about 2 weeks before the ride. Please check for any last minute changes at registration the day of the ride. Maps will be available at the registration table and at the rest stops.
- 12 Mile Ride: The route will be 100% on the Luce Line Trail, and you can see the route for the Oddfellow’s 12 mile loop here 12.1 Miles From the Crow River Winery to a turn-around point by Super America, and then back. Kids under 18 are free, but still need to register and have parents sign a waiver. 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)
Check-In on June 9, 2019
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!