Greater Minnesota’s biggest bike ride, the Mankato River Ramble will hit the road this Sunday, October 6, with scenic tours of 12, 26 and 44 miles. This much-loved autumn ride features the beautiful Minnesota River Valley and surprising sights like surging waterfalls at Minneopa and Minnemishinona parks. A great ride for all ages and abilities.
The Ramble is a community-wide celebration for cyclists, music lovers and foodies of all ages and attracts riders from across Minnesota and surrounding states. In fact, some families have three generations of riders participating on Sunday. The Ramble features five Rest Stops, each with live music (like the Minnesota Barking Ducks Trio), great baked goods (feast your eyes on 150 homemade baked pies at Rapidan Dam) and lovely fall colors just starting to peak.
Media is invited to the Rest Stops at Minneopa State Park, Rapidan Dam, Lake Crystal, and Minnemishinona Falls, as well as the ride start/finish at Land of Memories Park.
The Mankato River Ramble is an annual fundraiser for the Greater Mankato Bike & Walk Advocates and the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. In less than a decade the Ramble has generated over $100,000 to fund bicycle education programs, build mountain bike trails and add infrastructure including dozens of bicycle racks and directional signage. Beyond infrastructure, we’ve helped Key City Bike purchase a space to recycle and restore hundreds of bikes each year and we’ve been big supporters.
The Mankato River Ramble is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mankato Clinic and the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, as well as the support of more than 50 other sponsoring organizations.
Same day ride registration is available at Land of Memories Park from 8-10 a.m.