Root River Day Trip

Root River Day Trip

Just 25-minutes west of LaCrosse, WI, marks the starting point for our scenic day trip along the Root River.  This paved rail-to-trail boasts an array of views and features, but most notably, a drive-thru window for pie.  Yes, delicious pie!  

 

Please meet us at the Minnesota Nature Center Trailhead located at:

215 W Plum St,  Houston, MN 55943   

 

* Registration cut off date is June 4th, 2022

- Maximum of 20 registered riders

- Minimum of 10 registered riders for the event to take place

- Either ride distance of fewer than five riders will default to a single group at the 62-mile (metric century) distance. 

 

Rider Cost $75 – Includes:

1 PABS water bottle

Coffee at Jesse Street Java

Lunch at Pedal Pushers Café

Halfway Point Beer

A slice of Aroma Pie

Guided tour

Trailside maintenance

 

.Your Responsibilities:

  • Bicycles must be in working order before riding
  • At Least one spare tube
  • Follow all rules of the road and PABS Ride Guidelines
  • Leave no trace
  • Proper clothing for the forecasted weather
  • Helmet & Light-set
  • Signed release of liability, waiver, and assumption of risk form
  • $75 fee

 

Start Location:

Houston Nature Center

215 W Plum St, Houston, MN 55943

Houston MN, 2.5hrs drive time from Stevens Point

 

** Both groups will travel together from the Houston Trailhead to our Lanesboro lunch stop.**

 

Option 1: PABS Root River Ride -Long

               - 82 Miles Total Ride Distance

               -Average Speed of 13 to 15mph 

 

Itinerary:

9:00 AM - Depart Houston, MN Nature Center Trailhead

10:00 AM Rushford, MN Arrival – Coffee stop @ Jesse St. Java (20min)

               116 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN

12:00 Noon Lanesboro, MN Arrival – Lunch Stop @ Pedal Pushers Café (1hr)

               121 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN

2:00 PM Preston, MN Arrival – Halfway Point Beer Stop – Trout City Brewing (30min)

               132 St Anthony St S, Preston, MN

2:30 PM Halfway Point Departure

4:00 PM – Whalan, MN Arrival – Desert on the trail @ Aroma Pie Shoppe (20min)

618 Main Street, Whalan, MN

                              6:30 PM – Houston, MN Finish!

  • Shower facilities and camping are available at the trailhead.

 

 

Option 2: PABS Root River Ride -Short

               - 62 Miles Total Ride Distance

               -Average Speed of 12 to 14mph 

 

Itinerary:

9:00 AM - Depart Houston, MN Nature Center Trailhead

10:00 AM Rushford, MN Arrival – Coffee stop @ Jesse St. Java (20min)

               116 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN

12:00 Noon Lanesboro, MN Arrival – Lunch Stop @ Pedal Pushers Café (1hr)

               121 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN

1:00 Sylvan Brewery – Celebratory Midway Point Beer

1:45 PM Halfway Point Departure

2:15 PM – Whalan, MN Arrival – Desert on the trail @ Aroma Pie Shoppe (20min)

618 Main Street, Whalan, MN

                              5:15 PM – Houston, MN Finish!

  • Shower facilities and camping are available at the trailhead.

 

Please get in touch with PABS with any questions.

    $75.00Price