Weekly Summer Group Rides in Minnesota

As restrictions from the COVID-19 outbreak begin to ease we will see the return of weekly group bike rides of all kinds.  These rides will include mountain biking, gravel, road and trail that recur on specific days of the week.  Check the Facebook event pages for more information on specifics and locations as some ride details may change from week to week.  I will continue to update this post as more group rides become available.  


Michael's Cycles in Chaska has started their Mammoth Mondays mountain bike ride that will continue on through the end of the year.  Meet at the Mammoth MTB Singletrack in Chaska for a 6:00 pm ride.

This ride will primarily be on the Mammoth MTB Singletrack.  If trails are to wet then the ride will take to the surrounding gravel and paved trails.  Meeting point will be the shelter at the park. 


If you're looking for a group mountain bike ride that rotates among south metro singletrack trails, then Micheal's Cycles' Weekly MTB South Metro Trail Ride is for you.  This ride will have two start times, 5:30 pm for more experienced riders and 6:30 pm for newer riders.  Going on now through November 24th.

Weekly rides that will rotate to different south metro single track trails.  If trails are closed on a Tuesday we will most likely ride Wednesday.  We will have two set times.  The first will be 5:30 PM and this will be designated for faster and/or more experienced riders.  The later time of 6:30 PM will be for those newer riders and those that are in no hurry.  This will be a no drop lap and will be focused on helping others.  We do ask that riders bring spare tube/CO2 for emergencies.  Bring water and snacks if needed.  Helmets are required.  


Life Wellness Center will once again be holding their weekly summer mountain bike rides on Wednesday nights at various singletrack trails around the metro area.  Join the Life Wellness Group Rides Facebook page for all updates & ride locations.

Join Mesabi Outdoor Adventures on Wednesday nights for a relaxed roll along the Mesabi Trail out of Virginia.  The Wednesday Evening Ride on the Mesabi Trail meets at Olcott Park for a 5:30 pm roll out on a two hour ride.  Going on now through September 30th.

With the governor's new stay safe Minnesota rules going into affect 5/18/20, we are now able to gather with friends in groups of 10 or fewer for outdoor activities like biking so long as we maintain social distancing standards. Join us on a Wednesday evening for a leisurely bike ride on the Mesabi Trail. We will meet in the upper portion of Olcott Park in Virginia near the fountain and head out for a couple hour ride. If more than 10 people show up, we will split into groups of 10 or fewer and go separate directions. Hope to see you there!


Trailhead Cycling in Champlin is now hosting their Thursday night Ladies MTB Ride Group at Elm Creek through October 29th.  This no-drop group ride for riders of all levels takes off from the Elm Creek singletrack trailhead (Hayden Lake Road) at 6:00 pm weekly, as long as the trail is not closed.  

Ladies! Join the Ambassadors of Trailhead for a Fun No-Drop Socially Respectful Ride at the Single Track of Elm Creek! We Meet Every Thursday Evening at 6 pm; as long as the trails are open; we ride! Helmets Required, Lights Strongly Recommended. We will stagger starts, depart in small groups, wait at intersections, be helpful, supportive, encouraging and most importantly: HAVE FUN RIDING OUR Mountain BIKES!!! Bring a Friend and a Smile! 


Trailhead Cycling has started up their Back in the Saddle Again Saturday morning road ride.  This no-drop weekly ride will cover 35 to 50 miles at an 18 mph pace.  Ride departs the shop at 7:30 am.  Going on now through October 3rd.

Folks it's time to get back to (socially distant) group riding. We'll be respectful and stay 6' apart; but we miss you - so let's Get Back In the Saddle Again!

Saturday Morning Road Bike Ride; a non-competitive, no-drop ride; sticking to county roads, obeying all traffic signs and waving in a friendly fashion to all passers-by. Routes will vary from 35-50 miles, pace: 18mph, meeting 7:30 am Saturdays at Trailhead. First ride is This Saturday, July 11th. In accordance with Social Distancing Protocol; we are asking for riders to break into smaller groups of 10-14, stagger start times if necessary and maintain a distance of 6'. 

Helmets Required. Lights Strongly Recommended.

Micheal's Cycles has started its Mixed Surface and Destination Rides out of its Prior Lake shop Saturdays at 9:00 am.  Routes, ride surface and starting location will vary from week to week.  Now happening through December 12th.

Saturday morning rides that we will mix up each week.  These rides may be road, gravel, trail, MTB, fat bike, etc.  The routes will vary, the milgage will vary, and the Ambassador will rotate.  Each Ambassador will have their pick for the week they lead the ride.  Please follow event by indicating Interested/Going to insure you see updated posts.  We will try to keep the time the same each week.  This is a co-supported weekly ride by both the Prior Lake and Chaska shop Ambassadors.  Starting location may also vary.  These rides are all about fun and enjoying the ride.  

For more group rides not listed in this post visit Groupride.com.  Users of the site can search the interactive ride map, view the ride directory or post up a ride.

If you are a ride leader that would like your group ride listed on this post contact me by sending an email to Mnbiketrailnavigator@gmail.com with the ride details, Facebook event page or website link to more information.
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