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    Global Fatbike Day: Dec 6th, Twin Cities

    OK MN peeps, I am going to start the official Twin cities group, and will create posts in the respective social media places, which i will link back here. Current plan is to start at the MN Wildlife visitor center in Bloomington at 10am on the 6th. Finishing at the Midtown freewheel for the Winter Bike Expo. The plan is to ride at a leisurely pace, but the full route is long and will take a few hours, so some shorter route options are planned for those who need an out.

    Choosing that starting location as there is parking on site for those who have to travel, it is adjacent to the Light Rail for those who want to travel in from elsewhere in Minneapolis, and adjacent to the 494 non-motorized bridge for those coming from St Paul.

    Please Plan to bring your own water and food, as access to these items will not exist until late in the ride

    THE ROUTE:
    Route will take us From the Wildlife Center, down Long Meadow Lake trail, to the river bottoms at the base of the Cedar bridge. Cedar Bridge to Bloomington Ferry, and return (this is out 1 for folks looking for a short ride).
    Crossing the River on the Cedar Bridge ped. path to the South side of the river and Heading East on the Fort Snelling Park Trail (Out 2 as we cross under 494 Folks can connect to the 494 ped path back to the Wildlife center).
    Continue along the Snelling trail to the Sibley House Historic Site
    Ascend to the Hwy 55 Crossing, North along the bridge Non motorized deck to Fort Snelling proper.
    Taking the Fort Snelling Trail North of the River which connects to Minnehaha Park Drive. (Out 3, from Minnehaha Park, folks can reconnect to the Light Rail at the VA, crossing at 54th st.).
    From Minnehaha, ride along the River Road Path to the Midtown Greenway to the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center For the Winter Bike Expo.

    From the Expo, it will be up to riders to decide their exit. If parked at the Wildlife visitors center, The lightrail stations at Franklin or Lake Street are easy access. You might also consider parking near the Expo in the morning and riding the light rail down to start the day.

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    weather forecast looks favorable, cold midweek to firm things up, then warming to just below freezing. Should be a brilliant day for a ride!

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    This is tomorrow, come out and ride!

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