Sunday of MEA Weekend
Ride: Cannon River Trail Ride. This ride is suitable for families, riders who prefer shorter and slower rides, and riders who like longer, faster rides. In other words, if you cycle, you’ll find something to enjoy.
Start Location: Cannon Valley Trail Welch Station (26674 144th Ave Way, Welch, MN 55089). (The distance from Mount Zion to the station is 45 miles.) Anyone 18 years of age or older is required to purchase a $5.00 wheel pass. Passes can be purchased here: https://enj.db2.myftpupload.com/product-category/wheel-pass/. You can also purchase wheel passes at the Welch Station.
Route: The Welch Station is in the middle of the Cannon River Trail. 10.3 miles to the west is the Cannon Falls Trailhead; 10.4 miles to the east is the Red Wing Old Main Street Trailhead. A “short” ride can be any distance you select; if one were to do the entire length of the trail, it would be approximately 41 miles. There are also beautiful, lightly travelled, paved roads in this area. To be clear: there is no fixed route – riders can choose.
Start/Finish Time: 10:00 AM When you finish depends on how far and how fast you ride😊 There is a fine ice cream shop and restaurant in Welch.