These rides are intended for MBRC members and their guests. We do not wish to exclude other riders. We are just trying keep the participation at a safe and manageable number for everyone's benefit. The group rides are run in a double file formation unless we have traffic behind us. Then we'll switch to single file to let passing vehicles get by. ALWAYS ride as far to the right side of the road as is reasonably possible and obey all traffic laws.
For your own safety: Helmets are mandatory for all riders participating in MBRC rides!
Ride Schedule and Start Location Maps
The following is a general list of times for the rides plus maps showing start locations. If you need more information about these rides call: Flanders Bros. Cycle at 612-872-6994.
Summer Ride Times
|Friday||8am||25-30 Miles||Easy to Moderate|
|Sunday||8am||90-95 Miles||Modrate to Hard|
These start times and distances apply for most of the spring, summer, and fall cycling season. Start and finish dates depend on the weather. All rides leave 10 minutes after the times listed above. Please be on time if you plan on riding.
1. The beginner friendly Saturday Rides starts at the west end of 44th Street where it comes to a "T" with Brookside Ave. You can get to this location from Hwy 100 at either the Excelsior Blvd. or 50th St. / Vernon Ave. exits or by riding west on 44th St. After the ride we gather at Sebastian Joe's at 43rd and Upton Ave. for coffee and pastries.
2. The Sunday Ride starts just off the Midtown Greenway in the parking lot behind Punch Pizza, 3226 West Lake St. Minneapolis. *Occasionally the Sunday Ride leaves from the 44th and Brookside location. Call the shop for updated info.
3. The Friday morning Gentlemen's Ride (ladies also welcome) that leaves from on top of the Bryant Ave S. Bridge where it crosses over the Midtown Greenway.