Past Events & Trips

Jan 2021 to Present


Listed in reverse chronological order 
Updated 10/08/2021
Date
Info
Event
Chairs
2021
Friday
October 08, 2021
Tamarack Nature Center Hike
(3 mi RT) Meet 10:45 am, Hike11:00 am
5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Township
Washington Square Bar & Grill after hike
4736 Washington Avenue, White Bear Lake
Karen Holmquist
Rescheduled
To Oct 21

Thursday
October 07, 2021
     ## Rescheduled Due To BEC Unavailable ##
ULLR General Meeting
Bloomington Event Center  (BEC)
1114 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN
6:00 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
7:00 pm: Business Meeting
7:30 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
Executive VP
Thursday
October 07, 2021
LAST City Ride

(20 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am

Lynnhurst Field parking lot

North side, 1500 West 50th Street, Mpls

Between Minnehaha Pkwy & James

Kenwood Neighborhood to Sculpture Garden

Patty Fitzgerald
John Stiefel
Monday
October 04, 2021

Schulze Lake Hike
Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Meet 10:15 am, Hike 10:30 am
Lebanon Hills Visitor Center
860 Cliff Road, Eagan
Picnic after hike
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages

Nancy Navis
Saturday
October 02, 2021
Pictures

Hike & Oktoberfest in New Ulm
Hikers & Non-Hikers Welcome!
(~3+ mi RT) Hikers Meet 10:45 am, Hike 11:00 am
Flandreau State Park
($7 per day or annual MN Parks permit)
Note: Hwy 169 may be severely backed up
due to Renaissance Festival
1300 Summit Avenue, New Ulm
Everyone Meet for Oktoberfest  1:00-1:30 pm
Meet at Center St and Minnesota St, New Ulm

Karen Holmquist
Thursday
September 30, 2021

Lakes & Hills of Eden Prairie Ride
(18 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am
Miller Park
8200 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie
Lunch after ride at Lions Tap
16180 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie

Tom VandeHei
Monday
September 27, 2021
Richard T Anderson Conservation Area Hike
(3 mi RT) Meet 10:30 am, Hike 10:45 am

18700 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie

Lunch after hike at Lions Tap

16180 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie

Patty Fitzgerald
John Stiefel
Friday
September 24, 2021
Pictures
Lakewood Cemetery Hike
(?? mi RT) Meet 10:00 am, Hike 10:15 am
Lakewood Cemetery office building
3600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Lunch after hike TBD
Linda Heintz
Thursday
September 23, 2021
St Paul Lakes, Parks & Detours
Bike, Hike & Picnic
(19 mi RT) Meet 9:30 am, Ride 10:00 am
Lake Phalen Pavilion parking lot
1600 Lake Phalen Drive, St Paul
Hikers begin anytime that is convenient
Picnic begins at 12:30 pm, Lake Phalen picnic area
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Karen Clarke
#Cancelled#
Tuesday
September 21, 2021
## CANCELLED ##
Carpenter Nature Center Hike
(3 mi RT) Meet 10:30 am, Hike 11:00 am
12805 St Croix Trail South, Hastings
Lunch after hike at American Legion Post 47
50 Sibley Street, Hastings
John Egan
Carolyn Buswell
#Cancelled#
Monday
September 20, 2021

## CANCELLED Due To Forecasted Rain ##
Edina to Bloomington Ride

(~20 mi RT) Meet 9:00 am, Ride 9:15 am

Macy's Home Store (park away from front entrance)
7235 France Avenue South, Edina
Picnic after ride at Centennial Lakes Park
7499 France Avenue South, Edina
Bring your own lunch, beverage & chair
Pat Nelson
Thursday
September 16, 2021
South Bloomington Overlook Drive Ride
(23 mi RT) Meet 10:00 am
Parking lot by Jerry's Foods
9625 Anderson Lakes Parkway, Eden Prairie
Picnic after ride where we are parked
Bring your own lunch, beverage & chair
John Vogt
Wednesday
September 15, 2021
Pictures
Barn Bluff Red Wing Hike
(3 mi RT) Meet 10:45 am, Hike 11:00 am
Barn Bluff, 636 East 5th Street, Red Wing
Lunch after hike at the historic St James Hotel
406 Main Street, Red Wing
Barb Kolbe
Kyle McClintick
Monday
September 13, 2021
North Rice Creek Trail Ride
(~19 mi RT) Meet 9:30 am, Ride 10:00 am
Laurie Lamotte Memorial Park
6970 Lamotte Drive, Centerville/Hugo
Lunch after ride at
Kelly's Korner Bar
7098 Centerville Road, Centerville
Sharon Tornes
Thursday
September 09
, 2021
City Ride
(22 mi RT) Meet 9:30 am, Ride 9:45 am
Wabun Picnic Area at Minnehaha Park
4655 46th Avenue South, Mpls
West Mississippi Pkwy to Milwaukee District,
to U of MN, to East Mississippi Pkwy
Picnic after the ride
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
John Stiefel
Patty Fitzgerald
##Cancelled##
Thursday
September 02, 2021
## Cancelled Due To Weather ##
Schaar's Bluff Hike
(?? mi RT) Meet 11:00 am, Hike 11:15 am
Schaar's Bluff trailhead
8500 127th Street East, Hastings
Picnic after the hike
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Linda Heintz
##Rescheduled##
Wednesday
September 01
, 2021
# Rescheduled Due To Thursday Weather Concerns #
Hastings to Schaar's Bluff Ride

(21 mi RT) Meet 10:15 am, Ride 10:30 am
Levee Park
20 Ramsey Street, Hastings
Picnic after the ride
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Rick Huber
Sunday
August 29, 2021
Pictures
Special 70th "Plus 1" Birthday Celebration
Ullr Club turned 70 in 2020!
“For Old Times Sake”
Minnesota Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road, Bloomington
4:00 pm, Social Hour (cash bar)
5:00 pm, Dinner (Chicken/Salmon/Vegan)
6:00 pm, Anniversary Celebration
7:00 pm, Dancing to American Flyer Band
Contact all former members you know
Invite them to celebrate our 70 years of memories!
Jan Swanberg
Joan Roe
Diane Erlandson
##Cancelled##
Thursday
August 26
, 2021
## Cancelled ##
City Ride to U of M

(22 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am
Wabun Picnic Area at Minnehaha Park
4655 46th Avenue South, Mpls
West Mississippi Pkwy to Milwaukee District,
to U of MN, to East Mississippi Pkwy
Picnic after the ride
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
John Stiefel
Patty Fitzgerald
Sun-Mon
Aug 22-23, 2021
 Lanesboro Bike & Golf Trip

Bike the Root River Trail

Golf at Lanesboro Golf Club,

or Preston Golf & Country Club

Stay at Green Gables Inn

303 Sheridan Street West, Lanesboro

Biking, Golf, Shopping, Winery, Theater

Char Navratil
Mary VandeHei
Sunday
August 22
, 2021
The Pie Ride
Lanesboro to Peterson
Stop at the Aroma Pie Shop in Whalen
on the way to or from Peterson
(13.5 mi RT) Ride at 12:00 Noon
Park at Green Gables Inn

303 Sheridan Street West, Lanesboro

Bill Brechtel
Thursday
August 19
, 2021
Luce Line Trail Ride
(20 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am
Theodore Wirth Trailhead parking lot
1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Mpls
Walkers are welcome to come to the park
and enjoy the trails while the bikers are riding
Lunch after ride at ~12:15 pm
Mill Valley Café at Trailhead
Dan Regan
Wednesday
August 18
, 2021
LAST What's Cookin' ULLR Summer Picnic
"Chicken Salad Sandwiches"
Hosted by ULLR Singles
Supper Picnic, 5:00 pm
ULLR Foundation Raffle!
Jan Butler
Monday
August 16
, 2021
Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail Ride
Waterville to Madison Lake
(27 mi RT) Meet 9:00 am, Ride 9:30 am
Waterville Trailhead
MN Hwy 13 & Fremont Street, Waterville

Picnic after the ride
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
John Stiefel
Patty Fitzgerald
Thursday
August 12
, 2021
4th Annual Charlie Brown Memorial Ride
Browns Creek/Gateway Trails

(21 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:45 am
Brown's Creek Trailhead parking lot
Hwy 95 & Laurel Street, Stillwater
Picnic after the ride at Pioneer Park
515 2nd Street North, Stillwater
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Joan Roe
Thursday
August 05
, 2021
Douglas State Trail Ride
(25 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:45 am
Meet at the Pine Island Trailhead Park
101 East Center Street, Pine Island
Picnic after the ride
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
John Stiefel
Patty Fitzgerald
Wednesday
August 04
, 2021
What's Cookin' ULLR Summer Picnic
"Hawaiian Theme/Pulled Pork"
Hosted by the ULLR Foundation
Supper Picnic, 5:00 pm 
Jan Cady
Tuesday
August 03
, 2021
Gale Woods Farm Bike, Hike & Picnic
(2-1/2 hour RT) Meet 09:15 am, Ride 9:30 am
Gale Woods Farm
7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista
Hikers begin anytime that is convenient
Picnic begins at 12:00 noon
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Bill Brechtel
Saturday
July 31
, 2021
Pictures
Silver Lake Bike Ride, Social & Potluck Picnic
Bikers Meet 10:00 am, Ride 10:30 am
Social & Pot Luck Arrive 1:00 pm
11708 200th Street, Silver Lake, MN
2:30 pm: Grilled hamburgers will be provided
Please bring your Pot Luck Contribution,
your beverages, and a chair.
A $2 donation per person is requested
Charlotte Navratil
Alan Moore
Thursday
July 22
, 2021
Carver Park Reserve to Excelsior Ride
Bike or Hike & Picnic
(25 mi RT) Meet 09:00 am, Ride 9:30 am
Carver Park Reserve Winter Trailhead
6920 Springview Road, Victoria
Hikers begin anytime that is convenient
Picnic after the ride
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Bill Brechtel
Wednesday
July 21
, 2021
What's Cookin' ULLR Summer Picnic
"Subway Sandwiches"
Hosted by ULLR Skiers
Luncheon Picnic, 12:00 Noon
ULLR Foundation Raffle!
And Foundation donation check presentation
Nancy Sand
Thursday
July 15
, 2021
Elm Creek Regional Park Reserve Ride
(15-20 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am
Elm Creek Park Reserve Ski Chalet
12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove
Lunch after ride at Maple Tavern
9375 Deerwood Lane North, Maple Grove
Dale Bonham
Tuesday
July 13
, 2021
St Paul Lakes Ride
Bike, Hike & Picnic
(21 mi RT) Meet 09:30 am, Ride 10:00 am
Lake Phalen Pavilion parking lot
1600 Lake Phalen Drive, St Paul
Hikers begin anytime that is convenient
Picnic begins at 12:15 pm, Lake Phalen Pavilion
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Bill Brechtel
Sunday
July 11
, 2021

Winter Events Planning Party

4:00 pm, at the Navis abode, Eagan
Help us plan a wide variety of winter events:
Hiking, cross-country & alpine skiing, and snowshoeing
Bring a chair, $2 donation requested
Food & beverages will be provided
Nancy Navis
Barb Kolbe
Thursday
July 08
, 2021
City Ride to Theodore Wirth Park

(20 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am

Lynnhurst Field parking lot

North side, 1500 West 50th Street, Mpls

Between Minnehaha Pkwy & James

Ride to Theodore Wirth Park and back
John Stiefel
Patty Fitzgerald
Wednesday
July 07
, 2021
What's Cookin' ULLR Summer Picnic
"Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches"
Hosted by ULLR Bikers
Luncheon Picnic, 12:00 Noon
Patty Fitzgerald
Sunday
July 04
, 2021

State Capitol Ride & Picnic

(20 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am
Wabun Picnic Area at Minnehaha Park
4655 46th Avenue South, Mpls
Picnic after ride at Wabun
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Nancy Navis
Craig Navis
Thursday
July 01
, 2021
Pictures
Ride the Urban Splendor North Minneapolis Trails
(15-20 mi RT) Meet 9:30 am, Ride 9:45 am
Theodore Wirth Chalet parking lot
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Mpls
Bring a chair, food & a beverage
Or support the new Mill Valley Café at Trailhead
Kate Casserly
Thursday
June 24
, 2021
Elm Creek Regional Park Reserve Ride
(15-20 mi RT) Meet 9:15 am, Ride 9:30 am
Elm Creek Park Reserve Ski Chalet
12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove
Lunch after ride at Maple Tavern
9375 Deerwood Lane North, Maple Grove
Dale Bonham
Wednesday
June 23
, 2021
What's Cookin' ULLR Summer Picnic
"Brats"
Hosted by the New ULLR Board
Luncheon Picnic, 12:00 Noon
ULLR Foundation Raffle!
Jan Swanberg
Tuesday
June 22
, 2021
Bloomington Trails & Lakes Ride
(15-20 mi RT) Meet 9:00 am, Ride 9:30 am
Normandale Lake Parking Lot
Chalet Road, South of 84th Street, Bloomington
Picnic by the lake after ride, ~11:30 am
Everyone Welcome!  
Bring a chair and picnic lunch
Roger Kemp
Sharon Marini
##Cancelled##
Thursday
June 17, 2021
## Cancelled Due To Trail Construction ##
Gale Woods Farm/Dakota Rail Trail Ride
Bike Hike & Picnic
(2-1/2 hour RT) Meet 09:30 am, Ride 10:00 am
Gale Woods Farm
7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista
Hikers begin anytime that is convenient
Picnic begins at 12:15 pm
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Bill Brechtel
Monday
June 14
, 2021
Pictures
Cannon Valley Trail Ride
Ride Welch to Cannon Falls and back
(20 mi RT) Meet 9:00 am, Ride 9:30 am

Welch Trailhead (wheel pass $5 cash)

26674 144th Avenue Way, Welch, MN

Bring a picnic lunch & beverage for after the ride

Sharon Marini
Ken Marini
##Cancelled##
Thursday
June 10, 2021
## Cancelled Due To Extreme Heat ##
Shakopee to Chaska/Carver Ride
(15 mi RT) Meet 9:45 am, Ride 10:00 am
Memorial Park
1801 county road 101, Shakopee
Bring a chair, lunch & beverage
Pat Nelson
Wednesday
June 09
, 2021
What's Cookin' ULLR Summer Picnic
"Wraps"
Hosted by 70's & 80's Birthdays Members

Luncheon Picnic, 12:00 Noon
Sandra Shearer
Tue-Fri
June 01-04, 2021
Pictures

Bike the Paul Bunyan Trail

Stay at Good Ol' Days Resort

26050 Oak Lane, Nisswa MN

Bike-Golf-Shop-Zipline-Socialize-Fish-Swim-Eat-
Kayak-Sit around the fire pit-Play in the sand!
Sharon Marini
Patty Fitzgerald
Tuesday
June 01
, 2021
Soo Line Recreational Trail Ride
(27 or 12 mi RT) Ride 10:30 am
Trailhead, Hwy 10 one mi north of Royalton
Lunch on ride at 12:30 pm
Jordie's Trailside Cafe
105 1st Avenue, Bowlus
Bill Brechtel
##Cancelled##
Thursday
May 27, 2021
## Cancelled - Rescheduled For July 13 ##
St Paul Lakes Bike, Hike & Picnic
(21 mi RT) Meet 09:30 am, Ride 10:00 am
Lake Phalen Pavilion parking lot
1600 Lake Phalen Drive, St Paul
Hikers begin anytime that is convenient
Picnic begins at 12:15 pm
Lake Phalen Pavilion
Bring a chair, and your own food & beverages
Bill Brechtel
Monday
May 24
, 2021
Sakatah Singing Hills Trail Ride
(20 or 30 mi RT) Meet 09:30 am, Ride 10:00 am
Shager Park22399 Dalton Avenue, Faribault
Bring a chair, lunch & drink for a picnic after the ride
Patty Fitzgerald
John Stiefel
##Cancelled##
Friday
May 21, 2021
## Cancelled Due To Muddy Conditions ##
Ritter Farm Park Hike

(3 mi RT) Meet at 10:45 am, Leave at 11:00 am
19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville
Lunch after hike at Cracker Barrel
17189 Kenyon Avenue, Lakeville
Karen Holmquist
Thursday
May 20
, 2021
 ULLR General Meeting
Bloomington Event Center (BEC)
1114 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN
Optional dinner before, in BEC restaurant
Make a meal reservation by calling 952-888-1492

6:00 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
7:00 pm: Business Meeting
8:00 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
Foundation Bingo & Raffle!
Executive VP
Thursday
May 20
, 2021
Cities Ride, Hike & Picnic
(12 or 18 mi RT) Meet 10:15 am, Ride 10:30 am
Wabun Picnic Area at Minnehaha Park
4655 46th Avenue South, Mpls
Walkers welcome to come anytime 
Bring chair, lunch & beverage for picnic after ride
Everyone welcome to the picnic!
Picnic will start around 12:15, when bikers return
Jerry Barnard
Marilyn Barnard
Friday
May 14
, 2021
Pictures
Crosby Farm Regional Park Hike
Meet at 10:45 am, Leave at 11:00 am
Picnic shelter parking lot
2595 Crosby Farm Rd, St Paul
Lunch after hike TBD
Nancy Sand
Thursday
May 13
, 2021
Dakota Rail Trail Ride
Wayzata to St Boni & picnic
(26 mi RT) Meet 09:30 am, Ride 09:45 am
Dakota Rail Regional Trail
Trailhead parking: 175 Grove Lane East, Wayzata
Bring a chair, food & beverage for picnic
in Shavers Park after the ride

(next to the Trailhead & Wayzata Beach)
All ULLRs are invited to the picnic, ~12:30 pm
Patty Fitzgerald
John Stiefel
Monday
May 10
, 2021
Pictures
Terrace Oaks West Park Hike
(4 mi RT) Hike at 11:00 am
Meet in parking lot,
Terrace Oaks West Park
12801 County Road 11, Burnsville
Trail has several short but steep hills
Walking sticks or hiking poles are recommended
Lunch after hike at Jensen's Cafe
12750 Nicollet Boulevard, Burnsville
Nancy Sand
Thursday
May 06
, 2021
Kick-Off Ride Around City Lakes
(12 mi RT) Meet 09:30 am, Ride 09:45 am

Lynnhurst Field parking lot

North side, 1500 West 50th Street, Mpls

Between Minnehaha Pkwy & James

Bring a chair, lunch & drink
for a picnic after the ride
Patty Fitzgerald
John Stiefel
Monday
May 03
, 2021
Pictures
Roseville Central Park Hike
(3 mi RT) Meet 10:45 am, Hike 11:00 am
2540 Lexington Avenue, Roseville
Optional lunch after hike
Red's Savoy Pizza
1145 Woodhill Drive, Roseville
Barb Kolbe
Kyle McClintick
## Cancelled##
Wednesday
April 28, 2021
## CANCELLED DUE TO MUDDY TRAILS ##
Terrace Oaks West Park Hike

(4 mi RT) Hike at 11:00 am
Meet in parking lot,
Terrace Oaks West Park
12801 County Road 11, Burnsville
Trail has several short but steep hills
Walking sticks or hiking poles are recommended
Bring your own lunch, beverage & chair for after the hike
Nancy Sand
Monday
April 19
, 2021
Lake of the Isles Hike
(3+ mi RT) Meet at 10:30 am, Leave at 10:45 am
Meet at 28th Street, East side of Lake of the Isles
West of Hennepin Avenue, Mpls
Lunch after hike TBD
Carol Bush
Wednesday
April 14
, 2021
Pictures
Tamarack Nature Center Hike
(3.75 mi RT) Meet 11:00 am, Hike 11:15 am
5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Lake Twnshp
Lunch TBA
Karen Holmquist
Thursday
April  08
, 2021
PicturesULLR General Meeting
Bloomington Event Center (BEC)
1114 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN
NOTE: Upstairs restaurant & bar will be closed!
BUT, the meeting room bar will be OPEN at 6 pm!
6:00 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
7:00 pm: Business Meeting
Election of 2021-2022 Officers
2020 Awards Presentation
7:30 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
Executive VP
##Cancelled##
Due To No Snow

Tuesday
March 23, 2021

## Cancelled Due To No Snow ##
Gale Woods Farm Snowshoe
(1-3 mi RT) Meet 10:00 am
Gale Woods Farm
7210 County Road 1190, Minnetrista
Snowshoe rental available
Ski poles or walking stick recommended

Bill Brechtel
Wednesday
March 17
, 2021
Pictures
Bachman's Idea House Tour
Meet at 10:45 am for self-guided tour at 11:00 am
Cost $5, Check-in Desk inside Bachman's
6010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
10 seats have been reserved
Optional lunch after at Patrick's
Located in the Bachman's greenhouse
Barb Kolbe
Kyle McClintick
## Cancelled ##
Due To COVID-19
Pandemic
Thursday
March 11, 2021
     
## Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic ##
ULLR General Meeting
Bloomington Event Center (BEC)
1114 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN
6:00 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
7:00 pm: Business Meeting
7:30 pm: Socializing (Cash Bar)
Executive VP
Thursday
March 11
, 2021
   

Downhill Ski at Welch Village

26685 County 7 Blvd, Welch

Meet 9:45 am 

Meet at bottom of the hill where we leave skis

Boots must be put on at your vehicle
Face coverings are required in the lift line and on the lift

Tickets must be reserved in advance on-line
If you have a pass, you do not need to make a reservation

Chalet open only for bathroom use and for take-out

No Host
Wednesday
March 03
, 2021
   

Downhill Ski at Afton Alps

6600 Peller Ave S, Hastings

Meet at Main Lodge, 9:30 am

Afton Alps allows you to put your boots on in the chalet
But you have to take your bag back to the car
You need to buy tickets in advance online

Restaurant is open

No Host
Thursday
February 25
, 2021
   

Downhill Ski at Welch Village

26685 County 7 Blvd, Welch

Meet 9:45 am 

Meet at bottom of the hill where we leave skis

Boots must be put on at your vehicle
Face coverings are required in the lift line and on the lift

Tickets must be reserved in advance on-line
If you have a pass, you do not need to make a reservation

Chalet open only for bathroom use and for take-out

No Host
Tuesday
February 23
, 2021
Gale Woods Farm Snowshoe
(1-3 mi RT) Meet 10:00 am
Gale Woods Farm
7210 County Road 1190, Minnetrista
Snowshoe rental available
Ski poles or walking stick recommended
Bill Brechtel
Saturday
February 20
, 2021
Picture  
 
Elm Creek XC/SS/Hike
     Elm Creek Regional Park
Meet 1:00 pm at