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August 28-30, 2016

  

Lanesboro, MN

  

Lanesboro Biking & Golfing Trip

 
Coordinators: Sharon Marini & Patty Fitzgerald

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Photos by: Patty Fitzgerald

 
    
     
    
     
      
      
 

Photos by: Sharon Marini

     

 

Photos by: Nancy Sand

 

Photo by: Alan Moore

Photo by: Carol Thelen

Photo by: Gail West

   
Gail W, Charlotte N, Paula M
   Larry M, Gail W, Alan M, Hal W

 
Much of downtown Lanesboro is a part of the National Register of Historic Places.  It is known as the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota.  This is where 27 Ullrs enjoyed 3 perfect summer days of biking, socializing and cultural events.  
   
Many of the group arrived on Sunday to enjoy a bike ride.  We wanted to be sure to get to Whalan for a piece of delicious pie.  Four of us ventured further east of Whalan on Sunday and much to our surprise, there was a rattlesnake stretched across the trail.  We were happy that it was busy sunning itself so that we got past it safely.
     
Sunday evening many of us enjoyed dinner in Preston at the Branding Iron.  Monday after breakfast the group scattered.  It was difficult to decide which beautiful trail to enjoy.  The Root River State Bike Trail is likely the most scenic trail in the state.  There are numerous bridges crossing branches of the Root River, the trails wind thru bluffs and farm land and have plenty of shade.  One group became very ambitious and decided to bike all the way to Harmony, which was just under 50 miles round trip from the Green Gables Inn.  That route seems to have the steepest grades.  All but one of the group made it up all the hills, had a great lunch and biked back mostly downhill in time to enjoy appetizers and bragging rights.  Many others in the group found time to shop in downtown Lanesboro and Whalen finding some beautiful pieces of jewelry and other buys.
   
Monday night we enjoyed the charming and touching musical comedy "Souvenir" at the Commonweal Theater.  Tuesday was another beautiful day so after a hardy breakfast many in the group decided to take one last bike ride before heading home.  
   
The Lanesboro biking trip continues to be enjoyed by all that participate.  Next year's trip is already on the schedule starting the last Sunday in August.  Thanks to all of you that came to enjoy the trip and for all of the help with food and beverages.
   
Patty Fitzgerald and Sharon Marini, co-chairs
   

 

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