Pedal on the Pounds-June 29

I have led an annual family and friends ride that has been dubbed Pedal On the Pounds.

POTP’s was appropriately named because the first year it started and stopped at the Cold Spring Bakery, in addition we shared wonderful deserts at the rests stops.
This year the POTP ride is scheduled for June 29th – pre-ride photo at 8:50am.

I would like to extend an invite to the CMBC.

This is a family and friends ride with ride with treats, SAG support, maps, and route signs.
We have had 35 riders the past three years, all of varying cycling experience (for several this ride doubles their yearly mileage total).
I have two sisters that tote the goodies to each of the two rest stops and provide SAG support as needed.  We typically have a couple riders that opt out of biking the entire route and jump onboard the SAG.

I think this would be a good fit for the CMBC and would love to have a bigger ride.
Meet at the park across the street from the 400 Supper Club, 25958 Lake Road, St. Cloud, MN 56301.

Early registration ends at 8:49 on June 29th.

As always, please bring something calorie laden to share.
In addition, in lieu of an official entry fee and/or setting up our own charity, we will be supporting the CycleHealth organization.
CycleHealth’s mission: To create a new cycle of health in America, starting with the youngest generation.

My cousin’s industrious children Kristina and Kyle Swenson have supported a non-profit for years by competing in a triathlon and being perennial fundraising front runners.
Please support their efforts by following the link to their donation page:

The anticipated pace for the 33 mile route is a conversation filled 10-12mph with two planned rest stops at mile 14 and 24.
(There is a way to shave 6 miles off the first leg… shhhh, we won’t tell.)
For those wanting a bigger challenge each segment has an additional loop bringing the total distance to 50 miles.
The pace of the 50 mile riders is typically 14-16+.
There is an option of riding a 16 mile route – this is discouraged because it puts the rider at the start/stop point alone and this is meant to be a camaraderie building event.

16 mile route:

33 mile route:

50 mile route:

The last two years we have had 35 riders.  I would like to double that number this year, so invite your friends.

Al Halbur
(320) 224-1409


Routes are here: Pedal on the Pounds 2014

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