Rabbit Run News!

JKTimeTrial   (Note: Start at the yield sign at the corner of Co. 6 and Co.157 and head East, make the loop and the finish line is the county junction sign .2 mi short of the starting point)


Despite the weather,  some impressive runs were still made this year.  Andrew…………… Todd would be proud, you beat his TT dream goal by 2 seconds!  Yes, WOW!!!!   Linnea and Earl show they are still fast, and John posted a personal best.  Nice job Guys!   Andrew and Linnea agreed to turn down any prize, and the 2014 and 2015 Rabbit Run budget funds were donated to SHIFTING GEARS.   I will continue to maintain the Rabbit Run History and a listing for each current year, but the trophy race is discontinued.    It will still be a chance to test your fitness on a known course, and compare your fitness to our younger selves and each other.  It gives a chance to race Todd as well.  Instead of a rewards program, those who make a run, and report to me by email (jimkempf2@hotmail.com), can get a t-shirt or cap by request, while the supply lasts.  I want to get the t-shirts out there, if you’ve made a run ever, and want another shirt or cap, just ask.


Rabbit Run Results 2014Rabbit Run History 2014 easy read jpg









Sunday Ride

I am Ride leader for a new ride at 6pm Sunday evenings, from Lincoln School.  It will be a chance for new riders to build road riding skills, and prepare for the speed of our regular club rides.  It will also be an outlet for regular riders, to throttle back, and share what they have learned, or  just enjoy a more relaxed pace.  I expect the rides to build from a 13-15 mph ave pace early in year, to an ave pace of 16-17mph by the time we reach the longest days of summer.  We will also build the length of the rides as we go.  This will be a no drop ride, but riders must be willing to learn how to draft off other riders.   Riders should be riding at least one other time per week, either alone, or as part of another ride.DSCN0135   So far, we’ve been splitting into a 11-13 mph beginner group, and a 16mph conversational group.  Course often runs a loop up County 43, allowing beginners to break off at points every couple of miles.  DSCN0120DSCN0146DSCN0156 DSCN0153mom's camera bike trophys 144

Dog Information

MN Statute 347.04


Any dog that habitually worries, chases, or molests teams or persons traveling peaceably on the public road is a public nuisance. Upon complaint in writing to a district court judge containing a description of the dog, including the name of the dog and its owner, or stating that the name or names are not known, and alleging that the dog is a public nuisance, the judge shall issue a summons, if the owner is known, commanding the owner to appear before the judge at a specified time, not less than six nor more than ten days from the date of the summons, to answer the complaint. The summons shall be served not less than six days before the day of the hearing in the same manner as other district court summonses.

Group Rides 2012

With the nice Spring weather, group rides have started.  Days and times currently are as follows:

Tuesday and Thursday @ 6pm
Meet at Lincoln Elementary School

Wednesday Women’s Ride @ 6pm
Meet at Straight River Sports & Fitness

Saturday Coffee Grind and Shop Ride @ 7am and 9am
Meet at Straight River Sports & Fitness

As a reminder, HELMETS ARE REQUIRED at all group rides!


Shifting Gears for Down Syndrome (updated)

Updated on 9/23/2011 to reflect avoidance of gravel on CR 9 for 63 mile route. It is a totally new route, so make sure to check it out before you come.

Saturday, October 1st, join the Gislason family in raising money for the Down Syndrome Association of MN. As of right now, there are two routes a 63 mile route leaving Straight River Sports at 7 am and a 21 mile route that will leave at 9am. If there is interest for a 7 mile route, we will put that together as well.

More info…