This a reminder to cyclists in the Willmar area that a meeting to learn about and participate in the statewide bicycle planning study will be held Monday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Auditorium, 700 SW Litchfield Ave.
The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. and those planing to attend should be ready to stay the entire time. It will begin with a brief project description followed by a series of group discussions.
Those unable to attend in-person may join a statewide webinar discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 22. Webinar details will be posted at www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/study.html.
There are some other upcoming cycling events to consider:
– Pedal for Project Impact will be held June 16. It will feature 40- and 60-mile SAG tours and a 1-to-20-mile family ride on the Glacial Lakes Trail. For more information, go to www.willmarshelter.com/bike-a-thon.php.
– This year’s Habitat 500 will be from July 15 to 21. The ride is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and is limited to 135 riders. According to the 500 website, 53 riders have already registered. I rode it last year and really enjoyed it. Riders have to raise about $900 and kick in $200 or $300 for the cost of the ride, but it’s worth it. It’s an opportunity to see part of Minnesota from a bike, meet some great people and help a worthwhile cause. Checkout the website at www.habitat500.org/Habitat500/Home.html.
– The Dakota War History Ride – 3 Day Bicycle Trek will be from Aug. 2 to 5 and run from St. Peter to Montevideo. It will run along the Minnesota River Valley and share stories of the U.S. Dakota Conflict. For more information, go to www.mywahooadventures.com.