If you like a beat to your pedal stroke, one of the newer bike rides in Minnesota may add to your summer fun. This year, on August 13th, Albert Lea, MN will again host the Rock n’ Roll Fountain Lake. Families and friends, of all ages, will enjoy this fun bike tour around the scenic lakes with food and music along the way!
The hometown of rock-n-roll icon, Eddie Cochran and Marian Ross (also known as Mrs. C from Happy Days), Albert Lea knows how to rock! Riders can choose from the 10, 25, or 50 miles SAG-supported routes. All three courses hug picturesque lake shores and offer a variety of beautiful southern Minnesota scenery. Along the routes, there is a great chance you will spot some of natures magnificent creatures. See eagles, pelicans and countless other birds and wildlife that live in the area and love the local lakes.
The ride starts on the north side of Downtown Albert Lea
The tour starts and ends right across the street from Fountain Lake Park, just north of Downtown Albert Lea. Check-in and day-of-registration will open at 8 and close at 10 a.m. If you plan to ride the 50-mile route, please start no later than 9 a.m. The three courses designed offer the most scenic and pleasant routes around Albert Lea. Along the way on each loop you will find food and refreshment stops offering a great music lined up for all ages to enjoy. Protect your melon, helmets are required!
Bike-friendly Albert Lea
Less than two-hours down Interstate 35W from the Twin Cities, pull into Albert Lea and prepare for a weekend of outdoor fun. The town is also known by another name: The Land Between the Lakes. That’s because the city sits between Fountain Lake and Albert Lea Lake and both are prime destinations for soaking in the rays. Getting around on your bike in Albert Lea is easy with city’s low traffic bike lanes and trails. Especially with the Blazing Star State Trail that takes you out to Myre-Big Island State Park.
After checking in at one of the hotels its exciting to ride around this southern Minnesota community.
The ‘Rock-n-Roll the Lakes’ is a fundraiser for the Albert Lea Area Cyclists and the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. So come for a fun time riding and a-rockin’ good time!
When you need a break from the outdoors there’s plenty to keep your exciting visit to Albert Lea going. There’s locally owned shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and the area history will top of your bike adventure here. Check out more here.