TRK Oktoberfest Ride to The Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

Start: 
Sun, Sep 24, 10:45am - 5:00pm

Most of this ride is on bike trails. This is a casual "no-drop" ride. There will be several "pause" points to regather if needed.
We're hitting Oktoberfest at "The Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter" just off Brown's Creek Trail. $3 cover to get into the festival.
See TRK Facebook post for this ride. It has pictures of the start area and the turns on the route...
The route is simple mostly on the Gateway and Brown's Creek trails. We hit Oktoberfest at the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter just west of Stillwater and a mere 100 feet off the new Brown's Creek Bike Trail... Arrive at the ride start location at 10:45am so we can leave by 11am. First we ride out the Gateway Trail from North Saint Paul to Pine Point Park. Then we head south on the County 55 (Norell Ave) bike trail to Minnesota 96 and go east on the paved shoulder to 95. 95 south to Stillwater. We then head north on Browns Creek trail (very scenic). Just after going over the new Manning Ave (county 15) bike bridge turn left on Lofton Ave to the Gasthaus. A $3 cover, lots of great German food and beer on the Oktoberfest grounds. Leave when you want and continue west on Brown's Creek Trail to the Gateway trail and south back to North Saint Paul. It's only 10 miles back to the ride start. If you are running late call me. My number is on the TRK contact list.
The ride is about 35 miles
Directions: The starting point is the parking lot along the Gateway trail on the south side of Hwy 36 on 2nd Street in North Saint Paul. The link at the bottom shows the Google Maps Satellite view of the lot (note the North Saint Paul wind mill in view)
By bike: from the Gateway trail heading east on the Gateway along hwy 36 just east of the bike bridge over McKnight:
1.The parking lot is just about a 10th of a mile or so east of the bike bridge over McKnight Ave on the left side of the trail. Check the link at the bottom. You'll see the North Saint Paul wind mill on the right and the giant snowman in the distance.
By car from hwy 36 east east of 35E:
1.Heading east from 35E, just past the White Bear Ave exit, take the McKnight Road exit. When existing stay in the center lane.
2.Cross McKnight Ave and take the fork in the road to the right.
3.Turn right on 2nd Street heading south.
4.The lot will be the 1st driveway on the left. Use 2290 2nd St N in North Saint Paul if you want to program your GPS.
5.From the lot you can see both the North Saint Paul wind mill (generates electricity) and in the distance to the east, the big snowman. Symbol of "The North Saint Paul Polars".

Watch FB in case bad weather forces the ride to be cancelled.
Location
Gateway PArking Lot by wind mill 
2290 2nd St N 
North Saint Paul, MN 55109

Location

Gateway trail Parking Lot
2290 2nd St N.
NORTH SAINT PAUL, MN 55109-1814
United States

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