FARGO ADVENTURE RIDE & REUNION

I’ve been hating Facebook more and more these days, but today it redeemed itself. My friend Guitar Ted posted this image.

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It’s an image I took many years ago on one of my official, unofficial Fargo Adventure Rides. I later printed an extremely small run of mini prints and shared them with just a few folks, the source for this image above.

In the FB comments, instigator MG mentioned we should do this again. I proposed a rough date and idea and off it went. It looks like Friday, October 28th (my Birthday) I will be pulling together another Fargo adventure ride. Here is a end of ride picture from the last one I held.  Look at all those Gen 1 Salsa Fargo bikes! So good!

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So….Save the date. I’ll fill more details in and create an event page here on my blog, but on Friday, October 28th I will be leading a little Fargo Adventure Ride out of Northfield, MN. I don’t have the route planned, but all my previous Adventure rides have been between 60-75 miles. I would suspect this to be the same. While the pace won’t be fast, I think pretty much everyone that’s been on them has found some type of challenge with my route and come home a bit knackered. This will be no death march. It will be fun and focused on a route that is multi surface. I will try to hit pavement, gravel, dirt, grass, mud, river or stream and who knows what else?

While the title of the ride is the Fargo Adventure Ride, any and all bikes are welcome as long as they are multi surface capable. Ask anyone whom has ever been on one of my routes, a road bike will not cut it.  It is an unofficial event. In fact, it isn’t an event. It is a bike ride in the country. No entry fee. Travel at own risk. No drop. Not officially sanctioned by anyone. Zip. Nadda. Nothing. You are doing this on your own will and at your own risk.

For those that wish to camp, I’d suggest Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. I think it is open into October although some of the nicer amenities close mid October. LInk here:

For my friends considering coming, do it. Just know though that I am not able to do a whole weekend event and guided tour of Minneapolis. Please stay, but you will have find another tour guide. We are nice people up here so I don’t think that will be a problem.

Did I mention this ride is going to take place on October 28th, 2016? Save the date!

One last request. Please leave me a comment if you are interested and/or committed to coming. That will help me build a communication strategy and gathering page.

OK….I am going to bed. I have to go start exploring these roads in the AM to put something special together.

Update here: Also no camping. Parks are closed.

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7 Comments

  1. Yes. I will plan to be there. Thank you for doing this, Jason. You know I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Phyllis and I are going to make a weekend of it. It has been too long since we have spent time with our friends up North.

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  2. Interested. I get into MN pretty regular, so shouldn’t be an issue to make it happen.

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  3. Jason,
    I am interested in attending your Fargo Adventure Ride & Reunion on October 28th. Working on my work schedule before I am able to commit.

    Tony

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  4. Looks like Nerstrand’s campground closes Oct 22nd.

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    1. Barturtle – I have run out of camping options. Looks like a hotel may be in order or stay in the cities or surrounding areas and drive out in the AM. Update here: https://imaginegnat.com/2016/10/18/october-28th-fargo-reunion-ride-update/

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  5. Any further updates on time and meeting place? Hotel recommendations?

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