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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:42 am  Reply with quote

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Northern River Roads to Monticello 80 miles.

This one and Afton are my two favorite rides. You really need a faster bike 150cc or more the better, though nothing is posted over 55mph. There is usually less traffic on a weekday but weekends arenít too bad, you may have to pull over a couple times to let people pass if you are holding people up in a couple of fast stretches. Also you can take this all the way to St. Cloud if you wanted to.

If I remember right youíll see the River Road signs on almost all of these streets, just in case you get off track.

Start Elsieís 729 Marshall Street NE
or Psycho Suzieís or Bettyís where ever just get onto Marshall St. NE

North on Marshall
Turns into East River Road 11 miles
Turns into Coon Rapids Blvd (keep to the left) 5.3 miles
Curves into S. 5th Ave. .5 mile
West (L) onto Main Street. .4 mile
South (L) onto 169 (S. Ferry St) .7 miles
West (R) onto Dayton Road
Turns into Dayton River Road 7.3 miles
West (L) onto Robinson Rd
Turns quickly into River Road 3.2 miles
Turns North into Parish Road .75 mile
West (L) onto 90th Street
Turns into 95th 10.1 miles
West (R) onto Broadway 1.4 mile
Downtown Monticello

*if you want to go to St. Cloud keep on Broadway heading west it will later be called Hwy 75 and take you all the way there*

Follow the same route going back, but turn the opposite way of course!
Until you get the intersection of Dayton Road and HWY 169 near Anoka.
Turn South (R) onto 169 get into the left lane right away. Then after .35 mile there is light where you can either head south on 169 or go straight (east) onto W. River Road
Go straight onto W. River Road. 5.7 miles
East (L) onto 97th Ave N.
Turns into W. River Road again 3.25 miles
West (R) onto Brookedale Ave 2 blocks

2 options

1st option if you have a fast bike and arenít afraid of 694 take hwy 252 south (L) 1.75 miles to 694 going East .4 mile to East River Road heading South which takes you back to Marshall Street.

2nd South (L) onto 252 .5 mile
West (R) onto 73rd Ave . .35 mile
South (L) onto Dupont Ave
West (R) onto 57th 4 blocks
South (L) onto Humboldt 1.5 mile
East (L) onto Victory/Memorial Drive
Turns into Webber Parkway .6 mile
South (R) onto Lyndale 1 block
East (L) onto 42nd Ave
Turns into 37th crossing the river .35 mile
South (R) onto St. Anthony Parkway .5 mile
Up to you, either keep on St. Anthony Parkway or turn South onto Marshall.

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Kevin K
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:49 pm  Reply with quote

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UPDATE: once you pass thru downtown Dayton, and over the Crow River, River Road becomes CR 42. Stay on it all the way into Elk River. After you pass under Hwy 101 you will come to CR 39. Take a left and continue to 75 (Broadway).

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