Red Wing bike tour is April 30

The inaugural Tour de Red Wing Bike Tour sponsored by Red Wing Rotary Club will be held Saturday, April 30.

Start will be between 7 and 9 a.m., rain or shine, and both start and finish will be at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical in Red Wing,

The event will consist of  10-, 25- or 40-mile scenic bluff routes with sheltered rest stops.

Fee per rider are: 10 miles, $15; 25 and 40 miles, $35. Kids under 18, $10 (with adult rider)

Those fees go up $10  after April 15, and registration closes April 28 at 10 p.m.


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Durand race is April 16

The annual "Durand Road Race" Bike Race will be held on county and local highways east of Durand, Wis., on Saturday, April 16.

More than 300 riders are expected for the four-hour event, according to Bob Benedum, spokesman for the Chippewa Valley Cycling Club, which is sponsoring the event.

Riders compete in several different categories based on age and experience. All categories of riders will be racing on the course simultaneously; however, starting times for each category will be staggered five minutes apart with the fastest riders going first. Top riders will be racing five or six times around the 13½-mile circuit.

Registration and the start-finish for the race will be located at the intersection of County Road T and Weissinger Road in the Town of Lima. From the starting line, racers will head east on County Road T six miles to Albany E; then south on E a mile to County R, then west on R to Weissinger Road, and north to the finish line.


Riders and race organizers will be present at the start-finish and along the course from early morning until mid-afternoon. Motorists are asked to use caution when driving in the vicinity.

The race course will NOT be closed to regular traffic during the race. However, race workers will be located at the four main intersections to control regular highway traffic and ensure safety of the racers.

Regular highway traffic does not interfere with these bike races, according to Benedum. However, local residents are asked to leash their dogs and to use great caution when accessing the highway from driveways and side roads during the race.

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Golf apps offered

Golf Minnesota magazine has released golf apps for seven states on the Apple app store. They're useful for the golfing traveler and resident alike, providing help with looking up courses, getting special deals and even setting up tee times.

Cost is $5.99. The iPhone app is available now and an Android version is under construction.

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