Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jaunt with Jim returns to 56572

Bike Trails, Sailboats, Pelicans and the Infant Mississippi:
The 34th Annual Jaunt With Jim, And You’re Invited

We are happy to acclaim this as progress, and even happier to invite you to join us June 13 to 20 when we’re “Going to the Source” in our biking pilgrimage to the beginnings of a great river and also to some of the loveliest scenes of woodland and lake country in Minnesota. The actual start of the ride is June 14, a Saturday, but because we pretty much rise with the sun, we’ll gather the night before, June 13, at a campsite in Pelican Rapids, park our cars for the week, breakfast there and then head out into the morning. (Registration forms at the end of this newsletter).

The itinerary: Pelican Rapids to Osakis the first night, June 14; Brainerd June 15; Walker June 16 and 17; Bagley by way of Itasca State Park and the source of the Mississippi June 18; Park Rapids June 19; and back to Pelican Rapids June 20.

The ride is produced annually for members of Jim Klobuchar’s Adventures, a loosely organized clan of adventurers, travelers, over the road nomads and a few happily unclassified mystics. Its advisories and postings are available at http://www.jimklobuchar.com. Our group usually numbers 120 to 130. For many of these the ride has become a kind of reunion and celebration of their shared zeal for the open road. But it also encourages newcomers and welcomes them enthusiastically.

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