Day 2's route takes us from Lake Louise State Park to Myre Big Island State Park in Albert Lea. In order to improve the roads we'll be traveling on, we will actually be dipping down into Iowa for a number of miles. It appears that we'll likely eat lunch in Otranto Park, and we'll again be making additional stops every 10-15 miles along the route. We will finish by riding the last 5-6 miles into the campground on the Blazing Star State Trail, which begins in Hayward. Total distance: approximately 65 miles.

Day 2: Approximately 65 miles
  • Leave campground and take the Shooting Star Trail back the way we came as far as Adams – approximately 12 miles
  • BREAK Go left (south) on Cty Rd 7 – to the T (.5 miles)
  • Go left on Cty 18 which will curve right to the south (4.5 miles)
  • When it curves to the left, this becomes State Line Road for about .75 miles
  • Turn right on T46 and continue south (4.5 miles)
  • Go right on A23/465th for about until you get to Stacyville, which will be a good Bloody Mary stop at Gerb’s Bar and Grill on the right just a block before the stop sign (4.5 miles) BREAK – great Bloody Mary’s if you choose!
  • Continue west on A23 – at stop sign continue straight across Broad St. onto W. School St. on new surface until it curves right on S. Liberty St. for one block (.5 miles)
  • Turn left on A23/465th St. (7 mi.)
  • Go right on 218 (1.5 mi.)
  • Go left on A19/480th St (3.5-4 miles)
  • In Otranto there’s a nice park along the River as you enter town BREAK
  • Continue on A19 and take a right to head north on S70/Beach Ave. for about 3 miles to State Line Rd. (3 miles)
  • At T take a quick left on State Line Road and immediate right onto 105 North (1 mile)
  • Go left (west) on Cty Rd. 6/110th, which becomes Cty. Rd 1 (8 miles)
  • Go right (north) on Cty Rd 30 for about 3.5 miles to Myrtle (you’ll be on its west side) and continue for another .5 mile (4 total miles) BREAK AT BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH SOMEWHERE IN THIS STRETCH
  • Left on 13 (4 MILES)
  • Right on Cty. Rd 26/810th to Hayward (5 miles) POSSIBLE BREAK
  • Left on the Blazing Star State Trail (5 MILES)
  • When you hit the tar road in Myre Big Island State Park, take a left to the White Fox Campground sign (.5 miles)
  • Go left into the White Fox Campground on the gravel road– our sites will be 43,45, 47, 48, 50, 51, and 52 (.5 miles)