Saturday's Day 3 route will take us out of Myre Big Island State Park and head us east on County Road 46. We will then head north before turning back to the west, traveling through some small burghs before getting to Hollandale, a neat little town with a great bar and grill. From there we will head up to Geneva, another cool stop, and probably eat lunch. Then it's up to Owatonna and Medford before arriving home. Anticipated time of arrival at BA will be sometime mid-afternoon. Total distance: approximately 65 miles.

Day 3: Approximately 65 miles
  • Return to Hayward using the trail (6 mi.)
  • Go left Cty. 26 (.5 miles)
  • Go right on Cty. Rd. 46 (9 miles)
  • Left on Cty. Rd. 34 BREAK in Oakland (1 Mile)
  • Continue on 34 (6 miles)
  • Left on Cty Rd 251 through Maple Island (park with BR if you need it) to Hollandale and great small Bloody Mary’s at the 3 in 1 Bar (5 miles) BREAK
  • Go north on Cty Rd 28 (5 miles)
  • Left on Cty Rd 35 to Geneva – LUNCH in park behind the Geneva Bar and Grill, where they have great bigger Bloody Mary’s! (3 miles)
  • Go north on Cty Rd 45 (1.5 miles)
  • At the fork in the road, stay right on Cty Rd 47/45 – stay on it for about (16-17 miles) into Owatonna (we will BREAK just past Cty. Rd. 4 and landfill sign)
  • Once in Owatonna, go straight on 45
  • Left at stoplight on SW 18th for about ¾ mile, including a stretch along Kaplan Woods – when you get to the bottom of the hill, hang a short left into the parking lot, but continue straight ahead BREAK (.75 miles)
  • Go right on Kaplan Trail (this trail gets a little tricky, so we will try to have signage)
  • Continue on the trail, always staying right at forks in the trail – when you get to Bridge St. you have to go up onto it and cross the bridge to the east side of the river and then left into the parking lot where you will again find the trail – later you will go under Rose Street and loop up to cross the river on a bike bridge – continue until you reach W. North St., where we stay on the left trail at the split and go up to the stoplight at the intersection of W. North Street and Hoffman Drive – (total distance about 2-2 ½ miles)
  • Go left on W. North Street and cross Hoffman Drive and go up to State Street – (.5 miles)
  • Right on State Street, which is also Cty. Rd 45 – cross Hoffman at the stoplight and take 45 all of the way through Medford (BREAK POINT) to Faribault (14 miles)
  • Left on 17th Street past Faribault Middle (.5 miles)
  • Right on 9th Ave. (1 mile)
  • Right on 9th St. and follow curve to left to 4th Ave. (1mile)
  • Right on 5th 1 block and left on 3rd Ave. to BA – IT’S IN THE BOOKS!