Trip policy reminders: Membership is required to go on all overnight trips (except the Extravaganza or trail clearing trips); Waiver forms must be signed by non-members on day trips; Both trip coordinators and participants are responsible for sharing/discovering information related to each others experience, capabilities, and expectations.
Tuesday, March 11 SOCIAL EVENT
Although we meet and socialize EVERY TUESDAY — this is an evening where you can count on more people going to the meeting and/or bar to share and plan their adventures and mingle with other Rovers.
This ongoing event takes place the second Tuesday of every month during the regular meeting and bar time. Check the meetings page for location and directions. Feel free to attend just the meeting, the bar, or both.
Melissa H. • 952-240-6130
Sunday, March 16 DAY TRIP
Estimated cost: $5. Deposit: $0. Max trip size: None.
Ron H. 651-774-9151
Sunday, March 30, 2014 DAY TRIP
Estimated cost: $0. Max trip size: Unlimited.
Sponsoring organization: Harriet Alexander Nature Center
Lori C. 612-965-5674
Thursday, April 3 • 7:00 p.m. DAY TRIP
The Minnesota Rovers, a Twin Cities-based outdoor recreation club, organizes low cost opportunities for you to play outside — locally, regionally, and more. Activities include climbing, backpacking, camping, biking, and hiking in warmer months and skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and winter camping in the winter months.
Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Expedition Room of Midwest Mountaineering to see a slide show of recent activities and hear about our summer plans (Midwest Mountaineering validates parking in the lot behind the store).
This is also Discount Day at Midwest Mountaineering. 15% Discount Cards will be available at this presentation and at the weekly meetings very soon. Members, bring a friend and then stay to talk with visitors after the show. Volunteers will be needed so contact Kim L. or Shelly G. if you can help out,
Estimated cost: $0. Max trip size: no limit.
Sunday, April 13 • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In order to use a 2-person Cross Cut Saw on a BWCA Wilderness trail maintenance trip you need to be certified by the USFS. This will be the only certification opportunity in the Twin Cities in 2014.
US Forest Service trainers will once again come down to Bunker Hills Park in Blaine, MN. Sessions are held in the Bunker Hills Archery Center.
A copy of the Chain Saw and Crosscut Saw Training Course Student's Guidebook is available as a pdf download from the United States Forest Service.
We'll be outside in the afternoon so wear clothing appropriate to the weather, plus leather boots and work gloves. Saws and hard hats will be provided. Unless you're familiar with the area, we recommend bringing a bag lunch.
Space is limited to 20 participants, so sign up soon. In order to properly register, please send an e-mail to John E. and be sure to provide your full name, e-mail address, phone #, and whether this will be a new certification or a renewal.
Estimated cost: $0. Max trip size: 20.
Sponsoring organization: The Border Route Trail Association
Saturday, April 19 DAY TRIP
This trip will give those of you that are signed up for BRTA Spring Mechanized Trail Clearing Trips a chance to become familiar with the use of the BRTA brushcutters beforehand. For a heads up on our brushcutters, we'll send you a link to what the Jonsered website has on How to Use a Brushcutter.
As well as learning how to make effective use of a brushcutter on your next BRT mechanized trail clearing trip, you’ll also experience excellent scenery, good food, and camaraderie that can’t be beat.
We’ll meet at the Sun Ray Shopping Center, 2165 Hudson Road East, St. Paul and depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp for the 60 mile van-pool ride to Plum City, WI. where we have access to a plot of wooded land a bit north of town which provides an ideal practice site. You can expect to get back to St. Paul by dark but we may take a day hike to Nugget Lake County Park afterward and/or stop for a bite to eat so keep your evening schedule flexible.
Transportation and lunch as well as safety gear and all equipment will be provided and funded by the BRTA. Keep in mind that the site that we’ll be going to has no drinking water or toilet facilities.
Please bring the following: a water bottle, TP, leather work gloves, hiking boots, personal meds, long pants, and rain gear. You may want to bring a day pack to carry your miscellaneous items.
To sign up please send your name and phone # to Ed S.
Estimated cost: $0. Max trip size: 20.
Ed S. 612-822-0569
Sunday, April 27 DAY TRIP
Estimated cost: $40. Deposit: $40 to MN Ironman. Max trip size: unlimited.
Cheryl B. 763-607-1096
Tuesday Sunday, May 6–11
The trip cost will be based on the number of meals that we provide plus car-pool expenses. Meal costs normally average $10 to $12 per day including all meals except for dinner on the drive up and dinner on the drive home.
A larger weekend crew, which will be arriving late Thursday night and and returning on Sunday evening, will concentrate on clearing the brushy areas identified by the recon crew.
More details will be provided in mid-March after the Heston's X/C ski trip. If you're interested, RSVP via the Friends of the Border Route Trail Meetup Group site now and you can firm up in late March. Please feel free to get in touch with me via e-mail if you have any questions before then.
Estimated cost: $65. Deposit: $50. Max trip size: 6.
Ed S. 612-822-0569
Friday Sunday, May 16–18
Leave Friday, late afternoon getting to Cable in time for bib pickup and carb loading at the spaghetti feed. Race starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, have a beer at the end, then relax the rest of the day. On Sunday we'll ride some of the other CAMBA trails before heading home.
Accommodations: TBD; possibly Lakewoods Resort Friday night, camping or cabin on Saturday night.
Estimated cost: $35 + food/gas. Deposit: event entry. Max trip size: 12 people who are willing to carpool.
Friday Monday, May 2326 SAVE THE DATE
Saturday: Memorial Bike Tour. Four route options range from 10 to 60+ miles, with the long tour being a metric century with a mile high of cumulative climbing. Registration includes Gold ’n Plump Chicken!
(Details/registration has not been posted yet for the ride)
Sunday: Paddle the intimate, wild, woodland environment of the Trempealeau River or driver farther south and explore the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Monday: Bike another backroad loop on our own.
Estimated cost: $50. Deposit: $10. Max trip size: 12.
Saturday, May 31 DAY TRIP
Estimated cost: $55 paid to Diva Dash. Deposit: $55. Max trip size: unlimited.
Sponsoring organization: Diva Dash
Friday Sunday, May 31 – June 2
Race: The Mt. Borah Epic is nothing short of its true definition, epic. 30 miles, point-to-point, and 100% of race profits donated to CAMBA, have led Mt. Borah to stage a race that pays tribute to the trails and offers a one-of-a-kind race experience found no where else but Northern Wisconsin.
Accommodations: Camping or a bunk in a rustic cabin. No running water; to clean up after a long day of biking, we either pay for a shower at a hotel, swim in a lake, or use a portable outdoor shower.
Estimated cost: $75–$125 + food/gas. Deposit: event entry. Max trip size: 12 people willing to carpool.
Friday – Sunday, June 6–8
Estimated trip cost of $50 does not include gas and food. Everyone will be responsible for their own food. We'll try to coordinate car-pooling.
Estimated cost: $50. Deposit: None. Max trip size: No Max.
Dennis W. 612-377-5985 / 612-226-4371
Saturday, August 2 DAY TRIP
Estimated cost: $55 directly to MuckFest MS. Deposit: $55. Max trip size: unlimited.
Sponsoring organization: MuckFest MS
Cheryl B. 763-607-1096
Thursday – Sunday, August 810 COME CELEBRATE!
There will be good food and great times. Reminisce and renew old friendships. Imagine a flotilla of 60 canoes floating down the St. Croix or sitting around the campfire singing songs from the original Rover song book. This weekend has something for everyone and is guaranteed to be a good time.
Spread the word and have people that may be "lost" contact Kim.
Trip Coordinators: The Reunion Committee
Friday – Sunday, August 15–17 SAVE THE DATE
Estimated cost: $10.