The Connector Ride!
Rather than end up in Rock Rapids and take a shuttle to Le Mars, I think it would be better to ride from Sheldon directly to Le Mars on July 18th.
My thought would be to establish, and share widely, a scenic route plan from Sheldon to Le Mars. If there is enough interest, we could even do a big group ride, planned start times, or something similar. I would like to avoid the traffic on Route 60, so I was thinking of sticking to smaller roads. It looks like riding parallel to Rt 60, but keeping the Floyd River between the ride and Rt 60 would result in a simple, but nice route. Staying north-west of the river to Alton, then south east of the river the rest of the way.
I would like advice on routes in the general area if anyone has any insight. Any insight on places to eat, get bike repair, or just visit, along the way in, Hospers, and in Alton would be great.
I would also like to find some groups to shuttle luggage, offer repairs, a sag-wagon, etc.
Hopefully there will be enough people planning a similar ride that we could get a little support from the locals, especially in Hospers and Alton.
If you are interested in such a ride, lets start planning!