2021 Biking Statistics

Finished my first bike ride of the 2021 biking season on Saturday, March 7. Two days later a storm dumped about 3 inches of snow on Minneapolis. Initially, 2021 started out cool, but not bad for cycling. Most of my rides in the spring are shorter, but there is still plenty of time for longer rides this summer. The end of spring time is much nicer and I get in some decent rides. It turns out that the beginning of June is unusually hot and muggy. Early morning rides are the best option. The hot humid weather remains in July along with bad air quality due to Canadian forest fires. This is a major hindrance to riding. One must persevere though and as the air quality improves and I get many nice riding days. The fall weather is beautiful and perfect tor cycling. This helps me reach my goal of 4000 miles. My final ride of the season is a wonderful ride to Hastings with a fun group of guys (Mark, John, Bill, Paul, Dick, and Rob). This was my only group ride this year and a great way to end the season.

Week Miles Total Avg.
+ week1, 6-Mar: 64 64 64 Short rides to State Fair Grounds, Fort Snelling, Wirth Park
+ week2, 13-Mar: 86 150 75 Ride to Edina - nice cool day
+ week3, 20-Mar: 75 225 75 Ride up the river to Brooklyn Park - cool windy day
+ week4, 27-Mar: 81 308 77 Ride out the Gateway Trail to just past North St. Paul
+ week5, 3-Apr: 92 400 80 Ride to Eagan - nice day
+ week6, 10-Apr: 153 553 92 Ride to Coon Rapids Dam - cool
+ week7, 17-Apr: 123 676 95 Ride to Wayzata - comfortable day
+ week8, 24-Apr: 151 827 103 Ride to Elm Creek - nice comfortable day
+ week9, 1-May: 145 972 108 Ride around Lake Minnetonka - warm sunny day
+ week10, 8-May: 122 1094 109 Ride to Bloomington Ferry - beautiful biking day
+ week11, 15-May: 124 1218 110 Ride to Pine Bluffs on Mississippi - great biking day
+ week12, 22-May: 150 1368 114 Ride to Bloomington Ferry - the crossing is closed
+ week13, 29-May: 123 1491 114 Ride up the Mississippi to Dayton - gorgeous biking day
+ week14, 5-Jun: 145 1636 116 Ride to Stillwater - hot muggy day
+ week15, 12-Jun: 153 1789 116 Ride to Baker Park and the 6 miles of near wilderness conditions, and to Elm Creek Park - hot muggy week
+ week16, 19-Jun: 196 1985 124 Ride to Ostego and to Hastings on a beautiful weekend
+ week17, 26-Jun: 164 2149 126 Ride to Wayzata and to North St. Paul on a muggy weekend, 2 flat tires
+ week18, 3-Jul: 126 2275 126 Ride an Edina-Richfield loop on a muggy weekend. Ride to the Coon Rapids Dam and back on Shingle Creek Trail
+ week19, 10-Jul: 133 2408 126 Ride to North St. Paul. Ride to Wayzata. Ride to Coon Rapids Dam. Warm pleasant weather this week.
+ week20, 17-Jul: 133 2542 127 Ride to Shoreview, Ride to Bloomington Ferry. Hot weather week.
+ week21, 24-Jul: 100 2642 125 Ride to Coon Rapids Dam, Ride to Wayzata. Bad air quality
+ week22, 31-Jul: 137 2779 126 Ride to Shakopee on a beautiful day. Better air quality
+ week23, 7-Aug: 34 2813 122 Pretty sick all week with RSV
+ week24, 14-Aug: 133 2946 122 Feeling better - ride to Eagan, and around Bush Lake.
+ week25, 21-Aug: 131 3077 123 A bit cooler weather - ride to Wayzata, ride to Elm Creek
+ week26, 28-Aug: 151 3228 124 Ride to Elm Creek, ride to Baker Park and the 6 miles of near wilderness bike paths
+ week27, 4-Sep: 143 3371 124 Ride to Elm Creek
+ week28, 11-Sep: 127 3498 124 Ride Gateway Trail then to Withrow, ride to Bloomington Ferry
+ week29, 17-Sep: 101 3599 124 Ride on the North Shore, ride to Elm Creek
+ week30, 24-Sep: 115 3714 123 Ride to Wayzata, Ride to Eagan, ride to North St. Paul
+ week31, 2-Oct: 114 3828 123 Ride to Stillwater - unseasonable nice weather
+ week32, 9-Oct: 117 3945 123 Ride to Hastings, ride to Coon Rapids Dam - great biking weather continues
+ week33, 16-Oct: 72 4017 121 Ride to Wyzatta
+ week34, 23-Oct: 115 4132 121 Group Ride to Hastings - foggy start, nice sunny finish, Mark, Bill, John, Dick, Rob, Paul


Miles per bicycle
Trek 12201146
Trek Domane SL-52967
North Shore19

Last updated on 5-September-2022