Living in SE Minnesota as a casual cyclist offers numerous opportunities to ride on state and county trails as well as a bounty of trails available in towns like; Rochester, Winona and Austin. Great River Ridge trail is one such trail. A nice running from county road 9 just North of Eyota Minnesota to Plainview while passing through Viola and Elgin. In general there’s nothing spectacular about the trail, it’s a old railroad bed converted to a bike path by the state. In the future it’s going to hook up to other communities in SE Minnesota but for now it’s a nice get away from Rochester. Below are a few pictures I snapped along the way.