Cannon Valley Velo Club adds support for gravel rides and mountain biking

Scott Klein, Evan Watkins, Sue Welch, Tom Bisel and Kevin Keane. (Northfield News photo by Shane Kitzman) Cannon Valley Velo Club Griff Wigley, pretender
I had lunch earlier this week with Kevin Keane, race team director for the 1 year-old Cannon Valley Velo Club (CVVC) in my hometown of Northfield. (That’s Kevin on the right in left photo above – photo by Shane Kitzman, Northfield News.)

We discussed all things mountain biking and I’ve signed on to be the club’s new mountain biking ride coordinator—hence, the staged photo in my front yard yesterday. (I’m on a borrowed fat bike, as I’m on my way to the Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout up in Crosby-Ironton for my first-ever race this weekend.) I’ll only be coordinating the CVVC mountain bike rides, primarily on singletrack. Others will be coordinating the mountain bike racing and the gravel rides.

For more about the CVVC, see this March, 2011 article in the Northfield News:  Cannon Valley Velo gears up for its inaugural season.


  1. Glad to hear you are the Mountain Bike Ride Coordinator. Maybe there will be a nice easy beginner ride for someone like me 😉 I suppose I should get a mountain bike though unless I can manage on my hybrid.

    March 4, 2012
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Hey Myrna, I intend to plan regular beginner rides to Lebanon Hills because reasonably fit people could ride a hybrid on the beginner loop there… and it’s a blast to ride for advanced/expert riders too because of all the options. So don’t buy a mountain bike just yet. Start saving your money, tho, because it’s highly likely that you’ll get hooked on the sport like I did. 🙂

    March 4, 2012
  3. aka Fat Lance said:

    Myrna, when are you going to stop pretending that you’re “just a beginner?” I’m sure I saw you getting your Advanced Beginner Badge sometime last midsummer. BTW, when you’re ready to hit the trails this summer, Fat Lance has a 54cm mountain bike you can demo. It’s perfect for an Adv Beg like you!! Look forward to riding with you this summer. -FL

    March 9, 2012
  4. Griff Wigley said:

    Bill and Myrna, I’m going to have to get the both of you out on a flow trail ASAP to see who’s the most advanced beginner.

    March 9, 2012

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