Official forecast for 2015 River Valley 100

Here is the official forecast from KEYC’s meteorologist Colin Oraskovich.

The annual River Valley 100 is upon us and conditions are favorable, but dew points will definitely be on the sticky side so extra water should be a consideration. Winds will also increase during the day, but not nearly to the extent they did last year. After Friday’s rain we remain dry through the weekend and into next week.

The morning of the ride will be calm with patchy fog mainly confined to low-lying areas. Sunday starts with low temperatures of 61F and winds light and variable. Skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy, but no rain will fall from these fair-weather cumulus clouds. Dew points will be around the 60F mark, and will steadily increase through the hours.

Around 7:00 AM – Temperatures haven’t warmed much from their low, but still sit at a comfortable 63F. Dew points also follow suit and increase to 62F. A few places will still be holding onto patchy fog, but those will be very isolated in nature. Winds begin trending consistently out of the south, but only around 5mph. Skies will be mostly clear with a few puffy cumulus clouds around

Around 10:00 AM – Clouds continue to dissipate and skies will be mostly clear. The increased sunshine will warm temperatures to 67F, and expect muggier conditions with dew points closing in on 65F. Wind increase out of the south to 5-10mph.

Around 1:00 PM – Temperatures warm to 76F under nearly clear skies, but dew points are quite sticky as they clock in around 68F – 69F. Winds continue their upward trend as they clock in around 10-13mph out of the south.

Around 4:00 PM – Dew points are nearing a tropical feel as they begin topping out at 70F. Temperatures will have climbed to 83F and winds will be around their strongest out of the south at 12-15mph. Skies will be clear with only a few isolated cloud floating by.

Around 7:00 PM – Temperatures hold fairly stead, but do begin falling slightly to 81F. Dew points remain unchanged from their 70F mark in the late afternoon. Winds hold fairly steady around 12-15mph, but will begin falling closer to 10-12mph around 7:00 PM. Skies should be almost entirely clear.

Emergency Bike Repair Class

The River Valley 100 is a non-supported ride.  That means you need to know how to fix your own flat tire and do basic bike repair, rely on the kindness of strangers or call someone to come and get you.

To help you prepare, there will be a FREE Emergency Bike Repair class for registered riders at Scheels in Mankato on Wednesday, August 26 from 6-7 pm.  Charley will teach you some basic repairs that you may have to do on the ride.  Last year it was fun and informative.  Meet a little before 6 by the bike shop at Scheels in the River Hills Mall.

The swag…..

We have River Valley 100 t-shirts that you can purchase.  Thanks to Creative Ad Solutions in North Mankato and Dawn Schaefer we have t-shirts, water bottles and coffee cups.  Check it out.  Shirts are $20.  You can pick your color and if you want to personalize them you can do that.

Don’t forget to register if you haven’t already done so.

New Date – August 30, 2015

Come and join us on August 30th for the River Valley 100.  We will be starting and ending at Fitness for $10 at 1351 Madison Avenue in Mankato MN.  The ride is FREE but registration is required.

This year we have four options for you to choose from:

  • 100 mile paved ride
  • 100 kilometer paved ride
  • 100 kilometer gravel ride
  • 100 kilometer gravel RACE

The 3 rides start at 8:00 am and the race starts at 10:00 am.

Remember this is a non-supported ride and that helmets are required.

Please help us advertise the event.  You can print out the poster hang it up at your favorite bike shop.

rivervalley poster 2015


New Addition to River Valley 100

This year a gravel ride was added to the River Valley 100. When you register you can choose from the paved ride (100 miles), gravel ride (100 kilometers) or NOW we added a gravel race (100 kilometers). Check out the ABOUT page for more information on the rides and the race.  Draft routes are also posted here and on our Facebook page.

Hope to see you on the 21st. As always, if you have questions, call the River Valley 100 at 507.625.2003.

River Valley 100

The River Valley 100 will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014:  starting and ending at the Mankato Family YMCA, 1401 Riverfront Street, Mankato, MN.  Registration starts at 7:00 am and the ride starts at 7:30 am. This is a non-supported century ride through the scenic areas of south central Minnesota. This year there are two routes that you can choose from:  a paved route (100 miles) or the gravel route (100 kilometers).  The routes will take you through the scenic river valleys around Mankato and North Mankato. It’s FREE, FREE, FREE but you need to register to save your spot.  Helmets are required.

Please help us advertise the event.  Just print the poster and hang it up in your favorite hangout.  rivervalley poster 2014