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7   in Minnesota Minnesota21 Miles

Motorcycle Roads The Welch Village Twisties Run

By Anonymous
on August 1, 2008

4.2out of 5

14 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

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Written Directions

Start in Red Wing, MN and head west on US Highway 61 for about 5.5 miles. Take a left on to highway 19 (now heading south) for about 7 miles. This road offers some good turns but the next road is even better. Now take a right on to County 7 Blvd and stay on this heading north for 8 miles. This will take you to and through Welch, MN and continue all the way up to the route's endpoint when you run back into US Highway 61.

Scenery

You'll be going through a valley that at times feels like being in the mountain valley out west. Overall beautiful scenery and would be even better in the fall with the leaves are changing.

Road Quality

This is the twistiest road I have ridden in southern Minnesota ... I'm not exaggerating ... way better than the Rushford highway 16. I'm not exaggerating ... this is a fun road! Some corners are very tight and tend to be addictive.

Roadside Amenities

Nothing to mention as far as roadside amenities. However, gas and food can be found in Red Wing.

Additional Info

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By Guest
on February 25, 2013 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

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Very Twisty fun ride. There is a bar in the heart of Welch called Cannon River Inn at the 4 way stop sign that everyone over looks. They have picnic tables outside. Absolutely amazing burgers - much better than Kings in Miesville. The best part is sitting outside on a hot summer day and watching the bikini's come off the river from the Tubing place. We spent the whole afternoon one day. Not sure what was more fun the ride or the view at the bar.

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By Guest
on August 7, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

To make this run a loop, try taking hwy 35 (cty Q) out of Prescott, Wi to Hager City. You can then take the bridge across to Red Wing. I have not ridden this road for several years, but the last time I was on it, the conditions were pretty good. We used to call the section from Prescott to Diamond bluff the "Roller coaster". Try it and you'll see why.

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By Guest
on June 5, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1981

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Standard

Beautiful, short ride. I agree with another reviewer to be watchful for gravel.

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By Ziggy
on November 2, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Add The Great River Road from Hudson - Hager City on to this and it makes for a nice morning ride!

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By Guest
on September 28, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Just rode that welch road bout 2hrs ago."AWESOME" Road has been redone and it is sick and awesome this was my first time going all the way thru cr7 starting from 61 to 19. pretty wicked corners !! But be careful and keep your eyes open for loose gravel.

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By Guest
on August 23, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1987

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Really the jewel is Co 7 Blvd. A little short but run it a few times in each direction. There are not too many roads like it in MN (reminds me of the double letters in SW Wisc). The repaving has been completed, and has left a surface that is OK, but grooves/ridges give the feeling of wandering at times. !!! Watch for the Sherrif !!! It seems that when Christmas Party funds get low, they can be replenished in Welch.

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By MN_Rider
on May 26, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a fun route -- lots of curves, low traffic. Stop by King's Bar on your way to County 7 -- Voted Best Burger in MN!

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By Guest
on February 25, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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By Guest
on May 27, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great curves, wonderful short route. Just be careful on some turns, little sand in some spots :)

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By Guest
on May 27, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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By Guest
on May 27, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Vstar

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I Rode this on a whim last year before finding this site. Great road for a short jaunt. There is a little sandwich and ice cream shop the bicyclists fequent in Welch. Or wait for the Brick House in Red Wing.

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By Guest
on June 19, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Highway 7 on this route is a blast.right when i got on it botu 2 minutes in i saw a sheriff, so watchout. Also the whole road has gravel shoulders. Its like landscaping gravel. Alot of the turns have this gravel out on the blacktop, so be careful.

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By Guest
on September 23, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Touring

The road from 61 to Vasa through Welch (Cty Rd 7) is very good. The twisties are a lot of fun, but Steve's comment about gravel is valid, as the side roads and shoulders are not paved. Pavement on 7 is excellent. 19 from Vasa to Red Wing is nice, although more a relaxed meander down into the river valley with some scenic farms than the ride on 7. I love the poetry painted on the barn that you see on the north side of 19, now the site of a music shop specializing, I believe, in harps. I've noticed that more than one area barn has that and wonder about the roots of that practice. Short, but a sweet ride. Good for an after-work run for area residents.

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By Guest
on January 20, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great curves and hills, watch for gravel around some curves. You better eat in Hastings or Redwing.

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