MnDOT Advisory: Watch For Bicyclists In Austin Area
Austin, MN (KROC AM News) - A heads up for those who will be driving in the Austin area Friday and Saturday.
Groups of bicyclists are expected to ride on several state highways and county roads as part of the two-day Bike MS: Ride Across MN event.
The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation says around 300 bicyclists are expected to take part in the event, north and south of Austin.
MnDOT says motorists should anticipate bicyclists on Hwy 56, Hwy 105 and various Mower County roads as the event route takes cyclists over 50-miles extending south of Austin and into Iowa on Friday.
On Saturday, they will follow an over 60-mile route north of Austin, including Hwy 251, Hwy 30, Hwy 218 and various other Mower, Freeborn, and Dodge County roads.
MnDOT reminds motorists that bicyclists may ride on all Minnesota roads, except where restricted, and must obey all traffic control signs and signals. Motorists must maintain a three-foot clearance when passing a cyclist and drive at safe speeds.
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