OK, people who are interested! I just found out my cabin (which is part of a family "compound") will be kept open through September.
Which means that maybe I'll be able to bike around Mille Lacs this September when the Park Service has its ride.
It's flat, it's windy, it's almost 70 miles, and it starts and ends a few miles from my cabin, which means we a nice leisurely meal and if there's not too many of us, I'm sure people can overnight both nights, but if that's not possible there's a campground just a few miles away at the park, and lots of hotels and cabins. My brother will not be up then, so I could stay with any Athenas in his place and any Clydes could bunk in mine. I have 2 beds and 2 shorter couches. There's also a guest cabin that may or may not be booked.
Autumn is gorgeous up north, and it would be good training for RAGBRAI! I can't cook well, but I do have a kitchen.