Though I have riddent Rob's Sahkatah Permanent in Apple Valley a number of times, it does take 45 minutes to get to the start from my house. With the idea of making it just a little easier to try one's hand at a permanent, I decided to create my own.
The result is this route, which is hopefully just the first of several that I have planned. After all, the western suburbs are home to many and who doesn't love a nice 100+ mile ride on a summer day?
It starts in St Louis Park and travels through Wayzata to Delano for the first control. From there, it turns south along the Crow River through Watertown and Mayer to Norwood Young America. A pass through Assumption and one of my favorite cemeteries to Green Isle (bills itself as a little bit of Ireland). Then it heads back east to Henderson on the Minnesota River and travels on Ctry Rd 6, a scenic byway, to Chaska. From there, it's back through Eden Prairie to St Louis Park. 204 kilometers in all.
Those wanting to ride it are welcome to contact me at roadpixie at gmail. Contact information is also posted on the RUSA site under permanents.
Approximate Map of Permanent