For those that may be driving, Apple Valley is a southern suburb of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities metroplex. See the Getting to the Ride menu item for more information.
Old Chicago, an excellent pizza/brew pub restaurant, is next door to the AmericInn. We use it regularly as our brevet finishing control and rehydration station.
For other needs there is a Target, Walmart, grocery stores, hardware store, Half Price Book store, AT&T store, ice cream & popcorn store, Brueggers Bagels, Caribou Coffee, Starbucks, theatres, a couple or three bars and several restaurants including a Perkins 24 hour restaurant, all within easy walking distance.
There are three bike shops in the area, one very close. Select the Bike Shop menu item for more details.