9/24/2018

2019 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule

The 2019 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events with links to more information and some with online registration.  Earlier is better when planning which events you are going to participate in as some have a cap on the number of participants or registration deadlines. Use this event listing to save the day for the ones you want to participate in.

This post is a work in progress, so bookmark it and check back often for new event listings.  If you are an event organizer and would like to have your event listed in this post, send me an email (or visit my contact page) with the information and available links.

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January

6th Annual New Year's Day Frozen Nose & Toes Fat Bike Ride-January 1, 2019
Bowlus Trailhead
Bowlus, MN

Tuesday Night Rides-January 1, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 2, 2018
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 3, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Norpine Fat Bike Classic-January 5, 2019
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Lutsen Resort
Lutsen, MN
24, 16 miles
200 racer cap
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page
Online Registration

West Fork Phat-MTB Trail Fundraiser-January 5, 2019
Ezekiel's Wheel Bicycle Shop
Jackson, MN
15, 5 miles

Framed Bikes Pre-Loppet-January 6, 2019
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
17k, 8k
Online Registration

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-January 7, 2019
Lake Rebecca Singletrack
Rockford, MN
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-January 8, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 9, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 9, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 10, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

2018 COGGS Annual Meeting-January 12, 2019
Duluth Folk School
Duluth, MN
Online Registration

Cruisin' Craft Beer & Film Festival-January 12, 2019
Weber Center for the Performing Arts
La Crosse, WI

Freezer Burn Fatbike Race-January 12, 2019
Springvale County Park
Cambridge, MN
18, 12, 6 miles
Online Registration

Frozen Gnome 2019 Fatbike Challenge-January 12, 2019
Barley John's Brewing Company
New Richmond, WI

St. Croix 40 Winter Ultra-January 12-13, 2019
St. Croix State Park
Hinckley, MN
40 miles
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Snow Crush Fat Bike Race-January 12, 2019
River Bend Nature Center
Faribault, MN
16, 12, 8 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fat Bike Rides / Chili Feeds are Back!-January 13, 2019
Sibley Historic Site
Mendota, MN

Tuesday Night Rides-January 15, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 16, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 16, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 17, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Arctic Fat Fever-January 19, 2019
Excelsior Brewing Company
Excelsior, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Get Phat With Pat Race #1-January 19, 2019
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN

QBP Fat Bike Rennet-January 19, 2019
Highland Park Reserve
Bloomington, MN
39k, 13k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Cold Catfish Cup-January 20, 2019
Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-January 22, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 23, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 23, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 24, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Get Phat With Pat Race #2-January 26, 2019
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN

B-B-Brrr Winter Classic-January 27, 2019
Wildflower Grove Park
Fargo, ND

Arrowhead 135-January 28-30, 2019
International Falls, MN
135 miles
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-January 29, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 30, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 30, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Wörcc: The Twin Cities Congress-January 30, 2019
QBP (Quality Bicycle Products)
Bloomington, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 31, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

February

45NRTH Whiteout-February 2, 2019
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
30k, 20k, 10k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fired Up Fat Bike Tour-February 2, 2019
The Jewel Golf Club
Lake City, MN
Facebook Event Page

Spokengear Winter Sub 24-February 2-3, 2019
Spokengear
Two Harbors, MN

Stupor Bowl 22 presented by IPLDA-February 2, 2019
One On One Bicycle Studio
Minneapolis, MN

UHCCF Frosty Fat Tire Festival-February 2, 2019
The Lafayette Club
Minnetonka Beach, MN
75 rider cap
Online Registration

Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet-February 3, 2019
Uptown
Minneapolis, MN
35k
Facebook Event Page

Penn Cycle Puoli Fat Tire Loppet-February 3, 2019
Uptown
Minneapolis, MN
21k
Facebook Event Page

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-February 4, 2019
Murphy-Hanrehan Singletrack
Savage, MN
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-February 5, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 6, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-February 6, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 7, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Big Island & Back Winter Event-February 9, 2019
Excelsior Brewing Company
Excelsior, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fatbike Frozen 40-February 9, 2019
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Elm Creek Singletrack
Champlin, MN
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Ham Lake Snow Bowl-February 9, 2019
Ham Lake Park
Ham Lake, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration opens November 26, 2018

Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race/Ride-February 9, 2019
Holzinger Lodge
Winona, MN

Fat Bike Rides / Chili Feeds are Back!-February 10, 2019
Sibley Historic Site
Mendota, MN

Fat Bike Vasaloppet-February 10, 2019
Lake Mora
Mora, MN
38k Race, 10k Tour
Facebook Event Page
Registration Form

Lax-Fat: Fight the Fat Man-February 10, 2019
Myrick Park
La Crosse, WI

Tuesday Night Rides-February 12, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 13, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 14, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Ely Skinny-Fat-February 16, 2019
Hidden Valley Recreation Area
Ely, MN
20k, 10k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fat Bike Fun Race-February 16, 2019
Cleary Lake Regional Park
Prior Lake, MN
10k, 5k
Online Registration

Fat Forest Fourteen-February 16, 2019
Forest History Center
Grand Rapids, MN
14 miles
Facebook Event Page

Scout's Guide to the Snowpocalpyse-February 17, 2019
Gamehaven Scout Reservation
Rochester, MN
30 to 5 mile options
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-February 19, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 20, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 21, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Fat Bike Blitz-February 23, 2019
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Becker, MN
Facebook Page
30 miles

Iron Challenge-February 23, 2019
Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
Stewartville, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Sweaty Yeti-February 23, 2019
Levis Mound Trail
Neillsville, WI
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-February 26, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 27, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 28, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

March

2019 Strider Snow Cup-March 2, 2019
Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area
Burnsville, MN
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday Night Rides-March 5, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-March 7, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Tuesday Night Rides-March 12, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-March 14, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Balsam Basher Fat Tire Bike Race-March 16, 2019
Korkki Nordic Ski Center
Duluth, MN
20k
Online Registration

Loppet Winter Triathlon-March 17, 2019
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
6k ski, 18k bike, 5k run
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-March 19, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday Night Rides-March 26, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

TCBC Swap Meet-March 30, 2019
Hopkins VFW Post #425
Hopkins, MN
Facebook Event Page

April

30 Days of Biking-April 1-30, 2019
Worldwide
Facebook Page

Tuesday Night Rides-April 2, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Ragnarök 105-April 6, 2019
Mississippi National Golf Course
Red Wing, MN
Postcard Registration open November 23-December 31, 2018

Tuesday Night Rides-April 9, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Hill Climb State Championship-April 13, 2019
Afton, MN

Tuesday Night Rides-April 16, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday Night Rides-April 23, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Earth Day Gravel Grinder!-April 27, 2019
Imminent Brewing
Northfield, MN

Miesville FiftySix-April 28, 2019
Jack Ruhr Stadium
Miesville, MN
56 miles
Online Registration opens February 24, 2019

Tuesday Night Rides-April 30, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

May

Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville-May 4, 2019
Harry's Cafe
Lakeville, MN
100 miles

St. Croix Valley Woolly-May 5, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Woolly Trails
St. Croix Falls, WI

Tuesday Night Rides-May 7, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Rick Anderson's 11th Annual Bike Sale-May 11, 2019
Superior Service Center
Apple Valley

Tuesday Night Rides-May 14, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Alexander 380-May 17-18, 2019
Spring Valley, MN
380 miles
Facebook Page
Registration

Malanzo 50/Almanzo 100/Royal 162-May 18, 2019
Spring Valley, MN
162, 100, 50 miles
Facebook Page
Registration

Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride-May 19, 2019
Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis, MN
45, 30, 15 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Tuesday Night Rides-May 21, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Le Grand Du Nord-May 25, 2019
Grand Marais, MN
120, 66, 20 miles
500 Rider Cap
Facebook Page
Registration opens January 2, 2019

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-May 27, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday Night Rides-May 28, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

June

Tour de Pepin-June 1, 2019
Lake City, MN
100, 72, 50, 32 miles

Tour of Lakes-June 1, 2019
Crosby/Ironton High School
Crosby, MN
65-70, 35-40 miles

Buffalo Triathlon-June 2, 2019
Sturges Park
Buffalo, MN
Sprint Course:  1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic Course:  .9 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Detroit Mountain Shakedown-June 2, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Detroit Mountain
Detroit Lakes, MN

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 3, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday Night Rides-June 4, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 2, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 4, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

Caramel Roll Ride -June 8, 2019
Lake Wobegon Trail
Albany, MN

Bike MS: MS 150 Ride-June 8-9, 2019
White Bear Lake, MN
150 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Trinona Triathlon-June 8-9, 2019
Lake Winona
Winona, MN
International Course: .93 mile swim, 24.85 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Sprint Course: .25 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Facebook Event Page
Registration

Luce Line Loops Bike Ride-June 9, 2019
Crow River Winery
Hutchinson, MN
75k gravel grinder, 50, 25, 12 miles

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 9, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 10, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 11, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

North Star Grand Prix-June 11-16, 2019
St. Paul Riverfront Time Trial-June 12
St. Paul Grand Ave. Criterium-June 12
Cannon Falls Road Race-June 13
Uptown Minneapolis Criterium-June 14
North Mankato Road Race-June 15
Stillwater Criterium-June 16
Facebook Page

Tuesday Night Rides-June 11, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Tour of Minnesota-June 14-21, 2019
Route TBD
300+ miles
Registration opens 2/1/2019

Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake Festival-June 15, 2019
Sanford Event Center
Bemidji, MN
17 miles

Lady Slipper Nature Ride-June 15, 2019
Lake Wobegon Trail
Avon, MN

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 16, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 17, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 18, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday Night Rides-June 18, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Shooting Star Trail Bike Ride-June 22, 2019
Todd Park
Austin, MN
100, 62, 50, 40, 20 miles

Mount Wirth Loppet-June 23, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 23, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 24, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 25, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday Night Rides-June 25, 2019
Penn Cycle Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Graniteman Clearwater Triathlon-June 29, 2019
Warner Lake
Clearwater, MN
Sprint Course:  .44 mile swim, 14.33 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic Course:  .9 mile swim, 28.66 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Lutsen 99'er-June 29, 2019
Lutsen Mountains
Lutsen, MN
99, 69, 39, 19 miles
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-June 30, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

July

Tour D'Amico-July 4, 2019
D'Amico & Sons
Golden Valley, MN
62, 41, 29, 21 miles

Watermelon Ride-July 4, 2019
Incarnation Lutheran Church
Shoreview, MN
52, 25, 15 miles

Border Crossing-July 7, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
White Tail Ridge Corporate Park
River Falls, WI

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 8, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 9, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lifetime Tri-Minneapolis-July 13, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
International Course: .93 mile swim, 24.5 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Sprint Course: .47 mile swim, 14.8 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Super Sprint Course: .25 mile swim, 3.83 mile bike, 2.41 mile run
Registration opens November 1, 2018

St. Croix Fat Cat Triathlon-July 13, 2019
Log House Landing
Scandia, MN
3.8 mile paddle, 5.5 mile run, 11 mile bike

Habitat 500 Bike Ride-July 14-20, 2019
Central Minnesota
500 miles

The Minnesota North Shore Tour-July 14-19, 2019
Duluth, MN
160 miles

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 14, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 15, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 16, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

Heck Epic-July 20-21, 2019
Two Harbors, MN
225 miles
100 Rider Cap
Facebook Page
Registration opens February 2, 2019

Bluff Riders Charge-July 21, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Mount Kato
Mankato, MN

Ride the Iron Trail-July 21-26, 2019
Duluth, MN
300 miles

UCare Tri-Loppet-July 21, 2019
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
7k paddle, 5.5k trail run, 13k mountain bike

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 21, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

Cuyuna, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 22, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 23, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

Tour de Bun Bike Classic-July 27, 2019
Memorial Park Stadium
Montgomery, MN
50, 33, 13 miles

Gamehaven Lakeside Grind-July 28, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Gamehaven
Rochester, MN

Woodbury, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 28, 2019
Carver Lake Off-Road Cycling Trail
Woodbury, MN
Facebook Event Page

Lakeville, Minnesota Kids MTB Camp-July 30, 2019
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Facebook Event Page

August

Graniteman Big Lake Triathlon-August 3, 2019
Lakeside Park
Big Lake, MN
Sprint Course:  1/3 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic Course:  .9 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Facebook Event Page

Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour-August 3, 2019
Mesabi Trail
Northern MN
Route mileage TBD
Facebook Event Page

Hixon Forest Epic-August 3, 2019
Wisconsin Off Road Series
Hixon Forest Park
La Crosse, WI
Facebook Event Page

Powder Monkey-August 4, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Spirit Mountain
Duluth, MN

Red Ribbon Ride-August 16-18, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
200 miles
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Cuyuna Lakes Crusher-August 18, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN

Maple Grove Triathlon-August 24, 2019
Weaver Lake Park
Maple Grove, MN
International Course:  .93-mile swim, 23-mile bike, 6.2-mile run
Sprint Course:  .47-mile swim, 11-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Super Sprint Course:  25-mile swim, 5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Duathlon Course:  3.1-mile run, 11-mile bike, 3.1-mile run
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival-August 30-September 2, 2019
La Crosse, WI

Laddies Loppet-August 31-September 1, 2019
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Maplelag
Calaway, MN

September

Caramel Apple Ride-September 7, 2019
Lake Wobegon Trail
Sauk Centre, MN

St. Paul Classic Bike Tour-September 8, 2019
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN
48, 33, 15 miles
Facebook Event Page

Mora Bike Tour-September 21, 2019
Vasaloppet Nordic Center
Mora, MN
50, 25 miles
Facebook Page

Ride the Ridges-September 21, 2019
Winona Middle School
Winona, MN
104, 67, 44, 23 miles
Facebook Page

Bikes4Kids Legacy Ride-September 28, 2019
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove, MN
25, 15, 5 miles
Facebook Page

Heck of the North-September 28, 2019
Two Harbors, MN
100, 55, 20 miles
500 Rider Cap
Facebook Page
Registration opens March 2, 2019

October

Gnarl of the North 2019-October 19, 2019
Black's Grove Park
Wadena, MN
18, 9, 8 miles, 3.5 mile kid's race

November



December

Global Fat-Bike Day-December 7, 2019
Worldwide

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9/19/2018

Inexpensive Cycling Accessories For Your Ride

There are a lot of bike accessories out there to better your ride experience and the following five are products I use regularly that are under $10.  They are simple in design but do their intended job effectively.

Rough Riders
$5

Rough Riders is a new product from Miles-Wide Industries that was designed to give fingers a better grip on shifters, brake and dropper post levers.  They work for both road and mountain bikes.  This extra grip is made possible with a product called "Stubble" that acts similar to sandpaper.  Rough Riders are very thin, slightly elastic and waterproof for use in any riding condition.  Available in Black and Burgundy from Miles-Wide Industries.

CamelBak Podium Mud Cap
$6

If you're anything like me, you enjoy riding off the beaten path and may encounter sand, dirt and mud along the way.  This is where the CamelBak Podium Mud Cap for their Podium bottles comes in real handy.  Unlike their old style mudcaps, this one just slips over the nozzle and is ready for use.  Keep all of the grit and grime out of the valve so you don't end up with a mouth full of it.  Made out of Silicone and comes in colors Black and Blue.  Available from CamelBak, Penn Cycle and other fine bike shops.

Bontrager Storage Bottle
$7

One thing a cyclist should never leave on a ride without is a rescue kit that contains the items needed to get you up and rolling again in the event of a mishap. The Bontrager Storage Bottle is perfect for such a kit.  It has enough space to store the items I always carry with me in a convenient package that fits securely in my water bottle cage.  Available from Trek, Penn Cycle and other fine bike shops.

General HeroMount for GoPro
$7

I had a more expensive GoPro Handlebar Mount but was not happy with the bulkiness of it and wanted to get something smaller.  I found the General HeroMount Handlebar Mount for GoPro on Amazon for under $7 and decided to give it a try.  Its design allowed me to mount my GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition neatly out of the way under my bars so as not to take up space on my cockpit that already contained my Garmin and a headlight.  This mount held my GoPro very secure and made for some great video without any vibration or shaking.

I liked this mount so much that I bought a second one to put on my fatbike so I could easily mount my GoPro to the bike of my choice for that day's ride.  Made from aluminum, weighs 45 grams and fits bars from 30-32mm.

Mirrycle Incredibell Adjustabell 2
$8

Through many miles of commuting and riding I've found that the simple ring of a bell is very effective to alert other cyclists and pedestrians of my approach and passing without startling them.  I recently got a new road bike and I wanted a bell that I could mount on drop bars that would be easily accessible while riding without having to move my hand placement to ring it.  The answer was the Mirrycle Incredibell Adjustabell 2.

This bell has a fully adjustable handlebar clamp (fits bars 15-39mm) so it can be placed anywhere on the bar.  The dinger can be adjusted to any position around the dome of the bell making for a truly custom fit for ringing with a finger or thumb.  Available in black or silver from Mirrycle, Penn Cycle and other fine bike shops.

9/02/2018

2018 MN Cyclocross Events

Image Credit: Gal Alon

Cyclocross racing season has already begun with the Wednesday Night CX series to get riders prepped for the upcoming Fall race calendar.  Details for some of the races in this post are still being worked out as their status with USA Cycling may still be pending or in the permit process.  Below is a list in chronological order.  Race and event organizers, if you would like your cyclocross event listed, please send me an e-mail (or visit my contact page).  I will continue to update information and add events to this post as they become available.

Wednesday Night CX-August 22, 2018
Environmental Nature Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
Facebook Event Page

Wednesday Night CX-August 29, 2018
Environmental Nature Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
Facebook Event Page

Beginner Cyclocross Skill Share-August 25, 2018
Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN

Sunday Cyclocross Ride-September 2, 2018
Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday Night CX-September 5, 2018
Battle Creek Water Park Area
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page

All-City Intercontinental Cyclocross Championships-September 9, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Race Flyer
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

CX Skills-September 9, 2018
Sibley Field
Minneapolis, MN

Sunday Cyclocross Ride-September 9, 2018
Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday Night CX-September 12, 2018
Battle Creek Water Park Area
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page

Gopher Cross-September 15-16, 2018
Zimmerman, MN
Online Registration

CX Skills-September 16, 2018
Sibley Field
Minneapolis, MN

Sunday Cyclocross Ride-September 16, 2018
Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday Night CX-September 19, 2018
Environmental Nature Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
Facebook Event Page

Wednesday Night CX-September 26, 2018
Battle Creek Recreation Center
St. Paul, MN
Facebook Event Page

Karma CX-September 29-30, 2018
Hansen Park
New Brighton, MN
Race Flyer
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Image Credit: Gal Alon

WNCX Theo #1-October 3, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

Donkey Cross-October 6, 2018
Baker Orchard
Centuria, WI
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

ACF Wednesday Night CX-Theodore Wirth *Final Night!*-October 10, 2018
Theodore Wirth Trailhead
Minneapolis, MN

Green Acres Cyclocross-October 13-14, 2018
Lake Elmo, MN
Race Flyer
Online Registration

It lives! Theo WNCX (but on a Thursday!)-October 18, 2018
The Trailhead-Theodore Wirth Park
Golden Valley, MN

LGR CX-October 20-21, 2018
Jackson Meadow
Marine On St. Croix
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Bandit Cross Night Moves: Minnehaha Dog Park-October 26, 2018
Minnehaha Falls Off Leash Dog Park
Minneapolis, MN

RevoX-October 27, 2018
Clearwater, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fulton Star Cross-November 3-4, 2018
Crystal, MN
Race Flyer
Online Registration

Fulton Star Cross Beginner Cyclocross Clinics-November 3-4, 2018
Lions Valley Place Park
Crystal, MN

Croix Cross-November 10, 2018
Hudson Grandview Park
Hudson, WI

Ham Lake Cyclocross Classic-November 11, 2018
Ham Lake Baptist Camp
Ham Lake, MN
Event Flyer
Online Registration

Theo Wirth Cyclocross Classic-November 11, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Golden Valley, MN
Race Flyer
Online Registration

MN State Championship CX-November 17-18, 2018
Bassett Creek Park
Crystal, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Cross Fer Tots-November 25, 2018
Cambridge City Park
Cambridge, MN

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