12/19/2022

2023 MN Gravel Events

 

Rural Minnesota is home to quite a few long standing gravel road races and in recent years many new events have started to become a yearly tradition with cyclists.  With varying terrain, minimum maintenance roads, elevation changes, great rural scenery and unpredictable weather in the Spring and Fall, these events are sure to be fun and challenging.  Some are free while others require registration fees.  Almost all are unsupported requiring the participants to be their own repair and support crew.


This year's calendar will include all types of  gravel races, rides and mixed surface events from around the state and just across the border.  Some of these have registration cutoff dates, have a rider cap, or more information and registration details that are yet to be announced.  Below is a list of all of the gravel events that I'm aware of in chronological order.  I will continue to update and add events to this post as they become available.  If you are a race or event organizer and would like your event listed here and on any of the listings on my Event Calendars page, please send me an e-mail.

April

Ragnarok 105-April 1, 2023
Red Wing, MN
105 miles
Postcard Registration (must be postmarked by December 31, 2022)

Fat & Happy-April 15, 2023
Square Lake Park
Stillwater, MN
Short Course-11.8 miles
Long Course-21.9 miles

Imminent Brewing
Northfield, MN
70, 51, 26, 13 miles

2023 Pancake 50k-April 22, 2023
Chuck's Sportsmans
St. Ansgar, IA
50 km

Driftless 100-April 29, 2023
Jack Ruhr Field
Miesville, MN
56 miles

May

Grandma’s House
Princeton, MN
100 miles, 50 miles, 50km

Hungry Bear 100-May 13, 2023
Cable, WI
100, 60, 30 miles

GRVL DRMA IV-May 20, 2023
Plum City, WI
120 miles

The Heywood-May 20, 2023
Central Park
Northfield, MN
390, 165, 110, 55, 30 miles

Spring Valley, MN
100 miles

Le Grand du Nord-May 27, 2023
Grand Marais, MN
110, 54, 26 miles

June

Epic Bike Fest-June 9-11, 2023
American Birkebeiner Trailhead
Cable, WI
37, 18 miles
Epic Gravel-June 11
75, 27 miles

Rambling River Park
Farmington, MN
158, 79, 44, 17.9 miles

July

The Fox-July 1-2, 2023
Finland Community Center
Finland, MN
120 miles

Freedhem 76-July 1, 2023
Freedhem Store
Little Falls, MN
106, 76, 46 miles

Hotdish 100-July 15, 2023
Winona, MN
100 miles, 50 miles, 50km

The Wolf-July 21-23, 2023
Two Harbors/Ely/Grand Marais/Two Harbors
320 miles

August

Monticello, MN
70, 50, 35 miles

Hollo Gravel Classic-August 12, 2023
Battle Lake, MN
66 miles
Postcard entries accepted June 1-August 1, 2023

Chestnut Plaza
Stillwater, MN
70, 45, 25, 10 miles
75 mile GRAVEL Challenge

September

Colesburg Back 40-September 3, 2023
Colesburg, IA
204, 102, 58, 44, 29 miles

Hodag Country Ramble-September 8-10, 2023
Rhinelander, WI
85, 50, 26 miles

Northfield Rotary Bike Tour-September 23, 2023
Northfield, MN
112, 57, 54, 26, 10 miles
58, 31 miles gravel

Winston County Gravel Cup-September 23, 2023
Houston Nature Center
Houston, MN
100, 60, 40 miles

Heck of the North-September 30, 2023
Two Harbors, MN
105, 56, 20 miles

Rosewood Gramble-September 30, 2023
Northland Community & Technical College
Thief River Falls, MN
62, 25 miles gravel, 30 miles paved

October

Gray Duck Grit-October 6-7, 2023
Northfield, MN
333, 222, 111, 69 miles
Online registration opens May 1, 2023

The Filthy 50-October 14, 2023
Lanesboro, MN
100, 50, 25 miles
Online registration opens June 21, 2023

12/09/2022

September-2023 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule


The 2023 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events by month 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 June event listing to save the date 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.

September '23

Colesburg Back 40-September 3, 2023
Colesburg, IA
204, 102, 58, 44, 29 miles

Hodag Country Ramble-September 8-10, 2023
Rhinelander, WI
85, 50, 26 miles

Caramel Apple Ride-September 9, 2023
Lake Wobegon Trail
Sauk Centre, MN

Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour-September 10, 2023
Como Lakeside Pavilion
St. Paul, MN
34, 31, 15 miles

Chequamegon MTB Festival-September 16, 2023
Hayward, WI
40, 16 miles

Mora Bike Tour-September 16, 2023
Vasaloppet Nordic Center
Mora, MN
50, 25 miles

Ride the Ridges-September 16, 2023
Winona Middle School
Winona, MN
109.9, 70.7, 44, 22.6 miles

Headwaters 100-September 23, 2023
Century School
Park Rapids, MN
100, 75, 42 miles
Online Registration (opens May 1, 2023)

Northfield Rotary Bike Tour-September 23, 2023
Northfield, MN
112, 57, 54, 26, 10 miles
58, 31 miles gravel

Winston County Gravel Cup-September 23, 2023
Houston Nature Center
Houston, MN
100, 60, 40 miles

Heck of the North-September 30, 2023
Two Harbors, MN
105, 56, 20 miles

Rosewood Gramble-September 30, 2023
Northland Community & Technical College
Thief River Falls, MN
62, 25 miles gravel, 30 miles paved

12/04/2022

August-2023 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule


The 2023 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events by month 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 June event listing to save the date 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.

August '23

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

Lakeside Park
Big Lake, MN
Olympic Course: .9 mile swim, 24.6 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Sprint Course: 1/3 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Ely/Tower, MN
Route TBD

Tour de Tonka-August 5, 2023
Minnetonka, MN
100, 71, 42, 36, 30, 16 miles

La Crosse, WI

Monticello, MN
70, 50, 35 miles

Hollo Gravel Classic-August 12, 2023
Battle Lake, MN
66 miles
Postcard entries accepted June 1-August 1, 2023

Rock-n-Roll the Lakes-August 12, 2023
Edgewater Park
Albert Lea, MN
50, 30, 10 miles

Y-Knot Tri-August 12, 2023
Ohuta Park
Lake City, MN
2.5 mile paddle, 14 mile bike, 5K run

Chestnut Plaza
Stillwater, MN
70, 45, 25, 10 miles
75 mile GRAVEL Challenge

Green Lake Triathlon-August 13, 2023
Zorbaz
Spicer, MN
Sprint Course: 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run
Olympic Course: 3/4 mile swim, 22 mile bike, 6 mile run

Lanesboro, MN
Lanesboro/Rushford/La Crescent/Houston
50-70 miles/day
275-rider limit

Red Ribbon Ride-August 18-20, 2023
Camp Heartland
Willow River, MN
150+ mile

Cottage Grove Bike Park
Cottage Grove, MN

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Two Harbors, MN
55, 34, 28, 8 miles

Race The Grind-August 19, 2023
Giants Ridge Recreation Area
Biwabik, MN
35, 18, 5 miles

Ride Across Wisconsin-August 19-20, 2022
La Crosse Center
La Crosse, WI
La Crosse to Milwaukee
1 & 2 Day Options

CAMBA Trails
Seeley, WI
25 Mile EXPERT Mt. Bike
17 Mile SPORT Mt. Bike Race
17 Mile FAT Bike Race
10 Mile CITIZEN Mt. Bike Race (Senior Division)
10 Mile CITIZEN Mt. Bike Race (Junior Division)

Pedal Prior-August 26, 2023
Lakefront Park
Prior Lake, MN
67, 40, 11 miles

11/24/2022

July-2023 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule


The 2023 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events by month 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 June event listing to save the date 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.

July '23

The Fox-July 1-2, 2023
Finland Community Center
Finland, MN
120 miles

Freedhem 76-July 1, 2023
Freedhem Store
Little Falls, MN
106, 76, 46 miles

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

Bike Duluth Festival-July 7-9, 2023
Spirit Mountain
Duluth, MN

CAMBA Hospital Gateway Trails
Hayward, WI

Bertram Blast-July 9, 2023
Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park
Monticello, MN
Triathlon: 1/3 mile swim, 8.5 mile mountain bike, 3 mile trail run
Duathlon: 8.5 mile mountain bike, 3 mile trail run
Mountain Bike Only: 10.5

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

CAMBA Hospital Gateway Trails
Hayward, WI

CAMBA trails
Seeley, WI

Hotdish 100-July 15, 2023
Winona, MN
100 miles, 50 miles, 50km

Pembina Gorge
Walhalla, ND
Wilderman Full: 2.4 mile swim, 113.4 mile gravel grinding, mountain biking, 26.7 mile trail run.
Wilderman Half: 1.2 mile swim, 63.8 miles bike, 16.2 mile trail run
Wilderman Relay: Full course, but as a relay. Teams of 2 or 3

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

Tour of Saints-July 16, 2023
College of Saint Benedict
St. Joseph, MN
50, 35, 18 miles

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

Sal's Angus Grill
Stillwater, MN

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

CAMBA Hospital Gateway Trails
Hayward, WI

The Wolf-July 21-23, 2023
Two Harbors/Ely/Grand Marais/Two Harbors
320 miles

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

CAMBA Hospital Gateway Trails
Hayward, WI

Memorial Park
Montgomery, MN
50, 35, 15 miles

Paradise Park
Chisago City, MN
Sprint: 1/4 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Olympic: 3/4 mile swim 25 mile bike, 6 mile run
Half: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13 mile run

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

11/20/2022

June-2023 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule


The 2023 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events by month 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 June event listing to save the date 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. 

June '23

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

Tour of Lakes-June 3, 2023
Brainerd, MN
66, 36, 12 miles

Tour de Pepin-June 3, 2023
Ohuta Park
Lake City, MN
100, 72, 50, 40, 32 miles

Griffing Park
Buffalo, MN
Olympic Course: .9 mile swim, 24.4 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Sprint Course: 1/4 mile swim, 12.25 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

Epic Bike Fest-June 9-11, 2023
American Birkebeiner Trailhead
Cable, WI
37, 18 miles
Epic Gravel-June 11
75, 27 miles

Caramel Roll Ride -June 10, 2023
Lake Wobegon Trail
Albany, MN

Rambling River Park
Farmington, MN
158, 79, 44, 17.9 miles

Bike MS: MS 150 Minnesota-June 10-11, 2023
Proctor High School
Proctor, MN
150 miles

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Crosby, MN
3 mile paddle, 8.5 mile mountain bike, 2.5-mile trail run

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

Sal's Angus Grill
Stillwater, MN

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

Nymore Beach
Bemidji, MN
13 miles

Lake Wobegon Trail
Avon, MN

MN Ironman Bike Ride-June 17, 2023
Huber Park
Shakopee, MN
100.8, 61.6, 31.7, 5 miles

Withrow Elementary School
Hugo, MN
Online Registration

Austin Todd Park
Austin, MN
62, 40, 20 miles

Tour of Minnesota-June 17-24, 2023
Albany, MN
Albany/Alexandria/Morris/Sauk Centre/Little Falls
Online Registration (Opens February 1, 2023)

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

Railroad Park
White Bear Lake, MN
1,200 miles

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

CAMBA Trails
Hayward, WI

Average Jo Triathlon-June 24, 2023
Paul Miller Park
Perham, MN
1/3 mile swim, 12.5 mile bike, 3.8 mile run

Warner Lake County Park
Clearwater, MN
Olympic Course: .9 mile swim, 28.66 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Sprint Course: .44 mile swim, 14.33 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Lutsen 99'er-June 24, 2023
Lutsen Mountains
Lutsen, MN
99, 69, 49, 25 miles

Walker City Park
Walker, MN
48, 36, 24 miles

Women's Trifecta-June 24 2023
Turtle Lake Park
Shoreview, MN
Virgin Course: 200 yard swim, 9.38 mile bike, 2 mile run
Short Course: 600 yard swim, 12.34 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Aqua Bike: 600 yard swim, 12.34 mile bike

Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Registration opens February 15, 2023

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
Registration opens March 1, 2023

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN
Online registration opens February 15, 2023

May-2023 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule


The 2023 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events by month 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 June event listing to save the date 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.

May '23

La Crosse Omnium-May 5-7 2023
La Crosse, WI

Fulton Gran Fondo-May 6, 2023
Fulton Brewery
Minneapolis, MN
100, 50, 22 miles

Grandma’s House
Princeton, MN
100 miles, 50 miles, 50km


Hungry Bear 100-May 13, 2023
Cable, WI
100, 60, 30 miles

Lake Alice 100-May 13, 2023
St. James Episcopal Church
Fergus Falls, MN
100 mile, 100 km

The Log Jam-May 13, 2023
Pine Valley Park
Cloquet, MN
12, 6 hours

Superior Service Center
Apple Valley, MN

Long Lake Regional Park
New Brighton, MN

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

Worldwide

Sal's Angus Grill
Stillwater, MN

Mt. Ashwabay Chalet
Bayfield, WI

GRVL DRMA IV-May 20, 2023
Plum City, WI
120 miles

The Heywood-May 20, 2023
Central Park
Northfield, MN
390, 165, 110, 55, 30 miles

Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour-May 20-21, 2023
Colvill Park
Red Wing, MN
85 miles

Houston, MN
6.8 mile canoe, 7.9 mile bike, 3 mile run

Sartell, MN
Long Course: 5 km run, 33 km bike, 5 km run
Short Course: 5 km run, 15.5 km bike, 5 km run

Spring Valley, MN
100 miles

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ironton, MN

Battle Creek Regional Park
St. Paul, MN

Le Grand du Nord-May 27, 2023
Grand Marais, MN
110, 54, 26 miles

TRI Clear Lake-May 27, 2023
City Beach
Clear Lake, IA
Olympic: 1,500 meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, and 6.2-mile run
Sprint: 500-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run

Twin Cities, MN
Various Twin Cities Trail Networks
Registration opens February 1, 2023

11/07/2022

April-2023 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule


The 2023 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events by month 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 June event listing to save the date 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.

April '23

Graze Provisions + Libations
Minneapolis, MN
4 miles

Ragnarok 105-April 1, 2023
Red Wing, MN
105 miles
Postcard Registration (must be postmarked by December 31, 2022)

TCBC Swap Meet 2023-April 1, 2023
White Bear Lake High School – South Campus
White Bear Lake, MN

Fat & Happy-April 15, 2023
Square Lake Park
Stillwater, MN
Short Course-11.8 miles
Long Course-21.9 miles

Imminent Brewing
Northfield, MN
70, 51, 26, 13 miles

2023 Pancake 50k-April 22, 2023
Chuck's Sportsmans
St. Ansgar, IA
50 km

Driftless 100-April 29, 2023
Elkader, IA
100, 62, 30 miles

PurpleStride Minnesota-April 29, 2023
Harriet Island Park
St. Paul, MN

Jack Ruhr Field
Miesville, MN
56 miles
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