2017 Bike Events - Part 1

The following Twin Cities (and greater Minnesota) bicycle events were just added to the Events calendar. Sorry for the delay.

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Stupor Bowl 20

February 2-5, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

The 20th anniversary of one of the worst ideas to come out of Minneapolis. If you don't already know what this is after 20 years then you should google it ( really, the google results are pretty great). We are pulling things together currently and will have more updates as they come in. I just wanted to get this out there in your brains so that you can start doing intervals on the rollers while slamming beers and so out-of-towners can start planning their winter getaway to beautiful frozen MPLS.

Thursday: Pre-reg. W/T/F happy hour. Everyone to join later.
Friday: Pre-reg & Jeff O'Hare pre-race. 
Saturday: Reg & RACE, DUH.
Sunday: hangovers & probably brunch. Karaoke later. Tiana and Elena will be Taking Back Sunday.

#AlleyCat #Free #RegistrationRequired

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Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup 2017

February 26, 2017
Woodbury, MN
12/18 miles

The best day of fat bike racing, and party the Twin Cities has to offer. And the biggest highlight has to be that ALL of the proceeds go back to the trails!!! 

SPORT: Starts at 1:30pm and consists of 2-3 laps depending on conditions (12miles)

ELITE: Starts at 11am and consists of 2-3 laps depending on conditions (18miles)

We'll have fire pits, music bumping, and plenty of beverages (both hot and cold) to keep you moving throughout the day.

#MTBsingletrack #MTBoffroad #Free #RegistrationRequired

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The "Trumpit” 2017

March 18, 2017
Two Harbors, MN 

Heading to the border. You may ask yourself why wait until March? Well, come March you'll be glad. 

We will ride wonderful gravel north all day Saturday and then be summarily turned away at the border and forced to bivy (Grand Marais?) then return to our vehicles and the real world come Sunday. Get ready for the end of the world (ragnarok) or the zombie apocalypse (TI V??? whatever it's on). 

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville 2017

March 25, 2017
Lakeville, MN
80+ miles, 100 rider cap

Harry's Cafe in Lakeville to Milltown Cycles in Faribault, and return. Race will be ~80 miles on a mix of gravel, pavement, and as much off road and questionable stuff as mother nature will allow.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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30 Days of Biking 2017: MSP Kickoff Ride

April 1, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Let's celebrate the beginning of 30 Days of Biking in the town where it all started! This is our flagship kickoff ride.

#GroupRide #Free

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Ragnarök 105 2017

April 1, 2017
Red Wing, MN
100+ miles, 150 rider cap

Challenge yourself on some of the most pristine, and leg breaking hills in the Upper Midwest. See some cows, eat some dust, experience the Rok.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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The Dickie Scramble 2017

April 22, 2017
Elgin, MN
75+ miles

Unsupported gravel event with a pot-luck checkpoint. Please bring an item to share at the checkpoint – something you’d like to eat (or drink!) 45 or 50 miles into your ride.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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Miesville FiftySix 2017

April 30, 2017
Miesville, MN
56 miles

The Miesville FiftySix is a gravel road ride through some of the most beautiful parts of Dakota county and just minutes southeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. 

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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Almanzo 2017

May 19-20, 2017
Spring Valley, MN
100/162/380 miles

The Alexander 380 (May 19 @ 5:00 AM)
Born out of the desire to go further and see more.

The Royal 162 (May 20 @ 7:00 AM)
Race Starts on Saturday, May 20th at 7am.
The big brother to the Almanzo 100.

The Almanzo 100 (May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 AM)
Where it all began.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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Le Grand Du Nord 2017

May 27, 2017
Grand Marais, MN
50/100 miles

Le Grand represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the US. Starting out of Grand Marais, Minnesota’s spectacular harbor the route climbs to a breathtaking view of the US/Canadian border. With almost 6000 ft of climbing, it is the punchiest route of the three Heck Production events. 

#Gravel #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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The Westside Dirty Benjamin 2017

June 10, 2017
Chaska, MN
100+ miles

The Westside Dirty Benjamin is a Twin Cities area 100 mile Gravel Road Race utilizing the rolling gravel roads of Carver & Winsted County. The race will test your cycling skills across many disciplines of the sport. Aside from the roughly 90 miles of gravel, the single figure-eight loop race course also includes some technical trail sections, a mid-race cyclo-cross section, and few miles of pavement to tie it all together.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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Dirty Lemming Gravel Grinder 2017

July 29, 2017
Watertown, MN
100 miles, 100 km

This is a free ride funded by Jim, Ed, and our families.  The volunteers are our friends and family.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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The DAMn (Day Across Minnesota) 2017

August 5, 2017
Gary, SD to Hager City, WI
240 miles

Racers who attempt the 240 mile Day Across Minnesota gravel road bicycle race will start in Gary, South Dakota on Saturday August 5th 2017 as the clock strikes midnight. If they finish, they will finish no more than 24 hours later in Hager City, Wisconsin. This epic point-to-point adventure will require each racer to get themselves to the pre-race check-in on time, get themselves across the state of Minnesota by bicycle, and to get themselves home afterwards.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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The Heck Epic 2017

August 19-20, 2017
Two Harbors, MN
110 miles

The Heck Epic is a two day stage race from Two Harbors, MN. to Ely then back to Two Harbors. The route will be mainly gravel roads, some of them as remote as I have ever seen in the state.

The first stage will cover approximately 110 miles of amazing Northwoods country from Tow Harbors to Ely, MN. Riders will stop in Ely for the night and be required to camp using only the setup they have packed and carried with them.

The second stage will head back to Two Harbors using another 110 mile route which will be equally beautiful and challenging. The fastest combined times of the two stages will mark the winner of the event. But all who participate will reap the rewards of back country travel.

#Gravel #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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Fiddlin' Fifty Gravel Grinder 2017

August 26, 2017
Balkan Township, MN
50+ miles

This is a 50-something mile gravel road RIDE, not a race. The terrain is all north of the Laurentian Divide. There are no killer hills though there are a lot of undulations in the road. Most of it is noticeably within Superior 

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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Life Time Gravel Fondo 2017

September 24, 2017
Waconia, MN
25/50 miles

Join us for a ride beginning at the Waconia Brewing Company in the beautiful City of Waconia. Highlights include lakeside views and winding roads through the western countryside. End with our signature post-ride Fondo Festival, including BBQ, beer from the Waconia Brewing Company and live entertainment!

#Gravel #RegistrationRequired

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Heck of the North 2017

September 30, 2017
Two Harbors, MN
50+/100+ miles 

This is the event that started it all.  Created in 2009 after many hours scouring county maps and scouting miles and miles of north country gravel, it continues to evolve every year. The Heck of the North is born from the premise that you the rider are ultimately responsible for getting to the finish. Limited support. No sag wagons. No signs guiding you home. Just your ability to spin miles of forested gravel roads. Just your ability to navigate by cue card. Just your strength to see it through to the end. And the opportunity to ride with some pretty amazing people!

#Gravel #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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The Filthy 50 2017

October 8, 2017
Stewartville, MN
50+ miles

This year’s Filthy 50 will be bringing back some of our most beloved filthy traditions and delivering some new ones as well.

#Gravel #Free #Unsupported #RegistrationRequired

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