Events & Rides
Evening Road Rides
Rides start at Bamber Valley School on Mondays and at Bicycle Sports on Wednesdays, we leave at 6:00 pm both nights. We have three groups to chose from, a Easy Rider Group (11 to 13 mph), a Fitness Group (14 to 16 mph) and a Fast Road Group (18 plus mph). Route distance varies week to week. Check out our Facebook page for the ride route.
We Bike Rochester (WBR) - Social Rides
Introducing a new group ride option!
Morning Coffee/Lunch ride, Wednesday, May 1 - October 15, 9:00 a.m. from Castle Community Building.
Evening Brew/Dinner ride, Tuesday, April 30 - October 15, 6:00 p.m. from Little Thistle Brewery.
Google Group Info: RochesterMNBicycle
Ongoing on Wednesday evenings at Maplewood. Check out the Facebook page for the ride info.
We are very excited about 2020, and the 6th Annual, Miesville FiftySix gravel ride. If you are new to our ride, or a returning participant, we want to share with you a bit about how we are stoked to be part of the gravel and cycling community, and how we want to give back. With your help we can do some really good things for people in need locally. Registration for the MF6, historically, has been free to the rider. This year we are going 100% full on charity. You will be able to register with our charity partner, 360 Communities. This is a change, and this change will change lives. We want your support. We believe you will want to help!. https://miesvillefiftysix.wordpress.com. April 26, 2020
Fulton Gran Fondo
Join us Saturday May 2nd for the 7th annual Fulton Gran Fondo for bikes, bands, and beers. The ride departs in the morning from the Fulton Production Brewery in NE Minneapolis. This year, we're again offering the 100 mile "Gran" as well as the 43 mile "Medio" Fondo. AND- the return of our party-forward “Piccolo” 19 mile route. The block party is free to attend and open to all who come. https://www.fultongranfondo.com/ May 2, 2020
The Chippewa Valley Century Ride is a not for profit bike ride that benefits hunger task force agencies, local parks, youth organizations, and special needs in the Chippewa Valley. Our course includes a 35, 50, 75, or 100 mile option all on blacktop roads, leading through the beautiful farmland of Chippewa County along the Chippewa and Flambeau Rivers, Lakes Wissota and Holcombe, and through the kettle moraine topography of the Chippewa County Forest. The Ride starts and finishes at the lower pavilion of Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Participants can pre-register online at a discounted rate as well as register the day of the ride. Riders check in from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and then immediately start the Ride. The entry fee covers our 4 full-service rest stops with snacks, refreshments and full facilities, water stops, “sag”/support vehicles and a full meal featuring locally made brats with all the 'fixins', soda and Leinenkugel's beer. A vegetarian meal is available if ordered in advance (just let us know on your pre-registration form). http://www.chippewavalleyride.us/ May 24, 2020
Tour de Pepin
Welcome to the 13th Annual Tour de Pepin! Join us for the Midwest's most unique cycling tour. Enjoy captivating terrain and historic towns around Lake Pepin along the Great River Road, as well as scenic views from the comfort of a genuine replica 1800s paddleboat.
Choose a 32, 50, 72 or 100-mile route. http://lakecity.org/news-events/tour-de-pepin/. June 6, 2020
The new MN Ironman Bike Ride features routes for every cyclist. All routes start and end in Shakopee’s Huber Park, alongside the Minnesota River. With routes of 37, 65 and 100 miles, we have challenges that will put smiles on everyone’s faces. Our 5-mile family ride on the winding Minnesota River Valley Trail gives even the littlest pedaler a ride to remember. https://ironmanbikeride.org/ June 20, 2020
Shooting Star Trail Ride
A wonderful opportunity to ride with family and friends through Prairie Visions country. The terrain is flat while you ride past a lake, rivers and streams, woods and wildlife. These rides promote and support the Shooting Star Recreational Trail. Helmets and registration form required for every rider.
4 mile Fun Ride - for age 12 & under or over 70 riders; no charge for this ride. Riders may purchase shirts separately.
20 mile and 40 mile Exerciser Rides - all on paved trail
50 mile Workout Ride - combination of the trail and blacktop county roads
62 mile/100 mile Farm & City Challenger Rides:
62 Mile Map - combination of the trail and blacktop county roads
100 mile Century Ride -
100 Mile Map - combination of the trail and blacktop county roads
http://www.shootingstartrail.org/ June 20, 2020
Tour of Minnesota
Welcome to the Tour of Minnesota. We are in our 46th year! We will be heading to an area of the state known for bluffs, big rivers, and the birthplace of waterskiing. We will start in Hastings and bicycle to Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, Red Wing, and back to Hastings. We will have seven days with one day off and a loop day around Lake Pepin. There is an option for a ferry on the Pearl of the Lake from Lake City to Stockholm, Wisconsin, for a shorter jaunt of 37 miles. Total mileage for the trip is 345 miles. Your mileage may vary. www.tourofminnesota.com June 19 - 26, 2020
Tour D' Amico
Rolling into our 21st year, Hiawatha Bicycling Club moves the Tour D’ Amico (TDA) bicycle ride to the last Saturday in June. This ride has something for the serious and not-so-serious riders, as there are several scenic length routes through the western suburbs of the Twin Cities.
Enjoy the scenic routes by selecting the 19, 29, 44 or 62 miles loop options. All routes are mapped, marked and/or signed and SAG supported. Plus you will find full rest stops along the way to stay hydrated. Printed maps and cue sheets are available at check-in, and the ride also offers a ‘Ride with GPS’ link that allows you to use your Android or iOS phone for turn-by-turn audible directions. Register today, and save! https://www.hiawathabike.org/ June 27, 2020
Ride to charming small towns in the great state of Iowa. Eat at locally owned restaurants and pubs, church banquet halls, American Legions and VFWs. Stop at food booths supporting the local school boosters, the Knights of Columbus, Lions and other local civic organizations. IOWA’S RIDE will make a difference in the communities that we visit! https://iowasride.com/ July 12 - 18, 2020
The 2020 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa — pedaling from July 19 to 25 — will start in Le Mars, the Ice Cream Capital of the World, and end in Clinton, home of the LumberKings minor league baseball team. In between, riders will stop overnight in Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Waterloo, Anamosa and Maquoketa.
Clocking in at 420.3 miles with 12,306 feet of climb, the 48th edition of this roving cycling celebration will be the sixth shortest in ride history. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be too easy — with the route coming in as No. 29 for most feet of climb, bicyclists should plan spring training rides with Iowa hills in mind. https://ragbrai.com/ July 19-25, 2020
Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride - May 17, 2020 - St. Paul, MN
Bike MS: MS 150 Ride - June 13 -14, 2020 - Duluth to White Bear Lake, MN
Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota - July 26, 2020 - Rochester, MN
Bike MS Website