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 - September, 9:00 a.m. from Castle Community Building.
Evening Brew/Dinner ride, Tuesday, May - September, 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.
Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride - May 19, 2019 - St. Paul, MN
Bike MS: MS 150 Ride - June 7, 2019 - Duluth to White Bear Lake, MN
Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota - July 21, 2019 - Wilmare, MN
Bike MS Website
Dirty Lemming - Watertown, MN
Postcard Registration opens on April 1st for the 9th Dirty Lemming Gravel Ride. www.dirtylemming.com. July 27, 2019
Tour de SAVE - Northfield, MN
Join SAVE and local area cycling clubs for the 16th annual Tour de SAVE. The ride supports SAVE’s mission to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, and to reduce the stigma of brain illnesses that affects more than 23 million Americans.
SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.
SAVE is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and operating under the nonprofit laws of the State of Minnesota. SAVE works at the international, national, state and local levels to prevent suicide using a public health model in suicide prevention; concentrating its efforts on education and awareness. SAVE operates by the guidelines published in the Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Suicide (1999) and the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2012). Over the years, SAVE’s Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers have included survivors who bring a special affinity for suicide prevention, along with other skills, to ensure organizational growth, development and effective management and operational talents to the agency. Learn more about SAVE https://www.save.org/who-we-are/. July 27, 2019
Firehouse 50 Road Race
Be a part of the excitement! The Firehouse 50 is a bicycle road race of 50.5 miles beginning and ending in Grand View, Wisconsin. This race is on black top roads winding through the pristine Chequamegon National Forest around Lake Namakagon and Lake Owen. It passes through the townships of Grand View, Namakagon, Cable and Drummond. www.firehouse50.org/. August 2 - 4, 2019
Red Ribbon Ride
Red Ribbon Ride 2019 is a fully supported 3 day, 200 mile bicycle ride from Minneapolis to Duluth, to raise vital funds for HIV/AIDS services, treatment, prevention and awareness. This year's Ride will be held on August 16 - 18, 2019, traveling from Minneapolis to Forest Lake, Camp One Heartland Center, and ending in Duluth. Saturday night we will be staying at Camp One Heartland Center, a beautiful sleepaway camp in North Central MN creating life-changing camp experiences for youth facing social isolation, intolerance or serious health challenges, including HIV. This three-day ride will features onsite housing and delicious home cooked meals, options for camping and all of the beauty and fun One Heartland has to offer (campfire, hiking, swimming, canoeing, goats). Transportation from Duluth to Minneapolis will be available. The Red Ribbon Ride benefits 5 HIV/AIDS service agencies here in Minnesota; African American AIDS Task Force, Hope House of St. Croix Valley, One Heartland, Rural AIDS Action Network and The Aliveness Project. Whether you are first time participant, experienced veteran, looking for a physical challenge, cycling through Minnesota or have a connection to the cause the Red Ribbon Ride is for you. Join us. Make your difference.. www.redribbonride.org. August 16 - 18, 2019
Top of the World Bicycle Tour - Whitehall, Wisconsin
The Top of the World Bicycle Tour in Whitehall, Wisconson explores some of the most beautiful routes you can ride in Trempealeau County. You will actually ride to the highest point in Trempealeau County on the 23, 42, and 60-mile routes. The TOW Ride is held during Beef and Dairy Days, so you will get to enjoy one of the Famous Whitehall Hot Beef sandwiches or the Chicken Q and a beverage. After the meal, riders are encouraged to stay around for the Beef and Dairy Days Parade that starts at 1:30 PM. This is one of Trempealeau Count's best parades! https://www.active.com/whitehall-wi/cycling/top-of-the-world-bike-tour-whitehall-wisconsin-2019 August 19, 2019
Jesse James Bike Tour
The 38th annual Jesse James Bike Tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019! The tour is an official event of Defeat of Jesse James Days, one of Minnesota’s largest community celebrations. Held the weekend after Labor Day each year, Defeat of Jesse James Days commemorates the failed bank robbery of 1876 that led to the ultimate downfall of the James-Younger gang. The raid is re-enacted several times throughout the weekend.
This fun ride leads you through scenic southeastern Minnesota. Enjoy the great outdoors and meet new people on one of five routes, each featuring aid stations and refreshments. All proceeds from the ride benefit community projects, including the Mill Towns Trail and Northfield’s Safe Routes to School program. www.jjbiketour.org. September 7, 2019
Saint Paul Classic - St. Paul, MN
Discover traffic-free glee on Minnesota's biggest bike tour! The 25th annual Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The Saint Paul Classic is a showcase for the handsome parks and parkways of Saint Paul. Riders can choose a 15, 32, or 47 mile route. The attraction for many riders is the ability to ride with a minimal amount of traffic. Rest stops are spaced evenly throughout the course to provide beautiful views, hot coffee, cool beverages, tasty treats, live music and more! In 2017, riders ranging in age from zero to 89 enjoyed the Classic. Don't miss this family-friendly Saint Paul tradition! BikeClassic.org. September 8, 2019
Minneapolis Bike Tour
The 13th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour starts and ends at beautiful Boom Island and features multiple fully supported routes that take riders through the spectacular park and byway system of Minneapolis at their own pace, traffic free!
Proceeds from the Minneapolis Bike Tour will benefit bike safety and education events for Minneapolis youth as well as bike trail improvement projects throughout the system. www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/events/minneapolis_bike_tour/. September 15, 2019
Discover beautiful Prior Lake and Scott County as you pedal your way through quaint towns, picturesque lakes, and rolling farmland. Pedal Prior has something for everyone! Our family-friendly 12-mile ride is on sidewalks and trails, taking you to Cleary Lake with a rest stop at the Prior Lake Fire Department where kids and adults alike can climb a fire truck and meet our local firefighters. For the more advanced riders, our 39 and 72-mile routes head south through scenic towns and farms to our energetic rest stops that will fuel your body and soul to the finish line where you can vote for your favorite one. But the excitement doesn't stop there... www.pedalprior.com September 15, 2019
Ride the Ridges
The seventh annual RIDE THE RIDGES, set for September 21, 2019, and will again take riders through some of the most scenic areas in Southeastern Minnesota. RTR is the premier bike tour in the region. Wonderfull scenery – from lush valleys along streams to bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Choose one of four routes, all having well-stocked rest stops, friendly hosts and SAG support. www.ridetheridges.info. September 21, 2019
21st Annual Autumn Trek
The 21st annual Autumn Trek bike ride starts just east of the Twin Cities at Hoffman Park in River Falls, Wisconsin on September 22, 2019, and takes you through some of the most scenic countryside in Western Wisconsin.
Free t-shirt for each registered rider. Ride t-shirts also available for $20 day of the ride.
The Autumn Trek has excellent rest stops with great food, and even more beautiful scenery. You’ll find excellent route markings, maps, food at rest stops and brats ‘n dogs at ride’s end.
Choose from four ride loops: The 25 mile, 45 mile, 65 mile and 101 mile Century Challenge.
On-line registration now open. Online discounts NOW! Day of Ride registration open 6:30 – 10 am. at Hoffman Park, River Falls WI. rivervalleytrails.org. September 22, 2019
Apple Affair Bike Tour - Galesville, WI
The Bike Tour is a family-oriented event held in Galesville, Wisconsin, on the first Saturday in October in conjunction with the annual Apple Affair. As a sponsor of this event, the Galesville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for someone to manage the Apple Affair Bike Tour in 2019. We wish to thank Communities Off n' Funning for all their hard work in coordinating this event since 2013. www.appleaffairbiketour.com. October 5, 2019
Mankato River Ramble
Savor the fall colors on this classic countryside ride. Join us for the ninth annual Mankato River Ramble Bike Tour on October 6, 2019.
Riders can choose 12, 26, or 42 miles of lovely routes, featuring great Rest Stops, ride support, delicious food and beverages, live music and much more. All routes pass through beautiful Sibley Park where the Blue Earth River joins the Minnesota River. In October, harvest is in full swing, which is always a highlight for riders as they cruise past the many fields in this beautiful part of our state! BikeRiverRamble.org. October 6, 2019