The MN Ironman bike ride guarantees bragging rights

As the bike photo above shows, time is ticking and there are only 52 days left until the 50th Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride. With the theme of the ride ‘no running or swimming involved’ this years annual event, on April 24th, in Stillwater, offers several new route options for both the novice and season cyclist. And, since the rides beginning in 1967, you always have bragging rights at the end of each spring-time bicycling adventure.

Warm or cold weather many from the Twin Cities Unicycle Club have already preregistered, will you?

Warm or cold weather many from the Twin Cities Unicycle Club have already preregistered, will you?

The Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride (MIBR) is just that, a bike tour not a race. Not to be confused with the IRONMAN Triathlon, the MIBR is a biking only, with no swimming or running involved and is open to riders of all ages and abilities. Join thousands of the heartiest cyclists around the upper Midwest for this benchmark event held near Stillwater, Minnesota, in the scenic St. Croix River Valley.

Routes have been designed offering a 15, 30 and 60-mile loop options to provide everyone, from casual riders to the experienced cyclists a choice. Whether a shorter loop is desired or a combination of several loops to make a century ride, its a fun to kick off the cycling season at this event. Plus, as the earliest recreational tour in the Upper Midwest, the Minnesota Ironman® continues to guarantee bragging rights.

The Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride, was established in 1967 and is the longest running bike ride in Minnesota, with century options. Well over 100,000 cyclists to date have biked the MIBR over the years.

Along the official Ironman routes, each year, participants find well stocked rest stops to help everyone stay hydrated and nourished throughout the ride.

Along the official Ironman routes, each year, participants find well stocked rest stops to help everyone stay hydrated and nourished throughout the ride.

Since its beginning in ’67 the Minnesota Ironman has been run by Hostelling International USA. A non-profit charitable organization devoted to promoting healthy recreation, international travel and cultural exchange. You can find out more about this organization at their web site: www.hiusa.org.

Here John Morast and Kathy Johnson are ready for the 50th MN Ironman Bike Ride. The question is will their favorite mascot be joining them?

Here John Morast and Kathy Johnson are ready for the 50th MN Ironman Bike Ride. The question is will their favorite mascot be joining them?

Early Bird Registration is open at www.IronmanBikeRide.org, offering a discount on registration from day-of fees.

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