Prepare For Summer With These Spring Bike Events

In Minnesota, with the trees budding and songbirds filling the airwaves, spring is defiantly here. As we pack away the winter gear and get out the bikes what better way to get in shape for all the summer fun ahead then to plan and participate in one of the many organized bike event scheduled – available for you your family and friends.

Enjoying a organized ride with the family. (Photo: Russ Lowthian)

Enjoying a organized ride with the family. (Photo: Russ Lowthian)

Here, listed below are some of the bike events in Minnesota we have pulled from the latest  edition of the  2015 Bike/Hike Guide and from the events section at

April 25 Tinman Triathlon

The Tinman is a great way to get a start on your season. They offer both sprint and Olympic distances with a pool swim and moderately challenging bike and run courses out of Morris MN.

 April 26 MN Ironman Bike Ride

A Minnesota tradition for 49 years plan to ride the 14, 27, 29 or 60 mile routes touring the scenic St. Croix River Valley, from the Washington County fairgrounds, near Stillwater, MN (see their  ad in the Bike Guide on pg 5 )

May 9 Bike MS: Sam’s Club TC Ride

The Sam’s Club Twin Cities Ride is a one-day, fully supported ride starting and finishing at Summit Brewery in St. Paul, MN., with 15, 25, or 50-mile route options and rest stops every 15 miles and the finish line is stocked with food trucks, beer and activities. (see their  ad in the Bike Guide on pg 29)

May 16 Root River Triathlon

In its 17th year, this “doable” non-swimming triathlon, open men and women of every age, is set in the Root River valley of Minnesota’s scenic Bluff Country. (see their  ad in the Bike Guide on pg 47)

May 16 Almanzo 100  (gravel road riding at its finest!)

There are three courses, all with start line; a finish line.; and a handshake at the end.- and most importantly, it will still be free! Starts and ends in Spring Valley, MN

May 16 ALS Bike Trek

In its sixth year, the ALs Bike Trek offers three supported routes, beginning and ending in the Marine on the St Croix, MN. Proceeds from ride benefit’s the research to cure Lou Gehrig’s disease.

May 30 Tour de Cure Minneapolis

Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you, while supporting the American Diabetes Association. The Twin Cities Tour de Cure, at Minnehaha Falls, in Minneapolis is a day full of fun and excitement where riders join forces and raise funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy.

No matter what style of riding you prefer, see our HaveFunBiking Calendar Listings for more fun throughout the year.