The original Ironman® endurance event, the Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride will host approximately 4,500 cyclists for its 48th annual kickoff to the spring cycling season, the last Sunday in April. It is the longest running organized bicycle ride in the state of Minnesota, and provides routes for all ages and skill levels.
The Minnesota Ironman® is hosted by Hostelling International-USA and supports their non-profit mission and work here in Minnesota. They operate the Mississippi Headwaters Hostel in Itasca State Park.
See all the HaveFunBiking recap photos of some of the 2013 Ironman riders. How many do you recognize? Watch the slide show below.
It all happens Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Washington County Fairgrounds
6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration open & riders begin (Since this is not a race, riders may begin their route as soon as they're registered) Pre-register today to save, avoid the long line at day-of registration.
At 10 a.m. all riders must have started their ride and by 5:30 p.m. all riders must have finished the course selected.
Start and end the ride at Ride Headquarters, at the Washington County Fairgrounds, at the center of all routes. Routes travel through the Minnesota communities of Stillwater, Afton, Lake Elmo, Scandia, Marine on the St. Croix and Oak Park Heights.
Washington County Fairgrounds (Google Map) 12300 N 40th St. Lake Elmo, MN 55042