These special category rides are non-TCBC rides that are eligible for TCBC mileage credit, but are not covered by TCBC insurance. Outreach rides are designed to increase our club's visibility in and support of non-pledge biking events in the broader biking community. A TCBC ride leader will be present at qualifying Outreach Rides to allow members to sign up for mileage, but it is the sole responsibility of participating members to sign up for the event and pay the registration fee. The organizers of the event are solely responsible for its quality and safety. Members are strongly encouraged to wear their TCBC jerseys when participating in Outreach Rides and ride in a manner that reflects favorably upon TCBC.
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Tour de Tonka Outreach Ride
Saturday, August 3 2019
Join us for the Tour de Tonka, one of Minnesota’s finest rides.
Register early and save on your registration fee. Early Bird registration March 1-April 30 PLUS TCBC discount code 12TCBC which gets you an additional $5.00 OFF! If you registered last year you will get a $10.00 discount also. If you have any issues when registering call (952) 401-6800.
We will update the week of the event to coordinate groups if you would like to ride with fellow TCBC members.
In just over a decade’s time, the annual Tour de Tonka bike ride has become a staple of the west metro community, growing from 819 riders in 2006 to nearly 3,500 riders annually. Riders from more than 166 different Minnesota communities and 42 states participated in the event last year.
Riders choose from eight distances: 16, 30, 36, 48, 57, 62, 71 or 100 miles. Tour de Tonka’s mass start, with each ride leaving within minutes of each other, adds to the high level of excitement for this major event. Fully supported ride with maps and SAG support. There are 12 rest stops along the way, where riders will enjoy food, hydration stations, music, rest and conversation.
Tour de Tonka’s routes move through 24 different west metro communities including Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Delano, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Independence, Mayer, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Navarre, New Germany, Norwood Young America, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Victoria, Waconia, Watertown and Wayzata– all of which showcase beautiful roads, trails, and scenic views of Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Riley Lake, the Crow River, and many other area lakes.
This is an Outreach Ride, there is no TCBC/LAB insurance coverage on this ride. However, TCBC members do get the mileage credit for the ride. Please email Tom, Zee or Chuck with TCBC member # and miles completed.
Door County Century Outreach Ride
September 8, 2019
The Century Ride will be on Sunday, September 8, 2019. There are also TCBC rides on Friday and Saturday, Sept 6 and 7 in the Sturgeon Bay area. See Calendar listings.
Head over to Door County for one of the most beautiful century rides you will ever see. This ride has 4 mileage options (30, 50, 70, or 100) with a post ride catered meal including beer and cherry pie! This ride is fully supported, and there are several well stocked rest stops to keep you going. Beautiful scenery, low traveled roads, gorgeous fall color, rest stops with strawberry shortcake! What's not to like??
You must register for this ride - registration fees are $70 through July and $75 in August. Riders can pre-register at www.doorcountycentury.com. Packet pick up is the morn- ing of the ride or Saturday September 7th at the fair- grounds. See the website for more details. The ride starts at the Door County Fairgrounds located at: 812 North 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Sign up sheets for the Century Ride will be available at the TCBC rides on Friday and Saturday. If you canʼt make it to either of those rides, email your name, member number and distance ridden to Pete May - firstname.lastname@example.org - by Monday evening.
You are responsible for your own accommodations. There is no shortage of places to stay, places to eat, or fun things to do in Door County!
Any questions please contact us! Hope to see you there!!
Pete and Karen May
Tour de Hugo 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Tour de Hugo is a beautiful ride with five mileage options: 62, 50, 35, 20, and 6 on wide-shouldered Washington County roads.
Registration for adults is $40 until September 1, when the fee goes to $50. Registration and ride details may be found at: www.tourdehugo.com.
Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. [Note! It’s pretty dark until about 7:00 a.m.]
The start times for the routes are: 7:00 a.m./62 miles; 8:00 a.m./50 miles; 8:45 a.m./35 miles; 9:00 a.m./20 miles; and 8:30 a.m. /6 miles. You get lunch after the ride, a t-shirt, and a goodie bag. The ride starts at the Hugo Lions Park, 5524 Upper 146th Street, Hugo, MN 55038.
(The six mile ride really is for families with small children. There is no cost for this but there’s no lunch with it either. You get to cheer the little kids taking off at 8:30 a.m.)
To get there heading north on I35E from St. Paul, exit Frenchman Road (exit 123A), go east (right), to Hwy 61, turn left, and head north about 300 yards. Look for signs directing you to parking.
Leaders will keep a C / BC pace on the 35 mile route. Choose any route and ride at whatever pace you wish. If you don’t find us by 8:00 a.m. (look for a silver Prius at the ride start to sign in) email the ride leaders with your TCBC member number and mileage.
As with all Outreach Rides, TCBC members get mileage credit by signing in for a ride but are not covered by TCBC insurance.
Ride the Ridges 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Tour the blufflands of Southeastern Minnesota and experience some of the state's most scenic areas. Beautiful scenery – from lush valleys along quiet streams to majestic bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Now in its seventh year, RTR is the region's premier bicycle tour. Choose one of four routes, ranging from 23 miles to a Century, all having well-stocked rest stops, friendly hosts, and SAG support.
For an extra challenge - ride the new "Century Plus" and claim over a mile of vertical climb!
All routes will depart from the Winona Middle School, 1570 Homer Road, and travel south along Highway 43.
Registration opens on June 1, 2019
Early registration - before September 1, 2019: $30.00 for short route (23 miles); $45.00 for all other routes
Registration: $35.00 for short route; $50.00 for all other routes
The ride is limited to 400 riders, so register early.
Email the ride leader with your member number and mileage.
The Leader plans to ride the Long route at a B pace and you’re welcome to join me.
Leader contact info here:
To register and get more information go to their website at https://www.ridetheridges.bike
Outreach Ride -- Bikes 4 Kids
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Elm Creek Park Reserve, Blue Bird picnic shelter
12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Bikes4Kids is again this year the sponsor of rides through beautiful Elm Creek Park Reserve. There are ride leaders if you wish to ride with a guide and maps and marked trails if you don’t. There will be 5, 15, and 25 mile routes through the Reserve. Maps are available via RideWGPS on the website noted below.
Bikes4Kids is a foundation that collects and refurbishes bicycles. They distribute them to children and adults who otherwise might not ever have a bicycle. This is a good cause to support and a great way to explore Elm Creek
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the rides start at 10:00 a.m. Registration is $15 for children, $25 for adults, and $40 for families. Same day registration will cost you more ($35 for adults, $60 for families).
All information can be found at:
As with any Outreach ride, TCBC members get mileage credit by signing in for a ride but are not covered by TCBC insurance. If you can’t find a leader at the ride start, email one of us with your member number and mileage.
Ride Leaders: Miriam Simmons, email@example.com 651 212 0775
Lyle Koehler, firstname.lastname@example.org 612 516 2053