Saturday, August 4
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 in 2017. Riders from more than 166 different Minnesota communities and 25 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. There are 12 rest stops along the way, where riders will enjoy food, 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.