The 38th Annual Watermelon Ride!

Thursday – July 4, 2019

  • A choice of routes – 15, 25, or 52 miles
  • Full support on the 15 and 25-mile routes
  • A picnic lunch for all registered riders at Snail Lake Park

Here are just some of the benefits of participating:

      • A choice of routes – 15, 25, or 52 miles. The 15 mile route is ideal for families with children, or for folks who are just getting into cycling. The 25 Mile route is a fully-supported, rolling route on quiet suburban roads for both novice and experienced riders. The 52 mile route is unsupported, fairly hilly and scenic, and marked with arrows, so carry supplies to fix flats and make minor repairs.
      • Full support on the 15 and 25-mile routes. The 25-mile route will be marked with signs and the 15-mile route will be marked with arrows.
      • There will be snacks at rest stops with a complete picnic lunch for all registered riders until 2:30 pm at Snail Lake Park.
      • Route Maps will be handed out at the registration table on the day of the ride.

So don’t delay! Register On-Line. There’s also a discount for TCBC members, so if you’ve been thinking about joining, now is a great time. Every rider needs to read and sign the waiver at the ride start, and parents/guardians must sign for participating minors.

For more information, email the Event Coordinators at:


Kids Free  (up to 4 with each paid adult, members and non-members, under 18, must be accompanied by an adult)


Early bird registration –TCBC Members $15.00 Adult – Non-Members $20.00 Adult (riders under 18 are free)

After June 27th –TCBC Members $25.00 Adult – Non-Members $30.00 Adult (riders under 18 are free)


Non-members – Click here to register

Members – Log in to your membership account HERE and select ‘Event Registration’ 


Online registration closes at the end of the day on June 30th

You can always register on the day of the ride!

Print and fill in the Watermelon registration form here, and write a check to the ‘Twin Cities Bicycling Club’ & bring to the registration table.



7:30 to 9:00am – 52 mile route
8:30 to 10 am – 15 & 25 mile routes

Start Location:

Start & Registration Location is:

Incarnation Lutheran Church
4880 Hodgson Road (County 49),
Shoreview, 55126

just half a mile north of Hwy 96.

Mechanical Support by County Cycles

At start – 7:30 – 10:00am
At Tamarack Rest Stop – 9:00 – noon

Ride Support: Full Support on the 15 & 25 mile routes

Weather: We ride rain or shine

Food: There will be snacks at rest stops with a complete picnic lunch at Snail Lake Park for all registered riders and volunteers until 2:30 pm.

– Properly worn helmets are required on all riders.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer signup is now available. We can not put this ride on without the help of many volunteers. Click here to voluteer.
Please email questions about becoming a volunteer to
All volunteers get a neat gift. And, you ride free.