Dakota Rail Classic at James J. Hill Days
This all-ages charity bike ride will be held on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, offering spectacular views of Lake Minnetonka, and depending on your distance, Lake Waconia, too!
The route is an out-and-back course with mile markers at the half-way points for 8, 16, 26, 42, and 54-mile rides. This is not a competitive event, so chip timers and racing bibs will not be present.
After the ride, grab your swag bag and enjoy the attractions at James J Hill Days in downtown Wayzata!
1) Organize Your Team
Waive your registration fee when you assemble a group of 10 people or more!
(Note: You don't have to be part of a team to register, but we encourage it!)
2) Pick Your Course
TROT: 8 mi round-trip | Wayzata to Crystal Bay | Map
RAMBLE: 16 mi round-trip | Wayzata to Mound | Map
CRUISE: 26 mi round-trip | Wayzata to St. Bonifacius | Map
TOUR: 42 mi round-trip | Wayzata to Mayer | Map
CLASSIC: 54 mi round-trip | Wayzata to Lester Prairie | Map
Scheduled Detour: There will be a 1.5-mile detour on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail at the city of Mound due to a sewer project scheduled through Fall 2018. The detour will include posted signage and dedicated bike lanes in both directions on the shoulder of County Road 15 between Commerce Blvd and Westedge Blvd. This detour is included in the course maps, above. For more information:
Pro Tip: If you click the "Map" link for your selected course, Google Maps offers an option to "Send directions to your phone". Selecting this from a mobile device does not include the detour, so we recommend doing this from your desktop computer.
Proceeds: 100% of net proceeds will benefit Youth Frontiers, a bully-prevention program based in St Louis Park.
Entry Cost Information: Registration includes a swag bag, including a commemorative event cap. Guaranteed caps for all riders who register by September 1st. If caps run out, you will be mailed.
Parking & Check-in Location: Check-in will be held from 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM in the TCF National Bank Parking Lot at the southeast corner of Ferndale Rd S and Lake St E. See location on Google Maps.
Start Time: The ride will start promptly at 9:00 AM on Sunday, September 10. Please line up behind the marker for your registered distance.
Post Ride: Present your pass at the finish line to collect your swag bag and enjoy the attractions at James J. Hill Days!