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Dakota Rail Classic
at James J. Hill Days

Eventbrite - Dakota Rail Classic at James J Hill Days

Join us Sunday, September 10th at James J. Hill Days in Wayzata, MN for the first annual Dakota Rail Classic for Bully Prevention. Presented by Zuma Blu to fund Youth Frontiers retreats for kids in local schools.

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! 


Eventbrite - Dakota Rail Classic at James J Hill Days

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!)


Eventbrite - Dakota Rail Classic at James J Hill Days

2) Pick Your Course

TROT8 mi round-trip  |  Wayzata to Crystal Bay  |  Map

RAMBLE16 mi round-trip  |  Wayzata to Mound  |  Map

CRUISE26 mi round-trip  |  Wayzata to St. Bonifacius  |  Map

TOUR42 mi round-trip  |  Wayzata to Mayer  |  Map

CLASSIC54 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:

  • Visit the Three Rivers Park District page here
  • Download a copy of the detour map here
  • 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.


    Eventbrite - Dakota Rail Classic at James J Hill Days

    3) Register

    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.


    Eventbrite - Dakota Rail Classic at James J Hill Days

    4) Check-In

    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!


    Eventbrite - Dakota Rail Classic at James J Hill Days