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15 Jul 2017 08:51 - 15 Jul 2017 18:17 #2498 by Tom Lenzmeier
Tom Lenzmeier created the topic: Tour de Tonka is Coming, Register Before July 21 and save $5 - Promo Code 04TCBG
First Saturday in August -- August 5, 2017

Tour de Tonka celebrated its 11th anniversary in 2016

"MINNESOTA'S RIDE" HAS GROWN TO OVER 3,500 RIDERS IN JUST OVER A DECADE'S TIME

In just 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 over 3,500 riders in 2016. Riders from more than 166 different Minnesota communities and 19 states participated in the event last year.

“Bicycle riders participate because Tour de Tonka is pure fun,” Tim Litfin, Tour de Tonka Director, said. “All ages and all abilities– from families and recreational bicyclists to cycling teams and serious athletes– enjoy what Tour de Tonka offers them.”

Riders can choose from seven distances: 16, 30, 48, 57, 65, 75 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 11 rest stops along the way, where riders enjoy food, music, rest and conversation.

“It is all about the ride,” Litfin said. “Tour de Tonka is unlike other bike rides in the state and in the Upper Midwest. One major reason is our excellent volunteers that engage and assist the riders. Every year our riders tell us through a post-event survey that the level of commitment, the volunteers, the routes, the music, the rest stops, the mass start, the door prizes, the energy, the vendor fair, the food, the free wicking shirt and more make Tour de Tonka a one-of-a-kind event.”

Tour de Tonka’s routes move through 23 different west metro communities including Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Delano, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Independence, Mayer, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Navarre, 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.

Tom Lenzmeier
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15 Jul 2017 09:46 #2499 by Stephan Hodges
Stephan Hodges replied the topic: Tour de Tonka is Coming, Register Before July 21 and save $5 - Promo Code 04TCBG
Just looked it up. It's Saturday, August 5, 2017.

www.minnetonkaschools.org/district/mcec/events/tour-de-tonka

Looks like fun. Thanks for posting.

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