file The FIS World Cup is Coming To the Twin Cities March 14-17, 2019!

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12 Oct 2019 10:41 #4422 by Edward Eroe
TCBC Members,

I’m writing to you on behalf of the Loppet Foundation as an ambassador for the Fastenal Parallel 45 events next March 14-17, 2020. I have volunteered to reach out to the bicycle community.

Many of you may or may not be aware that the FIS World Cup returns to the USA for the first time since 2001 and the event will be held right here in the Twin Cities at Wirth Park. The finest Nordic skiers in the world will be competing in freestyle sprints over a course that is less than 2 km in length and is very spectator friendly. The racing will feature multiple heats of “knock out” head to head freestyle (skate) sprinting leading up to the finals deciding the podium places. The overall World Cup women’s and men’s season sprint champions will also be given special awards at the conclusion of these races. There are three levels of tickets which are described below.

Tickets for the spectator events (FIS World Cup Sprints) and participant events went on sale Thursday, October 10th. The link to those tickets is at www.loppet.org/events/parallel45/tickets/ Some of the discounts will only be valid through October 31 (see details in the link).

Champions Club Ticket (cost $500 - wristband access)
o Access to Trailhead Champions Club (Tuesday afternoon)
o Access to course interior
o Special food, beverage, décor, entertainment and race broadcast
o Gift Bag
o Block Party, Concerts and Village access
o Transportation

Grandstand Ticket (cost $75 - ticket or wristband access)
o Access to reserved grandstand seating (Tuesday)
o Cow bell!
o Access to course interior
o Block Party, Concerts and Village access
o Event transportation

General Admission Course Interior Ticket (cost: $25 -ticket or wristband access)
o Exclusive access to course interior (Minneloppet Meadow or other course interior name.)
o Special course interior food and beverage (at cost)
o Special course interior entertainment
o Block Party, Concerts and Village access
o Event transportation

The “participant" events occur from Saturday to Monday and will feature local skiers and bikers and include ski sprinting, fat tire races, and skijoring (canine plus human:). The organizers believe the slots for the races will fill up fast, so if you want to do the fat tire bike “Snowball in Hell” event, please be sure to sign up early. Information about all the participant events is available here: www.loppet.org/events/parallel45/participate/

Hope to see many of you there,

Edward Eroe
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