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Minnesota Ironman - NEW LOCATION! 100, 75, 50, 25, and 15 m options

Registration for the MIBR is now open. $30/rider until March 1. Thereafter $40/rider unless you register using the TCBM team registration, in which case it remains at $30/rider.

New location this year - starts at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

I imagine that we will have riders riding each route. I plan to ride the nice n'easy 27-mile Gateway loop. HERE is a link to the route map. They have a "14 mile short loop", "27 mile Afton loop", "27 mile Gateway loop", and "50 mile Scandia route." People who ride 100 miles would complete the Scandia loop twice. It sounds as though the routes are still in flux.

If you want to ride with other TCBM'rs, please register with Team Twin Cities Bicycling Meetup. The registration code is meetupTC. When you RSVP, please say how many miles and which route you intend to ride. That way we can sort people out and ask some of you to help organize other riders riding the same route.

Please know that the "organizers" for each route are not "leading" the route. The responsibility of the organizers for the routes are simply to meet and greet and introduce riders to each other at the start. Every rider will be riding at their own pace. There are sag wagons if you need them - this is a fully-supported ride. So please know that people will ride their own pace and you might be riding on your own during the ride. It might be that people will stay together but it might not - just wanted to put this out there so that you know the expectation.

Details will follow as they become known and as we get closer to the date. For now, once you've registered with team Twin Cities Bicycling Meetup, RSVP with info about which route you intend to ride.

If you plan to ride with the group, please be sure to update your RSVP with info about which route you intend to ride so that the route "organizers" will know to look for you.

***100-mile riders: If you'd like to connect with the group before you take off, Bobby, Sheila, Lisa L, Chris L, and Bryan will meet you at 6:30 a.m. near the registration table. If you don't know these folks, please feel free to email one or all of them through the site and ask for their cell phone # so you can be sure to find them.

The 100-mile route appears to be the same as the 50-mile route, but done twice. So if you are riding the 50-mile route and you want to ride with other TCBM'rs, meet Chris M. and the other 100-milers at 6:30 a.m. at the registration table area.

***27-mile Afton route: We still need a route organizer for this route.

***27-mile gateway riders: I (Mary) will meet you near the registration table at 7:30 a.m. If you don't know me, feel free to email me through the site to request my cell phone # so that you can be sure to find me.

***14-mile short loop: If any TCBM'rs are riding this route and want to organize other interested TCBM'rs, please RSVP and say so in your answer to the questions that will pop up.

As always, please don't RSVP "no" to let me know you're not coming. I know you're not coming if you don't RSVP "yes." Leaders get an email with every RSVP, and it is discouraging to get 1000 emails from people who want you to know they are not coming to your event. :)

HERE is the home page for the ride - go in and check it out!


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  • Mark O

    FYI I thought I was getting into the area in time for a quick registration and ready for departure at 6:30, but after traffic and parking and registration I did not get riding until about 7:15. Situation made it hard to coordinate a time and place. I did meet up with a few people at first rest stop. And the 53 mile loop was plenty for me.

    April 29, 2013

  • Jason G

    I started at 8:30 AM hoping it would be warmer like the weather man said He was wrong again;-(

    I was surprised how crowed the route was for a late start.

    April 29, 2013

  • Dean

    I got a early start.First guy to leave.Had good time.Dean

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day. I rode solo, but it was a great day for a ride. Happy to see some of the bikers from the group at the end! ;)

    April 28, 2013

    • Alan M

      I got to the fairgrounds at 6:10... Well I got to the line of cars waiting to get into the fairgrounds at the time I got on my bike it was 6:40.. Figured those leaving at 6:30 were already gone..went solo as well... Was an awesome route along with pretty sweet weather. Sorry I missed meeting some of you folks..

      April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was a great ride even though I was late due to logistics/parking.

      April 28, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Sorry no can do. Have fun and enjoy!

    April 27, 2013

  • Mark O

    Doing the 50 miles, then evaluating my status.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Bryan N

    I hoping to do 100 miles

    April 22, 2013

  • Carla B.

    I am planning on riding the Gateway loop with another friend of mine....we would like to ride with whomever is riding that loop from this group. Is the plan to meet at the registration desk at 7:30?

    April 22, 2013

  • Renae O

    Change of plans :(

    April 22, 2013

  • amy s.

    100 miles.

    April 18, 2013

  • Kelly P

    Scott and I are planning on riding but we will be "same day" registration riders as we will be waiting to see what the weather has in store first :) Here is hoping to GREAT weather.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Frannie

    Does anyone know how hilly the 27 mile loops are? I'm not familiar with the area. I'd prefer to do the gentler 27 mile ride. Thank you!

    March 21, 2013

    • Alan M

      I don't know for sure.. But Washington county is known for hills.. But the Gateway is pretty flat though...

      March 22, 2013

  • Lisa L

    Gateway loop would be the flattest.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan on riding the 25 mile Gateway Loop.

    March 13, 2013

  • Alan M

    Riding the 50 mile route.. Hoping to ride with others from this group who are riding the 50 mile route.

    February 28, 2013

  • Mike K.

    Tandem biking with my wife (75 miles).

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Adam

    anyone going to be in Phoenix around 3/16 to 3/23?

    February 26, 2013

  • Adam

    ok I got the day off so Ill be there.

    February 26, 2013

  • Joy

    75 miles or 100

    February 26, 2013

  • Lisa L

    I'm planning on riding 100 miles

    2 · February 25, 2013

  • Alan M

    I was not able to ride with the group last year after I signed up with the TCBM. But hoping to change that this year..I am signed up for the 50 mile route. Was going to go solo, but would Like to meet up with others from the TCBM and ride...

    February 25, 2013

  • Bobby

    All loops (118mi) order TBD. Connect @[masked]

    February 21, 2013

  • Adam

    I'm not sure if I work that day

    February 2, 2013

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