Take on the miles

MN Ironman bike ride registration opens

ST. PAUL- The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride has announced that rider registration will open at 12:01am on Friday, February 1st at www.IronmanBikeRide.org.  Early bird registration will be available February 1st through February 28th and offers a $10 discount on registration fees.  The Minnesota Ironman® Bicycle Ride is open to riders of all ages and abilities.  Routes have been designed in approximately 15, 25, 50 and 100 mile increments to provide options for everyone from casual riders to experienced cyclists looking for a challenge to begin their 2013 outdoor cycling season.  Training packages are also available at the time of registration.
The bike ride atrtracts 4,000-6,000 bikers annually and takes place on Apr. 28 in the St. Croix River Valley. It ends at the Washington County Fairgrounds and routes travel through the communities of Stillwater, Afton, Lake Elmo, Scandia, Marine on St. Croix and Oak Park Heights.
Costs include: Early Bird Registration (February 1st – February 28th) – $30
Regular Registration (March 1st – April 15th) – $40
Group Registration (March 1st – April 15th / Teams of 8 or more) – $5 discount per rider
Youth Registration (Under 18 years old, entire registration period) – $15
Routes are broken down into 15, 25, 50 and 100 mile increments and serve everyon from casual riders to experience cyclists.