Biking EventsVisit Mankato
The Greater Mankato Bike & Walk Advocates plan a week of biking and walking activities in Greater Mankato to celebrate Bike Month in Minnesota. Each night during bike week different biking and walking events are offered for the general public. There are other biking events celebrated during the whole month of May.
Stay tuned for a list of Bike Month activities in Mankato.
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Don your finest vintage duds and join the Greater Mankato Bike & Walk Advocates for a History Bike Ride, which features historical structures in Mankato. Go>
The ride will depart at 10 am. A 14 mile go slow group bicycle ride through lower North Mankato and lower Mankato, no steep hills, with frequent stops for brief history presentations. We will stop for lunch at the South Front Street restaurant of your choosing (lunch is not provided by the ride).
This event is free and open to the public. Helmets are required and tweed is recommended.
20461 Minnesota 66, Mankato, MN 56001June 2018 | Website
This Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race is held at Mt. Kato. Mt. Kato has played host to several MTB races each season since opening 7+ miles of wooded singletrack trails in 1996. This venue was designed, built & is maintained by riders for riders. The course starts with a nice warm-up climb to the top of the ski area. Once on top, all racers make a large traverse along the front of the ski area. The course has a good balance of climbs, descents and technical sections with switchbacks. The approximate vertical gain per lap is 500 feet. No one will be disappointed with this course. The event is organized entirely by volunteers, Peace Coffee Racing, and all profits are donated back to the cycling community.
The North Star Bicycle Festival, presented by North Memorial Health Care, is a multi-day, multi-location celebration of cycling. On June 16, riders will come through North Mankato. Held in seven locations across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, the festival features a wide range of events, from the MN Fixed Gear Classic velodrome race to the Life Time Fitness Hillfest recreational ride to the North Star Grand Prix stage race to food trucks, bike expos and kids activities, including the Park Dental Tour de Kids presented by Shimano. To date, the MN Fixed Gear Classic and the North Star Grand Prix have attracted 2,500 of the country’s top professional and elite cyclists, including 32 Olympians. This year, hundreds of cyclists and thousands of fans are expected at the Festival, which will benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Come for the races, stay for the fun.
300 Butterworth Street, Mankato, MN 56001August 12, 2018 | Website
Here’s a great way for kids and adults to get active and have fun. Saturday packet pick up and Sunday is race day. Adults start at 8 am with 1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike and 3 mile run. Kids hit the course at 3 pm. Kids ages 4 to 13 can participate in this tri – no experience is necessary. The event divides kids in age appropriate waves. Younger kids have a short course and kids ages 9 to 13 have a long course. Race fees include a t-shirt, swim cap and snacks.
Land of Memories Park
100 Amos Owen Lane, Mankato, MN 56001October 7, 2018 | Website
The Mankato River Ramble embraces the best of both bicycling worlds — off-road paved trails and quiet country roads. Riders can choose a scenic route of 12, 26, 42, 50 or 58 miles. The 12-mile Minneopa Falls Loop will visit the beautiful state park. The 26-mile “Pie Run” takes riders over the river and through the woods to reach the Rapidan Dam Rest Stop where you find an array of award winning pies. Riders seeking a greater challenge will love the 42-mile Lake Crystal Loop that visits the handsome towns of Rapidan, Lake Crystal and Judson.
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