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Bike Shop Group Rides

Nicollet Bike & Ski Shop


TUESDAYS – (April – September)

A Ride: For experienced road riders. Pace is an all-out effort and does not wait for dropped riders. 40-60 miles. 21+ mph. Leaves at 5:30 pm sharp.
B+ Road Rides:  Advanced to intermediate paced ride. For riders looking to get a solid effort in and work together to rotate smoothly in an echelon. 30-50 miles. 15-18 mph average. Leaves the shop at 5:35 pm.
B- Road Rides:  Intermediate paced ride. 20-40 miles. 14-16 mph average. Leaves the shop at 5:35 pm.
C Road Ride: Fitness or road bikes recommended. 15-30 miles. Ride is a mix of paved trails and country roads. 12-15 mph average. Leaves the shop at 5:30 pm.

THURSDAYS – (May – September)

Mountain Bike Ride: Leaving LocAle Brewery at 6 pm. Or meet at the trailhead around 6:20. Ride will alternate weekly between Kiwanis Mountain Bike Trails and Mount Kato. End the ride at LocAle Brewery for socializing and drinks. All abilities welcome!

FRIDAYS – Casual Friday Slow Roll Ride. (First Friday of the Month April – October) –

10 mile social ride around Mankato with a stop for beverages afterwards. Ride leaves Nicollet Bike at 6 pm. Casual attire, casual pace. All abilities and bikes welcome!

SATURDAYS – (April- September)

Gravel Road Ride: Join us to explore the beautiful back roads of our River Valley. Gravel or Cyclocross bikes recommended. 25-40 miles. A and B paced options. Leaves the shop at 7 am sharp.



Fat Bike/Mountain Bike Ride: Ride will leave the shop at 5:30. Lights required. Ride will be a mix of single track, ATV trail, and pavement. Once we have snow on the ground this ride will switch to Fat Bikes only.
Gravel Rides: Ride leaves the shop at 5:30 pm. Lights required.  Gravel Rides are usually held in the fall and spring. Stop in or call the shop for more details on dates and times.

All Week Long

YMCA Spin Classes: Check out the Nicollet Bike Spin room at the Mankato YMCA.  For a class schedule go to

Scheels (contact Lori Benike)

Thursdays at 6 pm. (May – August 30):

  • A Ride-up to 40 miles.
  • Beginner Road Ride. 20-30 miles. No drop ride.
  • Leisure/Family Ride. 10-15 miles.

Thursdays at 5:30 pm. (September):

  • A Ride-up to 40 miles.
  • Beginner Road Ride. 20-30 miles. No drop ride.
  • Leisure/Family Ride. 10-15 miles.

IOM Time Trials
Located six miles south of Mankato in Rapidan Township at the intersection of County Roads 9 & 33 – map
Contact: Mike Busch – ; 507-351-0781 or Calendar
Registration: 6:15 to 6:45 pm.   First rider starts: 7 pm.
Course: 10K (6.2 miles) clock-wise loop.
Events are free, riders start at 30 second intervals beginning at 7 p.m. Categories: Any ability, any age, on any bicycle. Time trialing is an ideal introduction to competitive cycling. It’s just you and your bike against a stopwatch.

Bike Clubs

Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMBA)
Meet others who like mountain biking.

Greater Mankato Bike and Walk Advocates
Facebook page
Holds Bike Week events in May, Mankato River Ramble on in October and occasional social rides.

Mankato Area BMX
Check web site for schedule of races and practices.