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MINNESOTA GEARS UP FOR THE 2017 NORTH STAR GRAND PRIX

Date/Time

Jun 14, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
12:00 PM until 08:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

Cyclists from around the world will be arriving in Minnesota this June for the 18th annual North Star Grand Prix presented by North Memorial Health Care. More than 300 of the best pro and elite cyclists in North America are expected to participate in the five-day race.

 

The North Star Grand Prix, a five-day, six-stage race held in five cities around east central Minnesota will be June 14 - 18 and is part of USA Cycling’s prestigious national racing calendar.

 

The host cities are:

·         Saint Paul                                             Wednesday, June 14

·         Cannon Falls                                                     Thursday, June 15

·         Uptown Minneapolis                              Friday, June 16

·         North Mankato                                     Saturday, June 17

·         Stillwater                                               Sunday, June 18

 

Once again, the North Star Grand Prix will feature women’s racing. Notable female cyclists from around the world, including Olympic, World and National champions, are expected to compete.

 

A variety of spectator activities will take place during the festival, each with the goal of increasing interest in the world of cycling for avid athletes, everyday cyclists, families, and community members, including:

·         The Greg LeMond CEO Rides for Kids, a ride created by the three-time winner of the Tour de France to benefit the Special Olympics Minnesota local team, will be held during the Minneapolis event;

·         The free Park Dental Tour de Kids (12 and under) presented by Shimano Youth Series at each location of the North Star Grand Prix throughout the week;

·         Bike expos, health and wellness expos and interactive programming;

·         Live music, food trucks and beer gardens at many of the venues

 

For more on the North Star Grand Prix 2017, please visit northstarbicyclefestival.com.

 

About the North Star Grand Prix

The 18th annual North Star Grand Prix presented by North Memorial Health Care is a multi-day, multi-location celebration of cycling. The North Star Grand Prix June 14 - 18 is held in five locations across Minnesota. In addition to professional bicycle races, the public is welcome to spectate and enjoy bike expos, food trucks and kids activities such as the Park Dental Tour de Kids presented by Shimano. To date, the North Star Grand Prix has attracted more than 2,500 of the country’s top professional and elite cyclists, including 33 Olympians. This year, hundreds of cyclists and thousands of fans are expected at the Grand Prix, which will benefit Special Olympics Minnesota. Get the details at northstarbicyclefestival.com.

 

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Cost

Free

Location

Minnesota
MN

Additional Information

Sponsor

North Memorial Health Care

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