MIBR News

Ironman Ride Hits Pause

Ironman Ride Hits Pause

Dear Cyclists, The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is on hold for 2018. Hostelling International USA, the ride’s owner and operator, is looking for a bicycling-minded non-profit organization that has interest in taking it over. The ride is the oldest...

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The Minnesota Albatross

The Minnesota Albatross

Have you heard of the curse of the Albatross? It’s an old tale but it still lives today as a figure of speech. The albatross is a large sea bird that ranges widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. The Albatross is also a metaphor for dead weight or burden one must carry, not literally, but a stigma of some kind that one cannot easily discard.

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Sunday’s Mn Ironman Bike Ride

Sunday’s Mn Ironman Bike Ride

Over the years, with no control over the weather, the Ironman Crew spends months preparing for each of the annual events to make them a reality. Sadly this year the weather forecasts we are seeing do not come with dry/warm skies, like we had last weekend. Like you, we’ve been waiting all week for the weather folks to change their opinion for this Sunday, but they have not!

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Ironman Ride Checklist

Ironman Ride Checklist

Nothing is more frustrating than getting out of your car prior to a ride or event and realizing you’ve forgotten or overlooked something. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you at the MN Ironman this Sunday. Use the following guide to make sure you walk out your door fully fueled and confident that you’re ready for the ride.

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News for Registered Riders

News for Registered Riders

We are honored to have you riding with us on the 2017 Minnesota Ironman. Much will be new in 2017. New home, Waconia High School. New routes, Carver & McLeod Counties. New rest stops, Norwood Young America, Lester Prairie and Mayer. Moving the ride is exciting but also brings with it challenges.

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Fine Tune For Last 2 Weeks!

Fine Tune For Last 2 Weeks!

Fine Tune For Last 2 Weeks! Only 2 weeks until the MIBR and getting primed and ready to ride! Your bike is tuned up and has new tires You've got clothing for whatever Mother Nature gives us that day You've been training properly.  You're riding one long ride and 2...

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The Three Week Countdown

The Three Week Countdown

Wow, the MN Ironman Bike Ride is less than three weeks away! Time moves quickly and the ride is rapidly approaching. Spring (and outdoor riding season) is arriving at just the right time! We want to make sure we're completely ready when April 30 arrives, so with that...

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April News & Updates

April News & Updates

We are only a few weeks out from the 2017 MN Ironman Bicycle Ride and hope you will join us, if you haven't already registered for this Minnesota tradition, in Waconia, on Sunday, April 30th. With above normal temperatures in the extended forecast and a warm...

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March Updates

March Updates

We have over 1,000 cyclists ready to ride on Sunday April 30th in Waconia this Spring. Just go to Get Me Registered to sign up today. We have great new routes planned in Carver and McLeod County. And all our rest stops this year are INDOORS. We have them in Norwood Young America, Lester Prairie and Mayer. Sign up now and save by registering with a buddy.

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Ready to Roll

Ready to Roll

Dear Cycling Friends, As Mother Nature prepares to throw us another curve at our endurance level, the Waconia City Council earlier this week gave us approval to move forward. Now, with positive responses from all the cities in Carver and McLeod County, where the 2017...

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