MIBR News

MIBR Volunteers Needed

MIBR Volunteers Needed

Maybe you can't or don't want to ride in April but still want to be part of the celebration? Consider volunteering April 29th or 30th. The Minnesota IRONMAN Bike Ride returns on Sunday, April 30th with a new twist.  We are moving to Waconia and Carver County.  After...

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2017 Jersey Storefront is live

2017 Jersey Storefront is live

MN Ironman Bicycle Ride - PRE-RIDE Delivery   Who is making the jerseys? Podiumwear is a custom apparel manufacturer based right here in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They take pride in their #MadeInMN ethos and quality of product. Started in 2003 as a Nordic Skiing apparel...

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Registration Opens @ Midnight

Registration Opens @ Midnight

Welcome to the 2017 Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride Please join us on Sunday April 30th for the 51st running of this unique bicycle tour. While not a race the Minnesota Ironman has a reputation for its challenging routes and often unkind weather. Still several thousand...

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Proposed 2017 Ironman Routes

Proposed 2017 Ironman Routes

Getting the routes approved takes time. We are working on city, county and state approval. Right now we are planning multiple distances of 19, 26, 45, 55 and 93 miles. Three indoor rest stops are planned and our ride start will be in the city of Waconia. No cloverleaf routes this year are planned.

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History of Waconia

History of Waconia

The city of Waconia, in Carver County, Minnesota, has a long and rich history. Located just thirty miles southwest of the Twin Cities on the south shore of Lake Waconia, it has long been a tourist destination. Dakota groups lived in the area near the lake for a long...

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Destination Waconia

Destination Waconia

We're Going to Waconia! After several months of route scouting and conversations with various metro cities, the MIBR planning commission has decided to move the 2017 Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride to Waconia in Carver County.  We will be starting the ride at the Waconia...

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2017 MIBR Route Planning Takes Form

2017 MIBR Route Planning Takes Form

Pete and Dick surveying road conditions Our crack team of route planners has been busy scouring the country side for interesting start locations and cyclist friendly venues for rest stops.  Pete May, our graphic artist in residency, dug through years of map archives...

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Where Should We Ride?

Where Should We Ride?

The Minnesota Ironman Planning Committee has decided to move the 51st bike ride to a new venue.  We are looking at new routes, new scenery and new towns to visit.  As we started this process, we were curious as to where would you like to ride this year?  Various...

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Surly Beer Tasting

Surly Beer Tasting

To help us celebrate our 50th Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride, Surly Beer will be providing a limited beer tasting of several of their brews.  Stop by after the ride and turn in your wrist band for a free beverage.  Sorry, but we are not licensed to sell additional...

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Coach Bob #7: The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown To The 2016 Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride The MIBR is a little over a week away, so it's "crunch" time.  Athletes typically start getting a little nervous as the big event approaches, so it's natural if you're feeling this way. You’ll do fine if...

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