2018 Event Calendar

The 2018 Minnesota Randonneur event schedule is ready to peruse and register for rides.  This will be a full year with a wide variety of fun rides on some new routes, some old classics and a number of our favorite spins.

A pdf of the schedule , as of October 2017, is available here: Minnesota Randonneurs 2018 Schedule V5.

Ride details can change so be sure to check the website and register online for the rides you want to do.  If there are significant changes to a particular ride an email will be sent to all registered/interested riders.

Highlights for 2018 include:

  • The Coulee Challenge 1200k is our first 1200k event and will be a great experience with riders from all across the US, Canada and international representation.
  • The Coulee ride has it’s own website : 2018 Coulee Challenge 1200k web site
    • To support local riders training for the Coulee ride, there are two special ride events scheduled that use some of the same roads as the Coulee event
      • Sat, June 23, the Nelson Challenge 200k.  close to 8,000′ of coulees and hills with a couple of classic small town Wisconsin bars on the way.
      • July 28-29  Black River Falls – Coulee training weekend with a 300k on Saturday and a 200k on Sunday enjoy a rando BBQ at Dan Diehn’s place. Explore some of the roads on the Coulee route, great training.
  • Tour locations for the iconic movie Fargo, including a spin up and down a high rise parking lot. Doug Carlson is our guide and he has lots of trivia about the locations that are still around and some that have changed since the movie was released over 25 years ago.
  • Several multiple ride offerings on the same date and time, from 100-400k.
  • Some of our favorite classics including City Slickers, Escape to Wisconsin, Hills of Wisconsin and the Apple Valley 200, 300 and 400k rides.
  • Several new rides and routes, check out the calendar!

We also offer a growing number of permanent rides, available to RUSA members. Information on our permanents can be found through the RUSA Permanent website.

For more ride information or questions, please send an email to MnRando@aol.com or call Rob at 612-801-4196

Apr14

Trails to Trails Populaire 100k - Jersey Ride
UnknownMinneapolis, MNStarting @ 9:00 am

Apr21

Escape to Wisconsin 119k Populaire
UnknownStillwater, MNStarting @ 9:00 am

Apr28

Rochester/Wykof 200k Brevet
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 8:00 am

May5

City Slickers 200k Brevet
UnknownMinneapolis, MNStarting @ 8:00 am

May12

Rochester Money Creek 300k Brevet
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

May12

Rochester/Wykof 200k Brevet
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

May19

Apple Valley Classic 300k Brevet
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

May19

Apple Valley 200k Classic Brevet
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

May19

Apple Valley 100k Dakota County Frolic Populaire
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Jun2

Rochester 400k Brevet
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Jun2

Rochester Money Creek 300k Brevet
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Jun2

Rochester/Wykof 200k Brevet
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Jun9

Fargo Movie Location Populaire 160k
UnknownSouth Saint Paul, MNStarting @ 8:00 am

Jun16

Apple Valley Classic 400k Brevet
BrevetApple Valley, MNStarting @ 1:00 am

Jun16

Apple Valley Classic 300k Brevet
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Jun16

Apple Valley 200k Classic Brevet
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Jun16

Apple Valley 100k Dakota County Frolic Populaire
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Jun23

Nelson Challenge - 200k
BrevetNelson, WIStarting @ 3:00 am

Jun30

Apple Valley-Winona Classic 600k Brevet
BrevetApple Valley, MNStarting @ 12:00 am

Jul14

Golden Pancake 200k Night Ride
UnknownBrooklyn Center, MNStarting @ 8:00 pm

Jul21

Richland Center Dart/Pop Weekend
UnknownRichland Center, WIStarting @ 8:00 am

Jul28

Old Abe's Parade 300k Brevet
UnknownBlack River Falls, WIStarting @ 5:00 am

Jul28

Coulee Challenge 200k Brevet
UnknownBlack River Falls, WIStarting @ 8:00 am

Jul29

Dairyland Dandy 200k Brevet
UnknownBlack River Falls, WIStarting @ 7:00 am

Jul29

Northern Lights 106k Populaire
UnknownBlack River Falls, WIStarting @ 9:00 am

Aug13

2018 Coulee Challenge 1200k
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 4:00 am

Aug18

RUSA 20th Anniversary Ride
Unknown, Starting @ 8:00 am

Aug25

Osceola 123k Populaire & 200k RUSA Brevet
UnknownOsceola, WIStarting @ 8:00 am

Sep8

Rochester 600k Brevet
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 6:00 am

Sep15

William Dodd Road Ramble 200k Brevet
BrevetApple Valley, MNStarting @ 3:00 am

Sep15

Apple Valley 100k Dakota County Frolic Populaire
UnknownApple Valley, MNStarting @ 8:00 am

Sep22

Zumbro Gravel Challenge 125k Populaire
UnknownRochester, MNStarting @ 8:00 am

Oct6

Hills of Wisconsin 200k Brevet
UnknownNew Richmond, WIStarting @ 7:00 am

Oct13

Urbanneur 125k Populaire
UnknownMinneapolis, MNStarting @ 9:00 am