Date(s) - Sat, May 18
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NORTHFIELD, Minn.(April 30, 2019) – Founded in 2007, the Almanzo gravel cycling road race will call Northfield home for their May 18, 2019 event. Rides vary in length from 50 miles, 100 miles, 162 miles and 360 miles rolling through the beautiful farmland and back roads for Southern Minnesota. The event is free to enter, self-supported and welcomes riders of all backgrounds and abilities. The event will include over 1700 riders, who will be arriving in Northfield on Friday, May 17. Nearly 20 cyclists will participate in the 360 mile ride which starts Friday, May 17 at 12:00 midnight. The “Royal 160” departs Saturday morning at 7:00 am, and the “Almanzo 100” and “Malonzo 50” both start at 9:00 am. Northfield Police will escort the groups from starting location of Bridge Square up Washington Street/Fourth Street to intersection of Canada Avenue
& Highway 19. The finish line will be located at Central Park. The participants will return at varying times and event organizers will have volunteers assisting at intersections along the starting route as needed. Parking and tent camping will
take place at the shelter area of Sechler Park on Friday, May 17 – Sunday May 19. Additional parking will be located at North Babcock Park on Saturday, May 18. “It’s going to be a very busy weekend in town” said Lisa Peterson, President of
the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “Riders will be returning throughout the day on Saturday and will have the option to spend the rest of their time experiencing our historic downtown, taking in our delicious dining options and just hanging out and having fun!”
Event organizers plan to have food trucks available at Central Park to alleviate some of the congestion to restaurants. “Be prepared to be busy that afternoon and evening” states Peterson. “Riders will be hungry and ready to have some fun. Food trucks will only take them so far. They will need more food and drink as the evening goes on” she added.
For more information on Almonzo please visit their website: