The Annual Minnesota Crossing For a Good Cause!

2018 Registration Opens January 15th Limited to 30 Riders



Almost everyone’s life is touched by cancer in one way or another. Great strides have been and are being made in combating these diseases. It is the objective of this organization to support these continued efforts by providing a healthy fundraising event that is geared to the participants while involving all communities.

2018 Fundraising Ride 

This year’s ride shall traverse a path starting in Brown’s Valley MN and ending in Taylors Falls MN. The Ride begins on Sunday, September 9th and ends on Friday, September 14th. The route is West to East. Beginning in on the South Dakota border and ending in Taylors Falls on the Wisconsin Border.

Ride MN 1 2017

Routes Info & Dates 

September 9th, 2018 – September 14th, 2018


Route is Browns Valley/Morris/Alexandria/Little Falls/Isle/Stanchfield/Taylors Falls


  • RideMN1 will provide 17 meals and tenting facilities for each Rider. Riders may choose other accommodations (motel, RV, other) and other dining facilities, but no Entry Fee reduction will be made.
  • We will transport up to 100lb per Rider.
  • Riders must provide their own transportation to the starting point in Browns Valley as well as the conclusion of the ride in Taylors Falls.
  • A signed waiver form at the event start is required. To expedite check-in, please download the attached waiver form, read and sign – we will have extras available at check-in. 
  • No Rider Packets will be mailed for the 2018 Event

Additional Ride Details

Pre/Post Camping:
  • We have arranged for pre-ride camping Saturday night of September 8th at the Browns Valley City Park. This park has vault toilets and a water spigot, but no showers. There will be no additional charge for Riders electing to camp here the night before the ride.
  • Also, the last days’ ride takes us to Taylors Falls and as a convenience we have reserved the Group Camping Site at Interstate State Park for Friday night September 14th. This group camping does not include showers.
Sightseeing Highlights:
  • Continental Divide – Where our official Start sets off
  • Brown’s Valley History – Museum
  • The ‘Hand’ – the giant hand!
  • The ‘Outhouse Museum’
  • Charles Lindberg House
  • Pie Capital of Minnesota – Yes, we are stopping!
  • RideMN1 will provide all meals beginning with breakfast the opening day (Sunday) in Browns Valley and concluding with Lunch in Taylors Falls on Friday. Saturday meals preceding the ride are not included.
Luggage Guidelines:
  • Transportation – 100LB Limit – 40LB maximum per ‘bag’ – no limit on number of ‘bags’
    • (we will tag each riders bags with the corresponding Bib number)
  • RideMN1 is a relatively small group and we do not get the Bicycle Shop support of other large rides. Understandably, there is not enough money in it for them to commit the resources to our smaller ride.
  • RideMN1 will provide SAG support by transporting broke down Riders and bicycles to the scheduled day’s ride end. We will work with those affected to repair their bikes and depending upon the availability of volunteers and location, we MAY be able to call upon one of the Bike Shops along the route.
  • We will accommodate up to 100LB of ‘luggage’ per rider. This is 20LB over what is typically permitted.
  • We encourage Riders to use this extra 20LB for spare parts – tires, tubes, chains, pedals, etc.
  • RIDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY. This is a road ride with a significant portion being on roads with little or no paved shoulder. Helmets, tail lights and mirrors are required (headlights are recommended).
Waiver Form with Medical Information:
  • A signed Waiver Form is required. Please complete “on line” with your registration. We will have extra copies on hand at the start. No exceptions will be permitted!
  • Bibs will be Riders ‘pass’ for restaurant/café meals.
Cancellation information:
Cancellation Information
Cancel on or beforeCancellation FeeRefund Amount
No refund offered after 8/1

For more information please contact RideMN1 directly at
ridemn1@gmail.com or (218) 678-2194.


We appreciate all those who give their time to our event.  You will have a great time, and we thank you for your commitment to help make the event a success.  We couldn’t do it without you!

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