The Annual Minnesota Crossing For a Good Cause!

2018 Registration Open Now



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 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

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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 at 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 & Points of Interest:
  • Browns Valley – Sam Brown’s Cabin
  • Browns Valley – Carnegie Library
  • Morris – Pomme de Terre River and Community Horticulture Gardens
  • Morris – Morris Theatre – Historic and showing Movies
  • Starbuck – Holly Skogen Troll Park – a must see
  • Starbuck – Hobo Park with real Hobo history
  • Glenwood – Big Wooden Hand – some call it Goliath size!
  • Glenwood – ‘Pottyville’ Outhouse Collection – need we say more?
  • Lake Carlos – Five Buildings listed in National Register of Historic Places
  • Little Falls – Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
  • Little Falls – ‘Murals of Little Falls’
  • Little Falls – Minnesota Fishing Museum – a must see
  • Little Falls – Pine Grove Zoo
  • Little Falls – Minnesota Military Museum Camp Ripley
  • Lake Mille Lacs – Father Hennepin State Park – the original ‘Louisiana’ from 1680 AD
  • Isle Harbor Lookout Tower – south of Isle – Forest Lookout Tower
  • Snake River Crossing – we will be lunching here
  • Braham – Pie Capital of Minnesota – We ARE stopping. Pie is included!!!!
  • Rush City – Historic Grant House – yes, we will be having breakfast here
  • St. Croix River Road – Wild River State Park – we will have a snack break here
  • Taylors Falls – Interstate State Park – this is the terminus and pick up point. Lunch for Riders and Guests. Also, we have reserved the Group Campsite here for those interested in laying over before heading home.
  • 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 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. We will have extra copies on hand at the start. No exceptions will be permitted!

Download Waiver

  • Bibs will be Riders ‘pass’ for restaurant/café meals.
Cancellation information:
Cancellation Information
Registration Closes May 31, 2024. In order to appropriately plan our Minnesota Crossing we need to have a relatively firm number of those Participating 90 days before the Ride. After registration ‘closes’, and if you need to cancel, we will try backfill your spot from our ‘waiting list’. If we are able to fill your spot after Registration Closes, we will issue a 90% Refund.
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For more information please contact RideMN1 directly at
ridemn1@gmail.com or (218) 678-2194.


RideMN1 Inc. (Tax ID# 81-2789808) benefits several organizations dedicated to developing cures for cancer each of which is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code 501(c)(3). Donations to RideMN1 are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.


We need volunteer support to conduct a successful event. RideMN1 offers a substantial discount from the participation fee for Volunteers.

******  All volunteers are required to have their own vehicle to traverse the complete route.  ********

Volunteers will camp, dine and snack with the participants.

               Please contact RideMN1 at Ridemn1@gmail.com or (218) 678-2194 if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer registration is done online below. 

Event Photographer

RideMN1 Inc. is in need of an Event Photographer to accompany us and document our bicycle ride across Minnesota. This Volunteer should have their own digital camera and be capable of uploading the photos to the internet. They will need their own vehicle and will drive ahead of the bicyclers and select various photogenic locations to capture the Riders as they go by, many Riders will choose to stop and pose.

SAG Support Assistant

RideMN1 Inc. is in need of a SAG Support Assistant to accompany us on our bicycle ride across Minnesota in September. This Volunteer will need their own vehicle but will NOT be asked to transport any equipment nor bicycles. This person will assist our SAG team. Duties will vary and may include – assisting the SAG vehicle with locating bike breakdowns, providing on the road communication to the SAG vehicle, collection of Route Markers, assisting with loading/unloading Rider’s luggage, and assisting with ‘on the road’ lunch setup.

Advance Route Marker

RideMN1 Inc. is in need of an Advance Route Marker to accompany us on our bicycle ride across Minnesota in September. Each morning, the Advance Route Marker will travel well in front of the Riders and place ‘markers’ indicating upcoming turns along the route. A detailed map and instructions will be provided. This Volunteer will need their own vehicle and will drive ahead of the bicyclers (the markers will fit in any auto trunk or back seat). Each day’s ride is about 50 miles, and the task of marking the route will take a couple hours. We have other volunteers that will follow the last Riders and collect the markers. This bike ride is a team effort and we need YOUR help. Join us, see Minnesota and have some fun with some great people.

We need YOUR help. Join us, see Minnesota and have some fun with some great people. This is a trip you will remember, bring your camera! – We are ‘Biking to End Cancer’ and can use YOUR help.

Click To Fill Out and Send The Volunteer Form