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Lake Alice 100 – Fergus Falls
May 7, 2022

The World’s Most Compact Century

Save the Date! 5-7-2022.
Every Year on the Saturday before Mother’s Day!

Origins of the “LA100”

Known to the locals as Lake Alice is a small lake located in the heart of Fergus Falls. This small body of water conjures up myths dating back to the infamous cyclone of 1919, which was believed to have deposited treasures within its murky waters. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that a local cyclist finally discovered its hidden treasure. Turns out, it wasn’t gold or silver. It was much more valuable. It was a treasure only a cyclist could truly appreciate – the perfect bike loop!  

While Lake Alice was already a popular destination for cyclists, it wasn’t until that crazy rider set out to complete an entire century ride (100 miles) along its banks that it became something special. Intended to be a publicity stunt for an upcoming charity ride across the country, he was fully prepared for the 87-lap century ride to be mind-numbing. To his surprise, it was just the opposite. 

NO! You don’t have to ride 100 miles.

Participants who sign a waiver can ride as many laps as they want anytime between 9 AM and 4 PM. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome. Want to to do a relay with some friends and family, see how many laps you can do as a parent on your child’s bicycle, take your furry friend in a trailer for a few laps? The possibilities are endless! Well, okay, fine, the possibilities end at 4pm, but you get the idea.

What if I want to do 100 miles?

Great! Just remember that this isn’t a race. 87 laps = 100 miles if that’s what you have your sights set on. Feeling global? Complete a “metric century” (100 km or a little over 62 miles) for 54 laps.

YES! It’s FREE!

Expenses have always been covered through donations, and there’s never been a fee to participate. While the LA100 Founders still help host the event, it’s recently come under the direction of the local bike advocacy group, and BikeMN Chapter Pedal Fergus Falls.

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Make a weekend of it

The LA100 is just one of the many great things about Fergus Falls.