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Saint Paul Classic’s

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Q-&-A for the FAQ

Most of your questions should be answered below, but if not please reach out to info@bikemn.org

Can I register the day of the event?
Very Important: Day-of registration is no longer available due to limited capacities.

How much does it cost?
Please review the registration page for current rates. Volunteers can ride for free and we offer many reduced rates. NOTE: T-shirts are not included in the ride price.

How do I get there?
As you know, road construction is a year-round season in Minnesota. You do not want miss out on this ride, so please check the MnDOT website for possible road closures and delays on your route to the Classic. The MnDOT Weekend Impact page is updated regularly. Better yet, Ride Your Bike to the Classic if at all possible.

Where do I park?
While we encourage everyone to bike to the start of the event if at all possible, there is quite a bit of parking available on the Como Park Campus

Is it a race?
NO. The Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour is not a race; please respect riders going at a slower speed than you.

What time do I need to be there?
Check-in is at Como Lakeside Pavilion. All riders must be on the course by 9:45 a.m.

Is the course difficult?
Depends on what you think is difficult. On the longer route, there a few climbs to content with which riders may find slightly challenging but Ramsey Hill is no longer included so you’ll have to conquer that on a different day.

Are roads closed to traffic?
No. Riders will enjoy riding on paved trails, bicycle lanes and protected bikeways. Almost no roads will be closed to traffic. Bicyclists must follow the rules of the road. As always, bicyclists ride at their own risk and must follow the rules of the road.

Are there support (SAG) vehicles in case of mechanical difficulties?
Yes! We work with local bike shops to provide SAG support. There are about 40 Ride Marshals patrolling the course who liason with our various SAG vehicles if there is an incident.

Are there route signs?
Yes, the route is signed, volunteers will direct you as well, and riders also receive a map when they check in.

Is it a fundraiser?
Yes. The Classic supports the work of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (www.bikemn.org) and its efforts to make Minnesota communities (like Saint Paul!) more bicycle friendly so more people will ride bicycles more often.

Where do my registration fees go?
It costs a lot of money and requires hundreds of hours to produce an event like this. Costs include insurance, tents, food, printing and mailing costs, musicians, police officers, etc. All funds collected beyond the cost of the event remain with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.

Why ride the Classic?

  • Delicious refreshments including a bounty of baked goods (bagels, brownies, blueberry muffins, lemon bars and more), organic fruits (peaches, plums, grapes, bananas and watermelon) and fresh brewed coffee!
  • Great musical acts including several local legends.
  • The satisfaction of supporting a fine non-profit supporting cycling across the state of Minnesota – the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota!

Amazing Rest Stops

We Support You!

Volunteers

The Saint Paul Classic would not be possible without the help of 100s of volunteers. Thanks in advance to everyone who signs up to help!

Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and enjoy a volunteer appreciation party at Summit Brewery with a picnic dinner catered by Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-Op.