Each day our Camp Crew Teams set up Camp while you are on the Route. When you come to Camp you will have everything you need after a long day on your bike.

Camp Life

Sleeping in Camp

In Camp you can enjoy the great outdoors in your own tent or escape the weather and stay indoors. You will need to bring your own tent and bedding.


Minnesota summers can be unpredictable when it comes to weather and your safety is our number one priority. The weather can range from a perfect summer day to hot and humid to wet and cool. Be prepared, bring layers and your rain gear.

Along the Route and in Camp we have weather shelters and evacuation plans in case of a sever storm. In extreme cases we may need to cancel the Route for the day or part of the day and transport all participants to the next Camp.

Daily Routine

Bike Parking

Each day when you enter Camp you MUST check in at Bike Parking and park your bike. Once you have checked into Bike Parking you will not be able to remove your bike until the route opens the next days. Your bike will be safe in our secure Bike Parking area.

Gear & Tent

Our Gear & Tent team will transport your gear from Camp to Camp. You can bring 1 large bag (wheels recommended) or plastic storage container with you that needs to hold your clothing, camping and sleeping gear. A bag plastic container is highly recommended in case of rain.Please look at the Travel Planner for a suggested Packing List. You will be able to pick up your gear in the designated area at Camp when you arrive. You will need to drop off your gear at the Gear & Tent area before you Ride out the next morning. Please be sure to give yourself time to pack, eat, drop off your gear and get to your bike.


You will be served a hot breakfast and dinner daily in camp, a bagged lunch and plenty of snacks. We offer vegetarian options but cannot accommodate all special dietary restrictions. If there is something you must have please plan to bring it with you. If you have questions or concerns regarding food please contact the office directly. Breakfast is open from 5:00am to 7:30am. Dinner is open from 5:00pm to 8:00pm daily.


Each camp offers hot clean showers for you after a long day of Riding or Crewing. Each Camp site has shower houses which include private shower stalls, sinks, changing areas and restrooms.

Camp Stage

Join us each night in Camp at 7:00pm in the dining area for our evening entertainment on the Camp Stage. Camp Stage includes Ride Run Down, inspiring stories from our benefiting agencies, and movies or live music.

Friends & Family Night

On Friends & Family Night you have the opportunity to invite your friends and family to join the ride for the evening. Tickets for dinner for your friends and family are $15 each. The evening includes dinner, an extended version of Camp Stage and the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Red Ribbon Ride Community. So be sure to invite them on Night 3 to join us and celebrate your accomplishments.


Camp Services

Info Services

Info Services is located in each Camp and has all the info you need for Camp locations and hours as well as lost and found, guest check in, extra snacks and more.

Participant Support

Need to leave the Ride early or arrive late? Lost your helmet number, frame tag number, wrist band? Having an urgent family matter? Not having a good day and just need to talk to someone? Visit our amazing Participant Support Staff. They are equipped to take care of you and ensure you have all you need.

Camp Store

Be sure to stop by the Camp Store to buy the latest Red Ribbon Ride merchandise, t-shirts, hoodies, jersey's, water bottles, and more. You can also register for next year's Red Ribbon Ride and Pedal Paddle Camp at a discounted rate! You may even get a special item for registering early. If you love the Ride wear it with pride!

Camp Rules


Guests are welcome to visit you at Camp and need to check in when they arrive at Info Services in Camp. While guests are in camp must wear their guest id so we can welcome them. Camp services and food are not available to guests unless they are attending and have bought a ticket for Friends & Family Night on Night 3.


Children are welcome to visit as well and will need to follow the same rules as above. The Ride is only for those who are 18 years of age or older.


No Pets are allowed on the Red Ribbon Ride.

Alcohol, Drugs & Fire

The Red Ribbon Ride is a Drug and Alcohol free event. You will be riding a lot of miles, working in the hot sun, depleting your body of electrolytes, and pushing your body more than on just a one or two day ride. Drugs and alcohol can dehydrate you further and cause serious injury. No fire arms, fireworks, or open flames are allowed on the Ride.