check-in-2017-location.jpgCHECK IN

All Riders and Crew must attend Check In.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12:00pm - 8:00pm

Mall of America - Executive Center
410 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

All Riders and Crew must attend Check In to participate on Red Ribbon Ride 2017.  Please plan on a few hours to complete the check in process. 


We want to ensure that everyone arrives at the State Capital safely. It is important for us all to work together as a community to ensure the rules are followed. Everyone needs to take care of themselves by hydrating, eating, getting good sleep, and following the rules of the road whether on a bicycle, motorcycle or vehicle. All Participants are required to watch the mandatory Safety Video and sign the Code of Conduct to participate on the Ride. 


Each Rider, whether you are on a team or registered as an individual, is responsible for raising the required minimum of $1,500 by Check In to participate on the Red Ribbon Ride. Crew members are not required but encouraged to raise money. You will be able to turn donations in at Check In at our Donation Station. 

Starting your fundraising early can help you get a head start, raise more and surpass your minimum. If you have questions or need help please visit our fundraising section, attend our fundraising workshops and contact us. We want to help you succeed above and beyond your expectations.  


To ensure the health and safety of all Participants, everyone must submit a medical form at checking in.The Medical Form will ONLY be available at Check In for you to complete. Please be sure to bring your insurance information, medications you take and other medical history to complete the form so our Medical Team has your information on hand. If you have questions regarding your Medical Form please contact your Participant Representative prior to Check In. 


Each Participant will need to fill out a Housing Form either at Check In or prior to Check In and submit it. We want to know where are Participants stay while on the event to help us in the implimentation of our logistics. This will help us provide you with the best experience possible. 


All participants have the option to drop off your gear at Check In. The Gear Truck will be located at the Opening Ceremony location and NOT at the Check In location. You will need to drive to the Gear Truck either prior to Checking In or after. Please see the map below for the location of the Gear Truck. 

When dropping off your gear please have it marked with your name, participant number and contact info. If you drop off your gear after checking in you will have a luggage tag, provided by our event sponsor Brand G Vacations and a lable with your info on it. 


Once you have completed the above steps you are ready to Check In for the Ride. At the Check In station you will sign our Code of Conduct, Ride Waiver and then pick up your Participant packet, credential, bike frame number, helmet number and wrist bands.


We will be holding a mandatory Crew Meeting at Check In at 5:00pm to ensure all Crew is ready to go. This mandetory meeting will cover review the Rides communication plan, emergency procedures, and roles and responsibilities of Crew. There will also be time for questions before we enter our 4 day work experience together. After the Crew Meeting, Crew will be able to pick up Crew shirts, communication equipment and connect with team members. 


Be sure to visit our Camp Store at Check In. You will be able to pick purchase all the great new Red Ribbon Ride merchandise and register for the Red Ribbon Ride 2018 at a special rate. 


  • A Photo ID
  • Medical Form or Medical Insurance Card if you have not completed the form in advance
  • Cash, credit card or check book if you have not met your fundraising minimum or are planning on shopping at the Camp Store 
  • Any donations that haven't been turned in
  • Your gear bag if you wish to drop it off at the gear truck


  • Your Bike
  • Your Helmet
  • Pets


Please review the map below for our Check In location, Gear Drop Off location and Opening Ceremony location. Opening Ceremony is on Thursday, July 13th and all participants should arrive at 5:00am. 

MOA Map.jpg

Enter EAST PARKING RAMP, accessible from 24th Avenue South.


Park on the 5th level, P5 New York.


Go up the ½ flight of stairs, walk through the skyway and enter into the mall. Proceed straight towards the elevators then turn right down the hall.


Park on the 4th level, P4 Florida.


Enter the Mall via the skyway. There will be an elevator directly to your left after you enter through the main doors. Take the elevator up one level to Level 4. Proceed straight down the hall towards the large main elevators then turn right down the hall, past Sky Deck and the House of Comedy.

At the end of the hall you may see an “Emergency Exit” sign, but disregard. On your left you will see well lit wooden doors above there will be a “Mall of America Executive Center” sign, you have arrived to your destination.