opening-ceremony-2016.jpgOPENING CEREMONY

Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:00AM

Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425


Riders and Crew need to arrive at 5:00am. Some Crew may have a different meeting location or time so please check in with your Crew Captain.

Parking is available for spectators free of charge. You are NOT allowed to keep your car at the Mall of America for the duration of the event. All drivers will need to enter the drop off area, unload and park. Please follow the instructions of the Volunteers and Staff. 

No vehicles will be able to access the drop off area after 6:00am. 

Morning Coffee & Snacks

There will be coffee and light snacks available before Opening Ceremony. 

Bike Tech

Erik's Bikes will be available prior to the start of Opening Ceremony if you have last minute issues. PLEASE ensure that your bicycle is good mechanical condition and ready to roll. You can set up an appointment prior to the event with your local Erik's Bike Shop for a tune up. 

Opening Ceremony and Ride Out

Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00am with stretching in front of the Mall of America. Ride out will follow at the conclusion of the Ceremony.

What to Bring

  • Gear Bag Please remove all cycling gear before dropping your gear bag off at the Gear Truck
  • Bicycle, Helmet and Cycling Gear
  • Cash, credit card, photo ID, medical insurance card. These should not be packed in your gear bag!
  • Full water bottles, 1 with water, 1 with electrolytes


Please join us at our Opening Ceremony for Red Ribbon Ride 2016. Spectator parking is available for free at the Mall of America north entrance. Please arrive prior to 6:00am. The Ceremony begins at 6:30am and Riders will start riding at 7:00am. We look forward to seeing you there.