The 11th annual Nature Valley Grand Prix will bring professional cyclists to Minnesota for over 200 miles of high-speed competition. The action begins with the grueling St. Paul Time Trial at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday along the Mississippi River. This leg of the Grand Prix has competitors racing not against each other but against the clock. Bikers will bolt down Lilydale Avenue for about 2.5 miles before turning around, passing the starting line, and finishing with a tortuous battle up the Ohio Avenue hill—a 200-foot spike from the rest of the course. For complete information, visit www.minnbikefestival.com.
Wed., June 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 2009