Tour de Tonka - 2020 event is going virtual
Due to the current recommendations from the Minnesota Health Department and the Governor’s office regarding summer events, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Tour de Tonka Event. We simply cannot overcome the realities of COVID-19 fast enough for TDT to take place in 2020. While the live event will not be happening in 2020 there is a great option for all riders and volunteers to participate in our first ever Tour de Tonka virtual event.
The Virtual Tour de Tonka Week-long event will include: Door prize drawings from Monday, July 27 through Saturday, August 1 and TDT Trivia on social media each day. $19 fee includes TDT face mask, $5 donation to ICA, and automatic entry into prize drawings.
Take a ride to one of our sponsors (see below) and post a picture of yourself in your TDT gear by their building or sign. We will give a prize to the first person who posts a picture of themselves in front of each of our wonderful sponsors (one prize per person.)
ICA Foodshelf Awareness Day, consider stopping by with a donation at 11588 K-Tel Drive in Minnetonka. Don’t forget to get a selfie while you’re there!
Stop by MCEC to enjoy some great music, shop the apparel sale between 8 a.m. and 7 pm., get a selfie by the TDT inflatable, register onsite for prize drawings and visit the Maple Grove Cycling bike mechanic from 3-5 p.m.
Download one of the TDT routes and ride with a friend. Wear your favorite TDT shirt and show us your excitement as you cross your own finish line – share your pictures with us on Facebook, Twitter or Istagram.
Apparel Sale and Mask Pick-upMonday, July 27-Friday, July 31, Tour de Tonka Apparel and merchandise will be on sale in the Gym at MCEC, 4584 Vine Hill Road, Excelsior.
Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Thurs., 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Temperatures will be taken before admittance, facemasks required. No more than 10 total people will be allowed in the gym at any one time.
Click here to register for the Virtual Tour de Tonka!
Watch the video below as a reminder of how great Tour de Tonka is…you might even see yourself. Thank you for your past participation and your understanding. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Tour de Tonka is "MINNESOTA'S RIDE."
The annual Tour de Tonka bike ride has become a staple of the west metro community, growing from 819 riders in its inaugural year of 2006 to nearly 3,500 riders annually. Riders from more than 166 Minnesota cities, 73 counties and 42 states have participated in the event. Countless riders from across the state tell us each year that Tour de Tonka is Minnesota’s Ride.
Who Rides in Tour de Tonka
“Bicycle riders participate in Tour de Tonka because it is pure fun,” Tim Litfin, Tour de Tonka Director, said. “All ages and all abilities– from families and recreational bicyclists to cycling teams and serious athletes can successfully ride and enjoy the beautiful scenery and be part of this highly organized event.”
A Benefit for the Community
Tour de Tonka partners with the ICA Food Shelf to give participants an opportunity to make an impact with their ride. A portion of each rider’s registration fee is donated to the ICA. Since 2006, Tour de Tonka has raised over $75,000 to support the ICA. Riders can also donate money or non-perishable food items on or before the day of the ride. Remaining proceeds support Minnetonka Community Youth Education and Early Childhood Programs.
Thank you and welcome to our 2020 Sponsors!
2021 Sponsorship Opportunities are Available. Please contact Tim Litfin. Thank you.