Tour de Tonka News

Tour de Tonka Announces Event Day Musical Talent 

April 5, 2023

Tour de Tonka welcomes back the always popular Big Mike to the finish line at Minnetonka HS from 9:00-12:00. A brand new act will debut at Tour de Tonka this year, the 5-piece cover band - Double Take looks forward to their first TDT experience playing from 12:30-4:30. Both will perform at Minnetonka HS on Saturday, August 5.

Other entertainers already booked for the 2023 Tour de Tonka are…The always popular Little Chicago band from New Prague, MN. They will perform at the Mound Rest Stop. The Wendinger Polka Band from New Ulm, MN will entertain at the Chaska Rest Stop. Squad Car Denny will perform at the 71 and 100 mile start as well as at the Excelsior Rest Stop.

More bands and DJ’s will be booked over the next month to round out the field of outstanding entertainment which has become a standard for Tour de Tonka since its inception in 2006.


Route Update:

April 3, 2023

Due to construction, the 48-mile ride has now been updated to a 47-mile ride. This ride has 1.5 miles of paved trail, .5 mile of limestone trail and 45 miles on paved road. Note: this includes going through Excelsior. There are gently rolling hills along the way, and a few more challenging hills. Light training is required for this ride. Ideal for newer riders, who are looking for a challenge You can view the updated map here. View the Ride with GPS map and cue sheet here.


Tour de Tonka Thanks Ron Kamps

March 5, 2023
Please help us honor Ron Kamps, who sadly recently passed away. Ron was part of MCE in many ways, including being a member of the Tour de Tonka committee (which he joined in 2006 when the event began). He represented the ICA Food Shelf at the Tour de Tonka event each year. Ron was a friendly, kind and generous volunteer, MCE advocate, Minnetonka Schools advocate and a dear friend.
The 2023 Tour de Tonka volunteer shirt will call out and rightfully recognize this great man, Ron Kamps. He will be so greatly missed.


Tour de Tonka Welcomes the Community of Winsted

March 1, 2023
This year, for the first time, 100 mile TdT riders will experience the beauty of Winsted! Winsted is located west of Watertown and will be home to a new TdT Rest Stop! You can learn more and check out the route map by clicking here.