Getting to the Festival

North Star Grand Prix stages:
For biking directions see individual stage pages

Stage 2:  Downtown Saint Paul Criterium:

The Downtown Saint Paul Criterium has moved back to Lowertown.  The start/finish is two blocks Northwest of the Farmer's Market.

The Green Line will take you within two blocks of the venue.  If you must drive, you can find directions and parking options by clicking HERE, but make adjustments because the race course will be closed during the events.

Stage 3:  Cannon Falls Road Race

From Minneapolis/St. Paul:

  • Follow Hwy 52 S approx 33 miles
  • Exit MN 19 East and follow for approx. 1 mile
Stage 4: Uptown Minneapolis Criterium

The race is at the intersection of Hennepin Ave. & Lake St.

  • From I 94:
  • Take Hennepin Ave South
  • Turn left (East) on W 28th St.
  • Turn right (South) on Fremont Ave S
  • Turn right (West) on Lagoon Ave
  • Park in the ramp at the intersection of Lagoon and Girard, on your right, between Lagoon Theater and Uptown Tavern
  • You can also park in the Calhoun Square ramp at Girard and Lake.
  • Or park anywhere in Minneapolis and take the bus to Uptown
Stage 5:  North Mankato Road Race
From Minneapolis / St. Paul
  • Take US Hwy 169 South to Lookout Drive exit (approx 80 miles)
  • Turn right on Lee Blvd and follow the road up the hill and forward to South Central College.  The race will start and finish near South Central College at the intersection of Lookout Drive and Lee Blvd.  Spectator parking is located at South Central College, and within walking distance to the start/finish line and the prime viewing locations.
  • *For 2016 please follow the construction detour from St. Peter using Minnesota State Highway 99 which will lead you to the Start/Finish line at Lookout Drive and Lee Blvd.
Stage 6:  Stillwater Criterium
From Minneapolis/St. Paul:
  • Take Hwy. 36 East from I-494/694 to Downtown Stillwater
  • The race is one block West of the intersection of Hwy 36 and Chestnut.