North Star Grand Prix

The North Star Grand Prix is returning to Minnesota, bigger and better than ever. This five day stage race, which is part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, draws the top pro/elite racers from all over the country.

If you’ve experienced pro/elite racing before, you’ll want to mark your calendars for June 11-15, 2014. If you haven’t, you’ll want to find out what you’ve been missing.

Pro racing is a dazzling sport that can only be fully appreciated in person. The roar of a motorcycle and shrill blasts from the course marshals’ whistles announce the approach of the racing pack. The racers fly by, a brightly colored blur so close that you could reach out and touch them. They kick up enough wind to blow your hair back on a calm day. You hear the buzz of their chains and clicks as they shift gears. Shoulder to shoulder and wheel to wheel, hard physical contact between pro racers is common and the risk of a sudden crash is ever present.

And bike racing isn’t just something that you watch. Racing is a brutal sport and the riders feed off the energy of the crowd. So come prepared to cheer, clap your hands, stomp your feet and drive these racers to a higher level.