“Let me start with issuing you a challenge: Be better than you are. Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach that goal, set another one even higher.”-Herb Brooks – 1980 Gold Medal “Miracle On Ice” Men’s Hockey Coach, NHL Hall of Fame Coach
- DISTANCE = 111 MILES
- ELEVATION GAIN = 5300 FEET
- RIDER CAP = 200
- START TIME = 8:00 AM, SATURDAY
- FINISH CUT OFF TIME = 7:00 PM, SATURDAY
- COST = $90
As it leaves Northfield, The Suburb rolls east along the Cannon River, through southern Dakota County, towards the driftless region of southeast Minnesota before turning around just east of Red Wing. Now in Goodhue County, this journey guides you southwest then northwest back towards Cannon Falls until you near the south bank of the Cannon River in northern Rice County as you close in on Northfield and the finish line.
NOTE: GPX files will be available for download about a week prior to GDG. There will be ONLY one designated checkpoint around the halfway mark where crew members may provide support to participants. Please plan accordingly, embrace the road ahead, and remember to smile!