Welcome to ALMANZO. Since 2007 we have been producing barrier free cycling events in the state of Minnesota. At Almanzo we strive every day to create, build and foster strong, barrier-free communities of like-minded people where the bicycle is the link that connects them. We have never charged an entry fee and we never will. Our events are simple in that we only ask participants to commit to signing and showing up. In return we offer several different distances that participants can choose from. We provide course directions just before the event dates, we send everyone off from the start line and we wait for every single rider to finish. We do not offer mid-ride support. We do not host checkpoints where riders are mandated to sign in. We believe in you. We believe in your integrity. We believe in the community we’ve built and we expect you to be responsible for yourself for the duration of your time here. Welcome. You can.
Barriers. We don’t like them. Since 2007 we have worked tirelessly to eliminate them when it comes to cycling events. As part of that process we have always tried to find ways to get more people on bikes…so it wasn’t completely surprising to find out the 100 miles of gravel roads was a bit much for some. As a result, we created the Malanzo. This 50 mile event will start at the same time as the Almanzo and similarly offer stunning views and challenging hills. Do you have 50 in you?
The Almanzo 100 gravel bicycle event is held annually on gravel roads in the beautiful state of Minnesota. This grandfather gravel event starts and ends in Northfield, Minnesota. On site check in will be open to participants on the first Friday after Mother's Day from 5pm to 9pm at a location TBD. The event begins at 9:00am on the first Saturday after Mother's Day.
The Royal is the big brother to the Almanzo 100. It is a 162 mile gravel road event that starts and ends in Northfield, MN. On site check in will be open to participants on the first Friday after Mother's Day from 5pm to 9pm at a location TBD. This event begins sharply at 7:00am on the first Saturday after Mother's Day.
Born out of the desire to go further and see more, the Alexander is a 380 mile gravel road event starting and ending in Northfield, Minnesota. While this route is certainly open to anyone at anytime, there is a formal event that begins at 12:01am on the first Friday following Mother's Day. The start of this event will be in downtown Northfield, Minnesota.