Heats start: 12:00 noon
Finals start: 1:30 p.m.
Loppet Weekend kicks off with ice bike racing. Bikers will circle a short track of ice located on the lagoon between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles.
Ice bike racing is an opportunity for winter commuters, cyclists pining for summer and anyone with a penchant for thrills to have some fun on a cold winter day. Heats of 8-15 riders circle a circuitous track in a criterium format. The top riders from each heat go on to the next round. The final lap determines which riders make it to the finals. The finals of the Ice Loppet will take place right before the Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet – meaning a great opportunity for spectating as well – see both the running of the dogs and the turning of the wheels in a single place.
|Entry fee paid by:||August 15||Nov. 30||Jan. 15||Jan. 29|
|Penn Ice-Cycle Loppet||$13||$15||$17||$20|
No race-day registration for the Penn Ice-Cycle Loppet.
Ice-cycle participants need to pick up their race packet in the tent near Lake of the Isles lagoon where those events are held. Packet pickup for this event starts at 11:00 am. Participants can also pick up their race packets early on Friday at Calhoun Square.
Cash prizes awarded to each of the top three Male finishers in the advanced category and the top three Female finishers: $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd and $25 for 3rd.
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Penn Ice Cycle Loppet Schedule
(please show up early as this schedule is only approximate):
12:00 Beginner men heat 1 (15 min.)
12:20 Beginner men heat 2 (15 min.)
12:40 Inter. Men heat 1 (15 min.)
1:00 Inter. Men heat 2 (15 min.)
1:20 Beginner men final (15 min.)
1:40 Inter. Men final (20 min.)
2:00 Advanced men final (30 min.)
2:35 women’s race (all cat.) (20 minutes)
Driving is discouraged. Public bus service is also available (plan your trip now) and is free for Loppet goers on Saturday from noon – 9pm. See the transportation page for more information on free bus and LRT service. For those who must drive, street parking is available on East and West Lake of the Isles Parkways and East and West Lake of the Isles Boulevards surrounding Lake of the Isles.