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North Star Bicycle Festival Announces New Events

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  • Release on:2015-11-19
North Star Bicycle Festival Announces New Events: Greg LeMond CEO Ride for Kids, RBC Kids’ Zone, Amateur Omnium

Minneapolis-Saint Paul (June 1, 2015) The North Star Bicycle Festival presented by North Memorial Health Care and PreferredOne will add several new events this year, providing additional fun for families, new opportunities for amateur cyclists and drawing attention to our new charity, Special Olympics Minnesota. The festival includes the Life Time Fitness Hillfest June 13 and the North Star Grand Prix pro stage bike race June 17-21 in Saint Paul, Cannon Falls, Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minn. and Menomonie, Wisc.
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Greg LeMond CEO Ride for Kids 

Three-time Tour de France winner and World Champion Greg LeMond will lead local executives in supporting Special Olympics Minnesota by participating in the Greg LeMond CEO Ride for Kids, a new addition to the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium. The event will take place on Friday, June 19 before the men’s race. LeMond and the executives will ride one lap of the race route, accompanied by several Special Olympians. Proceeds from this event will support both the Festival’s programming for children and Special Olympics Minnesota while building awareness of our new benefiting charity.
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RBC Wealth Management Kids’ Zone 

A new Kids’ Zone, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, will be featured at two very popular stages - The Uptown Minneapolis Criterium and the Stillwater Criterium. The Kids’ Zone will consist of stunt rider shows, Kids’ Fun Race, cycling clinics concentrating on control and maneuvering skills, slalom courses, kid-friendly activities such as contests and face painting and various treats. The Uptown stage will also feature a bike rodeo that includes figure eight runs, start and stop drills and a “chaos box” where kids practice rules of the road under the guidance of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. Children who are entered in the Park Dental/Shimano Kids’ Fun Race and are sporting a bib can participate in cycling activities within the Kids’ Zone. Any child may participate in the non-cycling activities.
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Fan Zones set up at each stage include food vendors, live music, bike and fitness expos and The FREE Park Dental Tour de Kids fun race open to children age 12 and under. Complimentary bike corrals will be available at all locations.

About the North Star Valley Bicycle Festival presented by North Memorial Health Care and PreferredOne
Now in its 17th year, the North Star Bicycle Festival presented by North Memorial Health Care and PreferredOne is a celebration of bicycling that includes amateur and professional racing and community events. The North Star Grand Prix has become the most prestigious event on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, attracting top American racing teams and top riders from around the world. It is the only professional sporting event in Minnesota open to the public, for which no admission ticket is required. Proceeds from the festival are donated to Special Olympics of Minnesota.