Venue/Course Location

DO NOT go to the main entrance and chalet. The Elm Creek singletrack trail is located away from the main park entrance and main chalet. A good source of directions can be found at the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists page, here.


From the Minneapolis metro, head north on 169 past 494. The main trailhead is at approximately 1827 W Hayden Lake Rd, Champlin, MN (this isn’t a real address; it just works with Google Maps). From 169, head west on West Hayden Lake Road. At the Y in the road, stay left, following the brown “County Park” signs. The trailhead is on the left and the parking lot is on the right.


We strongly encourage you to carpool the race and arrive early (Check-in is from 7-8:30 am; race starts at 9:00 am). Parking will be limited in the lot and limited on the road, so we cannot guarantee that everyone will have a spot to park in the parking lot. We will do our best, within the rules of the park, to coordinate parking and to ensure all racers have a place to park. We ask those who are near the area to consider parking close to the park and sharing a ride together to the race if possible, to allow parking to be easiest for those who are not familiar with the area.

Getting Here

Approximate drive times from:

  • Chicago – 6.75 hours
  • Des Moines – 4 hours
  • Duluth – 2.25 hours
  • Fargo – 3.25 hours
  • Kansas City – 6.75 hours
  • Green Bay – 4.5 hours
  • Madison – 4.5 hours
  • Milwaukee – 5.5 hours
  • Rapid City – 8.75 hours
  • Sioux Falls – 4 hours
  • Thunder Bay – 6 hours
  • Winnipeg – 7 hours
  • Alaska – 55 hours

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