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City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

February 2, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST

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Thousands of bikers, skiers and snowshoers participate in 20 events throughout the weekend, from a 37-kilometer cross-country ski race to a 10-kilometer snowshoe race. Other events include fat bike races, a snow sculpture contest and skijoring (a race in which a dog pulls a person on skis).

All City of Lakes Loppet Festival point-to-point events will begin at the Chain of Lakes in Uptown and finish at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Regional Park. All participants and spectators alike will be able to enjoy all that the festival has to offer in a centralized location.

New in 2020 is a broom ball tournament and a Fat Bike Tour. Come take part in a new tradition! And, as always, come enjoy the Surly Brewing Co. Beer Garden and Block Party.

Be part of this historic moment in Minneapolis’ biggest celebration of winter sports and fun.


February 2, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST
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The Loppet Foundation
(612) 604-5330
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The Loppet Foundation
1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55422
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