Stillwater, MN

Event Information

Bridge the Valley - Bike Rally

Sunday, August 11th, 2024

Stillwater, MN

All rides start and finish at Chestnut Plaza, immediately west of Stillwater’s historic lift bridge. 

The event Support Hub is located just north of the bridge in North Lowell Park. Event information, day-of registration, and a fenced and monitored bike corral will be available.

All roads and trails are blacktopped, with the exception of our Gravel Challenge ride. Pick just one loop from the progressively more challenging options below, or combine several to fit your age, ability, and interest.

All routes will be supported with SAG and rest stops with refreshments

Finish your ride in downtown Stillwater. Meet up with family and friends to enjoy food, refreshments and live music along the majestic St. Croix river – or explore beautiful downtown Stillwater with its many shops and eateries.

All rides will be accessible on the innovative Ride With GPS app to help you navigate the routes!

Registration Fees

Its highly recommended that you register online to simplify your day.  Registration/Check-in closes at 10:00 am on event day.

Sunday, August 11th, 2024


Chestnut Plaza in Stillwater–located just west of the approach to the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge. All routes start and finish here.


Pre-register online via the registration button below. Its highly recommended that you register online to simplify your day. Registration is also available on the day of the event for a higher fee.

Registration/Check-in closes at 10:00 am on event day.

Start Time

7:00 am through 10:00 am

Start times are dependent on the course length you choose. You can go at your own pace.




10 mile ride

Brown’s Creek & Bridges Loop 

(10 miles, 500 ft climbing, 2 rest stops) 

Ride creekside, lakeside and riverside with spectacular views.


Check in / start 9:00 am – 10 :00 am

25 mile ride

Gateway Trail  & Lake Jane

(25 miles, 800 ft climbing, 2 rest stops)

Link rail trails, bike trails and Loop Trails.

Check in / start 8:00 am – 9:00 am

45 mile ride

Lake Jane, Hudson & Trout Brook Road 

(45 miles, 1600 ft climbing, 3 rest stops)

 Extend the 25-mile route, south and across the Hudson Bridge, then north in Wisconsin alongside Willow River State Park.

Check in / start 7:30 am – 8:30 am

70 mile ride

Afton, Prescott, River Falls & Hudson 

(70 miles, 3000 ft climbing, 4 rest stops)

Tour small river towns via rolling Minnesota and Wisconsin rural countryside. Visit the Mississippi Interpretive Center rest stop overlooking the river in Hudson.

Check in / start 7:00 am – 8:00 am

60 mile

Withrow, Big Marine, Lake Jane Gravel Challenge 

(60 miles, 40% gravel, 2,200 ft climbing, 3 rest stops)

Experience an epic social tour with bragging spurts!


Check in / start 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Register Now

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