THE FONDO STORY
It all began innocently enough in 2014.
While struggling to keep up with production at our original taproom brewery in the North Loop we embarked on a massive expansion-commissioning a new brewery in NE. Since we clearly weren't busy at all, we met with some friends from and of the cycling world in a "what if" sort of way. Before we knew what we'd done, we were organizing one of the biggest rides in MN.
Join us Saturday May 4th for the 6th annual Fulton Gran Fondo for bikes, bands, and beers. The ride departs in the morning from the Fulton Production Brewery in NE Minneapolis. This year, we're again offering the 100 mile "Gran" as well as the 43 mile "Medio" Fondo. Also new this year is our brand new party-forward “Piccolo” 19 mile route. The block party is free to attend and open to all who come.
HOW MANY MILES IS ENOUGH?
CHOOSE YOUR FONDO.
MEDIO & PICCOLO ROLL OUT TIME: 11AM
GRAN ROLL OUT TIME 9AM
AID STOP LOCATIONS
Aid Stop 1 (Gran) (& Medio Turnaround): Jensen Lake Trailhead, 1398 Carriage Hills Dr., Eagan, MN 55123
Aid Stop 2 (Gran): St Mathias Church 23315 Northfield Blvd, Hampton, MN 55031
Aid Stop 3 (Gran): Rich Valley Park 1841 105th Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Party Stop (Piccolo): Sea Salt Eatery
You've got questions and we've got answers.
Registered riders can check in and pick up ride packets at the following locations and times:
Best Option: Friday Night Feast
Location: Fulton NE Production Brewery (Start/Finish/Party Location; 2540 2nd St NE)
Time: Friday, May 3rd from 4-8 PM
Option 2: Fulton Taproom
At the Fulton Taproom (414 Sixth Ave N)
Time: Tuesday thru Thursday (April 30-May 2nd) 4-8 PM
Option 3: Start Line
At the Fulton NE Production Brewery, (2540 2nd St NE)
Time: Saturday, May 4th, 7 AM - ride start
Please bring a photo ID to confirm your registration and pick up your own packet.
THE ROUTES & RIDE OUT TIMES
Click here to view the Gran route (.gpx file downloadable).
The Gran route leaves the NE MPLS brewery at 9am.
Click here to view the Medio route (.gpx file downloadable).
The Medio route leaves the NE MPLS brewery at 11am.
Click here to view the Piccolo route (.gpx file downloadable).
The Piccolo route leaves the NE MPLS brewery at 11am.
We've got it. You need (want) it.
ABOUT THE FRIDAY FEAST
Join us for a pre-ride Minnesota-style feast at packet pickup on Friday night.
Location: Fulton NE Production Brewery (Start/Finish/Party Location; 2540 2nd St NE) Time: Friday, May 3rd from 4-8 PM
This event is open to Gran Fondo riders and the public
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Ticket cost includes one food serving, one Fulton Beer.
Packet pickup for riders of Saturday's event.
IT'S PARTY TIME PEOPLE
Not up for riding 100 miles? Not to worry, there's enough beer & fun for everyone, rider or not.
1 - 9 PM on Saturday, May 4th.
Located outside the Fulton NE Production Brewery, which is located just north of Lowry Avenue on NE 2nd St, near the old Little Jack's, at 2540 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis MN 55418.
Fulton beers, Fulton Foods, Jameson cocktails and a host of other food & drink options await you.
Cash only for beer transactions.
Live music by an incredible list of talented bands. Who are they? We're glad you asked:
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Food provided by Red Table Meats, Gastrotruck, Nate Dogs, MN Nice Cream, Hot Indian, and Simply Steves
Family friendly - under 21 welcome.
Bike valet ($3) service available.
Bag drop ($1)
Free admission to party.
$1 Wristband to drink.
The party is on, rain or shine.
No dogs please, this is an asphalt event.
Free event parking is available as marked on nearby streets.