Kick-Off Celebration for Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota

July 21, 2019


Date(s) - July 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Willmar Civic Center


  • Community Event,  
  • Entertainment,  
  • Family Fun,  
  • Kids,  
  • Outdoors,  

Kick-Off Celebration for Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota
Sunday, July 21st from 4-8:30pm
at the Willmar Civic Center

There will be live music by Custom Made Band and Brat Pack Radio, food vendors, kids activities and a beer tent!
Bring the whole family out for a fun night!

The event is free and all are welcome!

Click to check out the Brat Pack Radio website:

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with this event.
Please sign up for a time slot at:

We would like to thank our amazing sponsors that helped make this event possible:
Platinum Sponsors:
TPI Hospitality – Minnesota’s Largest and Most Respected Hospitality Company, Bratpack Radio – A polished, high-energy, non-stop Supershow that can only be described as seriously fun, Willmar Lakes Area CVB – a non-profit promoting and marketing the Willmar Lakes Area as a travel destination, City of Willmar – Delivering essential public services to the residents, business owners, and visitors of Willmar, City of Willmar Parks & Rec – Providing opportunities for all ages; from nature to athletics, there is something for everyone.

Silver Sponsors:
Willmar Bus, Jennie-O Turkey Store

Bronze Sponsors:
Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, Premium Water, Dunn Brothers, Willmar Municipal Utilities, Central Minnesota Credit Union, Cub Foods


Bike MS is the largest fundraising bike series in the world. Each year, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 teams ride together to change the world for people with MS.

To celebrate 30 years of Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota, we are going back to where in all began… Ortonville, Minnesota! We are so excited to bring back some host city favorites and introduce a brand new city (Willmar) to the list of great overnight communities.

5-Day Riders start and finish in Willmar, MN

The Route

Sunday, July 21  Check-in and overnight in Willmar, Minnesota
Monday, July 22  Willmar to Montevideo
Tuesday, July 23  Montevideo to Ortonville
Wednesday, July 24  Ortonville Loop
Thursday, July 25  Ortonville to Benson
Friday, July 26  Benson to Willmar

For more information about Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota 2019, go to:

How Bike MS Works

Bike MS is the fundraising cycling series of the National MS Society and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1.3 billion to stop MS in its tracks, restore what’s been lost, and end MS forever.

Route distances vary from 15 to 150 miles, with some rides being one or multi-days. One thing is certain: You will have the ride of your life no matter which Bike MS event you choose, and your efforts will make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS.

You can register to ride in any of our nationwide events as an individual or as a part of a team. Each ride has a fundraising minimum and features extraordinary cycling routes, support, volunteers and experiences. So, find one near you, or ride somewhere new!

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Questions? Contact the CVB