General Information

All rides start and finish at Chestnut Plaza, immediately west of Stillwater’s newly renovated lift bridge.  The event Support Hub is located ¼ mile north of the bridge in North Lowell Park.  Event information, day-of registration, and a fenced and monitored bike corral will be available.  Downtown Stillwater has many attractions and businesses within walking distance of the Support Hub so participants can take in all that Stillwater has to offer.

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 on the day. The 5, 10, 20 and 40 mile routes will be supported with SAG and rest stops with refreshments.  All rides will be accessible on a new, innovative Ride With GPS app to help you navigate the routes!

Finish your ride in beautiful downtown Stillwater.  Meet up with your family and friends and enjoy discounts on an amazing variety of savory cuisine, craft beers and drink specials at our partnering restaurants and businesses.  Top off your day with live entertainment along the majestic St. Croix river. 
 
Participation fee
$30 for 18 years of age and older
$20 for 6 to 17 years of age
$60 for a family
5 years and under are free
 
All proceeds from Bridge the Valley - Bike Rally will go to supporting projects like STRIVE, a mentorship for students at Stillwater High School with scholarships available, St. Croix Resource Center, a drop in center serving homeless youth, “End Polio Now” Campaign and clean water projects in Nicaragua and Kenya -- plus many others.  The more successful the event, the more financial assistance Stillwater Sunrise Rotary can give out!
 
Location
Chestnut Plaza in Stillwater--located just west of the approach to the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge.  All routes start and finish here.
 
Registration
Pre-register online via the registration link .  Click here to REGISTER NOW.  Its highly recommended that you register online to simplify your day. Registration is also available on the day of the event.   
 
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. 
 
For riders who are up for a challenge, 
see how you stack up against the rest of the riders with integrated, timed sections on the St Croix Gravel Challenge route.
 
 
Description of Routes
 
Just the Loop  (5 miles, 200 ft climbing, 1 rest stop)
 
Show the kids and grandparents how to have some active fun!
 
Check in / start 9 -10 AM
 

Brown’s Creek & Bridges Loop (11 miles, 500 ft climbing, 2 rest stops)

Ride creekside, lakeside and riverside with spectacular views

Check in / start 9 -10 AM 

 

Brown's Creek & Lake Jane (27 miles, 1000 ft climbing, 2 rest stops)
Link rail trails, bike trails and Loop Trails

Check in / start 8 -10 AM 

 

Beyond the Loop (42 miles, 1400 ft climbing, 3 rest stops)

Explore Wisconsin’s waterfowl areas beyond the St Croix River Loop Trail

Check in / start 8 - 9 AM

 

Prescott & River Falls (66 miles, 2700 ft climbing, no supported rest stops)

Tour small river towns via rolling Minnesota and Wisconsin rural countryside

Check in / start 8 - 9 AM

 

St Croix Gravel Challenge (77 miles, 3200 ft climbing, no rest stops)

Experience an epic dual-state social tour with bragging spurts!

Check in / start 7 - 8 AM

 
 
 
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