What: Motocross champion Ryan Dungey and Target Corp. will host The MN Major River-to-River Ride with Ryan Dungey this Sunday, July 15, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Featuring bicycle rides of two different lengths – a 100-kilometer (62 mile) “Major” and a 25 mile “Minor”, riders will start at Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury, Minn. and follow a route through the St. Croix and Mississippi River valleys. The ride takes place the day after Dungey competes at Spring Creek in Millville, Minn. as part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
100 percent of the $50 registration fee will benefit St. Jude and support its mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other deadly diseases all while ensuring that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. Target has been committed to supporting St. Jude for more than ten years. Target House, opened in 1999, provides apartments free-of-charge to families of children who are receiving life-saving treatment at St. Jude.
The event will also feature a post-ride celebration at the Bielenberg Sports Center, with DJ and food for all participants. Friends and family who are not riding are encouraged to come down and join the picnic with a free-will donation. To join in the fun and register for The MN Major River-to-River Ride please visit www.MNMajor.com and follow the event at www.facebook.com/themnmajor and on Twitter@themnmajor
Who: Minnesota native, Dungey is currently competing in and leading the points race for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. In his three short years on the pro circuit, he has won every title in professional motocross, including the 450 Supercross Championship and 450 Motocross Championship in his rookie year, and the Motocross Des Nations. Target worked with Dungey to develop the event and provide the resources needed to make it a reality.
When: Sunday, July 15, 2012
6:30 – 7:45am – Registration
8am – Ride Starts
2pm – Route Closes, all cyclists must be finished
Where: Registration and Ride begin at the Bielenberg Sports Center, after-party at Bielenberg, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN
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