The Experience

The time you spend on the bike is special and meaningful - but it's only part of the story at #Ride2EndALZ Minnesota. We've got a bunch of great things planned for you that will make your #Ride2EndALZ experience special. From Hot Dish to Duck Duck Gray Duck, this state is unique - and so is this ride!


Come and pick up all the cool schwag you've earned! We offer up to three pre-Ride Day opportunities so that you can skip the check-in lines at Elm Creek Park on October 14 and go directly to the starting line. You only need to check in one time - you don't have to come to all of them!

  • Thursday, October 12 from 11a-6p: Alzheimer's Association Minnesota Offices (12701 Whitewater Drive, Minnetonka, MN, 55343)
  • Friday, October 13 from 11a-2p: Omni Brewing (9462 Deerwood Lane, Maple Grove, MN, 55369)
  • For Champion Fundraisers ($1,000+): Friday, October 13 from 6p-9p at Mississippi Crossings during Champions Dinner (307 E River Parkway, Champlin, MN, 55316)
  • Saturday, October 14 starting at 7am at the ride venue - Elm Creek Park



Riders that raise at least $1,000 are invited to join us on the evening of Friday, October 13 for the exclusive Champions dinner at Mississippi Crossings in Champlin. Dinner and beverages will be served and you'll rub elbows with some very special guests. The evening will be highlighted by remarks from Dr Chris Weber, Director of Global Scientific Research!

As mentioned above, riders that earn an invite to Champions Dinner can choose to pick up their packet that evening!

Mississippi Crossings: 307 E River Parkway/Champlin, MN/55316 - 6p-9p

*Invitations for Champions Dinner are emailed to riders upon reaching $1,000 fundraising level*


Arrive early for light breakfast before you hit the road, along with a can't-miss opening ceremony and send-off. When you get back after your ride, come on over to the catered lunch where food and beverages will be waiting for you!

For specific details like start times, see Ride Guide below!

Experience the #Ride2EndALZ Minnesota in style and comfort in your own team tent! Teams of 5 or more riders can qualify for their own private tent near the start/finish line by raising $5,000 or more. The more you raise - the bigger the tent. Your team captain will be given information about this exciting incentive when the team gets registered.

If you have a passion for the #EndALZ mission and you like to ride your bike - you can stop searching. You've found your event!


View the Ride Guide here


Need a place to stay? Our friends at Experience Maple Grove have you covered! There are several hotels in the Maple Grove area. Two of them, the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, are offering a special discounted rate for our participants. Click on the links below the image to get the special rate.

Click here for the special rate at the Hampton Inn.

Click here for the special rate at the Holiday Inn.

Want to see other hotel options in the area? Maple Grove has many other hotels, but they aren't offering special rates. To see those other properties, click here.