With a Monday morning start, riders are encouraged to come to Minneapolis/St Paul for the weekend to get prepared, enjoy some relaxation time in a very comfortable city and sample one of the best urban bicycling infrastructures in North America.
A pre-ride pub & dinner cruise on Saturday afternoon, about 25 easy miles, is planned to loosen legs, see some sights, get to know some of the other riders and sample a local beverage or two while enjoying a meal at one of the Twin Cities nicer restaurants and it happens to be on a bike trail.
On Sunday afternoon two seminars are planned, both relating to PBP topics. The first session is a panel discussion about preparing for and riding PBP in 2019. This will be valuable for first time PBP riders and experienced PBP anciennes as there are some changes from past PBPs, especially for North American riders, that you will want to know about. Questions for the panelists are welcomed.
The second seminar is a presentation on the History of PBP. We put this together for PBP 2015 for a large group of rando and non-rando people and it was very popular.
On Sunday evening all riders and support people are invited to convene for a pre-ride buffet dinner with some general introductions, ride overview and refreshments.
In addition to these pre-ride activities over the weekend, see the On-Site Services menu item for more information on other things to do near the AmericInn host hotel (e.g. theaters, book stores, restaurants, coffee shops) or connect with one of our ride organizers (see the Contacts menu item) for more information on other activities in the Twin Cities area, for example, the Mall of America, Minnesota Zoo, downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul, the famous Midtown Greenway bike path through Minneapolis, live theatre, music, etc.