69th Annual New Year’s Day I-Cycle Derby
For the 69th consecutive New Year’s Day, no matter
how brutal the weather, bundled-up motorcyclists again will ride in the
I-Cycle Derby on about 50 miles of Twin Cities area roads.
Riders will leave the
starting line beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, for the morning
portion of the ride. They will return to the starting line to warm up
and have lunch, and head out for the afternoon portion of the ride at about
1:30 p.m. Winners will be announced around 3:30 p.m.
the third consecutive year, the start and finish of the morning and afternoon
portions of the rally will be at the palatial world headquarters of
Roy’s Repair, a classic, neighborhood “we fix anything” motorcycle
repair shop at 3232 Snelling Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
How it works:
Motorcycle riders know they’ll be on the road for about three hours that day, but don’t know where they are going to go until they reach the starting line. That’s when they receive turn-by-turn directions for the first of six legs they will navigate that day. At the end of each leg, they receive a card for the next leg. The winner is NOT the fastest rider, but the rider who completes each of the six legs closest to the average speed listed on the route card for each leg.
Some years 15 riders show up; some years 30 or more pay their
entry fee for a shot at glory and getting their name engraved on the
traveling derby trophy.
Entry fee is $20. Coffee, cider, lunch and snacks are doniated by local businesses.
Where the profits go:
Proceeds from the rally, including money raised at a drawing and silent auction, will be donated to The Bridge For Youth, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit program that provides safe shelter for runaway and homeless youth.
How to sign up:
Easy! Sign-up starts at 9AM at Roy's, on the day
of the event.
Lewis Lakey, host and owner of Roy’s Repair
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