The 2019 Miesville FiftySix
Sunday, April 28th
Number Pick Up — 6:45am
Announcements — 8:30am
Roll Out — 8:45am
The Miesville FiftySix is a gravel road ride through some of the most beautiful parts of Dakota county and just minutes southeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The route will consist of 56 miles in Dakota County and the Cannon River Valley. Many gravel enthusiasts have told us that this is one of their favorite rides of the year.
Not much will change for 2019. Some new updates, but nothing too dramatic.
The Miesville FiftySix is open to everyone and anyone who likes to ride bikes. We will be capping the event at 350 participants and 50 fundraiser spots once the 350 cap is met. The registration process will open on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Although postcards are cool, they are a lot of work, so we will be dialing it back and using a registration process through the Google.
Parking will be in the back lot of the Miesville Mudhens baseball stadium. Make sure you don’t park anywhere where it is roped off or states NO PARKING. Overflow parking is available at Neiburs as well. For the late comers, that will be your best bet. We are very excited for the fifth annual Miesville FiftySix
The Miesville FiftySix is a true labor of love, people, and bikes. If you appreciate that concept, please help us keep it free.
Not riding but want to volunteer your time in the morning or early afternoon? We would love to have you help out in any way to make the ride and the registration go a bit smoother! Contact us: Miesvillefiftysix@gmail.com
What To Expect
We love the idea of simplicity. Expectations make simple things very complex. So what does one expect from an unsupported, free event? The true spirit of cycling exists with an expectation that you have no expectations and live in the moment. The Miesville FiftySix is all about fun, challenge, community, respect, and of course…bikes. As much as we appreciate racing, this is not a race; this is a ride to promote health, good times, and awesomeness. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or super gravel savvy…you’re invited. No one is better than the other based on MPH or wattage. That’s boring.
Miesville is a small town of passionate people. As a community they are embracing this ride 100%. This is so great, and should make for many years of safe, fun, and flavorful gravel riding in the future. Home of the Miesville Mudhens farm league baseball team and the famous King’s Bar & Grill…it is the perfect place to hold an event of this magnitude, and room to grow. Our expectation is that we treat Miesville like our home away from home, even if just for the day. On your way out of town, wave to the locals while filling up your gas tank at the local filling station just down the street from the start. Supporting Miesville means supporting the Miesville FiftySix.