Mark your calendars and make plans to enjoy the 2012 Nature Valley Grand Prix when it comes to Cannon
Falls on Thursday, June 14! Watch the thrilling race and cheer on the professional athletes! Racers from
across the globe will be competing in this race.
The In-Town Circuit is the same route as has been used in the past. See map highlighting the in-town
circuit. For safety reasons, there will be no parking allowed on the in-town circuit and in the Expo
Area on race day. Mill Street, between 3rd & 4th Streets, will be closed at approximately 1:00 p.m.
to allow time to set up the expo area. If your business is located in the Expo area please advise your
staff and customers. During the race itself there will be BRIEF closures of certain streets and intersections.
The in-town circuit will be closed to traffic just before the first racer
enters the circuit and will remain closed until the end of that race. (approx.
30 minutes). There will be about 30 minutes between the women’s race and the men’s
race when traffic will be allowed to move into or out of the area. The men are expected
to be on the in-town circuit at 6:50 p.m. and their race should end by 7:15 p.m. We expect
the women back in town by 7:45 p.m. with their race ending at 8:15 p.m. At 6 p.
m. we will be having the Shimano Kid’s Fun Race that will involve a portion of the
in-town circuit near the start/finish line. Come for the action and stay for the fun. Live music in the Expo by
Dave Carpenter and Friends, Concessions and more.
This event is not only an exciting race by world class athletes, it is also a fund raiser for the CHILDREN’S LIGHTHOUSE of MINNESOTA ! Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota is the first residential children’s hospice and respite care home in Minnesota. With your continued support we can make this another successful event and our community in turn has received $50,000 worth of media exposure letting people know that Cannon Falls is a great place to visit, to work in and to live in. We work hard to keep disruptions to a minimum and with your cooperation TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Want to be a part of the action? There is still time to volunteer! If you are interested , please contact
PAT JONES (507-263-3791), BOB BOSER (507-263-4619) or the CHAMBER OFFICE (507-263-2289)

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