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)
email: tourism@cannonfalls.org

The annual Nature Valley Bicycle Festival is coming back to Cannon Falls on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. This annual event uses the Cannon Valley Bike Trail that starts in Cannon Falls and goes to Red Wing, MN. This is a great even to come see with the kids and family.

In addition, this year we will be helping raise funds for Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota the new beneficiary for the 2012 event. Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota is the first hospice and respite care home in Minnesota exclusively for children.

Along with helping to raise money for this worthy cause, this event is also great publicity for our community and a great way to let people know what a great place Cannon Falls is to shop in, to bike in, to visit and to live in! It is also a great opportunity to promote the Cannon Valley Trail. Do you know that Cannon Falls receives over $50,000 worth of media and marketing publicity by hosting this event? Check out the website at www.naturevalleybicyclefestival.com , click on “Grand Prix” and follow the links to see the great publicity that is printed about Cannon Falls!

Planning is now underway to make this year’s race, expo area, kids race and other activities bigger and better. There will be live music, concessions and other booths in the Cannon Falls expo area located on Mill Street in front of the library plus Nature Valley will be once again hosting a neighborhood picnic at the Eastside Park as a way to say thank you to those folks living along the in-town circuit. The Cannon Falls Community Band will be performing at the Neighborhood Picnic. This is your opportunity to see world-class professional athletes in action and help a worthy cause at the same time.

They are looking for helpers so make a day of it and help a great cause and help promote biking in MN.

 

2011 Nature Valley Gran Prix in Cannon Falls -

Mark your calendars and make plans to enjoy the 2011 Nature Valley Grand Prix when it comes to Cannon Falls on Thursday, June 16! 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. A map highlighting the in-town circuit is on page 2. For safety reasons, there will be no parking allowed on the in-town circuit and in the Expo Area on race day. The expo portion of Mill Street will be closed at approximately 1:30 to allow set up time. If your business is located in the Expo area please advise your staff and customers of this time.

Also, 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. 45 minutes). There will be about an hour 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 7:00 p.m. and their race should end by 7:20 p.m.
We expect the women back in town by 8:00 p.m. with their race ending at 8:20 p.m. At
6:15 we will be having the Kid’s Fun Race that will involve a portion of the in-town
circuit near the start/finish line.