2013 I-Cycle Derby
Results: Pts:
1 Victor Wanchena 0
2 Alex King 4
3 Rob Tracy 7
4 Adam Wirtzfeld & Brian Dalton 8
5 Rick, Julie, and Kassie Ashton 20
6 Yanni Hourdos 58
7 Doug Barlow 66


71st Annual New Year’s Day I-Cycle Derby
January 1, 2019


For the 71st consecutive New Year’s Day, no matter how brutal the weather, bundled-up motorcyclists will again ride in the I-Cycle Derby on about 50 miles of Twin Cities area roads.

The I-Cycle Derby is one of the longest-running, consecutively held motorcycle events in the United States. The derby was launched in 1949 by the Gopher State Motorcycle Club, which turned it over to the Travelers Motorcycle Club in the mid-1960s. TeamStrange Airheads has organized the event since 2012.


Riders will leave the starting line beginning at 10:30 AM Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, 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 PM. Winners will be announced around 3:30 PM.


For 2019, the start and finish of both the morning and afternoon portions of the derby will be at Diamond's Coffee Shoppe, located at 1618 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. The derby will take off from the parking lot behind the coffee shop, which can be accessed from either Central Avenue or 18th Avenue NE.

How it works:

Motorcycle riders know they’ll be on the road for about three hours that day, but they won’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.

Average speeds for the six legs often range from 16 miles per hour to 26 miles per hour.

As always, the 2019 I-Cycle Derby will be "scooter friendly"; the urban and suburban routes will avoid highways and freeways.

How many riders:

2017 was a record year for the I-Cycle Derby with 50 riders! In 2018, the temperature at the start of the first leg was -10F, yet there were a dozen hardy riders lined up and ready to go. The weather can be a factor, but we hope you will come on out to watch and cheer, or enter and ride. Maybe your name will wind up on the prestigious traveling trophy.

How much does it cost:

Entry fee is $20. Coffee and snacks will be provided by Diamond's.

Where the profits go:

Proceeds from the rally will be donated to The Bridge For Youth, a Minneapolis-based non-profit program that provides safe shelter for runaway and homeless youth.

How to sign up:

Easy! Sign-up starts at 9AM at Diamond's, on the day of the event.


Lisa Erbes, president of TeamStrange
678-772-8945 and lerbes@gmail.com

Jim Winterer, route planner
651-308-8686 and jcwinterer@gmail.com


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