Tour de SAVE 2013

The Tenth Annual Tour de SAVE (formerly Tour de Nick) will be held on August 3rd, 2013.

Join the Cannon Valley Velo Club for the 10th annual Tour de SAVE, formerly Tour de Nick bike ride through beautiful Rice and Goodhue counties east of Northfield, MN. There are several routes available for everyone from families to the serious rider. Choose from three ride lengths, 10, 20 and 50 miles; the 10-mile route is perfect for the casual rider and families, The 20-mile route will offer a bit more distance while the 50-mile route will offer challenging hills and beautiful vistas.
The ride begins at Riverside Park Pavillion (NOT Mike's Bikes as in past years), Northfield, MN at 9 a.m. Riders of all abilities make their way out of town in a mile of silent tribute to those who lost their lives to suicide. Each route will have a designated ride leader.
Tour de Nick jerseys are available at the SAVE office for $60.00 or click to order one. Jerseys will also be available the day of the ride.
Here is the link to register:

·         Event:  10th Annual Tour de SAVE, benefit for SAVE

·         When:  Saturday, August 3rd @ 9am   (8:00am same-day registration, 8:50 pre-ride meeting, 9am rollout)

·         Ride Length:  10, 20 and 50 miles
        10-Mile Route (new!): -- Route posted August 1, 2013
        20-Mile Route (new!): -- New route as of July 29, 2013!
        50-Mile Route (new!): -- New route as of July 29, 2013!

        Printed maps will be available at the event registration!

·         Jerseys are available for order or purchase for $60.00 on the day of the ride

·         Northfield Weather (great website)

About SAVE

SAVE ( was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide and is a co-founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention. SAVE grew from an all-volunteer, grassroots organization of passionate survivors to being one of today's leading, national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to preventing suicide.

Questions?  Contact: Bill Metz, 507-581-0551 or


This is a CVVC-sponsored event, and is always an enjoyable outing.  We encourage all to participate in the event, some to volunteer for the positions listed below, and for all to invite a friend to ride as well.  With 3 lengths, there should be a ride that works for everyone!  

Note that this is a fundraiser (with a voluntary donation of any amount) for the SAVE organization.  Please read the Press Release above for details.  

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:  *Contact suewelch'at' to volunteer (replace 'at' with @)

(Meet at Riverside Park, Northfield, MN at the designated start time)

 Position # Needed When  Description Volunteer
 Prepare Route    2 Saturday before Prepare route markers 
 Registration 2 8:00-8:55 AM Set up a table, greet and register riders, give directions, and take donations.   
 Jerseys 1 8:00-8:55 AM Sell jerseys or take orders if we run out.  Money goes in the donation box (cash or check only). 
 Ride Leader 3 (or more) 8:15 AM to end of ride Organize riders into 3 groups: 10, 20 and 50 miles.  Lead the group out of town, and patrol the group you've chosen to lead.  Bring a hand pump, spare tube, and cell phone.   
 Sag Driver 2 8:40 AM to end of ride Drive a vehicle into which a bike and passenger can fit.  Bring a cell phone so Ride Leaders can call if there's an issue.  Drive the designated route (especially the 50-miler) or park partway around the loop (in the case of the 10/20 mile route support) to be available in case riders need assistance.  Bring floor pump, tubes, tire changing equipment, any other tools you have that might be useful.  
 Refreshments 2 Day before and day of the event.  *Refreshments to be provided at a location TBD. Many to prepare refreshments for after the ride.
 1-2 people to greet riders when done and offer refreshment
ALL Volunteers to meet at Riverside Park, Northfield, MN at the designated start time