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Green Fondo Minneapolis

Cyclists can overnight, enjoy food and drink, and meet new friends and thought leaders. Take a weekend to pedal for the planet and be part of creating a positive impact for the future. With three route options each day, there’s a sweet ride for seasoned to novice cyclists.

Camping and cabins
Total Spots:
Daily Mileages
Three options each day. You choose! See below.
Registration Fee
Fundraising Commitment
Event Length
The campus opens Friday night. Event is Saturday and Sunday.

Green Fondo is here! Green Fondo is our sustainably focused take on the Gran Fondo-style rides. We’re gathering to celebrate the planet while bringing people together to enjoy great cycling. Proceeds benefit organizations dedicated to climate, clean energy, and bike advocacy. Upon registration, you can choose from our full list of beneficiaries and proceeds will be distributed to the Climate Ride grants program based on your beneficiary selection. You will have access to our superb personal fundraising software and the full support of our team. Participants may select their beneficiaries from our list of more than 100 extraordinary non-profit organizations.

For this 2-day event, there will be cycling mileages for all types of riders – you can choose from Grande, Medio, and Piccolo options each day. We will have several mileage options on both days of the event. (More details on the routes will be available in your ride guide.) This event style has something for everyone and provides an atmosphere where family, friends, and colleagues can all enjoy a cycling event together. Green Fondo is not timed because we want you to enjoy the bike ride the way you want to ride! There are lovely stops along the way where you can enjoy beautiful surroundings and new friends. From e-bikes to race bikes, all are welcome.

What’s included: Accommodations & Meals

Coming soon.

Fundraising Beneficiaries

Cyclists on Green Fondo can choose from the more than 100 incredible beneficiary organizations in the Climate Ride network! One of the things that make Climate Ride such an effective charitable event is that you can select the organization(s) you wish to benefit through the Climate Ride grants program.

Our beneficiaries were selected for their work on the environment, justice, conservation, sustainability, climate education, and active transportation advocacy. At the end of the year, Climate Ride grants the proceeds from our events to these hard-working organizations. Learn more about beneficiaries here.

The Ride Start and End

Coming soon.

What are the routes? Are the roads open to the public?

Coming soon.

Getting your bike to/from the event & bike rental

If you wish to ship your bike to the event, we will recommend a local bike shop where you can ship your bike and have it re-built. And, the end of the ride, your bike can be packaged and shipped home. We recommend using Bike Flights for shipping.

We will soon recommend a local bike shop for bike rentals. Stay tuned.

Can I bring my friends/family/pets?

Coming soon.

Fundraising and Transfer Deadlines

All registration fees and donations are non-refundable.


More Questions?

More Questions?
Email us at [email protected]!

Akemi Masaoka-Baxter
Green Fondo

I had an incredible experience at Green Fondo!

Green Fondo was my first Climate Ride. I enjoyed 2-day rides w/ spectacular views, routes (yes, wind was the beast :), meeting great Climate Riders & Climate Ride staff and raising awareness and doing something towards Climate Change & environmental issues.

Secondarily, I was very impressed by how the Climate Ride team worked to make Green Fondo successful and make the Climate Riders feel welcomed, comfortable and supportive. I felt everyone in your team was friendly and pleasant to make the weekend enjoyable for the riders seamlessly. I’d like to thank each of your team members to make Green Fondo successful and helped my 1st Climate Ride experience spectacular.

I’m looking forward to participating in another Climate Ride trip in the future.

Ian MacLeod, Green Fondo
Green Fondo

The NorCal Green Fondo is my third Climate Ride and I have loved participating in all 3! It is a great way to be actively engaged in climate action solutions, raise money for sustainable causes, and meet other climate and cycling advocates. Each event has been impeccably well organized and supported, and the staff is warm, friendly, and helpful. Above all, it is a joy to get out and ride on beautiful roads!