Chainbreaker was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research. Chainbreaker is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism.

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August 11-13, 2017
Riders: 176

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Chasing Down Cancer

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Of every rider dollar raised

goes directly to cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Chainbreaker weekend?

Chainbreaker weekend is August 11-13, 2017. Please view the schedule below for the weekend breakdown.

  • Friday, August 11th: Kickoff Celebration
  • Saturday, August 12th: Ride begins for all routes (25, 50, 100, and 180)
  • Sunday, August 13th: Ride continues for 180-mile route.
I want to ride. Are there fundraising requirements?

Yes, there is a fundraising minimum commitment for each route.

They are:

  • 25 Miles, 1-day ride: I commit to raise $1,000 for Cancer Research
  • 50 Miles, 1-day ride: I commit to raise $1,250 for Cancer Research
  • 100 Miles, 1-day ride: I commit to raise $1,500 for Cancer Research
  • 180 Miles, 2-day ride: I commit to raise $2,000 for Cancer Research
What are the routes?

Riders will depart out of Eagan from the Blue Cross Blue Shield campus. The route will take riders south and east through Apple Valley, Rosemount, Farmington and Hampton.  It will then connect with the beautiful Cannon Valley Trail out of Cannon Falls and head due east. The trail ends near Welch, MN where the route will veer south and west passing through the small communities of Vasa, Belle Creek, Dennison, and Nerstrand, MN.  Riders will continue west until they reach Cannon City.  This is where the route changes and heads north into Northfield and St. Olaf College where the 100 mile ride will finish and the 180 mile Riders will stay overnight. Safe to say the route will appeal to cyclists of all abilities! 

Will there be more information?

Absolutely! We are working hard to make sure this website can answer any questions about the ride, fundraising and volunteering you may have.  You can look at a more extensive list of FAQ’s here!