Tour de Tonka

One the Road with 'Tour de Tonka' -- Part 2

2014 tour de tonka Today’s article is the second in a short series that will profile the local, annual bicycle ride, Tour de Tonka. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for an interview with Minnetonka Pubic Schools’ Executive Director of Community Education and Tour de Tonka creator, Tim Litfin, and catch up with Part 1 in the meantime. If you happened to drive along the scenic stretch of State Highway 25 from Watertown to Young America, Minnesota, during the first week of August, you may have seen the letters “TdT” accompanied by a directional arrow sprayed yellow chalk...

On the Road with 'Tour de Tonka' -- Part 1

tour de tonka 2014

Today’s article is the first in a short series that will profile the local, annual bicycle ride, Tour de Tonka. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for a personal account of a Tour de Tonka volunteer and an interview with Minnetonka Pubic Schools’ Executive Director of Community Education and Tour de Tonka creator, Tim Litfin. By 6 a.m. Saturday August 2, a throng of hundreds of riders had already corralled their bicycles near the Tour de Tonka starting line at Minnetonka High School; by 7 a.m. there would...