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 Calendar of Events for 2003

Index Year Round Events Top
      Unless indicated otherwise, the times listed in the calendar below are the start and finish times. Snow events marked with '@' will be walked if not enough snow.
      Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Thursdays  Seasonals 

Date, Time Club Event and Location;Start Point; Directions;Notes
Jan 04,
10:00 .. 4:00
 NSTT   William O'Brien State Park Snowshoe@; Interpretive Center; Minnesota 36 east from TC to Stillwater; Minnesota 95 North to Park, which is located 2 miles north of Marine-on-St.-Croix.
Jan 11,
9:00 .. 3:00
 TCV   Bunker Hills Volkski@, Bunker Hills Regional Park, Coon Rapids; Directions: Interstate 35W north to Highway 10 west, follow five miles to Highway 65 north, follow eight miles to Highway 242 and turn left (go west), follow three miles to Foley Boulevard and turn right (go north) into the park.
Jan 18,
7:30 .. 11:00
 TCV   Eden Prarie Center, Tradehome Shoes, lower level at the Old Navy Entrance; I494 and Minnesota 5, Eden Prarie; Take I494 to junction of I494, MN 5, and US212 in Eden Prarie. Go south on US212, Eden Prarie Center is on the left about 1/2 mile.
Jan 25,
9:00 .. 3:00
 MVA   Coon Rapids Dam Volkski@, Coon Rapids; Dam Visitor Center, 9750 Egret Blvd. From I694, north on East River Road, which becomes Coon Rapids Blvd. Continue to Egret.
Feb 01,
7:30 .. 11:00
 MVA   Rosedale Mall Walk, Rosedale. [Starting-Point]; Take I35W to the junction of Minnesota 36 in Rosedale. Take 36 East to the Fairview exit. North on Fairview to Rosedale Mall.
Feb 08,
10:00 .. 4:00
 NSTT   Ft. Snelling State Park Showshoe@; Picnic Center on Picnic Island; The park entrance is off Minnesota State Highway 5 at Post Road, near the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Feb 15,
7:30 .. 11:00
 TCV   Mall of America, I494 and Cedar Avenue, Bloomington; Walking Company Store, South 108, ground level; The Mall of America is located between 24th and Cedar Ave (Hwy 77) just south of I494.
Mar 29
10:00 .. 4:30
 TCV   Gasthoff Zur Gemuetlichkeit Restaurant, 2300 NE University Avenue, Minneapolis; University Avenue exit north from I35W or south from I694. Pregister for your menu choice at Jan or Feb TCV walks or see TCV newsletter. Meal Pre-Registration must be postmarked by March 15th
Apr 5
8:00 .. 3:00
 USAC   Batan Memorial Death March 10-mile and 20-mile commerative walk; Brainard Training & Community Center, 1115 Wright Street, Brainard.; Cost varies with date of pregistration postmark : $10 by Feb 22; $12 between Feb 23 & Mar 15; $15 between Mar 16 & Apr 4; $20 day of walk.
Apr 12
8:30 .. 12:30
 TCV   St. Croix Girl Scout Walk, St. Paul, MN; St. Croix Girl Scout Council Building, 400 Robert Street; I94E to US52 S to exit on Plato Rd. W To Robert St. Left on Robert.
Apr 26
?:00 .. ?:00
 TCV   Rum River Library Walk; Anoka; Anoka County Library, Rum River Branch, 4201 6th Ave. Take the 7th Ave exit from Hwy 10 and go north approx 1+ miles.
May 3-4
7:00 .. 5:00
 HVA   Hawley 24th Annual Volksmarch, Rural Hawley near Rollag, Southeast of Hawley, which is on US 10 in Northwest Minnesota; From Hawley, go 3 miles east and 12 miles south on MN #32 to Jim Amann residence at 27383 130th Ave S.
May 11
3:00 .. 7:00
 TCV   Arboretum Afternoon Walk, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, xxx Arboretum Blvd, Chanhassen. Minnesota Highway 5 West from I494 Junction in Eden Prarie. No animals allowed. Admission fee if not Arboretum member.
May 17-18
 SMKF   Annual Spring Folksmarsj, Spring Grove; Viking Memorial Park, Spring Grove, on Minnesota 44 in SouthEast Minnesota
May 24
 MVA   Memorial Volksmarch, North Mississippi Regional Park Interpretive Center, 49th & Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis; Take I94 to the 49th Ave N. Exit. Turn east off the exit, follow signs to center.
May 25-26
 NSTT   Wild River, Wild River State Park Walk and group camp.; north of Minnesota 95 at ...
May 31-01
8:00 .. 4:00
 CMV   St. Benedict's Walk, Haehn Campus Center, CSB Campus, St. Joseph, Minnesota;
Jun 01
9:00 .. 3:00
 TCV   Westside Volkwagon Club 5K & 10K, St. Louis Park, MN; Hwy 100 S. & Cedar Lake Rd; Take MN Hwy 100 south for I394 or north from MN Hwy 62. Take the Cedar Lake Road exit. Westside Vokswagen is inside the northbound 100 Cedar Lake Road exit loop on the east side of Hwy 100.
Jun 07
8:00 .. 3:00
 MS   Lake Harriet Reunion, Minneapolis; North side of Lake Harriet near pavilion and picnic area. From Lyndale Ave., go west on 40th St. W, then south one block on King's Highway. Take the Lake Harriet service road to parking area.
Jun 21-22
?:00 .. ?:00
 Pelican Rapids, [start-point];[directions]
Jul 12
 NSTT   Interstate, Interstate State Park Guided Night Folkswalk; Taylors Falls, MN & St. Croix Falls, WI.
Jul 19
8:00 .. 4:00
 TCV   Rice Creek Walk and Bike, Fridley; Locke Park, 71st Ave NE & University Ave NE service road; From E or W I694 exit University Ave. NE. Go north to 69th Ave. NE. Turn right on 69th and left onto University Ave Service road & to park.
Jul 26
8:00 .. 3:00
 CRC   10th Annual Triad & Picnic, Walk, Bike, and Swim, plus picnic; Hutchinson Recreation Center, 900 Harrington Street SW, Hutchinson .
Aug 02
8:00 .. 2:00
 TCV   Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake; From US Highway 169, take MN Highway 13 exit (towards Savage). Follow 13 south to County Road 42. Go east on 42 to County Road 27. Follow 27 south to the park entrance.
Aug 16
8:00 .. 2:00
 MS   Big Rivers Walk and Bike, Big Rivers Regional Trailhead, Mendota Heights; Cedar Ave. (MN 77) to MN Hwy 13, north on 13 to Mendota Heights Rd, left to parking lot of Big Rivers Regional Trailhead.
Aug 23
8:00 .. 4:00
 MS   Sartell Historial Walk, Veterans Park Gazebo at 2 Riverside Ave N in Sartell, Minnesota.
Sep 06
8:00 .. 3:00
 RBS   North Mankato, Community Room at the North Mankato Municipal Bldg, 1001 Belgrade Ave. From North 169, take downtown N. Mankato exit. Turn right on Belgrade Ave, 1 mile to Municipal building.
Sep 13
8:00 .. 3:00
 MVA   Biwabik to Giants Ridge, Biwabik Park Pavillion, Biwabik. From Twin Cites, take I35 north to Minn Highway 33 north to Highway 53 north. Follow 53 to highway 37 east near Eveleth, go through Gilbert, follow highway 135 to Biwabik.
Sep 20
8:00 .. 3:00
 TCV   Wayzata Bay Center, Wayzata MN, Superior and Lake Streets; From I-394 exit take the Hwy 12 exit. Go West on 12 to Superior Street. Go southwest on Superior to Wayzata Bay Center.
Sep 27-28
8:00 .. 4:00
 CMV   Stanley Eddy Memorial Park, Stanley Eddy Memorial Park Reserve, 6.8 miles south of South Haven on Wright County Road 2.
Oct 11
8:00 .. 5:00
 October Fest, Lida Green Golf Course, on highway 108, 4 miles east of Pelican Rapids. Note: You need to start by 2:00p.m.
Oct 11-12
8:00 .. 5:00
 CMV   Fergus Falls DeLagoon Park, Fergus Falls, MN; From I94, take Cty Hwy 82 (exit #61). Proceed east for 3 miles to the DeLagoon Park. Also bike and swim events.
Oct 18
8:00 .. 5:00
 NSTT   Rice Lake State Park Walk 7 miles east of Owatonna on Rose Street. From I35, take exit 42A. Follow signs to Rose Street, east on Rose to park.
Oct 19
8:00 .. 4:00
 NSTT   Sakatah Lake State Park Walk, Park entrance is off State Highway 60, one mile east of intersection on State Highways 13 and 60 at Waterville.
Oct 25
9:00 .. 12:00
 TCV   Hyland Park Richardson Nature Center, 8737 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington. TCV Annual meeting & officer election. Register from 9:15 to 9:45. Walk leaves promptly @ 9:45. Lunch and annual meeting follow walk Parking fee waived for registered walkers. Sorry, No pets due to change of start-point.
Nov 1
7:30 .. 11:00
 TCV   Edina City Walk; 3 blocks west on 66th from France, Edina. Take France Avenue exit from Minnesota 62 in Edina south to 66th, and about 3 blocks west to park. Start point relocated from mall to park on north side of 66th, 3 blocks west of France.
Nov 8
8:00 .. 11:30
 TCV   Minneapolis Council Girl Scout Walk, Elk River - Girl Scout Camp, Register from 8 Am to 9 AM. Must finish by 11:30; North on US 169 to Princeton and Cambridge. East on County Rd 74 to camp.
Nov 8
1:30 .. 5:00
 NST   NSTT group walk and Annnual Meeting, Lake Maria State Park. The park is located 35 miles west of the Twin Cities just south of I-94 near Monticello.
Nov 15
8:30 .. 11:30
 TCV   Midwest Mounteaineering Nordic Walk , Newly added 2003/Oct/27 Minneapolis -- Midwest Mountaineering / 309 Cedar Avenue South. Register from 8:30 Am to 9 AM. Guided walk leaves at 9a.m. *sharp*. Details forthcoming.
Dec 13
10:00 .. 3:00
 MS   Winter Wonderland Skyway Walk, 2nd Level of Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis.

 Year-Round & Seasonal Events for 2003   (* denotes year-round)

2003 Events Club List Top
Dates Club Event and Location; Start Point; Directions
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 CMV   Downtown St. Cloud Walk, St. Cloud; Best Western Kelley Inn, Hwy 23 and S. 4th Ave.
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 MS   Mall of America Inside Walk, Bloomington; Country Inn & Suites, 2221 Killebrew Dr.
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 MS   Mall of America Outside Trail, Bloomington; Country Inn & Suites, 2221 Killebrew Dr.
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 MS   Minnehaha Creek & Parkway, Minneapolis; Super America, 4740 Cedar Avenue South
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 MVA   Rochester Year-Round Walk, Rochester; Travelodge, 435 16th Ave NW
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Historic Summit Avenue, St. Paul; Super America, 925 Grand Avenue
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV    State Capitol Walk, St. Paul; Super America, 925 Grand Avenuea
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Lake Nokomis Walk, Minneapolis; Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet Mall.
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Minneapolis Historic District Walk, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet Mall.
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   Mississippi Minnehaha Walk, St. Paul; SuperAmerica, 2051 Grand Ave, St. Paul.
Jan 1 .. Dec 31 *
 TCV   3 Campus College, St. Paul; SuperAmerica, 2051 Grand Ave, St. Paul.
Jan 1 .. Dec 30 *
 MS   Lake Harriet Bike 25K, Minneapolis; Super America, 4740 Cedar Avenue South
Jan 1 .. Dec 30 *
 RRV   North Fargo Walk, Fargo, ND; Quality Inn & Suites 301 3rd Avenue North
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 TCV   Coon Rapids Bike 25K and 50 K, Coon Rapids; Dam Visitor Center, 9750 Egret Blvd.
Apr 1 .. Nov 15
 TCV   Maple Grove Community Center Walk, Maple Grove; Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd.
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 TCV   Gateway Trail Walk and Bike 10K, St. Paul; Velma's Coffee Loft, 2505 East 7th Street, North St. Paul
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 TCV   Lake Nokomis Bike 25K, Minneapolis; Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy
Apr 1 .. Nov 15
 TCV   JC Hormel Nature Center, Austin; Auto Truck Plaza, 1509 10th Place NE; From I90, get off at the Austin exit #179.
Apr 1 .. Nov 15
 TCV   Detroit Lakes Seasonal Walk, Detroit Lakes; AmericInn of Detroit Lakes, 777 US Hwy 10 E
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 CMV   Lake Wobegon Trail Walk 10K and Bike, "Don's on 94" Texaco and Subway Restaurant, 310 8th St., Albany, Minnesota
Apr 1 .. Dec 31
 RS   Mankato Hilltop Walk, Mankato; Happy Dan's Citgo, Victory Drive and Hoffman Road
Apr 1 .. Dec 31
 RS   Mankato University Walk, Mankato; Happy Dan's Citgo, Victory Drive and Hoffman Road
Apr 1 .. Sep 30
 MVA   Duluth City Walk, Duluth; Willard Munger Inn, 7408 Grand Ave, 800-982-2453 (reservations).
Apr 1 .. Sep 30
 MVA   Duluth Bike 25K, Duluth; Willard Munger Inn, 7408 Grand Ave, 800-982-2453 (reservations).
Apr 1 .. Sep 30
 CRC   Hutchinson Seasonal Walk 10K, Hutchinson; Best-Western Victorian Inn, 1000 MMN Highway 7 West.
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 RRV   South Fargo Walk, Fargo, ND; Quality Inn & Suites 301 3rd Avenue North
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 RRV   Fargo Bike, Fargo, ND; Quality Inn & Suites 301 3rd Avenue North
Apr 1 .. Oct 31
 RRV   Moorhead Walk, Fargo, ND; Quality Inn & Suites 301 3rd Avenue North
Apr 1 .. Nov 30
 RRV   Valley City, Valley City, ND; Broken Spoke Family Restaurant 100 South Central Avenue

 Thursday Treks

Thursday Treks are group led walks or bikes over the year-round and seasonal routes. The treks start at 5:45 p.m. at the designated start point (please be there at least 15 minutes early to preregister). Walks will be cancelled only in the case of severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings. See the year-round / seasonal list above for additional details of the walks.
Date Kind Event Start Notes
June 5 Walk Three Campus/St Paul Super America 2051 Grand Ave do not park in SA lot
June 12Walk Mall of America(outside walk) Country Inn & Suites 2221 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington
July 3 Walk Maple Grove Maple Grove Community Center 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove
July 10 Walk Gateway Trail/N St Paul Super America 2455 Centennial Dr, N St Paul
July 17 Walk Summit Ave/St Paul Super America 925 Grand Ave Park on Milton or Summit
July 24 Walk Nokomis/Minneapolis Nokomis Community Center 2401 E Minnehaha Parkway
July 31 Walk Three Campus/St Paul Super America 2051 Grand Ave do not park in SA lot
August 7 Walk Lake of the Isles/Minneapolis Kenwood Park Park along Kenwood Park at Logan Ave S & Franklin Ave
August 14 Walk Minnehaha/St Paul Super America 2051 Grand Ave do not park in SA lot
August 21 Walk Mall of America(outside walk) Country Inn & Suites 2221 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington
August 28 Walk Capitol/St Paul Super America 925 Grand Ave Park on Milton or Summit
September 4 Walk Boom Island/Minneapolis Boom Island Park Marshall St NE & west on 8th Ave NE
September 11 Walk Minnehaha Creek/Minneapolis Super America 4740 Cedar Ave Sdo not park in SA lot
September 18 Bike Gateway Trail/N St Paul Super America 2455 Centennial Dr, North St Paul
September 25 Bike Coon Rapids Dam Coon RapidsDam Park 9750 Egret Blvd, Coon Rapids
October 2 Bike Lake Nokomis/Minneapolis Nokomis Community Center 2401 E Minnehaha Parkway
October 9 Bike Lake Harriet/Minneapolis Super America 4740 Cedar Ave S do not park in SA lot

 MVA Volkssporting Clubs List

Seasonal Events Calendar Volksporting Worldwide Top
Club webs: NorthStar, Twin Cities
HTML-based list (updated December 2002) [Needs frame-capable browser]
AVA's Text-based list for Minnesota

 Volkssporting Around the World

Club List Mission Statement Top


IVV: The International Volkssport Verband
Germany: DVV WWW Home-Page
Germany: Stuttgart-American Wandergroup

United States

US AVA: The American Volkssport Association General-Information Page
US General: An automated EMail Group about walking.

Midwestern Region

Minnesota: Events and Clubs and Web-Sites: NSTT, Twin Cities
Iowa: Events and Clubs
Manitoba: Events and Clubs
North Dakota: Events and Clubs
Ontario:  Events and Clubs and Province Association home page
South Dakota: Events and Clubs
Wisconsin: Events and Clubs
My own index of electronic volkssports material
My own Volksmarching Frequently Asked Questions (Volksmarching FAQ)

 Mission Statement

Volkssporting Worldwide Information Packet Top
A volksmarch is a leisurely walk through a scenic or an historic area over a premarked route. Walks are non-competitive and participants walk, jog, or run at their own pace. It is an excellent activity for the entire family. All who complete the course are eligible for an award upon payment of the registration fee. Other volkssports include biking, cross-country skiing, and swimming. Many volkssporters participate in the event and distance recording programs, where a special card is stamped to indicate number of events completed or distance traveled. This card is used by thousands of cooperating clubs worldwide. The word volksmarch comes from the german, and is translated as "People's walk". Here in the USA, the spellings "folksmarch" or "folkswalk" are sometimes used to get the sense of the word "people", or "folks".

 Getting Information

Mission Credits Top
For brochures about curent volkssporting walks in Minnesota,
  EMail: mvawebmaster
  Telephone: (952)-884-5977
  Write: 9532 First Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420-4401 USA
For location of nearest walk in USA, phone
     1-800-830-WALK  (1-800-830-9255), or EMail AVAHQ@juno.com
For an AVA general brochure, phone (210)-659-2112, or write to
     AVA, 1001 Pat Booker Road, Suite 101, Universal City, TX 78148
For the American Volkssport Association Online on the WWW,
     AVA WWW Home-Page
For the German Volkssport Group (in German) on the WWW,
     DVV WWW Home-Page

Scheduled Meetings of MVA
Date Time Location Contact Notes
2003-Nov-22 13:00-16:00 Kelly Inn, St. Cloud Chuck/Lois Head Board Room
2004-Jan-17 13:00-16:00 St. Paul, TBD Paul Stachour After HarMar walk
2004-Feb-21 13:00-16:00 Riverside Church, Bloomington Paul Stachour After Mall of America walk
2004-Mar-20 13:00-16:00 D. Seline house, Mpls Donna Seline After YMCA Mpls walk
2004-Apr-24 13:00-16:00 St. Anthony Park Library(tent) Paul Stachour After Commo Park walk
Members of all MVA clubs are welcome guests at MVA meetings. Check with the contact for directions and details

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