Big Island & Back events

Winter 2022

Big Island and Back!

Past event

A successful return of the Big Island and Back winter event!

On Sunday, Feb. 6, we returned to the traditional winter course on Lake Minnetonka. Participants could cross country ski (classic or skate), snowshoe or bike the groomed course from Excelsior Beach around Big Island and back. After the race, participants and spectators warmed up at Excelsior Brewing Company for the famous after party featuring live music, Joey Nova’s Pizza and door prizes from local merchants.

Summer 2022

Big Island and Back!

2022 Big Island & Back Paddle Event: Aug. 13, 2022

Tune up your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior on Saturday, August 13, for a friendly race out around Big Island and back. We start near the swim area at Excelsior Beach Park. Our goal is to get paddlers of all ages and skill levels out on Lake Minnetonka for a great community summer event and raise money for a couple of worthy causes.