Big Island & Back events

Winter 2022

Big Island and Back!

Join us for the return of the Big Island and Back winter event!

On Sunday, Feb. 6, we return to the traditional winter course on Lake Minnetonka. Cross country ski (classic or skate), snowshoe or bike the groomed course from Excelsior Beach around Big Island and back. Then join us at Excelsior Brewing Company for the famous after party featuring live music, Joey Nova’s Pizza and door prizes from local merchants.

Summer 2021

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Past event

2021 Big Island & Back Paddle Event: Aug. 7, 2021

Tune up your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and head on over to Excelsior on Saturday, August 7, 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.