St. Paul, MN to Canadian Border and back
September 11, 2019
The North Star Bicycle Race is a solo, unsupported, paved race. The route consists of the existing roads, mixed use paths, and trails of the North Star Bicycle Route: www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/north-star-route.html
After his dominating win, in the inaugural race last year, Jon Lester returned to defend his title. Giving others a shot at the best, a sign of a "true winner".
Several of Jon's friends, teamates and fans followed his progress in real time at:
For well over half the race, Jon had built a commanding lead, but eventually succumbed to a bike with two functioning gears, rain, and winds approaching 40 mph. Putting safety first, Jon took refuge just long enough to warm his shivering body, dry out his clothes, and get a little rest.
At the end Jon finished the 629.4 mile race in 2nd place!