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Sports Announcements: Ironman bike ride, Woodbury cheer clinic, and more

Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride registration open now The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride will be returning to Washington County on Sunday, April 27, following a record-breaking year in 2013. Rider registration is open now at A $10 discount for Early Bird registration is available through Feb. 28. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is open to riders of all ages and abilities. Routes have been designed in roughly 15, 30, 60 and 100-mile increments to provide options for all cyclists. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride is the longest running organized bicycle ride in Minnesota and runs through the scenic St. Croix River Valley. Cost is $30 for Early Bird registration, $40 from March 1 to April 14 and $15 for youths 18 and under. Teams of eight or more earn a $5 discount per rider. The Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride has hosted over 100,000 cyclists in their 47-year history.

Woodbury cheer stunt clinc The Woodbury High School cheerleaders will be hosting a stunt clinic for anyone in grades 5-10 who are interested in cheer. The clinic will take place at Woodbury High School from April 7-9. The cost is $37, which includes a T-shirt and all three clinic days. Participants will learn how to safely execute cheer stunts, jumping and performance. Tryouts will start the following week. Registration and more information is available at on the cheerleading page or the following link: .

Football University Twin Cities camp at East Ridge June 27 Football University’s Twin Cities football camp will take place June 27-29 at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Football University is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience focusing on developing and enhancing the playmaking ability and skill of elite-level athletes in 6th to 11th grade. The training is provided by the NFL coaches and players. Although FBU does have an invitation-only policy, athletes are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves at

Woodbury United lacrosse registration Woodbury United lacrosse registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 3-8. The season begins in mid-March and runs into May. Players need a lacrosse stick, goggles, cleats and a mouth guard to play. No experience is needed. For more information or to register go to

East Ridge rec softball registration East Ridge Athletic Association recreational softball registration is now live. Go to to get signed up.

East Ridge cheer team fundraiser Looking for something to do over the long weekend? What about in February? Staying home for spring break? Need a last minute birthday gift? Why not get an unlimited ride Nickelodeon Universe wristband? The East Ridge cheer boosters are selling them for $23 each. They never expire. Please contact Jennifer Gullickson at to purchase.

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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