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503 4th St. W

Velva, ND 58790

The Towns Are Set!

We have set the host communities in which the riders will be camping each night. Check back on this site for any updates. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us using the link. 

418 Miles Total

Host Communities:

August 5: Velva- Foxholm. 56 miles

August 6: Foxholm- Mohall. 54 miles

August 7: Mohall- Bottineau. 70 miles (Century Option Around Lake Metigoshe Available)

August 8: Bottineau- Rugby. 47 miles

August 9: Rugby- Harvey. 82 miles

August 10: Harvey- Benedict. 91.5 miles (Century Option Available)

August 11: Benedict- Velva. 22.5 miles

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Tent Services Available

Brancel Charter Tent Services

Tenting Service is being offered by Brancel Charters on this year's tour.  If you desire this service please contact Bob & Debbie Brancel at 608-849-1962 or 608-215-5939/ PO Box 98- Waunakee, WI 53597 to make your reservation.  Tent set-up service includes: tent set up and take down each day, mattresses, beverages, baggage delivered to your tent, use of bike pumps, and chair(s) by your tent.  There is 1 option available: Eureka Sunrise 8 tent (Accommodates 2 people) for $400/ tent for the week.  Please reserve by July 24.

Pre-Ride Information

Check in

Check in will begin Saturday, August 4 at 4 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. in the Velva Park. The ride will begin Sunday morning. Riders will be allowed to start their ride at sunrise. 

Evening Meal

Evening meal will be sponsored by the Velva Wrestling Club. Riders who have purchased meal plans will be served first until 7p.m. Any other riders can purchase the meal after this time. 

Pre-Ride Meeting

This meeting will be held at the Velva Park Kitchen Shelter at 8 p.m. This meeting is REQUIRED for all new riders to the tour. We recommend all riders & support vehicle attend this meeting. Very important!!

Bike Shipping

If you choose to ship your bike to North Dakota, NO PROBLEM! Val's Cyclery in Minot will accept your shipment and we will transport them to Velva for you! Have your bikes shipped to 

Val's Cyclery

222 East Central Avenue

Minot, ND 58701

Map for CaNDak 2018 (subject to change)

Now offering transportation from Minot and Bismarck airports

Buses will pick up any riders that need transportation to and from Velva. Please contact us prior to the ride if you are planning to ride the buses.


A bus will leave the Bismarck Airport at 3 p.m. on August 4 to transport any cyclists to Velva.The fee for a round trip will be $50. Buses will leave at 1 p.m. from Velva on August 11. 

We will also have a bus leaving the Minot Airport at 4 p.m. Fee for a round trip will be $25/ Buses will leave from Velva at 1 p.m. on August 11.