2019 Big Island & Back! Winter Event

Click here for Race Day Instructions

Saturday - February 9th 2019

Race Start Times:

Ski Kite: 11:00AM

Nordic & Snowshoe: 2:00PM

Fat Tire Bike: 2:30PM

-- Check-in from 10:00AM at Excelsior Brewing --


- Sign up online until 10:00PM Friday February 9th -

The Excelsior Brewing Company (EBC) is excited to announce the
7th Annual Big Island & Back Winter Event
Saturday, February 9th

The first race (Ski Kite) begins at 11:00 am.  Proceeds from the race entry fees will be donated to Freshwater Society and ICA Food Shelf.


To all of our partners and past participants, this is going to be our biggest and best winter Big Island & Back event yet! Early registration saves you a few bucks too!


The big news this year is that we are adding a Fat Bike category to the Ski and Snowshoe categories!  The Bike race will go one lap around the full course after all the ski and snowshoe participants go out.

We have changed our registration system - you now have the following registration options:

1. Participant in your chosen category;
2. Non-Participant in the races, but making a financial donation.

You can also act as a supporter by rallying your friends and family to help raise extra funds to support the event - you can simply send out a link to www.signmeup.com/bigisland and ask for their financial support; with the help of your friends and family, we can increase our donation to these two important community organizations.


All registration funds are donated to Freshwater Society and ICA Food Shelf. 

Please register today!!  More information is also available on our Facebook page.

The After-Party at Excelsior Brewing just keeps on growing! In addition to our awesome Awards and Door Prize Drawings, this year we are featuring two fantastic bands: Wondercure will be back for their 6th year (!!!) to kick off the party from 3-6pm.
New this year will be the Rebel Queens rocking us out from 7-10pm.

We are thrilled to have Joey Nova's Pizza returning as our food sponsor.  All registered participants and supporters receive complimentary pizza, salad and dessert at the after-party.

This year the first 200 race participants to register will receive a limited edition logo water bottle! 

Start line - February 10th 2018 

Check back here and on Facebook for event updates

Course update email will be sent out Friday February 9th evening to all
pre-registered participants


Make a day of it and explore beautiful Excelsior! 


Proceeds from this event will be donated to the ICA Food Shelf program and the Freshwater Society. Thank you for your support!

 Our generous sponsors:

Social Media

Photo Gallery

Want to see some of our latest events? Browse our Photo Gallery.

Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
Copyright Big Island & Back! 2014 - 2780 Shadywood Rd - Excelsior, MN 55331