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Robin Events


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Robin Events is the result of the rapid growth of the Return of the Robin. The Return of the Robin not only expanded from a little hockey tournament to one of the biggest in the nation but also expanded to a 16 event company. The organizers of the Return of the Robin could not keep up with all the events and therefore separated the hockey events to those that are not hockey focused. The non-hockey focused events are housed and managed by the Robin Events. The hockey themed events are managed by the Return of the Robin. Robin Events is an organization that hosts many events and all are geared for having FUN .

If you would like to be on our mailing list, have questions or would like to participate in one of our events please contact us 

Lilly (Activity Director)     or    Brett  (Activity Director)

HERE IS THE WINTER SEASON EVENT SCHEDULE... there are details below for the major event for each month




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Registration start
1/1/2015 - $450 full week rider/ $65 day rider

This group was started by a handful of hockey players that also loved to bike. They decided to bring the ROTR attitude onto two wheels. Team ROTR was founded in 2012 and has grown into a large biking group. Team ROTR rides all year long! 

Team ROTR travels to many biking events and even host their own event 'The Robin Ride'.... however the main event for Team ROTR is RAGBRAI. This is the famous bike ride across Iowa. We are a very organized RAGBRAI club. We welcome all levels of riders. We have beginner level riders to pro level riders and young riders in their 20's to riders in their late 60's. If you are not laid back then DO NOT sign up for this club. If you like to bike or want to become a better biker and at the same time looking for fun off the bike then this club is for you. We have our own bus, our own support team, our own team of cooks, our own team repair experts and more…. We have two local RAGBRAI teams that we partner with Team Jackhammer and Team Revengence... so if you are looking for a younger RAGBRAI team or a smaller team we can hook you up!

Contact Team ROTR Director for details on registering for RAGBRAI or to get on TEAM ROTR mailing list:

The Rocking Robin Run (R3)


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Registration start
6/18/2017 - see price schedule by date

There's no better time and event to start spring training than with the annual Rocking Robin Run (R3)

March 24th 2018

The R3 (Rocking Robin Run) is more than a run.... it is several runs and a festival of fun combined with all the events offered during the Return of the Robin.

All the races start and end INSIDE the graham arena. When crossing the finish line all runners will be greeted with a live DJ, and more. There will be live bands on all the running routes. All registered runners will have entry to the live concert at the Return of the Robin Hockey Tournament tailgating party later that evening. All pre-registered runners will also receive unique finisher's medal, concert-style T-shirt and a runners wristband for entry to the concert later that night.

The R3 offers a 1 Mile, 5k, 10k, 5k Pet Run /Walk

Register Online Here   Mail in Registrations Here

Registration Price Breakdown: every month registration prices increase. 

5k and 5k Pet Run: 11/30/17 – Midnight -  $15.00: 12/31/17 – Midnight - $20.00: 1/31//18 – Midnight - $25.00: 2/28/17 – Midnight - $30.00: 3/24/17 – Midnight - $40.00

10k: 11/30/17 – Midnight -  $20.00, 12/31/17 – Midnight - $25.00, 1/31//18 – Midnight - $30.00, 2/28/17 – Midnight - $35.00, 3/24/17 – Midnight - $45.00

1 Mile: $15.00 (price never changes)

Course Maps:

1 Mile Course          5k Course(s)     10k Course           

Previous Robin Run Results:

2011 Robin Run 5k   2012 Robin Run 5k   2013 Robin Run 5k    2014 Robin Run 5k   2014 Robin Run 7 mile   2015 Robin Run 1/2   2015 Robin Run 10k   2015 Robin Run 5k     

The Night Crawler Trail Run


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Registration start
8/8/2016 -

This is a 1 mile, 5k and 10k trail run smack dab in the heart of Rochester. The twist for this run is that it will be hosted at night. The course will include off road trails, paved bike trails and wooded hiking trails. We encourage all runners to wear head lamps. The run will be held in the fall when there will be no leaves and brush which will create a scene of fireflies bobbing around the fields and forest of Essex Park. 

We encourage serious runners as well as those just out for fun. Bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your headphones just come and have fun! Our goal is to close out the the competitive running season with a fun run for everyone! 

At the finish line there will bon-fires, s'mores, micro brews, music and more! All PRE-REGISTERED by Oct 19 th will receive a T-shirt and fee Micro-Brew beer. All runners will receive free bonfires and s'mores.

For more questions: Race Director

Register here   or mail in registration here                                                                                      

Date: Saturday November 19th, 2016                                                                                                                   

Cost:   5k .... $20         10K .... $25      1 Mile Walk/Run ... $10

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Essex Park Rochester Minnesota

Routes:  Course for both 5k and 10k  (5k is single loop / 10k is two loops) 

Packet Pick-Up: Day of packet pickup (will be open by 5:00pm at Essex Park)

Results: 2015 

Volunteer Here


The Magnificent Mississippi River Ride


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Because we think you're magnificent and we want to ride with you. This is a very fun event and we welcome all levels of riders from beginners to skilled and those that don't ride as well. Come ride the bus!  This event is held in the fall during the most beautiful time on the Mississippi. We will follow the river ALL day and have MANY stops along the way including ice cream, craft beer, wine, and Wisconsin cheese!

Saturday: late September                                                          

WHEN: Early am depart Rochester via ROTR bus in the morning for Stockton, MN and return to Rochester at end later that evening. We will need to leave early as we will have many stops along the day! (there is a Friday night ride option as well)

Split cost for bus and driver (TBD based on number of riders)

(1) Bike (or bus) from Stockton, MN (Lilly's house after enjoying famous Bloedow's Bakery doughnuts) to Winona.

(2) Bike (or bus) over Winona bridge to Brone's Bike Shop in Fountain City, WI (bikes, coffee, crepes, beer, ice cream, and scenic second floor deck to watch the river roll by).

(3) Bike (or bus) to the Monarch Irish Bar in Fountain great miro brews and fantastic Irish food (this is LUNCH stop)

(4) Bike (or bus) to Cochrane North End Pub and Grill

(5) Bike (or bus) to Alma for a surprise treat of a hotel/bar/dinner

(6) Bike (or bus) to Nelson Top Hat bar and grill and/or stop at the Nelson Creamery for CHEESE.

(5) Bike (or bus) to Pepin Winery for wine of course in an Italian courtyard.

(6) Load bikes on bus or trailer and stop at the Olde Triangle Pub in Wabasha for dinner and drinks

Return of the Robin Ride


Event date
Registration start
1/1/2015 - 25.00

The Robin Ride is for every type of bike rider out there! We welcome EVERYONE and encourage those that race bikes, avid road riders, casual riders, mediocre riders, youth riders, RAGBRAI style riders, beginner riders, family riders and pub crawlers. We want to bring our ROTR attitude to the bike paths of Rochester! This is a laid back ride so relax, go your own speed and have fun. Follow the recommended routes or do your own route and meet us at the designated finish bar!

We offer 3 bike routes/lengths: 55 miles, 30 miles and a pub crawl. Each route will have bars acting as pit stops and welcoming riders to relax. The ROTR bus home will provide support along the routes with cold drinks and air conditioning. The ride begins in downtown Rochester and all routes will end up back at the starting location. 

Cost: This ride is FREE. We want to encourage all riders to come out and participate.

Routes: TBD 1.6 mile Pub Crawl (6 bars)   30 Mile Route   55 Mile Route

When: June TBD


The Silver Fox Ride


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This ride is dedicated to the one and only SILVER FOX. This fella is the is the originator of TEAM ROTR. With out his enthusiasm to create a ROTR RAGBRAI team we would not have the team we have today. Not only did this fella start TEAM ROTR but he also has given 100s of hours and financial help to the Return of the Robin... he has been known to jump in to be a score keeper at the Return of the Robin hockey tournament and also the LEAD scorekeeper at the 3x3 Robin tourney and even jumped in to help out as a ref for a pond hockey tournament we traveled to... even though he knew nothing about hockey. The Fox even strapped on the hockey gear and gave hockey a try! The Fox has moved south and we ride when he comes home to visit his two wheeled, hockey fan buddies! If you are lucky you will be able to ride with this ROTR legend!


Tour De Pepin


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This ride is one of the midwest’s most unique cycling tours. Enjoy a very captivating terrain and historic towns as you ride around Lake Pepin and along the Great River Road. There are scenic views to be taken in by four different distances. 32, 50, 70 and 100 miles. Those that ride the shorter distances will enjoy the comfort of a genuine replica 1800s paddleboat that will take you back to the finish line. Those that ride further will be supported by the TEAM ROTR bus. There are showers at the park where you finish. 

This ride is a great pre-RAGBRAI training ride and is held in early June.

To register go to this site and to register with TEAM ROTR click here. If you have questions please contact us here

Revengeance Events


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Revengeance is a group of like minded individuals based in Rochester, MN that like to combine recreational sporting activities (cycling, running, bowling, etc...) and fun into events that are open and enjoyable for everyone. This is an organization that has the same over philosophy as Robin Events so therefore we promote, encourage our followers to participate in Revengeance events which includes the weekly Tuesday Night Ride (TNR), a fall ride "Pot Luck Ride", the early spring ride called "The Swirley", a St Patrick's Day ride and they also have a RAGBRAI team that we team up with.

 ALL activities are meant to be fun
* Talking to other participants is encouraged
* Revengeance ran events are free
* Everyone is welcome

To get on the TNR and Revengeance click here 


Minnesota Wild Iowa Trip


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Event Details: Leave Rochester on the ROTR bus on Saturday Feb 10th early afternoon. Party on the ride down to Iowa. Check into hotel and have happy hour. Go to the arena where we will have a suite on the glass… the hockey ticket includes all you can eat dinner (burgers and brats) and all you can drink beer. The suite is on the glass and it will be a BLAST. After the game we hit the bars and go back to the hotel (with in two blocks of the arena). Sunday Feb 11th get up and have free breakfast and be home by Noon. (approx $150 Total)

Suite Enjoy a great night out at an Iowa Wild game at a unique space. Enjoy one of our suites located at Ice Level. Right on the glass! 

  • 20 suite tickets with high top chairs & tables
  • All-you-can-eat menu of burgers, hotdogs, potato salad, cookies, brownies, chips & dip (additional options available for purchase)
  • All-you-can-drink domestic beer and water

Comfort Inn and Suites: One block from the hockey arena. Free breakfast, work out room and right in the bar district. Can get 4 persons into one room comfortably. With-in walking distance of the hockey arena and bar district. -- ($98 per room)  --  make your own reservations or contact us

Bus Ride: jump on board the ROTR bus and just chill. We will drive you safe and sound to Iowa! Bring all the beer and snacks that you want. This will be a fun ride down and back (with some bar stops along the way).

Total for the ROTR Adventure:  

  • Bus: $25 (gas and driver)
  • Game: $75 (suite and game)
  • Hotel: $50 (2 people per room) -- make your own reservations
  • Total: $150.00



Event date
Registration start
4/1/2015 -

Yep that is right we are going to an EDM party... a RAVE... a "whatever you want to call it" but we are going. Even if you not into the EDM scene you will enjoy this outing. We will be going to an EDM concert with 3 TOP of the line artists.... we will load the ROTR bus early afternoon, check into a hotel, have a happy hour and head to the event, followed by after parties and a ride back the next day... safe and sound. 

Contact us if you are intersted in just riding along (several are planning on bringing their bikes and bar-hoping while others are at the EDM event)... and/or attending the EDM 

Brett    or     Lilly 

2018 RAGBRI Announcement Party


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We will be going and details to come

Return of the Robin Cornhole Tournament


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Registration start
1/1/0001 - $50.00 per team

Details soon to come

Return of the Robin Hockey Tournament


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March 23, 24, 25 and 26 2017

The Return of the Robin is an annual adult ice hockey tournament held in Rochester, Minnesota. The tournament has grown from a couple of "old timers" banging the puck around the rink in 1981 to a 19 division, 80 team tournament. This is the original ROTR event that started it all. The Return of the Robin hockey tournament has a 35+ year long tradition and draws some of the best ole’man teams from around the nation.

The tournament offers divisions with ex-pros to novice including a CO-ED and an over 50 division. The Robin Tournament is a no-check, no-slap shot tournament. If you plan to play in the ROBIN make sure your helmet straps are on tight as you will be wondering what hit you on your way home!

For Questions or to Request an invite  (click here)    

The SH*%ty hUNDO


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This is a fast 100+ mile challenging ride. The ride founders Chuck, Pat and Vern like to ride long, fast and hard. They do not like to stop! You can ride hard with these fellas or ride more of an average speed and stop at every watering hole with the rest of us. There will be TEAM ROTR bus support and the route starts in Rochester and goes to Wabasha and then back to Rochester.

The dates for this ride are still not set in stone but it usually will be held in the early fall and will be held during the same time as some of the motorcycle rides on the river! 

To register contact us here.