RAGBRAI Dream Team Mentors Assist with Packet Pick-Up

The RAGBRAI Dream Team mentors will be at BACooN RIDE 4 to help with Packet Pick-up for the fourth year!

You will need to bring your printed receipted or be prepared to show receipt on your mobile device.

Wednesday, June 14 & Thursday, June 15, 2017
12 noon – 6pm
Downtown – Des Moines Register lobby
Capital Square Atrium (400 Locust)

Friday, June 16, 2017
5pm – 8pm
Centennial Park (in the beverage garden)

Saturday, June 17, 2017
6am – 9am
Centennial Park (at the ride start)

The BACooN RIDE will make a contribution to the Dream Team for their assistance.  Be sure to say hello to these fine mentors and ask about the program.  The Dream Team youth will be on training rides.

Last year. the BACooN RIDE donated over $20,000 to local charities including RAGBRAI’s Dream Team and Boy Scouts.  Thank you for registering so we can continue to support the charities that assist with this great event.

Boy Scouts Troop 182 Return to Assist at Crossings for BACooN RIDE

The Boy Scouts from Troop 182 in Ankeny and adult leaders will be at BACooN RIDE 4 to help riders get through the trail crossing safer.  They will warn cyclists of some potential hazards, such as oncoming vehicles or gravel, but will not yell “CLEAR”.  Cyclists need to make their own decision that is it safe to cross the intersections.  There are approximately 50 crossings on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

Some of the scouts will be selling cold water for $1 and gatorade for $2 at their crossing with funds being used to help pay for their summer camp.

The BACooN RIDE will also make a contribution to the Boy Scouts for their assistance.  Be sure to say hello to these fine young men.

Last year. the BACooN RIDE donated over $20,000 to local charities including the Boy Scouts and RAGBRAI’s Dream Team.  Thank you for registering so we can continue to support the charities that assist with this great event.

BACooN RIDE Spotlight: Waukee Post Party at Mickey’s

Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee is the official Finish Line Post Party!

For your last bacon stop on your PassPORK, Mickey’s will be featuring Amy’s Pumpkin Caramel BACON Bars!  They will also be serving up Tacos, Nachos and BACON Queso Burgers along with Cold Beer and Barcardi, Hornitos & Titos drink specials!  Bags and games will be around for fun.

Mickey’s will be featuring three live bands this year:

2-6pm Blake Lubinos (Inside)
5-9pm Jimmy the Weasel (Outside)
8-Midnight Brother Trucker (Inside)!

Mickey’s has plenty of parking and is within walking or biking distance to Centennial Park in Waukee.  On the Saturday of the event we will be opening at 7am in case you need a quick Bloody Mary to get your day started off on the right!

BACooN PassPORK = BACON!!!

Your BACooN RIDE PassPORK is your ticket to ride and receive BACON!!!  Registration prices increase on June 1 for the BACooN RIDE so don’t delay.

We don’t want you to miss out because there is a lot of excitement surrounding this year’s BACooN RIDE 4 on June 17. One of the biggest changes will be the reverse of the route. This means starting out in Minburn and Dallas Center and finishing through Redfield and Adel.

Don’t miss out riding with 3,000 of your friends and support some great causes along the way.

Register today!

New BACooN RIDE Wristbands are Here!

The New BACooN RIDE Wristbands are Here!  Don’t Miss out!

Registration prices increase on June 1 for the BACooN RIDE.

We don’t want you to miss out because there is a lot of excitement surrounding this year’s BACooN RIDE 4 on June 17. One of the biggest changes will be the reverse of the route. 

Don’t miss out riding with 3,000 of your friends and support some great causes along the way.

Register today!

BACooN RIDE Registration Prices Increase on June 1

Registration prices increase on June 1 for the BACooN RIDE.

We don’t want you to miss out because there is a lot of excitement surrounding this year’s BACooN RIDE 4 on June 17. One of the biggest changes will be the reverse of the route. (Hint, that is why the logo is backwards) This means starting out in Minburn and Dallas Center and finishing through Redfield and Adel.

Don’t miss out riding with 3,000 of your friends and support some great causes along the way.

Register today!

BACooN Ride Spotlight: Gusto Pizza’s BACON Chorizo Burrito First Treat in Waukee

Gusto Pizza will be serving burritos featuring Berkwood Farms BACON, house made chorizo, scrambled eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla with assorted salsas.

On Saturday morning, Gusto Pizza Co. will provide riders with an extra boost of protein with a BACON Chorizo Burrito.

Gusto will be serving these before you start your ride in Centennial Park from 6:00-10:00 a.m.  The City of Waukee has played a special part since the inaugural BACooN RIDE with Centennial Park as home base for the BACooN Rides with camping, entertainment and parking available to registered riders. Bacon lovers will enjoy plenty of fun activities and bacon to make them feel right at home.

Ride for the Cured! Saturday June 16, 2018