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What happens when the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival collides with RAGBRAI? You get the BACooN RIDE 4!  That’s the AWARD WINNING BACooN RIDE!

Like to ride Bicycles?  Like Bacon?  Like the Raccoon River Valley Trail?


Put it all together and you have the BACooN RIDE starting and ending in Waukee.  Take a 71 mile (or less by using optional starting points) on the Raccoon River Valley Trail featuring numerous bacon stops, a bacon-themed lunch and numerous drink specials at establishments along the way.

This is the ultimate RAGBRAI training ride as you BIKE, EAT & _______ (Fill in the blank!) like you do on RAGBRAI!

The event is presented by RAGBRAI, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017!  Not only will the BACooN RIDE 4 be great fun, but 100% of the proceeds benefits the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, RAGBRAI’s Dream Team and other great Iowa charities!

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The BACooN RIDE 4 registration is $50 (before May 1st) includes:

  • Numerous BACON stops featuring BACON snacks and samples throughout the day (You will receive approximately 9 BACON items at these BACON stops throughout the ride!)
  • BACON-themed lunch
  • A commemorative PassPORK (punch card for your BACON treats!)
  • Awesome drink specials at numerous BACON party stops (including BACON-themed drinks)
  • Custom BACooN RIDE 4 Moisture-wicking Performance T-shirt
  • Commemorative BACooN RIDE 4 slap coozie
  • Ride support/mechanics
    Fees are $50 until May 1.
    $60 until June 1.
    $70 until June 10.
    $80 until June 14 and No merch or while supplies last.
    $90 until June 15 and no merchandise.
    $100 until June 17 and no merchandise.

BACooN RIDE 4 Menu of Bacon Stops:
You will receive a PASS-PORK for these delicious items along the 71 mile route that are INCLUDED with your registration:

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BACooN Route
(Times that route is open for Bacon Stops & Services) 

Waukee (6am-9am start)
Dallas Center (7am-11am)
Minburn (7:30am-Noon)
Perry (8am-1pm)
Dawson (8am-1:30pm)
Jamaica (9am-2:30pm)
Herndon (9am-3pm)
Yale (9am-3:30pm)
Panora (10am-4pm)
Linden (10am-5pm)
Redfield (11am-6pm)
Adel (Noon-6pm)
Waukee (2pm-8pm)

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THESE ARE THE TOWNS WITH BACON STOPS LISTED!
(Times, Locations and BACON STOPS are Tentative and subject to change)

Waukee
7am-10am
BACON Chorizo Burrito
from Gusto Pizza Co
Centennial Park Shelter Ride Start

Dallas Center
7am-11am
BACON Donuts
from Hy-Vee

Twisted Corn Tavern

Minburn
7:30am-Noon
BACON Samples
from Des Moines BACON Co.

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Perry
8am-1pm
BACON Samples
from Hotel Pattee

Hotel Pattee 

Dawson (Not an Official BACON STOP)
8am-1:30pm

Jamaica
9am-2:30pm
BACON Corn Dog
from Lucas Concessions at the Shelter
Visit the Just One More

Herndon (Not an Official BACON STOP)
9am-3:00pm

Yale (Not an Official BACON STOP)
9am-3:30pm
Visit Just Ethyls Homestyle Cafe

Panora
10am-4pm
BACON Cheeseburger Slider
PJ’s Drive In on the RRVT

Linden
10am-5pm
BACON Samples
from Berkwood Farms
at the Iowa Beer Bus

Redfield
11am-6pm
BACON Samples
from
Hormel
Visit Harvey’s Diner in Downtown

Adel
Noon-6pm
BBQ PORK Slider
from Kue’d Smokehouse
Visit the Rendezvouz Lounge in Downtown

Waukee
2pm-8pm
Amy’s Pumpkin Caramel BACON Bars
Mickey’s Irish Pub

Menu is tentative and subject to change! Locations for items to be determined

Registration Fee $50 before May 1st (Limited to first 3,000 riders)
Guarantees tech t-shirt & slap coozie

THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION!

The first 3,000 riders that register will receive a BACooN RIDE 4 performance t-shirt & slap koozie!

ARRIVAL/DIRECTIONS:

Here are the directions you need to get to Centennial Park (1255 Warrior Lane, Waukee, Iowa 50263):

From Interstate 80:

  • Take exit 118 onto Grand Prairie Parkway
  • Head north to the intersection of Grand Prairie Parkway and University Avenue
  • Turn Left and head west
  • If you are camping please be in the middle lane of University Avenue and continue to the intersection of Warrior Lane and turn right.
  • If you are coming for packet pick-up please be in the right lane of University Avenue and turn right onto Ashworth Drive

From Iinterstate 80/35:

  • Take exit 124 onto University Avenue
  • Head west on University Avenue
  • If you are camping please be in the middle lane of University Avenue and continue to the intersection of Warrior Lane and turn right.
  • If you are coming for packet pick-up please be in the right lane of University Avenue and turn right onto Ashworth Drive

OHHHH, BACON!

 

 

 

 

30 thoughts on “About”

  1. I’ve seen some bike rides that benefit charitable organizations or non-profit groups. Is your organization a non-profit, or does it benefit non-profit organizations? Thanks!

    1. We are at 1112. We have ordered additional stainless steel pint glasses for the first 2,000 riders registered.

  2. Are you limiting the number of participants? If so, is it too late to register? Any t-shirts available if we register now (2 of us)? Thanks for any info!

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