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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-8am start)
Dallas Center (7am-11am)
Minburn (7:30am-Noon)
Perry (7:30am-1pm)
Dawson (8am-2pm)
Jamaica (8:30am-2:30pm)
Herndon (8:30am-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!

(These are stops for 2016, this year will be updated in the future, but the route will be ridden in the opposite direction in 2017!)

Waukee
7am-10am
BACON Chorizo Burrito
Gusto Pizza Co

Adel
7am-11am
Maple BACON Donuts
Visit the Rendezvouz Lounge in Downtown

Redfield
7:30am-Noon
Redfield Locker’s Jalapeno BACON Samples 
Redfield Locker
Visit the Dexfield Diner & Pub in Downtown

Linden
7:30am-1pm
Berkwood Farms BACON Samples & Iowa Beer Bus
Linden Landing, Berkwood Farms & Iowa Beer Bus
Food & Drinks Available

Panora
8am-2pm
BACON Jalapeños Popper Sliders
PJ’s Drive In on the RRVT

Yale (Not an Official BACON STOP)
8:30am-2:30pm
Visit Just Ethyls Homestyle Cafe

Herndon (Not an Official BACON STOP)
8:30am-3:00pm

Jamaica
9am-3:30pm
Berkwood Farms BACON Corndog
Berkwood Farms
Visit ToJos Bar & Grill in Downtown

Dawson (Not an Official BACON STOP)
10:00am-4:00pm
BACON Samples
The Des Moines Bacon & Meat Company

Perry
10am-5pm
BACON S’Mores
Hotel Pattee in Downtown

Minburn
WHOLE FOODS Samples!
11am-6pm
Visit the Nineteen14

Dallas Center
Noon-6pm
BACON Sundae
Korner Kone
Visit the Longest Yard Sports Grill

Waukee
2pm-8pm
Cheesy BACON Bites
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 coozie!

ARRIVAL/DIRECTIONS:

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

From I80:

  • 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 I80/35:

  • 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!

 

 

 

 

Comments (30)

  1. Bonnie porter

    How do I know if we are 1 of the first 1000 riders?

  2. Gaylord Victora

    I am interested in the Bacoon Ride. Keep me posted on news.

  3. Anthony

    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!

  4. Ashley

    How many people have signed up? Still below a 1000 that you can get the tin cup?
    Thanks

  5. Tom G

    Are the steel pints still available? Thanks!

  6. Cassi

    Are you still under 1000 and how many people do you let register for the ride?

    • bacoonride

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

  7. I think I’ve found a new obsession!

  8. Cheryl Hayes

    How many riders have signed up?

  9. Cheryl Hayes

    How many riders have signed us?

  10. Karen

    Is this a trail or road ride?

  11. bacoonride

    Yes, we are at 1,500 riders.

  12. Rhonda

    Registered today-are the mugs still available?

  13. zach

    Are there still cups available?

  14. Marc Housh

    Are there any pints available yet? Thank you

  15. Marc Housh

    Have you hit 2000 yet?

  16. Catherine Hines

    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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