Thanks for another great event! BACooN RIDE SIX will return on June 15, 2019!

What happens when the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival collides with RAGBRAI? You get the BACooN RIDE!  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!

(through May 1, 2019)

The event is presented by RAGBRAI, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019!  Not only will the BACooN RIDE SIX be great fun, but 100% of the proceeds benefits the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, RAGBRAI’s Dream Team and other great Iowa charities!

Here are details from the 2018 Ride:

The BACooN RIDE 5 registration is $50 (before June 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 5 Moisture-wicking Performance T-shirt
  • Commemorative BACooN RIDE 5 slap coozie
  • Ride support/mechanics

Registration costs:
Before May 1 – $55
Before June 1 – $65
Before June 10 – $75
Before June 12 – $85
Before June 13 – $95
Before June 14 – $105

Jersey options adds $65 to above registrations.

BACooN RIDE 5 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:


(Times, Locations and BACON STOPS are Tentative and subject to change)

BACON Breakfast Tacos
from Gusto Pizza Co
Centennial Park Shelter Ride Start

Dallas Center
Peanut Butter BACON Donut
from Hy-Vee

Twisted Corn Tavern

BACON Samples
from Des Moines BACON Co.
(Maple Applewood Bacon. Winner of “Best Bacon” at BRBF)

BACON Samples
from Berkwood Farms
(Applewood Cowboy Bacon)

Hotel Pattee 

Dawson (Not an Official BACON STOP)

BACON Corn Dog
(Berkwood Farms Homefield Frank Corn Dog)

from Lucas Concessions at the Shelter
Visit the Just One More & ToJos

Herndon (Not an Official BACON STOP)

Yale (Not an Official BACON STOP)
Visit Just Ethyls Homestyle Cafe

Loaded BACON Nachos
(Homemade kettle chips topped with white cheddar beer queso, jalapeno BACON and corn pico)

PJ’s Drive In on the RRVT

Linden (Not an Official BACON STOP)
at the Iowa Beer Bus

BACON Samples
from TBD

Visit Harvey’s Diner in Downtown

BBQ Pulled PORK Slider
from Kue’d Smokehouse
(Multi- Award Winning Pulled Pork Slider from Kue’d Smokehouse in Waukee)

Visit the Brickyard Cafe

Mickey’s Irish Pub

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

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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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 Interstate 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




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?

  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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