FAQ

When does the ride start?

This is NOT a mass start ride. You can start from Centennial Park in Waukee between 7am and 10am  on Saturday morning.

Packet Pick-Up?

This year packet pick-up has been extended to include a downtown packet pick-up on Wednesday and Thursday in addition to the regular packet pick-up at the event site in Waukee.  You will need to bring your printed receipted or be prepared to show receipt on your mobile device.

Wednesday, June 14
12 noon – 6pm
Downtown – Des Moines Register
Capital Square Atrium
(400 Locust, Des Moines, IA 50309)

Thursday, June 15
12 noon – 6pm
Downtown – Des Moines Register
Capital Square Atrium
(400 Locust, Des Moines, IA 50309)

Friday, June 16
5pm – 8pm
Centennial Park (in the beverage garden)
(1255 S. Warrior Lane, Waukee, Iowa 50263)

Saturday, June 17
6am – 9am
Centennial Park (at the ride start)
(1255 S. Warrior Lane, Waukee, Iowa 50263)

Who gets a moisture-wicking performance tech tee?

All riders that register by June 10th get a commemorative BACooN RIDE 4 moisture-wicking performance tee.

Who gets a slap coozie?

All riders that register by June 10th get a commemorative BACooN RIDE 4 slap coozie.

Do I need to follow the route?

For safety, we want all riders to ride the trail in a counter-clockwise direction.  Please be on the lookout for riders going against the flow of traffic, the trails will remain open to the public on the day of the event.

Is there camping?

Yes! Camping in Waukee’s Centennial Park (opens at 5pm Friday thru Sunday morning)
Tent camping or RV/Bus camping is free for registered riders.  There is no electric or water hookups.

Are showers available after the ride?

Showers will be available on Saturday from 4pm-8pm at Waukee Middle School.

Is there a host hotel?

The Hotel Pattee in Perry is our host hotel.  There are also several hotels in West Des Moines

Where can I park?

Centennial Park & Waukee High School in Waukee has plenty of parking.

Will there be showers?

Yes, the Waukee Middle School is offering showers.

Will this ride happen rain or shine?

Yes, come prepared.  In the event of dangerous weather, take shelter.  Otherwise, there is no rain date for this event.

Will there be SAG service if I breakdown or can’t make the full ride?

SAG and SUPPORT:
We will have Kokopelli providing SAG service free of charge to registered (wristband) riders who are broken down mechanically or physically. SAG will stop at designated areas near the food stop and bike shop in towns at the time of service closure. Please remember SAG is not “on call” service. Riders with non-traditional bike frames (tandems and trike recumbents) may need to consider alternate plans for bike transport. You cannot call the number to request a ride. When the SAG is full, they will return to the start in Waukee. SAG cannot pickup riders on the trail. If you have an emergency, call 911. If you have problems that we can help with, call 515.309.2867.

SAG Service Times:
10:45 – 11:00 AM in Dallas Center
11:45 – 12:00 AM in Minburn
1:45 – 2:00 PM in Perry (if full, SAG will return to Waukee)
3:15 – 3:30 PM in Jamaica
4:15 – 5:00 PM in Panora
5:15 – 5:30 PM in Redfield
5:45 – 6 PM in Adel (return to Waukee)

SAG vehicles cannot operate on the trail.  Two smaller vehicles with bike racks will be available as mini SAGs to retrieve participants that have a mechanical along the trail.  In such case, those riders must be picked up at an intersection and not on the trail itself. A disabled bicycle and the rider will be taken to the next town with a bike shop for repair or for SAG.  Riders can contact 515-309-2867 to connect with the mini SAG driver.

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