Camping Added to BACooN RIDE for Friday and Saturday Nights!

Camping will be available at Waukee’s Centennial Park (this was the main campground for RAGBRAI back in 2006) for all registered BACooN RIDE participants!  There will be no cost for camping for registered participants.

Campgrounds will open late Friday afternoon for camping for both Friday (6/27) and Saturday (6/28) nights.

Camping includes tents, bus or RV camping.  There are no electric hook-ups for buses or RVs.

More details to come!

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Bacoon Ride Extends Stainless Steel Pint Glasses to First 2,000 Riders

We knew we would have 1,000 early Bacoon Ride participants.  But we didn’t know we would reach 1,000 while there was still snow on the ground.  The Bacoon Ride organizers are happy to announce that we are extending the stainless steel pint glass premium to the first 2,000 riders.  We have enough time to order more pints and spread the bacon to more riders.  
If you are thinking about signing up, don’t wait – these collectors items could be gone very soon too!
We would like to welcome some our first sponsors on the Bacoon Ride – Des Moines Bacon Company, Pearl Vodka, Raccoon River Trail Association, Iowa Spring, City of Waukee, and Red Bull/Voss Distributing.  These sponsors know how to bring the fun to this event.   Please thank them for their support of this ride.
Stay tuned to these emails, we will have announcements on hotels, packet pickups and more.

 

Ride Details

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

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

Put it all together and you have the inaugural 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 bacon stops, a BACON-themed lunch and drink specials 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 28, 2014!  Not only will the BACooN RIDE be great fun, but 100% of the proceeds benefits the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, RAGBRAI’s Dream Team and other great Iowa charities!

The BACooN RIDE: The RIDE for the CURED! registration includes:

  • Numerous BACON stops featuring BACON snacks and samples throughout the day
  • 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 Steel Pint (used for drink specials through the day)
  • Commemorative BACooN RIDE t-shirt
  • Ride support

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Registration Fee $45 (before May 1, 2014)
Registration Fee $55 (before June 1, 2014 – if still available!)
Late Registration $60 (before June 27, 2014 – if still available!) – Does not guarantee steel pint or t-shirt

Register today!   THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION!

BACooN RIDE Route:

  • Waukee
  • Ortonville
  • Adel (6)
  • Redfield (10)
  • Linden (6)
  • Panora (6)
  • Yale (6)
  • Herndon (5)
  • Jamaica (2)
  • Dawson (5)
  • Perry (6)
  • Minburn (7)
  • Dallas Center (6)
  • Waukee (6)

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The first 1,000 riders that register will receive a BACooN RIDE steel pint.  Use this steel pint for great drink specials along the ride at the numerous bacon stops along the way!

 

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All riders will also receive a BACooN RIDE t-shirt!

 

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OHHHH, BACON!

 

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More details coming soon!

 

BACooN SWAG?

You need to have one of these steel pints for your drink specials as you ride the BACooN RIDE! The first 1,000 registered riders will receive the custom steel pint that will be used for drafts specials, BACON Bloody Marys and other great beverage specials throughout the ride!

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Details to come, but there will be BACON and great SWAG!

Bacon Stops!

Along the way, stop for tasty BACON treats!

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The BACooN RIDE registration includes:

  • Numerous BACON stops featuring BACON snacks and samples throughout the day
    (BACON donuts, BACON cheeseburger sliders, BACON tacos! – Details to come!)
  • 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 Steel Pint (used for drink specials through the day)
  • Commemorative BACooN RIDE t-shirt
  • Ride support with mechanics in towns

Ride for the Cured! Saturday June 17, 2017