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 15 & Thursday, June 16
12 noon – 6pm
Downtown – Des Moines Register
Capital Square Atrium (400 Locust)
Friday, June 17
5pm – 8pm
Centennial Park (in the beverage garden)
Saturday, June 18
6am – 9am
Centennial Park (at the ride start)
Camping in Waukee’s Centennial Park (opens at 5pm Friday thru Sunday morning) Tent camping or RV/Bus camping is free for registered riders. Free showers will be available on Saturday from 4pm-8pm at Waukee Middle School
FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-PARTY IN WAUKEE
BACoon RIDE TR3S Pre-Party will be in Waukee’s Centennial Park from 5pm-11pm. BACooN Sizzles Waukee is the Friday Night Pre-Party that will get you into the groove and ready to ride the BACooN RIDE TR3S the next day! “BACooN Sizzles Waukee” will kick off a weekend full of bacon and bikes. All bacon lovers are invited and those who attend the party on Friday night will enjoy great live bands (to be announced!) Mouth-watering bacon delicacies from a host of vendors and a beer garden with a variety of local and national brews will be a part of the festivities.
The M80s Band is all 80s all the time! Before the night’s end, you will be singing aloud or playing the air guitar. Catch the 80s wave with THE M80s!
Get ready to go Back to the Future! Throttle the flux capacitor to the 80s…a time when “Everybody’s Working for the Weekend” and parachute pant-clad dudes wore their “Sunglasses at Night.” The M80s revives this most iconic decade in history! THE M80s band is the Midwest’s top 80s dance band recreating the radical decade of excess. Ranked #1 on Kansas City’s pop charts and equipped with a wicked song list, The M80s will bring the BACooN Sizzles Waukee party a full-blown retro experience. The M80s rock out to Prince, MJ, Joan Jett, The Ramones, Billy Idol, Van Halen, The Cure, Madonna, The Go Go’s and many, many more! What a way to start the BACooN Weekend!
If you want to be a vendor at the Friday evening event (non-food vendor) download this flyer 2016 BACooN Sizzles Vendor Registration
BACooN RIDE SCHEDULE & HOURS (subject to change)
Waukee (BACON STOP!!!)
BACON Chorizo Burrito
Hosts: Gusto Pizza Co.
On Saturday morning, Gusto Pizza Co. will provide riders with an extra boost of protein with a BACON Chorizo Burrito. These are house-made BACON & pork chorizo, scrambled eggs and queso blanco wrapped in a flour tortilla with choice of local Tres Mentes hot or mild salsa!
Gusto will be serving these before you start your ride in Centennial Park from 6:00-10:00 a.m. The City of Waukee has played a special part since the inaugural BACooN RIDE with Centennial Park as home base for the 2014 and 2015 rides with camping, entertainment and parking available to registered riders. Bacon lovers will enjoy plenty of fun activities and bacon to make them feel right at home.
The downtown businesses in Waukee will be handing out bananas again as riders ride through the Waukee Triangle area!
Adel (BACON STOP!!!)
Maple BACON Donuts from
Host: Dunkin Donuts
Visit the Rendezvous Lounge!
Join the Rendezvous Lounge located on Main Street (between 9th and 10th Street) in historic Adel for maple bacon donuts provided by Dunkin Donuts all washed down with Bloody Mary’s or Screw Drivers.
The Adel Boy Scouts Troop 152 will be serving the donuts along with bananas and Gatorade all for a free will donation. The Boy Scouts will use these funds for summer camping adventures.
Redfield (BACON STOP!!!)
Redfield Locker Jalapeno BACON Samples
Host: Redfield Locker
REDFIELD, is the second stop on the BACooN RIDE TR3S!
When you roll into town, if you haven’t gotten your breakfast on, please stop by our Redfield American Legion Post and enjoy an all you can eat breakfast for $7. This is only open from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. so get there early!
Your Passport stop again will be at our Redfield Locker. Don and his crew will be serving up Jalapeno Bacon for all bacon lovers to enjoy. They are also hosting live music by Gravel Travel, playing as long as we have people wanting to listen. As always come see and get your picture taken with BaCoon, located at the entrance to the locker! Beside the locker, you should be sure to visit the local 4-H group, they are selling 50/50 burgers…that is ½ burger, and ½ bacon.
While listening to the energizing music, head on over to Redfield’s newest business, Harvey’s Diner & Pub. They will be celebrating their first weekend opening, and will be serving cold refreshment to our favorite bacon biker guests. They will be hosting a build your own Bloody Bacon Mary Bar, and also Bloody Bacon Maria for $5. Aluminum canned beer will be $3 each! While in the beer garden,the Redfield Development Corportation will be serving up a Peanut Butter & Jalapeno wrapped in bacon snack. This is a bacon delicacy you won’t want to miss!
Around the corner from the Redfield Locker & Harvey’s, don’t forget to check out Off Side Pizza & Pub, they will be serving cold drinks, and provide an air conditioned bar to cool off in. They will also be hosting a beer garden in the front of their building.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, we have the After Prom Committee selling your favorite chocolate covered bacon!
Redfield is excited to see new bacon bikers, and returning bacon lover bikers, see ya Saturday!
Berkwood Farms BACON Samples & Iowa Beer Bus
Host: Linden Landing, Berkwood Farms and Iowa Beer Bus
Get ready to Bacoon out in Linden like never before! It’s so much more than just a nice lean to this year. The Iowa Beer Bus will have a vast selection of the best craft beers. Berkwood Farms bacon tasting. Swell vodka will be there, giving you the chance to learn about and taste this premium Iowa product. And what do we do with vodka? We mix it! Red Bull will be on site to power you through the rest of the ride! Wild Heer bloody mary mix (a brand new Iowa made product!) will be there for your morning pleasure. (Who doesn’t love a bloody with a bacon strip stirrer?), Moscow mules on tap from the bus (bring your copper!), The incomparable James Biehn providing entertainment from 1030 – 1, and Peace Tree root beer floats!
You want a RAGBRAI training ride? We got that, right here in Linden.
Panora (BACON STOP!!!)
BACON Jalapeños Popper Sliders
Host: PJ’s Drive In
PJ’s will be grilling up Bacon Jalapeños Popper Sliders for this year’s Bacon Stop. An adult Lemonade Vodka stand featuring bacon infused drinks and fresh squeezed spiked lemonades will be stationed in the beer garden with cold tall boys waiting for you right off the trail. Our Bourbon & Whiskey Bacon Bar is something new and not to be missed this year. Live music by Glass House Prophet rocking classics will be playing all day! Panora Chamber will be selling fresh baked goods from the community promoting Panorama Days Annual Event in August. Panora’s favorite local camp St Thomas More will be offering ice cold water and Gatorade. Also, Fresh fruit Smoothies, Bacon pralines ice cream Sundays, smoked brisket, Iowa Nachos and PJs restaurant will be ready for whatever the crowds crave! See you in Panora where we live life BIG & BACON!
Jamaica (BACON STOP!!!)
BACON Corndogs by Berkwood Farms
Host: Berkwood Farms & ToJo’s
Tojo’s in Jamaica will welcome BACooN Riders midway into their journey! Stop by the Jamaica Oasis and dip your feet in the kiddie pools. Tojo’s staff is looking forward to seeing you on June 18th!
Host: The Des Moines Bacon & Meat Company
[ALERT: AWARD-WINNING BACON!] The Des Moines Bacon & Meat Company welcomes you to Dawson (mile 46). Feel free to give your legs a rest, sample their award-winning craft bacon (bacon judges say it’s the best) and hit up Farmer Bob for an ice cold refreshment. If your well-greased engine needs a little more fire power, try the Whiskey BBQ Glazed Bacon on stick or grab a tasty Pulled Pork Slider (cheer “OHHHH, BACON!” and they’ll put a few slices on top). There will be some great tunes kickin’ by DJ Geno Romeo with team Body by Bergman….so, come to get your BACooN on & stick around for a bit and take in the Dawson vibe.
Perry (BACON STOP!!!)
Host: The Hotel Pattee
BACooN Riders will get to enjoy a brand-new bacon food item this year with their BACooN RIDE PassPORK…..The Hotel Pattee won the “Best Sweet Dish” at the 9th Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest with their BACON S’Mores! The Bacon S’More is created with graham cracker crumbles, chocolate chips, warm liquid marshmallow, topped with bacon bits that have been cooked in maple syrup and brown sugar. All of this is served in a cup!
Minburn (BACON STOP!!!)
Whole Foods Market is joining the BACooN RIDE as a sponsor this year. They will be setting up a sampling station in Minburn. Expect to find some of the BACON goodness that you can get off the shelves at the West Des Moines Whole Foods Market. Find the Whole Foods Market Sampling Station outside of the Depot in Minburn.
Dallas Center (BACON STOP!!!)
Host: Korner Kone
Place to Visit: Longest Yard
Here is what Dallas Center has to offer at the Longest Yard:
Bikers! Dallas Center welcomes you! As you enter town from the north you will find the future spot of Biker’s Haven on the right. On the left will be a local family cooking just for you!
Downtown in the business district, we have your bacon treat at KORNER KONE.
The LONGEST YARD, know for excellent entertainment, has a treat for you! PIG RACES! (How fitting, right?!!) DRINK SPECIALS and TALLBOYS are cold and ready for too! Plan on spending at least a few hours of your afternoon in Dallas Center! We love bikers!
Waukee (BACON STOP!!!)
As you roll into Waukee to finish your ride, Mickey’s Irish Pub will be the last official BACON STOP and the start of the Official BACooN RIDE TRES post party! BACON Cheese Bitess will be served by the Waukee Area Historical Society. Each Bite will be a different flavor on full size crackers.
BACON Cheese Bites
Host: Mickey’s Irish Pub & Waukee Area Historical Society
Waukee (Official BACooN RIDE TR3S Post Party!)
Host: Mickey’s Irish Pub (Inside & Outdoor Parking Lot)
All bacon lovers are invited – If you didn’t ride, join the party with 3 great bands!
You don’t have to ride to party with us! All bacon lovers are invited – If you didn’t ride, join the party! In addition to the last BACON STOP Mediterranean Fresh will be out with Gyros, etc. Mickey’s Waukee Booth will have Burgers & Chicken with Bacon, Turkey Bacon Wraps, Pulled Pork, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Kettle Chips and Cole Slaw. Mickey’s will be serving up Cold Tall boys and the Iowa Beer Bus will be out with all Iowa Craft Brews!
Mickey’s parking lot will be fenced in for live bands for the post party! The last stop for BACooN RIDE this year is Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee and Becker will be one of the bands playing the after party!
The Bacoon Ride will provide a support vehicle with trailer that can transport 15 or more bicycles and riders. SAG vehicles cannot transport riders individually and must wait until the SAG is full or to return for the designated time.
SAG Service Times:
10:45 – 11:00 AM in Adel
11:45 – 12:00 AM in Redfield
1:45 – 2:00 PM in Panora (if full, SAG will return to Waukee)
3:15 – 3:30 PM in Jamaica
4:45 – 5:00 PM in Perry
5:45 – 6 PM in Dallas Center (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.