This year packet pick-up has been extended again to include a downtown Des Moines 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 13 & Thursday, June 14, 2018
12 noon – 6pm
Downtown – Des Moines Register lobby
Capital Square Atrium (400 Locust)

Friday, June 15, 2018
5pm – 8pm
Centennial Park (in the beverage garden)

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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


PrintBACoon RIDE 5 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 5 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.  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.  

In a world where everything is taken way too seriously, Pie In The Sky was birthed to remind the world to chill and have some fun once in awhile. Pie In The Sky doesn’t put on shows, they throw PARTIES!! Led by the duo of Spencer Fenimore (Mindribacoon fridayjpgte, High While Driving, Boston Hell Mask, Saturn Ascends) and Dallas Noelle, there’s no style of music they can’t do. Spencer attacks the mic with an energy that demands attention while Dallas’ background in opera and her masters degree in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee gives her the knowledge and finesse to match her god given talent. The band is made up of Nick Borror/Bass (Index Case, Party! Party!), Dave Montgomery/Guitar (Cruciful, Divided We Stand, easteighteen), Joe Kiplinger/Guitar (Party! Party!) and AJ Arterburn/Drums and Samples (Divided We Stand), together they’re a tight unit that’s only goal is to make sure everyone is shaking their ass by the end of the night.

What a way to start the BACooN Weekend!


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

Waukee  (BACON STOP!!!) 

BACON Breakfast Tacos
Hosts: Gusto Pizza Co.

On Saturday morning, Gusto Pizza Co. will provide riders with an extra boost of protein with a BACON Breakfast.  Gusto will be serving these before you start your ride in Centennial Park from 6:00-9:00 a.m.  The City of Waukee has played a special part since the inaugural BACooN RIDE with Centennial Park as home base for the BACooN 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.


Dallas Center
Peanut Butter BACON Donut
from Hy-Vee

Twisted Corn Tavern

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



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 prepared by Lucas Concessions at the Shelter
Visit the Just One More and ToJos

This BACON Stop will feature the BACON Corn Dog from Berkwood Farms prepared by Lucas Concessions at the Shelter, This has been perhaps the most popular food item of the BACON stop s in the past.

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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


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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

Riders hang out Saturday, June 28, 2014, during the Bacoon Ride in Adel.


Mickey’s Irish Pub
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mickeys post party

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

SAG Support

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)



Comments (5)

  1. Sandi Dohse

    Can you please verify packet pick up times for Friday at the High School. There are two time slots listed on your website schedule…. 6pm-9pm or is it 4pm-9pm????

  2. Angie

    What is needed to pick up packets for other people? I want to pick up our entire groups packets on Friday night….proof of ID??

    • bacoonride

      Please bring the confirmation receipt.

      • Dani

        B&M Bar and Grill in Panora will be offering up Bacon Bloody Mary’s, Bacon & Egg Sandwiches, and BLT’s starting at 9 am until the last rider leaves! Signs will be posted along the bike trail. All specials listed are just $4.00! Come in and Cool down!

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