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BACooN Ride Spotlight: Gusto Pizza’s BACON Chorizo Burrito First Treat in Waukee

Gusto Pizza will be serving burritos featuring Berkwood Farms BACON, house made chorizo, scrambled eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla with assorted salsas.

On Saturday morning, Gusto Pizza Co. will provide riders with an extra boost of protein with a BACON Chorizo Burrito.

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 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.

The FishHeads to Play BACooN RIDE’s Friday Night Pre-Party in Waukee!

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The Fishheads are the Official Band Of Summer!  With a mix of Island, Rock, Funk & Reggae all wrapped up in a crazy spontaneous atmosphere (You never know what’s going to happen next!) and 22 years of experience, The Fishheads are the Ultimate Island Party Band!!!  What a way to start the BACooN Weekend!

Here is some video of the FishHeads in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJSnRe9Qn6s

M80s to Play BACooN RIDE TR3S 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!

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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!

Waukee Announces “BACooN Sizzles Waukee” Packet Pick-Up Party to Kick Off BACooN RIDE Too!

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The City of Waukee announced a new name and logo for their packet pick-up party the night before the second annual BACooN Ride. “BACooN Sizzles Waukee” will be held on June 19, 2015, in Centennial Park, the night before “BACooN Ride Two: A Second Helpin’.”

All registered riders and bacon lovers are invited, and those who attend the party on Friday night will enjoy two great live bands—80s tribute band, Members Only and local band, The New Mexicos. 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.

Waukee will again host camping in Centennial Park for registered riders on both Friday and Saturday nights, along with a breakfast before the ride. More details to come on this sizzling event.

You Will Need Your PASSPork for Bacoony Goodness!

No PASSPork, No Bacon for you!  

Your PASSPork (your magic key to get BACON TREATS along the way!) will be in your packets along with your wristband and other goodies that you will receive during packet pick-up in Waukee.  Packet pick up opens on Friday 4pm-9pm and on Saturday 6am-9am at Waukee High School parking lot.

If you pick-up your packet on Friday, walk across the street to listen to Swing Crew and hang with other riders in the Waukee Beverage Garden.  You might even receive a SPECIAL BONUS for picking up on Friday!!!!

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Waukee to Host a Weekend Full of Activities for BACooN RIDE

The City of Waukee will play a special part in the inaugural BACooN RIDE with Centennial Park as home base for the 2014 ride 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.

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Friday, June 27

  • Camping in Centennial Park Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 for registered riders
  • Friday night beverage garden at Centennial Park from 5:00-11:00 p.m. with live band “The Swing Crew” from 7:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Peace Tree Brewery will be on hand with “Ranger Games” in the beverage garden, along with attendees’ choice of a host of other brews including Miller, Coors, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, New Belgium and more
  • A series of photo opportunities with people-sized pig cut-outs will be available on the beverage garden “red carpet”
  • The team from Star 102.5 will be on hand to keep the fun going from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Food vendors will keep your mouth watering with delicious food from Hotel Pattee, Hy-Vee, Brewer Family Farms, Local Yocals and Honey Badger BBQ

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Saturday, June 27

  • Camping in Centennial Park Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 for registered riders
  • Saturday morning breakfast at Centennial Park from 6:00-10:00 a.m. featuring a bacon and egg breakfast taco from the Iowa Egg Council and the Waukee Fire Department, with coffee and juice provided by the Waukee Downtown Triangle businesses
  • Country station NASH FM 97.3 will host music, games, prizes and giveaways from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Centennial Park
  • A Saturday night “after party” hosted by Mickey’s Irish Pub Waukee in Mickey’s parking lot featuring band, “Lesson 7” and “Monkey Monkey Monkey” from 5:30-midnight.
  • Guru Barbecue, local Yokels and bacon wrapped hot dogs for food.
  • A shuttle will transport campers from Centennial Park to Mickey’s and back throughout the evening.

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BACooN RIDE Spotlight: Waukee, Iowa

Waukee’s Centennial Park is your home base for the 2014 BACooN RIDE with camping, entertainment and parking available to registered riders. Bacon lovers will have plenty of fun activities and bacon to make them feel right at home.

Camping will be available to all registered riders in Centennial Park on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28. Because Centennial Park was used as the main campground on RAGBRAI in 2006, the city of Waukee is ready to fulfill the needs of riders and campers, including those with tents, buses or RVs. Camping will be free to registered participants and there will be no electric hook-ups for buses or RVs.

Starting Friday night, riders and community members will be able to quench their thirst at a beverage garden in Centennial Park from 5:00-11:00 p.m. The band “Swing Crew” will keep the fun alive from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

On Saturday morning, the Waukee Fire Department and the Iowa Egg Council will provide riders with an extra boost of protein with a bacon and egg breakfast taco in Centennial Park from 6:00-10:00 a.m.  And after the BACooN RIDE is over, the fun will continue at Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee where band LESSON 7 will entertain and beverages will be plentiful.

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Swing Crew to Play BACooN RIDE Friday Packet Pick-Up Pre-Party in Waukee

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The fun will begin in Waukee on Friday for the inaugural BACooN RIDE!  Participants can pick up their ride packets from 4pm-10pm on Friday, June 27th at Waukee High School, across the street from Centennial Park. Waukee will host a Pre-Party Friday evening outdoor Beverage Garden in Centennial Park that will be open from 4pm-11pm.  The featured band is Swing Crew, that will play from 7pm-11pm.  Camping will also be in Centennial Park.

Fun is the bottom line with The Swing Crew, an interactive, acoustic band. The shows feature a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, cornball humor and toasts. Their winter home is in Summit County Colorado. Summers they’re all over the midwest, with Wisconsin Dells as their home base. Join the fun, join the show and you could be the recipient of The Swing Crew bumper sticker.

The Swing Crew performs a wide variety of music. They play classic rock, country, pop, swing, “island beat” and about any other genre you could possibly come up with. They play whatever gets the crowd going. So if you want to hear something in particular just ask them, they most likely know it. The best thing about going to see The Swing Crew perform is that it’s not like seeing your average “bar band”, the quality of the music and the crazyness of their antics will keep you entertained throughout the show. The bottom line is FUN. The Swing Crew plays mainly in two locations; Wisconsin in the summer, and Colorado in the Winter. Between Wisconsin and Colorado they tour around mostly in the midwest.