Ride the Bacoon Ride Presented by Veridian Credit Union on June 17, 2023

Like to ride Bicycles?  Like Bacon? Like the Raccoon River Valley Trail? Put it all together and you have the world-famous BACooN RIDE presented by Veridian Credit Union starting and ending in Waukee.  Enjoy a 71-mile on the scenic Raccoon River Valley Trail featuring bacon specialty foods along the way.

The “Bacoon Ride” in Iowa is a popular annual bike ride that takes place on a trail that runs through several towns in central Iowa. The name “Bacoon Ride” is a play on words, combining “bacon” (a beloved food in Iowa) and “Raccoon” (the name of the trail the ride takes place on).

During the Bacoon Ride, participants bike the trail and stop in each town along the way to enjoy bacon-themed food and drinks. The ride also raises money for local charities.

The Bacoon Ride has become a popular event in Iowa and has attracted participants from all over the country.

Your BACooN RIDE registration includes:

  • Numerous BACON stops featuring BACON snacks and samples throughout the day.
  • A commemorative PassPORK (punch card for your BACON treats!)
  • Custom BACooN RIDE T-shirt
  • Commemorative BACooN RIDE coozie

BACooN presented by Veridian Credit Union Official Route

The Bacoon Ride presented by Veridian Credit Union will travel counter-clockwise towards Dallas Center. The route will continue around the loop and return from Adel to Waukee. (Times that route is open for Bacon Stops & Services)

  • Waukee (6 am – 9 am start)
  • Dallas Center (7 am – 11 am)
  • Minburn (7:30 am – Noon)
  • Perry (8 am – 1 pm)
  • Dawson (8 am – 1:30 pm)
  • Jamaica (9 am – 2:30 pm)
  • Herndon (9 am – 3 pm)
  • Yale (9 am – 3:30 pm)
  • Panora (10 am – 4 pm)
  • Linden (10 am – 5 pm)
  • Redfield (11 am – 6 pm)
  • Adel (Noon – 6 pm)
  • Waukee (2 pm – 8 pm)

Your Impact on Iowa Bicycling

The final thing to mention is how much of a role you have played in bicycle advocacy. We look forward to sharing with you how these events grow bicycling AND play a role in funding our advocacy work at the legislature, policy advancements at the DOT, and putting more kids on bikes with our Safe Routes to School Program. When you bicycle on Iowa’s trails or roadways, you want an enjoyable ride taking you safely to your destination. We work to make Iowa bicycling safe, accessible, and enjoyable for all. Donate at www.iowabicyclecoalition.org/gives