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


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


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)



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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More details coming soon!


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