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Boys Scouts Troop 182 will Again Patrol BACooN Crossings

Thanks again to Boy Scouts Troop 182 from Ankeny that will be stationed at all 46 crossings of roadways during the BACooN RIDE in their bright orange BACooN PATROL shirts!  Their role is to alert you that their is an intersection/crossing and to warn if there is an oncoming vehicle or other potential hazards.  They will not inform you that the intersection is CLEAR as that is to be determined by the rider.

The boys will be selling water $1 and Gatorade $2 at their crossings throughout the day as fundraisers for them to go to Summer Camp or High Adventure Camp.

Thanks again to Troop 182!

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Here are the TASTY BACON stops for 2019!

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GIMIKK to Headline BACooN RIDE Pre-Party Friday Night in Waukee

PrintBACoon RIDE SIX 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 SIX 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.  

For the past decade Gimikk has been rockin’ out in Des Moines and the surrounding area, earning its reputation as “The Best Party Band in Des Moines”. With their high energy performance and amazing musical skills, topped off by the entertaining and charismatic persona of lead singer, James Brinker, Gimikk is sure to deliver a show unrivaled by any other local act.

Fans have faithfully followed the band as it evolved into the group of adept rockers that comprise Gimikk today. In 2003, Billy Seven harnessed a new power and inspiration after trading six strings for four. When Gimikk’s enforcer plugs in, a flare uncommon amongst typical bassists is unleashed.

The group then added stealth and technical prowess to their arsenal with the addition of guitarists “Jimmi V” & “Cy Kick.” Jimmi’s mastery of the axe enables Gimikk to pursue the most challenging riffs. Like a skilled snake charmer, his melodies enchant listeners. Meanwhile Cy balances the other the end of the stage, often enlisting the aid of his Golden Acoustic.

In June of 2007, Gimikk acquired a vital link in the pursuit of delivering rock to the hard working men and women of Des Moines. James Brinker’s experience and penchant for high energy shows is a perfect fit.

The final piece fell into place in April of 2009. Drummer and Nashville transplant, Josh Tilton, brings rhythmic skills unequaled in these parts, sure to provide the driving force needed to give you the highest quality rock experience around.

Gimikk’s repertoire includes covers from Van Halen to Nickleback and quality originals from their 2008 self released album, “Kindred Puppet.” With professional lights and sound, Gimikk is guaranteed not to disappoint. So punch out that time card, take a brew in hand and get ready to party.

For over half a decade Gimikk has remained dedicated to bringing you that pure rock sound that drives the heart of the Midwest.

What a way to start the BACooN Weekend!

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Registration for BACooN RIDE SIX: The PORK CHOP! is Now Open

Registration for the BACooN RIDE 6: The PORK CHOP is now open!  The event is presented by RAGBRAI, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019!  Not only will the BACooN RIDE 6 be great fun, but proceeds benefit the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, RAGBRAI’s Dream Team and other great Iowa charities!

The BACooN RIDE 6 registration is $55 (before May 1st) includes:

  • Numerous BACON stops featuring BACON snacks and samples throughout the day (You will receive approximately 9 BACON items at these BACON stops throughout the ride!)
  • 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 6 Moisture-wicking Performance T-shirt
  • Commemorative BACooN RIDE 6 slap coozie
  • Ride support/mechanics

Registration costs:
Before May 1 – $55
Before June 1 – $65
Before June 10 – $75
Before June 12 – $85
Before June 13 – $95
Before June 14 – $105

Jersey options adds $65 to above registrations.

 

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The Video for BACooN RIDE SIX: The PORK CHOP is Here!

Check out the new video for the BACooN RIDE 6! The PORK CHOP!

 

 

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This is How the BACooN RIDE Started! Watch for the New Theme Next Week

#TBT This is how the #BACooN RIDE started. Registration opens next week… Look for our new BACooN theme

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BACooN RIDE 5 will be a Hot One!

It could be hot this weekend. They are talking about highs of 96 degrees and heat index above 100. It is important to keep yourself in safe condition while riding. Please plan for a safe and enjoyable bike ride.

WATER

There is water available along the trail in most communities. But, you do have to find it. Many communities have trailhead depots or park shelters that have water. Businesses have water available for purchase and some for free.  Many of the scouts along the trail have water and gatorade for sale.

NOTE: Herndon does not have water. Fill up when you leave Jamaica.

SAGS

We do have a 15 passenger SAG available. It CANNOT pickup on the trail. You need to bike to the towns and locate the SAG at the PASSPORK Stop. When the SAG is full, they will return to Waukee.  SAG may run late if they are busy.

Minburn Depot Noon
Perry Hotel Pattee 1 PM
Jamaica PassPork Stop 2:30 PM
Panora PJ’s 4 PM
Linden Iowa Beer Bus 5 PM
Redfield Downtown 6 PM
Adel Brickyard 6 PM

There is a number printed on your PassPORK for our mini-SAG shuttle. There is no need to call the number for the main SAG stop if you arrive ahead of the service time. Call the number if you have an issue along trail and you need shuttled to the next town for SAG or repair. (You still need to make it to the next accessible intersection). Our mini-SAG shuttle will not return you to Waukee, only to the next SAG stop.

We have scouts at 53 intersections, so they can help you figure out where you are. If you have a medial emergency call 911.

TAKE YOUR TIME AND HAVE FUN

The Bacoon Ride is all about having fun.  Take your time, drink plenty of fluids, and enjoy the ride. If you are not in a condition to continue the ride, then don’t.  Most of all, have fun.

 

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Boys Scouts Troop 182 will Patrol BACooN Crossings

Thanks again to Boy Scouts Troop 182 from Ankeny that will be stationed at all 46 crossings of roadways during the BACooN RIDE in their bright orange BACooN PATROL shirts!  Their role is to alert you that their is an intersection/crossing and to warn if there is an oncoming vehicle or other potential hazards.  They will not inform you that the intersection is CLEAR as that is to be determined by the rider.

The boys will be selling water $1 and Gatorade $2 at their crossings throughout the day as fundraisers for them to go to Summer Camp or High Adventure Camp.

Thanks again to Troop 182!

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BACooN Spotlight: Perry

The historic Hotel Pattee in Perry is proud to participate in the annual BACooN Ride on June 16th.  Please make this one of your key stops during the ride.  We will have entertainment, beer, Bloody Marys, and BACON.  We will also be offering for sale Bacon Cheeseburgers and Brats AND our famous Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Tents will be set up for your convenience and comfort and give you a bit of shade to enjoy your drinks and food.  We look forward to seeing and serving you!

Your PassPORK item is BACON Samples from Berkwood Farms in Perry!

 

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BACooN RIDE 5 Packet Pick-Up

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)

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