When does the ride start?

This is NOT a mass start ride. You can start from Centennial Park in Waukee between 7 am and 10 am on Saturday morning.

Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, June 17
3 PM – 7 PM
Kinship Brewing Company
255 NW Sunrise Dr, Waukee, IA 50263

Friday, June 18
5 pm – 8 pm
Centennial Park (in the beverage garden)
(1255 S. Warrior Lane, Waukee, Iowa 50263)

Saturday, June 19
7 am – 9 am
Centennial Park (at the ride start)
(1255 S. Warrior Lane, Waukee, Iowa 50263)

Who gets soft tee?

All riders that register by June 10th get a commemorative BACooN RIDE soft tee.

Who gets a slap koozie?

All riders that register by June 1 get a commemorative BACooN RIDE slap koozie.

Do I need to follow the route?

For safety, we want all riders to ride the trail in a counter-clockwise direction.  Please be on the lookout for riders going against the flow of traffic, the trails will remain open to the public on the day of the event.

Is there camping?

Yes! Camping in Waukee’s Centennial Park (opens at 5 pm Friday thru Sunday morning)  Tent camping or RV/Bus camping is free for registered riders.  There are no electric or water hookups.  You can leave your tent in the park while you ride.  There is no security for camping.

Are showers available after the ride?

Showers will be available on Saturday from 4 pm-8 pm at Waukee Middle School.

Is there a host hotel?

See our camping page.

Where can I park?

Centennial Park & Waukee High School in Waukee has plenty of parking.

Will this ride happen rain or shine?

Yes, come prepared.  In the event of dangerous weather, take shelter.  Otherwise, there is no rain date for this event.

Will there be SAG service if I break down or can’t make the full ride?

We will have SAG service free of charge to registered (wristband) riders who are broken down mechanically or physically. 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 pick up 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)

SAG vehicles cannot operate on the trail.  Two smaller vehicles with bike racks will be available as mini SAGs to retrieve participants that have a mechanical along the trail.  In such a case, those riders must be picked up at an intersection and not on the trail itself. A disabled bicycle and the rider will be taken to the next town with a bike shop for repair or for SAG.  Riders can contact 515-309-2867 to connect with the mini SAG driver.

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