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 registration includes:

  • Numerous BACON stops featuring BACON snacks and samples throughout the day.
  • A commemorative PassPORK (punch card for your BACON treats!)
  • Awesome drink specials at numerous BACON party stops (including BACON-themed drinks)
  • Custom BACooN RIDE T-shirt
  • Commemorative BACooN RIDE coozie


 The BACooN presented by Veridian Credit Union Route

This year’s ride will have a new starting point – the Waukee Northwest High School and Kinship Brewery. 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)

Mickey’s is the official Bacoon presented by Veridian Credit Union Finish Line Party

Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee is the official Finish Line Post Party for Bacoon! 

Your last bacon stop on your Passpork, will be featuring Amy’s Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies!  
We will be serving up Cold Beer Tallboys and Smirnoff Vodka Cocktails!! 
Bags and games will be around for fun.
We are featuring two live bands:
4-7pm Brad Siedenfeld (Outside Stage),
7-11 Fahrenheit (Inside Stage)! 
We have plenty of parking and Mickey’s is just one block south of the RRVT!

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 



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