BACooN RIDE Spotlight: Perry, Iowa

When riders get to Perry, you will be a directed to The Crooked Rail in the “entertainment district”. It is here that riders will enjoy all the fun that Perry is known to deliver….great music, extra large beer tent, and plenty of tables and chairs to rest your weary hooves in the shade.

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Riders will also get to enjoy a brand-new bacon food item this year with their Bacoon Ride Passpork……. hand dipped Berkwood Farms BACON CORN DOGS guaranteed to hit your B-spot! If that doesn’t fill you up, The Crooked Rail will also be serving smoked pork sandwiches, fruit cups and pasta salad to give you the energy you need to finish strong!

Ain’t no party like a party at The Crooked Rail so all you Bacooners better plan to spend a little extra time in Perry-dise!!


BACooN RIDE to Match Funds Raised to Pave Guthrie Trail Crossings

Riders traverse a section of gravel road along the Racoon River Valley Trail as part of the Bacoon Ride on Saturday, June 28, 2014, southeast of Panora, Iowa.

Anyone riding the Raccoon River Valley Trail might remember the gravel road trail crossings.  Some are improved with concrete crossings and some were, well… you might just want to walk your bicycle.  Last year, Bacoon Riders raised over $5,000 of matching funds for Dallas County. This year the BACooN Ride is raising money for Guthrie County crossings.

The BACooN Ride is pledging to match the first $2,500 that Bacoon Riders contribute to the Pave the Crossings Campaign.  Anyone who wants paved crossings can contribute at

Individual riders who donate the most money to the fundraiser by the 2015 ride will receive the KOB or QOB (King/Queen Of Bacoon) designation similar to the KOM designation in bicycle races. The team with the highest fundraising will be designated as KOR (King of the Raccoon). ​

BACooN RIDE Black Stainless Steel Pints for Registered Riders!

You need to have one of these black stainless-steel pints for your beverages as you ride the BACooN RIDE Too!  Registered riders will receive the custom steel pint that will be used for all sorts of beverages including BACON Bloody Marys and other great beverages throughout the ride! You can pick up your black stainless-steel pints in Waukee during the packet pick up party on Friday (and test it out!) or before the ride on Saturday morning. Register by May 1st to guarantee your custom black stainless steel pint!  Click to register



Waukee Announces “BACooN Sizzles Waukee” Packet Pick-Up Party to Kick Off BACooN RIDE Too!


The City of Waukee announced a new name and logo for their packet pick-up party the night before the second annual BACooN Ride. “BACooN Sizzles Waukee” will be held on June 19, 2015, in Centennial Park, the night before “BACooN Ride Two: A Second Helpin’.”

All registered riders and bacon lovers are invited, and those who attend the party on Friday night will enjoy two great live bands—80s tribute band, Members Only and local band, The New Mexicos. 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.

Waukee will again host camping in Centennial Park for registered riders on both Friday and Saturday nights, along with a breakfast before the ride. More details to come on this sizzling event.

BACooN RIDE Too Hits 1,000 Riders Already!

It has already been a month since registration opened for the BACooN Ride and the first 1,000 people have already registered for the big event on June 20 starting in Waukee on the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  This year will have a some new features that riders can look forward too.

BACooN Ride bicycle jerseys, tanks, and cycling caps are available for the first time, but only by placing a pre-order before March 27.  Riders can place an order with their registration or visit the website and click Jersey.  We will only have the jerseys available by pre-order, so if you want one, order before March 27.

Waukee, our BACooN Ride partner and sponsor, is holding the Waukee Sizzles Party on Friday along with packet pickup and registration. Come out and jam to the tunes of Members Only on Friday at Centennial Park in Waukee.

It isn’t too late to register for the BACooN Ride, Too at  Riders registered before May 1 will receive a complimentary pint glass, t-shirt, PassPORK, trail pass, and admission to the ride.



BACooN RIDE Wins “Outstanding New Event” Award from the Iowa Tourism Office

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We thought our video was up for an Academy Award as well, but we have yet to hear from Oscar on that!  If you missed this cinematic marvel, here it is