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‘BACooN RIDE’ to combine biking, bacon this summer



A new event this summer will combine two of Iowans’ most beloved hobbies: biking and bacon-eating.

The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest and Iowa Bicycle Coalition have joined forces to present the “BACooN RIDE: The RIDE for the CURED.”

The bicycle ride will be held June 28 along the Raccoon River Valley Trail. The ride will begin and end at Waukee, following a 71-mile route.

More details after this introductory video …


The ride will weave through Waukee, Ortonville, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Yale, Herndon, Jamaica, Dawson, Perry, Minburn and Dallas Center. Riders can use optional starting points to cut down on the route’s length.

Bacon snacks, a bacon-themed lunch and drink specials at bacon party stops will be available along the way. Registration also includes a commemorative PassPORK punch card for bacon treats, a custom Bacoon Ride steel pint (for the first 1,000 riders to register), a commemorative Bacoon Ride T-shirt and ride support and mechanics.

The registration fee is $45 before May 1 and $55 before June 1. Before June 27, the late registration fee is $60 and does not guarantee a steel pint or T-shirt. People will not be able to register on-site.

Go to bacoonride.com to register. All proceeds will go to the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, RAGBRAI’s Dream Team and other Iowa charities.

Less than a month after that ride is RAGBRAI. What path will it follow? Plan to tune in at RAGBRAI.com at 8 p.m. tonight for live streaming video of the route announcement party. More details on the party are here. For now, whet your bike appetite with this new RAGBRAI 2013 highlights video:

 


28 Responses on “‘BACooN RIDE’ to combine biking, bacon this summer

dennis

February 7, 2014 at 11:46 am

we’d love to be “workin for da bacon!!…..bacoonride”

3 ways to break up with winter | BS in the Midwest

February 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

[…] Buy a bike. No matter what the groundhog says, the first sign of spring is actually the Bike World Warehouse sale which starts tomorrow. It’s where I found my sweet Terry Prism a couple of years back. Joe just worked his magic (something with its derailleur? I don’t actually know.) and gave me a new gear system so I can shift on the handlebars this summer. Watch out, RAGBRAI! My goal is to do at least a day of this awesome, short northern route. (Have you heard about the new BACooN ride?) […]

colleen m. carmack

March 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm

In 2011 I saw information on racoon trails. Hopefully I can go, been wanting to check it out.

Sandaltan

March 6, 2014 at 9:34 am

We will be there for our “bacon fix”. Will there be bacon flavored beer? If not maybe I will just dunk a strip into my Miller Lite.

Pam Thomas

March 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Need to have someone confirm I am signed up for the ride as I didn’t receive a confirmation.

Heather dove

June 15, 2014 at 10:29 am

A group of us were going to start in perry and end it in perry vs starting in waukee wondering if vendors go from 8-7pm through all towns or if there’s a certain time of each town?

Heather dove

June 15, 2014 at 10:29 am

A group of us were going to start in perry and end it in perry vs starting in waukee wondering if vendors go from 8-7pm through all towns or if there’s a certain time of each town?

Deborah Blaedel

June 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

My husband and I plan to ride a tandem of two three-wheel recumbants on the ride, starting and ending in Perry. We don’t expect to be able to do the whole loop, though, and worry about the safety (to ourselves and others) or riding against traffic for half the distance we will go. Is there any way to cut off part of the ride to rejoin the loop without backtracking?

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