Team With Bus Has Space For Additional Riders

Team Defcon5 is a team based in the Des Moines metro area with space for more riders. We are a mature laidback team consisting of riders aged teenager through 60s. Our bus is equipped with an onboard toilet, shower, microwave, and coffee maker. When the bus is parked, we have onboard AC and electric for device charging. There is storage under the bus on both sides for camping gear and other gear. Bikes are secured and transported on a roof rack that accommodates up to 24.

Our meeting point is just outside of Perry, from where we depart on Saturday and to which we return on Saturday. There is space at our meeting point to leave vehicles for the entire ride. We offer week-long services, daily rider services, and transportation to the start and back from the end (if you choose to not ride the week with us). If you’re looking for a team, please reach out to us at or drop a text to Wendy at 515-480-8298.

10 Replies

JasonTrojan, May 10, 2021 at 3:35 am

wondering if i could hitch a ride back with you from the finish line to des moines.


Wendy Albrecht, May 10, 2021 at 10:11 am

Hi Jason! We totally do that. Shoot me an email or text with your phone and I’ll reach out to you.


cavanbus01, May 20, 2021 at 7:09 pm

My friend and I are looking for a team to join, just sent an email!


Michael Ahart, June 5, 2021 at 1:19 pm

My brother and I are interested in DEFCON, can you give me a jingle at 832-792-3225 to advise on our share of expenses and the trip back to Des Moines?


bekeld, June 9, 2021 at 9:20 am

Text sent.

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hulagirl, June 9, 2021 at 9:26 am

My husband and I already registered for a charter to transport our stuff but we could use a ride to the start and back from the finish. Any chance we could get a ride?


Wendy Albrecht, June 10, 2021 at 7:03 pm

Hi Hulagirl! Please reach out to me via email or text/call. I’d love to chat. We absolutely provide transportation to and from only. or 515-480-8298.


SallyFisher, June 13, 2021 at 5:09 pm

Do you offer any daily rides with bikes? Looking for a ride from Waterloo to Iowa Falls on Wednesday morning the 28th. Early enough to ride that day. Or could be a ride back to Iowa Falls at the end of the day?
Thank you.


Wendy Albrecht, June 14, 2021 at 5:17 pm

Hi Sally. We do offer daily rides. But, they aren’t rides in reverse of the route. Since we are supporting multiple riders, our team moves forward with the riders each day. I’m sorry that we won’t be able to help you out. I hope you do find someone that can. Happy riding!


Wendy Albrecht, June 25, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Hello! TeamDefcon5 is officially at capacity. See you on the ride!


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