The BACooN Ride is All Things Bacon and Bicycles

The Raccoon Valley slow ride features a number of bacon-themed stops, lunch and costumes.

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The union of bacon and cycling may not be the first thing that comes to mind for a summer getaway, but the BACooN ride in Iowa has proven to be a hit. The ride is a flexible group adventure with up to 72 miles (116 kilometers) of routes. The ride features many bacon-themed stops and, of course, a bacon-based lunch. For those who love bikes, dressing up according to a theme, and raising money for charities, the BACooN ride is an apt adventure. All proceeds from the event go to various Iowa charities.

WHEN Saturday, June 20, 2015
WHERE Racoon River Valley Trail, Waukee, IA
COST $50 USD
WEBSITE bacoonride.com

WHERE TO STAY
The Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA, is the BACooN Ride’s official host hotel. Every participant in the BACooN ride is given access to free camping.

HOW TO GET A BIKE
There is just one bike shop: Raccoon River Valley Bicycle Co.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Ledges State Park is a 30-minute drive from the Hotel Pattee. It hosts a beautiful day-trip picnic spot, with canyons and bluffs for viewing.

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