The good news is: Yes –We are moving forward with these events. The bad news is: We are still waiting to hear about permit approvals before we announce the details. We know there is construction surrounding one of our events, so we want to make sure we have the best information for you. Hopefully in the next week or two we have official dates and registration will be open.

Expect another email soon about the event registration openings.

Of course, this isn’t an email about events without mentioning COVID precautions. We are following the advice of the Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC, and local health departments as we make plans for the events. We will be sure to keep you up-to-date on what the safety protocols will be.

The final thing that I think it is important 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 but also play a role in funding our advocacy work at the legislature, 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

The inaugural BIG ROVE was a blast! So get ready for BIG ROVE II, a fun bicycle event from the creators of the BACooN RIDE & PIGTAILS!  This one-day, 36-mile multi-stop summertime fun ride cruises the Iowa River Corridor Trail and some low traffic roads with bike lanes with stops in Iowa City, North Liberty, and Solon. Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Registration includes:

  • Friday night Pre-ride Party with live music at BIG GROVE BREWERY & TAPROOM in Iowa City.
  • A sweet BIG ROVE Cycling Hat or Headband.
  • Commemorative BIG ROVE Slap Koozie.
  • Continental Breakfast at BIG GROVE BREWERY & TAPROOM in Iowa City.
  • Mid-ride lunch at BIG GROVE BREW PUB in Solon.
  • FIRST BAR PARTY with live music in North Liberty at the REDS ALEHOUSE!
  • AT THE TURN PARTY with live music in Solon at the BIG GROVE BREW PUB!
  • LAST TOWN OUT PARTY with dancing to DJ in North Liberty at REDS ALEHOUSE !
Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City
Friday Night Pre-Ride Packet Pick-up Party and Post Ride Party!
Enjoy Continental Breakfast before the ride and drink specials!
Reds Alehouse in North Liberty
Big Grove Brewery in Solon
AT THE TURN PARTY with live music
Tasty Lunch and Drink Specials under the BIG TENT!

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