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WHEN

Sat Aug 04 2018 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM

WHERE

Okoboji, Iowa
Spirit Lake, IA

WHO

Sportsmans

Description

Party Ride

Distance - 16-40

Sportsmans Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. 40 mile and 16 mile routes. August 4th. 9am- 7:45pm. Proceeds to the Trails. $25 if you sign up and pay before July 10th. $35 day of event. Fee includes a shirt/lunch @ sportsmans/gift bag, plus many prizes/games along the route.

The ride will be around the Iowa Grest Lakes. More details to follow.

Please share this page with your friends. See you August 4th, 2018 for one incredible day!

Send check to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.

Route

Sportsmans Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. It's a Tiki themed Bicycle ride in recognition of the NEW Tiki Bar in the back of Sportsmans. You do not have to dress up for this ride.

The Ride: 100's of riders (all ages).
40, 24 and 16 mile routes. August 4th. 9am- 7:45pm. Prizes awarded at 8pm - Sportsmans. Proceeds to the Trails. $25 if you sign up and pay before July 10th. $35 day of event. Fee includes a moisture protection shirt/lunch (Burgers, Hot Dogs and Oak Tree BBQ @ sportsmans/gift bag, plus many prizes/games along the route. Also, we have A FREE SAG truck that is on call from 9am-7:45pm. At anytime you can call them to pick you and your bike up.

Please help support the trails and share this page with all your biking friends. Send in a check before July 10th and guarantee yourself a gift bag and a "tiki ride" moisture protection shirt (shown above)

Can't make the ride? Send in a check and we will mail you the shirt

Sportsmans: 1609 Hill Ave, Spirt Lake, Iowa 51360

The Fun Starts at Sportsmans/Spirit Lake, IA - Open since 1937.

Be sure to check in early to meet your fellow riders and have a refreshment or two and to get your bike tuned or repaired by one of many sponsors.

Okoboji Expedition Company will have a tent set up to help you with any last minute repairs. Check in starts at 7am and the ride starts at 9am. We start the ride with a police escort and maybe even a tractor escort. The first portion of the ride is 16 miles around Big Spirit Lake, the largest natural Lake in Iowa.

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The first 16 miles around Big Spirit use the bike trails and start on the West side. 5 miles into the ride riders will turn right/East and follow the grade, which is the Iowa/Minnesota Border. I bet you didn’t know you would be biking in two states on this ride? At the 7.5 mile mark, Sportsmans is offering a free water stop. Stop and say "hi" to Little Gary. Gary has been a valuable volunteer since the inception of our ride. And a special shout out to all the volunteers who make this happen! A couple miles later, you’ll veer to the right and continue South. Many of the bikers like to stop at Sand Bar Lodge (Optional). You'll find it is a taste of a small town Iowa bar and I mean REALLY SMALL on the shores of one of the prettiest Lakes in Iowa. The ride continues South and then back West till you come to the famous Fish Hatchery that supplies fish to many of the Lakes in Iowa. After this 15 mile ride you’re back to Sportsmans for a little R&R&Fun and Lunch. A SPECIAL GIFT is also given to all riders who make the first 16 miles. Sportsmans has gone ALL OUT to make your experience an exceptional one!! How many bike rides actually have something special waiting for you at each stop? The FREE lunch at Sportsmans serves fresh fruit, vegetables, and Good Ole Homemade Burgers. Oak Tree Barbecue will also be catering its famous Barbecue. ALL FREE!



After lunch, this will be the start of the 24 mile ride. We now pedal on trails through the greatest part of the Iowa Great Lakes. This portion of the ride will take you by the Nature Center, butterfly garden, and a one room school house. We will continue along the Northern end of West Lake Okoboji and then heading South. Don't forget to look for the PINK PIGS. 50 PINK PIGS will be placed along the route. If you see one, grab it. Be sure to turn this into Sportsmans or Dave along the route or before 7:30pm. 10 lucky winners out of 50 PIGS will take home prizes! Our first sponsored stop will be PUB 19. It is about 7 miles from Sportsmans. You can relax on their beautiful deck overlooking Okoboji View Golf Course. Make sure you turn in your one free ticket for each stop. One lucky ticket winner will win a Special gift from each of our sponsored stops. The next stop is about 5 miles away at WEST O. This brewery won the best brewed beer in Iowa during the 2017 season. A bicyclist favorite! We'll then buzz by the famous TACO HOUSE - a locals hidden gem!

And then its off to Okoboji... This area was long inhabited by the Santee or Dakota Sioux. The Dakota-language name for the Lake was Minnetonka, meaning "great waters". Now that we have you in the “spirit”, our next stop will be Pirate Jacks. What A Great View of West Lake Okoboji! Its right in the Heart of Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Arnolds Park is in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes resort region and is home to a historic amusement park, which features the Legend Roller Coaster. Legend, which carried its first riders in 1927, is believed to be the 13th oldest wooden roller coaster in the U.S. In 2012 the amusement park was selected as one of the fifteen best in the Midwest region by Midwest Living Magazine. The Fun is just beginning! Our next stop is the Ritz. Home of Iowa's Top 10 Burgers! They heard about this incredible ride and wanted to be a part of it! They'll welcome ALL the riders with open arms! The Fun is building! Now its off to The Rolling Oaks Barn. This red roof barn stands out high on a hill of oak trees right in the heart of Okoboji. Built in 1919 and what was once a Dairy Farm is now Iowa’s premier rustic barn venue.

Our final stop and Post Party is at SPORTSMANS! Here is where stories of the ride are shared and friendships are grown. You may even start planning your next ride with your new friends including telling outsiders about this ride next year. Don’t miss the post party! PRIZES will be given out at 8pm. There is so much more to share about this ride, but we can’t give away all our secrets. Sign up early and tell your friends. Please share this ride with other riders.

Please share this page with your friends. See you August 4th, 2018 for one incredible day!

Send check to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.. Due before July 10th.

Staying overnight? Here's some options:

Great Lakes INN
Address: 1905 18th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Phone: (712) 336-2668

Super 8
Address: 2203 Circle Dr W, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Phone: (712) 336-4901

Ramada INN

Address: 2704 17th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Phone: (712) 336-3984

Vintage Block INN and Suites
Address: 1107 Sanborn Ave, Okoboji, IA 51355
Phone: (712) 332-8040

Arrowood Resort and Conference Center
Address: 1405 US-71, Okoboji, IA 51355
Phone: (712) 332-2161

Bridges Bay Resort
Address: 630 Linden Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Phone: (712) 332-2202

* For Bus Groups. We do have a location to park and plug in for power. Call 515-480-0788 for more information.

Venue

Okoboji, Iowa

Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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Sportsmans 4th Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. 40 mile, 24mile  and 16 mile routes. August 4th. 9am- 7:45pm. Proceeds to the Trails. $25 if you sign up and pay before July 10th. Pre-registered guest receive a gift bag.  $35 day of event. Fee includes a shirt/lunch @ sportsmans/gift bag, plus many prizes/games along the route.

The ride will be around the Iowa Grest Lakes. More details to follow.

Please share this page with your biking friends. See you August 4th, 2018 for one incredible day!

Send check to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.

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