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WHEN

Thu Sep 27 2018 - Sun Sep 30 2018 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

WHERE

Stone State Park
Sioux City, IA

WHO

Golden Hills RC&D

Description

Tour

Distance - 200 ish miles

Join us for the first-ever "Loess Hills Parks & Peaks Bicycle Tour", a 4-day cycling tour of Western Iowa's magnificent Loess Hills. This rare landform, only found to this depth and extent in China, is home to more than spectacular views (especially in the fall). The bluffs are home to rare flora & fauna, recreational treasures and a host of charming small towns and businesses along the way. Throughout the ride we will have educational programming, making this a truly unique experience. Much of the route follows the Missouri River bottom and includes the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway (TM) and the Lewis & Clark Today Route. Snacks and refreshments will be provided during the day and at the campsites, and luggage will be transported from campsite to campsite. Camping is included in registration fees (bring your own tent and supplies, or contact us if you are in need of rentals), but there are nearby hotel options each night if you would prefer to arrange on your own. Advance registration is required and may be completed online or by mail, and includes a commemorative t-shirt. This ride is part of Loess Hills & Heritage Week, a collective week of events celebrating the Loess Hills. Questions? Call Golden Hills RC&D, and ask for Lance or Becca - 712-482-3029.

Route

Starting at Stone State Park north of Sioux City, and ending at Waubonsie State Park near Hamburg, the route will follow much of the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway as well as the Lewis & Clark Today Route, which is in the process of becoming the first designated and signed state bike route in Iowa.  There will be many opportunities for gravel loops for those looking to really explore the hills.  Route details, subject to change, are available at http://www.visitloesshills.org/bike-ride.html.
 

Venue

Stone State Park

5001 Talbot Road
Sioux City, IA 51103
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Registration

Registration is required for the event, so that we can adequately prepare campground and programming space.  Morning, midday and evening snacks and refreshments are included, but be prepared to purchase meals on your own.  Camping and luggage transportation is included in the registration fee, but for those wanting to stay in a hotel there will be nearby options.  The full registration is $200 (includes camping for up to 5 nights), a 2-day registration is $130 (includes camping for up to 3 nights), and a one-day registration is $75 (includes camping for up to 2 nights).  All registrants will receive a commemorative T-Shirt and there will be educational programming at multiple locations throughout the tour.

Contact

lance@goldenhillsrcd.org

rebecca.castle@goldenhillsrcd.org

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