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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sat May 11 2019 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

WHERE

1119 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

WHO

Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization

Description

Tour

Distance - 31.4 miles

UPDATE: Registration is now required. Click here:  https://aarp.cvent.com/MPOride


Come join the Corridor MPO on their 6th annual bike ride across the Cedar Rapids Metro. This year the guided journey will start in NewBo and head north to Marion’s newest trail the Grant Wood. But first, we will be going to the top of Mt. Trashmore! Spectacular views to be had. From there, riders will enjoy a free lunch in Squaw Creek Park provided by a local food vendor. Next, you’ll see the City of Marion’s Uptown Artway project, a converted alleyway stocked with contemporary art. Finally, you’ll make the trip back to Cedar Rapids completing 31 miles roundtrip. One free beer will be provided during the ride and all riders are welcome to stay for the after party at Lion Bridge Brewing. Free lunch and beer provided by the AARP! Please arrive at 8:30 AM for registration and a prompt 9 30 AM departure. 

Route

UPDATE: You must register at this link - https://aarp.cvent.com/MPOride

Space is limited.

Come join the Corridor MPO on their 6th annual bike ride across the Cedar Rapids Metro. This year the guided journey will start in NewBo and head north to Marion’s newest trail the Grant Wood. But first, we will be going to the top of Mt. Trashmore, Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Spectacular views to be had. Next, you’ll see the City of Marion, Iowa Government’s Uptown Artway project, a converted alleyway stocked with contemporary art. From there, riders will enjoy a free lunch in Squaw Creek Regional Park provided by local food trucks. Finally, you’ll make the trip back to Cedar Rapids completing 31 miles roundtrip. One free beer will be provided during the ride at Marion's Uptown Snug and all riders are welcome to stay for the after party at Lion Bridge Brewing Company.

Free lunch and beer (Uptown Snug) provided by the AARP! Please arrive between 8:30 and 9 AM for registration and a 9:30 AM departure.

Pace will be moderate and open to all ages and abilities. There are few uphills but many steep downhills...please be responsible.

Stops at:

1. Meet at the free parking lot at the corner of 12th Ave and 2nd St SE in Cedar Rapids. 1119 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 5240

2. To the top of Mt. Trashmore, Cedar Rapids, Iowa! 948 feet up, you can walk or bike, for the best view in the metro

3. Short stops at the future location of the Grant Wood Trail Ext connecting Cedar Rapids and Marion

4. FREE beer (limit one) at Uptown Snug in the heart of Marion - See the Uptown Artway, a re-purposed urban alley

5. FREE food truck lunch in Squaw Creek Regional Park at the Red Cedar Trail-head

6. Quick stop at the future home of the Smoke Stack Trail bridge part of the Connect CR project.

7. Finish at Lion Bridge Brewing Company for after party (beer and food is great but not free)

For the exact route click below:

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/823108?units=miles 

    Venue

    1119 2nd St SE

    1119 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
      MAP

    Registration

    FREE! Free lunch and beer provided by the AARP! 

    Contact

    b.whyte@corridorMPO.com

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