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WHEN

Sat Jun 29 2019 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM

WHERE

Mullets
Des Moines, IA

WHO

BIKEIOWA.com, Iowa Beverage and New Belgium

Description

Trail Ride

Distance - 101 miles (107 with bonus)

Celebrate New Belgium Brewery's Birthday by Riding your Cruiser 100 miles on some of Iowa's best kept trails while stopping at some super-fun establishments along the trail!

Yeah - You heard us right... We are riding 100 miles on Cruisers (AGAIN!). We know many of you did not finish due to the Torrential historic rains last year, so lets do it again for redemption!!


If you own a Cruiser bike, have an adventurous spirit, and wish to spend all day Cruising....then WE WANT YOU to join us on Saturday June 29th for a little 'Follow Your Folly' action!

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Use hashtag #NBBCruiser100

We hear-by declare that "New Belgium Cruisers will rule the trail this day"


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Don't own a Cruiser?

No worries... All bikes are welcome to come. This will be a perfect opportunity for those who have never ridden a century (100 miles).

Can it be done?

We know it can!  In 2013 we rode 107 miles! In 2018 we had a great start and then a flash storm brought 10 inches of rain to the Ankeny area that put a stop to most paritcipant's cruiser ride. We still have not seen where this kind of event has been attempted before, so why not be part of the fun? You can only go so fast on the cruisers, so plan to be out ALL DAY.  We will start early, so we can finish in time to enjoy our achievement!

There will be plenty of place to get water and food along the way.  Check with your Doctor or Psychiatrist before committing.
We hope you can make it all the way, but there will be plenty of chances to get on or off the route along the way too.

Even though we'll have plenty of stops along the way, we can't too stay long at any one stop either.

Tips
  • Stretch you legs! - The cruiser "setting position" is not optimal for long rides.  Every 3-5 miles make sure you stand up on the pedal or stop to stretch. It will be your saving grace at the end.
  • Drink - Yes, we will have beer specials, but water, Gatorade and other sport drinks will keep your electrolytes up to par.
  • Eat - You'll be out there burning calories for hours. This is not the time for diet food. Make sure you don't bonk.
  • Fix It - Make sure you have the tools, tubes etc. to change a tire or make minor repairs on your bicycle.
  • Not from here? - If you are not familiar with the trails, find a buddy who is. We are riding mostly trails, and some of the connections are not very intuitive if you are not familiar with them.
  • Enjoy It!  - This is not a race. The weather looks awesome and you'll be with like-minded (crazy) cyclists... Enjoy the day!

Plan Ahead

Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and you'd better have at least one bike tube and a repair kit. Make sure your steed is in good running order. We'll help out where we can, but consider this an unsupported ride as there are no sag wagons. Plan accordingly. 

Parking

Please do NOT take up parking lot spaces at the venues since we will be gone the whole day!

Beer Specials

See List of Stops below for specials


Post-Ride Knighting Ceremony & Celebration

If you finish, you'll have well-earned a place in history! The New Belgium Gods will douse us with smiles. Food and drink will be plentiful.

Once you finish, find a volunteer to "check your card". If you card is all signed, you will be recognized as a"Follow Your Folly Cruiser 100 Ride Finisher".

All Finishers get a Finisher patch! If we don't have enough finisher patches, we will mail them out to you the week after the event!


Support

This is a lightly supported event. No Shuttles, sags, etc. are provided. We will provide maps, you can download a gpx file. and will do our best to find you a ride in case your steed breaks down, but be ready to call UBER or throw a thumb in the air if the need arises.

Updates

Mar 2 2019 - Posted the event for 2019

Route

101 miles total with any optional 6 bonus miles to the Cumming Tap and back

The Route is 95%+ on trails with the flattest Iowa elevation we could find.

The route will be similar to last year and will be posted once we finalize all the details.

Venue

Mullets

1300 SE 1st
Des Moines, IA 50315
  MAP

Registration

The ride is capped at 200. We only have 200 caps and patches coming. Once they are gone. they are gone!

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON


Each pre-registered participant will get:
  • Coming Soon!
The registration fee also pays for an insurance policy that covers our butt as well as yours.

PRIZES

You must be pre-registered to qualify for these prizes.
  • Coming Soon!

Day-Of Registrations

We might accecpt day-of registrations. We'll announce as the event date gets closer.

Contact

Biker@BIKEIOWA.com

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