For more than sixteen years now, the Pirates have been putting on the best little party ride this side of the big dance. Join us for another adventure and prepare for heat, hills, head-winds, hookers, and hijinks. (Wait, did he just say hills?)
We are tailgating at the Gay Lea Wilson trailhead behind the Altoona Hawk Heaven Tavern (17th Ave SW and 8th St SW). It’s a good place to park. This should hasten our typically late departure. Like previous years, our route takes us from Altoona, to Pleasant Hill, over to Runnells, to Mitchellville, then to Bondurant, then back to Altoona. In the past some have set up camp in Thomas Mitchell Park to avoid the drive home.
This is one of the few rides taking you to these great Eastern small towns –these towns, and the beautiful blacktop roads, are worth seeing.