• Posted Feb 24, 2020

It's called The Pig n Pedal (but most of their friends just call it “The Pig”) - a new trail-side bar and restaurant in Ankeny

Please welcome The Pig n Pedal as BIKEIOWA's newest Premier sponsor.

The Heart of Ankeny

Jason Kapela and Justin Sykes built this bar and restaurant with Iowa (Pig) and Cycling (Pedal) in mind.

Cycling décor and reclaimed Iowa barnwood are the theme. Scratch menu items, small vineyard wines, craft cocktails, Moscow mules, and a wide selection of Iowa-made draft beer make us the only full service bar and restaurant connected to Ankeny Market Pavilion (AMP, home of the Ankeny Farmer’s Market) and the cycling trailhead.

As you look a the logo (a pig riding a unicycle), you can probably guess the theme of the restaurant is pork. Dinner and appetizer options will rotate about the core pork-focuses plates and sides. There will also be healthy options offered too.

Whether you’re looking for a cold domestic tallboy, pint of Iowa craft beer, seasonal craft cocktail or a Kentucky Mule, we’ve got it all!

Trail-Side Patio - Cycling Season Vibe

The +/-80 seat patio is located right in the heart of Ankeny on the High Trestle Trail trailhead. Backing to Ankeny Market Pavilion, our patio overlooks the bustling Ankeny Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning during the summer.

With a gated sidewalk, walk your bikes into the yard and enjoy food and drink on the patio while listening to music and watching the market and trail-riders rolling by.

Uptown – The “Old Downtown” Revitalization

While Ankeny continued to grow by leaps and bounds, Uptown had quietly been left to age like so many other “old downtowns.” A number of businesses had successfully existed for years, but an equal number of buildings were run down and in need of revitalization. Limited parking and outdated infrastructure plagued the district.

About 5-10 years ago however, that all changed. The City of Ankeny, along with local developers, saw the potential and began a revitalization initiative. This combined effort has led to the bicycle trail infrastructure, the market pavilion, improved roads, much-needed additional parking, and updated buildings for businesses and residents alike.

The Uptown Association (an Uptown Ankeny business member group) has been integral in these efforts as well, and we are proud to be an active member.

We are currently involved in a trailhead project which will bring art installations to the Ankeny corridor of trails, as well as 2 trail construction projects. Heading south out of uptown, the first project tunnels under Highway 69 and the second project takes the trail over Oralabor Rd via a bridge. These projects mean no more crossing two of
Ankeny’s busiest roadways and are expected to be completed this year. Very exciting!

Let’s Do Brunch!

We offer the best brunch around on Sundays from 9am-2pm year-round, and Saturdays from 9am-2pm seasonally from spring to fall. With bottomless mimosas, house made “Miss Piggy” bloody marys and a full brunch menu, get your day started off right!

Nothing beats a Summer Saturday ride to the Farmer’s Market, a drink or two at “The Pig”, followed by a nice trail ride. And we’ll be here when you get back!


The Sykes and Kapelas have been friends for fifteen years and this restaurant has been in the making since the beginning of that friendship.

They came together as a result of meeting in one of Chef Jason’s restaurants. Our love of food, wine and dining out have been the back bone of our friendship.

A concept was spawned and they refined the recipes over many years.

The restaurant has been opened in November 2019 to share our love and passion with the rest of the city.

Our goal is to provide all of our guests with the best dining experience.

Jason, Justin, Kyle, and Royce


Pig n Pedal
710 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023 MAP

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