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Sat May 20 2017 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Start from Firetrucker Brewery
Ankeny, IA


Firetrucker Brewery


Party Ride

Distance - ~66 miles

Ride to Des Moines Urban breweries for American Craft Beer Week on the FUBAR ride.  The assault is to see how many breweries one can get to in one day on a bike via the bike trails and a few streets around Des Moines.

You will need to get your punchcard and wristband at Firetrucker Brewery that will get you specials at each brewery to start then you can follow our route or diverge as you tackle this ride..

Hit as many Des Moines Area Breweries as you can in one day on a bike.  We have a ride to hit 8 breweries and 2 optional west side breweries that are a new addition this year.  We will have a punch card for the breweries that you drink at.  Drink at at least 7 of them that day and turn in your punch card for a drawing for 2 fun prizes! (1) Keg Party, (2)Free Growler fill

This year you can pre register the night before the ride to get your waiver signed and gather your wristband and punch card.   We are holding pre registration at 2 places 515 Brewing is helping us to have DSM/West DSM location for registration and you can pre register at Firetrucker Brewery.  Pre registration will be from 5 - 7 at both of these locations. 
You can also register the day of the race by getting to Firetrucker Brewery before you ride at 10 AM until Noon.  
Remember it is free to register and ride but we are taking donations for 3 bike related charities if you would like to donate.

The ride will start at 10 AM from Firetrucker Brewery and we will ride off hopefully by 11:00.   You can start when you like if you have pre registered the night before.

Here is the route.

Firetrucker to Reclaimed Rails - 15.2 miles via Ankeny connector and Chichaqua Valley Trail
Reclaimed Rails to Madhouse Brewery- 16.6 miles  via 80th St to Gay Lea Wilson Trail to Scott Street MLK 
Madhouse to Peacetree DSM Branch - .6 miles via SE 4th St
Peacetree DSM Branch to Exile Brewing - 2.0 miles via MLK bike path
Exile Brewing to Confluence Brewing - 2.2 miles via Meredith Trail around Grays Lake
Confluence Brewing to Fox Brewing - 7.1 miles via Waterworks park Bill Riley trail, Walnut Creek trail to Des Moines Trail
Fox Brewing to 515 Brewing - 5.0 miles via Des Moines Trail to Clive Green Belt Trail
515 Brewing to Firetrucker Brewing - 19.0 miles - Clive Greenbelt to Waveland trail - Franklin and Beaver St to Interurban Trail &  Neil Smith Trail

For total of 66 miles of riding and 8 Breweries plus 2 optional breweries. (see downloadable mapmyride route link below and a map)

Specials At each Brewery for FUBAR ride for which you need your wristband

- Firetrucker -  $1 off a pint per rider
- Reclaimed Rails - $1 off a pint per rider 
- Madhouse - $1 off a pint per rider  
- Peace Tree Brewing - $1 off beers + $1 bottles of OHHH! Pale Lager 
- Exile - $1 off a pint per rider  
- Confluence - $1 off a pint per rider 
- Fox Brewing - $1 off a pint per rider  
- 515 Brewing - $1 off a pint per rider  
- Firetrucker Brewery - $1 off a pint per rider
-Twisted Vine (optional) - $1 off a pint per rider 
-Barn Town Brewing (optional) - TBD 


Ride from Ankeny to Bondurant to Downtown Des Moines to Clive and back.  This route will maximize the breweries you pass.

Here is the link to the Route mapped out in MapMyRide; 




Start from Firetrucker Brewery

716 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023



There is no cost for registration but we will take donations for the Ankeny Bike Trail Head Project.  You need the FUBAR punchcard and wristband to get the specials as you are riding.  These can be picked up at Firetrucker Brewery in the pre registration on May 19th and the morning of the ride starting at 10 AM.


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