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


Sat Sep 16 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


New Life Church [formerly Mondamin Baptist Church]
Mondamin, IA


Richard and Tammi Mether



Distance - 29, 37, and 51 miles

This is our 6th annual Embrace ride!

Free food and pocket-able proteins available all day long. Meals available in New Life Church in Mondamin [formerly Baptist Church], snacks available in Logan, Magnolia, and Pisgah.

All hard-surface roads.

Mild rolling hills on the 29-mile route, big long hills on the 37- and 51-mile routes.


All routes begin and end in Mondamin, Iowa, at the New Life Church [formerly Baptist Church] on the south edge of town. Three routes: 29-mile loop through Pisgah, 37-mile trip through Magnolia and Pisgah, and 51-mile jaunt through Logan, Magnolia, and Pisgah.

29-mile route: Starts in Mondamin [New Life Church], heads to the hills, rides along the hills to Pisgah for a potty stop and some pocket-able proteins at the Loess Hills State Forest Visitor Center. From Pisgah, the route travels up Murray Hill for a beautiful sky-high view over the farmland [and Nebraska] to the west. The ride continues down to Little Sioux and River Sioux, then back south on K-45 to finish in Mondamin.

37-mile route: Same start and finish, but this ride adds some long hills toward Magnolia for a potty stop and some pocket-able proteins. Cyclists then take a scenic route to Pisgah to join the cyclists from the 29-mile route and finish in Mondamin.

51-mile route: Starts and ends with the other cyclists, but this route heads further south along the hills for a visit to the Loess Hills Lavender Farm [potty stop and snacks]. After a few more miles south, the route takes a scenic highway to Logan [F-50] for another potty stop and some pocket-able proteins at the public library. The ride continues along highway 127 to Magnolia [more pocket-able proteins!] and joins the 37-mile cyclists to finish the ride in Mondamin.


New Life Church [formerly Mondamin Baptist Church]

609 Mulberry Street
Mondamin, IA 51557



Best way to register: email Tammi at

ALL military and law-enforcement personnel [active or retired] are FREE! Thank you for your service! [But please register by Wednesday, August 30, so we can plan and so you can have a free shirt!]

To guarantee an Embrace shirt please register and pay by Wed., Aug. 30, 2017. [Shirts are 100% polyester, moisture-wicking, with UVPF 50 sunblock.]

Registration fee by Wed., Aug 30, 2017 ... $25 plus one non-perishable food item.

Registration fee after Wed., Aug. 30, 2017... $35 plus one non-perishable food item.

FAMILY rates: after 2 paid registrations, additional family members $15 each. Children 5 & under are free.

All proceeds after costs will go to the local food pantry, Matthew House.


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