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

WHEN

Sat Aug 19 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WHERE

Iowa Mennonite School
Kalona, IA

WHO

Courage Ride Event Committee and Bicyclists of Iowa City

Description

Road

Distance - 6 Paved Routes: 16, 24, 39, 59, 81 and 100 miles. Gravel Routes: 20-30, 50-70 and 100 miles

Courage Ride is an annual bike ride honoring the life of Seth Bailey, a courageous young man who died at age 25 from sarcoma cancer in 2003. His parents, Jackie and Tom Bailey partnered with Bicyclists of Iowa City (BIC) to create a ride that all levels of cyclists can enjoy! All proceeds from the Courage Ride go to the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Sarcoma Research Program. Since the first ride in 2005,Courage Ride has raised over $559,200 for sarcoma cancer research.

 ABOUT THE RIDE

  • Over 500 riders are expected to register
  • Pedal over gently rolling hills leading past Amish homesteads and over old stagecoach routes near Kalona, Iowa
  • Six paved routes: 16, 24, 39, 59, 81 and 100 miles (some are new or modified for 2017)
  • Gravel routes: 20-30, 50-70, and 100 miles (some are new or modified for 2017)
  • Courage Ride has a rolling start, but generally, cyclists riding 40+ miles will leave between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.; cyclists doing shorter rides will leave after 8 a.m.
  • Includes a delicious catered breakfast and lunch
  • Rest stops with food and live music
  • Cyclists receive detailed maps, SAG support, bike mechanics and free tent camping with access to showers
  • New 2017 Courage Ride jerseys available to order
  • A silent auction featuring items from area businesses, organizations and craftsmen
  • Free skin cancer screenings performed by University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics dermatologists
  • Advance registration for adults is $75 and youth (13-17) is $15 through August 11. Starting August 12, adult registration is $85. Event t-shirts included with registration before August 1st.
Visit CourageRide.org for route maps, registration information or to make a donation. Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


Join us for this fun event and help us "Fight Sarcoma Cancer. Together."

Route

Pedal over gently rolling hills leading past Amish homesteads and over old stagecoach routes near Kalona, Iowa

Six paved routes: 16, 24, 39, 59, 81 and 100 miles (some are new or modified for 2017)

Gravel routes: 20-30, 50-70, and 100 miles (some are new or modified for 2017)

Venue

Iowa Mennonite School

1421 540th St SW
Kalona, IA 52247
  MAP

Registration

Advance registration for adults is $75 and youth (13-17) is $15 through August 11. Starting August 12, adult registration is $85. Event t-shirts included with registration before August 1st.

Contact

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leorahoughton@gmail.com

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