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Freedom Bike Ride

  • Details

  • 6/21/20
  • 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • $40.0
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Sports/Rec
  • Community

Event Description

The Freedom Bike Ride will be back again this year and this fundraiser bicycle event will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2020! From training wheels to triathlon competitors, all are welcome at the 4th annual Freedom Bike Ride! This new and improved ride will include two different loop routes, 26 miles and 45 miles, that will pass though Marion, Cedar Rapids, Center Point, and Hiawatha. 

Registration Information:

  • Registration fee: $40 - includes meal after the ride and button, which must be worn during the ride (register here)
  • Same day registration begins at 9:00am at Lowe Park


Route Information:

  • Starting location: Lowe Park in Marion
  • Ending location: Lowe Park in Marion
  • Choose from 26 mile or 45 mile loop route (route maps being finalized)
  • Start Times: 45 mile - 10:30am   26 miles - 11:00am
  • Rest stops with restrooms and snacks along the route
  • Designated stops at the following locations: TO COME


Schedule of Events:

  • Meal served from 2:00pm - 6:00pm at Lowe Park
  • Enjoy entertainment TBD from 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Giveaway announcement at 5:00pm


Packet Pickup:

  • Packets can be picked for the bike ride beginning on June 19th at BankIowa - 7045 C Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, during bank hours.
    • Friday, June 19th the bank will remain opened until 5:30pm
    • Saturday, June 20th the bank will be opened from 9:00am - 11:30am
    • Same day packet pickup begins at 9:00am


Additional Information:

  • Giveaways courtesy of Northtowne Cycling & Fitness
  • Bike Decorating available
  • In the case of inclement weather, a refund will not be given.
  • Rest stops close at 4pm

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