Freedom Festival Bike Ride

  • Details

  • 6/23/24
  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • $30
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Outdoor

Event Description

“Chart Your Course!”

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is excited to collaborate with the City of Ely for this years Freedom Bike Ride! Join us on June 23rd at the Ely City Park in downtown Ely for a long ride north, short ride north, and a family fun day with a ride to the south included. There will be food trucks on site providing food and drinks and kids activities available as part of the family fun day! Establishments in Ely will also be providing live music to enjoy after the ride!

The Rides

Starting at 8:00 AM, we’ll kick the morning off with our 50 mile ride, with our 30 mile ride to follow at 9:00 AM! Both rides will head north from Ely. Take a pitstop on your ride to stop at the stations along the route. These stations will have various activities for riders to complete in exchange for bike bucks following the ride! Bike bucks can be used at select establishments as part of our family fun day! All 50 and 30 mile riders will receive passport books to “Chart Your Course” throughout the route! Single rider pre-registration is $25.00 and can be purchased below. Day of registration will begin at 7:30 AM and will cost $30.00. Learn about our third ride option included with our family fun day below!

Family Ride Route Information

30 Mile Ride Route Information

50 Mile Ride Route Information

Family Fun Day

As part of our family fun day, we are offering a FREE 8 mile family ride that will begin at 11:00 AM and head south towards Solon! Prior to our 11:00 AM ride, SAFE Linn County will be providing free bike helmets, materials to decorate your bike, and an obstacle course, all beginning at 10:00 AM and will run until supplies lasts! From 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, food trucks and kids activities (inflatables, face painters, balloon artist) will be available at the park! As part of our family fun day, we are also excited to be offering live music entertainment at Odie’s and House Divided beginning at 11:00 AM!

Food Trucks: Country Line BBQ & El Sol Taco Truck

Live Music Schedule:

Maize Island Duo 11 AM - 2 PM @ Odie’s

Robbie Huffaker 12 PM - 2 PM @ House Divided

The Detour Band 4 PM - 7 PM @ House Divided