We are gearing up for another outstanding event!
The ride will offer different routes with different mileages to accommodate everyone regardless of your level of experience. And of course, free SAG support and complimentary refreshments will be at every stop!

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Walk-up registrations are welcome.
Sat. 7a-8:30a, Sun. 7:30a-8:00a.
 Keosauqua City Park.


Villages of Van Buren, Inc.
800-868-7822 / 319-293-7111


Saturday August 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM CDT
Sunday August 22, 2021 at approx. 3:00 PM CDT

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Keosauqua City Park
100 Van Buren St
Keosauqua, IA 52565

Driving Directions 


 Bike Van Buren XXXV

This cycling adventure will lead you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Iowa! You'll enjoy pedaling your way across a portion of the Historic Hills Scenic Byway, taking in historic river Villages dating back to the 1840's. You'll also experience our "prairie villages" where the land is flat and fertile, row crops are prevalent and the friendly down-to-earth folks will welcome you with open arms.

                   Each route will BEGIN and END in Keosauqua.

Routes are not revealed until registration. At which time you will receive maps with routes & mileage, hospitality stops, restrooms and lunch option. Mileages will vary, on Saturday we will have a 65 mile and 41 mile route to choose from. Sunday will have 2 route options; 53 mile & a 35 mile. Hospitality/rest stops are, on average, 7 miles apart. 

Technical support will once again be provided by our long-standing partner Bickel's Cycling and Fitness   . Free SAG support will be provided by Villages of Van Buren staff and volunteers. The crews will be in full force on all of the route options for both days. Each vehicle will be equipped with FREE cold bottled water, limited first aid and assistance as needed. Please bring your cell phone to insure quicker service should you need it as the maps will include the necessary phone numbers for all support crews.

Our hospitality/snack stops will NOT be accepting free-will donations. Your one-time registration fee will include refreshments at all hospitality stops. We are working on breakfast option for riders for both mornings and will update this page when it is confirmed.

Lunch Options - $10.00 Adults, $7 Children. Available as a pre-pay option or purchase the morning of registration. (Cost at lunch site will be $10.)

Our FUN POKER RUN has been very popular! And we are planning (and Hoping) we are able to bring it back for 2021! Riders try to collect the best "Poker Hand" by drawing cards at designated Hospitality Stops for a chance to win awesome prizes from Bickel's Cycling & Fitness. Two lucky riders who have the BEST Poker Hand on EACH day will win $100 CASH! You'll turn Saturdays card in the Keosauqua City Park until 4pm and the winners will be notified Sunday. Sunday cards will also be turned in at the Keosauqua City Park. Winners will be notified and prizes mailed on Monday.

Commemorative T-shirts can not be ordered at the time of registration. Shirts ordered during early-bird registration can be picked up the day of the event. 

**PLEASE NOTE** This year and for future years, commemorative event T-shirts are ONLY available through EARLY-BIRD PRE-REGISTRATION (cut off July 25th). There will be no extra shirts available after July 25th or at registration, nor will you be able to order one for later delivery.

Participants will be sharing the roadways with vehicular traffic. Although  most of the route is on sparsely traveled paved county roads, there are sections that include travel on state highways. For your own safety, helmets are strongly encouraged, but not required.

 Registration/Check-in will be held at the Keosauqua City Park.
Saturday, August 21st: 7:00am-8:30am
Sunday, August 22nd: 7:30am - 8:00am (for Sunday only riders)

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                              >>> No bike? No problem! <<<

Bike Rentals available at:
Bickels Cycling & Fitness (319-754-4410) 

NOTE: All riders (under 18 will require parent/guardian signature) will be required to sign a release of liability waiver. 




Registration fee, T-shirts and Lunch fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.