Enjoy some of the finest hospitality around with a bicycle ride through Van Buren County!
If you are looking for a chance to experience the warmth and friendly hospitality of the Villages of Van Buren, then come pedal your way across a portion of the Historic Hills Scenic Byway on this casual, family-oriented bicycle ride through Van Buren County, IA. Take in the beautiful and historic Villages dating back to the 1840's that are home to Van Buren's Mennonite communities. Come see the Milton Creamery or shop at the Dutchman's Store in Cantril, IA! With a variety of biking options available over the course of 2-days, you can pick and choose the route(s) you feel most comfortable while also enjoying numerous food and drink stops approximately 7-miles a part.
Routes will begin and end both days in Keosauqua, IA.
While the majority of the routes are on sparsely traveled, paved county roads, there are sections where riders will be sharing the roadways with vehicular traffic; for your own safety, helmets are strongly encouraged.
- Saturday - there are (2) designated route options (65-miles & 41-miles)
- Sunday - there are (2) designated route options (53-miles & 35-miles)
Routes and route maps will be provided at registration! Hospitality and rest stops average every 7-miles. You are also welcome to "create your own" route, too.
Walk-up registrations and check-ins will be held at the Keosauqua City Park (100 Van Buren St, Keosauqua, IA).
- Saturday, August 21, 2021: 7-8:30am
- Sunday, August 22, 2021: 7:30-8:00am
*Early-Bird Registration is available through July 25th! Commemorative t-shirts are only available up to this date.
For further information &/or to register, visit VillagesofVanBuren.com, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org, Call (800) 868-7822 or (319) 293-7111
- Arrangements are currently being made; details to come shortly.
- $10 Adults and $7 Children (14 & under)
- Available as a pre-pay option or purchase the morning of registration. (Cost at lunch site will be $10)
Hospitality / Snack Stops
- Free-will donations will not be accepted. Your one-time registration fee will include refreshments at all hospitality stops.
Great Giveaways & Chances to Win!
Collect the best "poker hand" during the Fun Poker Run by drawing cards at designated hospitality stops. Two lucky riders who have the best poker hand on each day will win $100 cash, along with other cool prizes, including bike gear and gift cards from Bickel's Cycling & Fitness!
- Free SAG support is provided to all registered riders along with bottled ice water. Bickels Cycling and Fitness will be en route with riders both days to provide any technical support as needed.