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Keokuk Alley Cat Bicycle Rally

You're going to LOVE this event! 

A fun & unique family-friendly event, an Alley Cat Bicycle Rally is a form of unsanctioned, action-packed bicycle street racing. Created decades ago by bike messengers, races mimic all sorts of crazy things a bike messenger might encounter in a typical delivery day. Alley Cats send riders racing around the city to a series of checkpoints (which are conveniently given out just a few minutes before the races begin)!  

With no set route, part of the winning strategy is deciding whether to take off right away & figure out the route as you go, or strategize first & then get to pedaling! Navigation skills, raw speed...& maybe a little luck, too!...will determine the winner. 

Event Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019

Races Start at 1p.m.

Start/Finish Line: Main Street Keokuk, Inc. Office (511 Blondeau Street, Keokuk, IA)

3 Races Options:

  • City to City to City (30+ miles) - begins at 1:30p.m. - $15 Registration Fee
  • The Easy Ten (10+ miles) - begins at 1:45p.m. - $15 Registration Fee
  • The Grand Meander (Family Fun Ride) - begins at 2p.m. - Free! (t-shirt not included)

(Meet at 511 Blondeau Street for pre-ride instructions, donuts & registration (including sign-up for a brand new children’s bicycle!). A helmet is required for participation. Route will travel on North 5th Street to Grand Avenue with a stop at Triangle Park to complete a checkpoint challenge. After stopping there, riders will continue on to Rand Park where they will participate in another set of checkpoint challenges scattered throughout the park (including hula hooping, casting a fishing line & tossing a basketball). Fun prizes will be handed out at each checkpoint. The ultimate challenge is to complete all tasks and return to the starting point by noon to be eligible for even more prizes!)

Pre-registration is encouraged. Register by September 8, 2019 to receive a t-shirt!

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