The 14th annual Courage Ride honors the life of Seth Bailey, a courageous young man who died at age 25 from sarcoma cancer in 2003. His parents, Jackie and Tom Bailey partnered with Bicyclists of Iowa City (BIC) to create a ride that all levels of cyclists can enjoy! All proceeds from the Courage Ride go to the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Sarcoma Research Program. Since the first ride in 2005, Courage Ride has raised over $649,200 for sarcoma cancer research. 85% of the Sarcoma Research Program's seed grant funding come from Courage Ride.
About the Ride
- Over 500 riders are expected to register
- Pedal over rolling hills leading past Amish homesteads and over old stagecoach routes near Kalona, Iowa
- Seven paved routes: 12 (new-flatter route), 16, 24, 39, 59, 81 and 100 miles
- Includes a catered breakfast and lunch
- Rest stops with food and live music
- Cyclists receive detailed maps, SAG support, bike mechanics and free tent camping with access to showers
- Courage Ride bike jerseys are available to order
- A silent auction featuring items from area businesses, organizations and craftsmen
- Free skin cancer screenings performed by University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics dermatologists
Advance registration for adults is $75 and youth (13-17) is $15 through August 10. Starting August 11, adult registration is $85. The Courage Ride has a rolling start, but cyclists riding 40+ miles will generally leave between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Cyclists doing shorter rides will leave after 8 a.m.
Join this fun event and help "Fight Sarcoma Cancer. Together."