Courage Ride is an annual bike ride honoring 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 $510,000 for sarcoma cancer research. To date, Courage Ride proceeds have seeded numerous sarcoma cancer research grants, many of which have evolved into promising, larger scale research studies. Patient lives are being made better as a result of these research studies and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is gaining worldwide recognition for its expertise in advancing sarcoma research.
New start/finish location at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom! Pedal south of Iowa City along the scenic Iowa River to Hills, Iowa before heading west through Riverside, Iowa towards the gently rolling countryside near Kalona, Iowa. You will enjoy riding past Amish homesteads and over old stagecoach routes before returning to Big Grove for a victory party!
Six paved routes, ranging from a 5 mile family fun ride to a century ride (5, 18, 36.5, 51, 85, 101 miles). Includes breakfast and lunch, plus rest stops with food, drinks and live music. Cyclists receive detailed maps, SAG support, bike mechanics and free tent camping. A silent auction featuring items from area businesses, organizations and craftsmen
Adult-Early Registration (through Friday, August 9th) $75
Adult-Week of Registration (starting Saturday, August 10) $85
Youth (13-17) $15
Children 12 & under are free
- Presented By: Courage Ride
- Dates: August 17, 2019
- Address: 1225 S Gilbert St
- Phone: P: (319) 551-6032
- Time: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Price: $15 - 75 through August 10