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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sat Aug 13 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

WHERE

High Trestle Trail Bridge
Madrid, IA

WHO

BIKEIOWA, Kyle's Bikes, Team Good Beer, Friends & Family

Recap/Results

THANK YOU for being a part of the Wade Franck
Memorial Bicycle Ride and Raffle! We gathered on the High Trestle
Trail Bridge to remember Wade on what would have been his 42nd Birthday.


We are pleased to share that because of generous community support, we
raised $15,015.00 in memory of Wade! These funds were donated to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to help connect the High Trestle and Raccoon River Valley Trails.

We always knew that Iowa had a very special bike culture - and you helped prove it on August 13, 2016 - a most perfect August day!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride and Raffle - including major event supporters Firetrucker Brewery, BIKEIOWA.com, Kyle's Bikes! Thanks also to the Flat Tire Lounge for hosting the event, The Runkels for providing the tunes and Locker and Company
for documenting the event! Thanks to event volunteers, prize donors,
ticket purchasers and everyone who played a part in making the event
successful.

And finally, there is a limited number of
high-visibility green Ride For Wade t-shirts available at Firetrucker
Brewery in Ankeny! Get one for only $15!

Description

Trail Ride

Distance - Unknown

To celebrate Wade's everlasting light in the cycling world, the Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride and Raffle will raise funds to benefot the trails for the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  The funds will be used to connectthe High Trestle Trail and the Raccoon River Valley Trail.  Both are nationally renowned trails - for their length and features - and they are only nine miles apart!

All proceeds from the Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride will benefit the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to connect the High Trestle Trail and the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

As many of you know, central Iowa cyclist, Wade Franck, was killed by a drunk driver last August while riding on an organized ride in Des Moines.


A year later we want to honor Wade's life with a Memorial Bicycle Ride on one of Wade's favorite trails.

Did we mention that August 13th is also Wade's Birthday?  It is and it's going to be a special day. More about Wade Franck.

Please share, help honor Wade, and benefit the greater cycling community.. #rideforwade

A website has been set up for the Memorial Ride
WadeFranckMemorialBicycleRide.com

On Sunday, the Urban Assault Ride will take place in downtown Des Moines. There will be a moment of silence for Wade before the Ride starts.

Links

Venue

High Trestle Trail Bridge

High Trestle Trail
Madrid, IA 50156
  MAP

Route

The Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride is a convergence ride.  There is no mass start. Here are some options for starting with others at some popular places along the Central Iowa Trail network.  Choose a ride that works with your schedule and your riding ability.  Groups will ride to the High Trestle Bridge together, but keep in mind that everyone may not depart the Flat Tire Lounge at the same time.

Join a group to ride to the High Trestle Bridge or create your own ride.  Whichever option you choose, be sure to wear a helmet, bring lights and appropriate riding attire.  The Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride is a rain or shine event

Registration

It's a FREE ride, but there will be raffle tickets, auctions and donations available to raise funds for the Connector Trail that will connect the High Trestle Trail and the Raccoon River Trail. More to come!

PURCHASE A RAFFLE TICKET online or make a donation to the Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride!

Also, "like" the Wade Franck Memorial Bicycle Ride on Facebook!

If you are in Central Iowa, you can purchase raffle tickets at:
Soon, they'll be available at:

Want to sell tickets at your place? Contact biker@bikeiowa.com and we'll set you up!

Contact

Biker@bikeiowa.com

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