Sat Jun 06 2020 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


High Trestle Trail Head
Ankeny, IA


National Fragile X Foundation, Heartland Chapter - Iowa and South Dakota


Party Ride

Distance - 56 miles or 23 miles if you only ride one way! Your choice. Transportation is up to you.

This is the 5th year for this ride!

Nancy & Ken Carlson are organizing this charity ride to raise funds and awareness for their son's disability, Fragile X Syndrome.

Nancy is a board member of the parent led National Fragile X Foundation, Heartland Chapter which serves families in Iowa and South Dakota.

This all volunteer group is part of the National Fragile X Foundation's Chapter network . It serves as a resource for professionals and parents. Through fundraisers, educational seminars and charitable donations, the group provides support for advocacy efforts for Fragile X causes and research and provides financial resources for families to access Fragile X clinics, like the University of Iowa's Center for Disabilities and Development in Iowa City.

Fragile X 2018


This is a 56 mile bicycle ride with all proceeds benefiting The National Fragile X Foundation, Heartland Chapter - Iowa and South Dakota

Registration and packet pickup is 7: 30am-8:00am at the High Trestle Trail Head, next to the Ankeny Fire Station, 120 NW Ash Drive.  Registration and packet pickup will be available at Kyle's Bikes by Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee from 11am-noon. This is for those running that day or those that just want to do 23 miles!  You can now finish the day on your bike and enjoy the breweries/stops back to Ankeny.  Walk ups are welcome. This ride is primarily on trails with some limited road riding.  Goodsons in Beaverdale will be open in the morning for those that want to stop in. Then continue to ride to Mickey's Irish Pub, 50 SE Laurel in Waukee for lunch.  We encourage you to stop at 515 Brewing Co at 7700 University Ave in Clive and Goodsons, 2815 Beaver Ave in Des Moines on the return trip.  The ride will end at Firetrucker Brewery, 716 SW 3rd St in Ankeny between 3 and 4pm.  Raffle tickets will also be available.

NEW IN 2020! MASS START AT 8:15AM.  Part of the Neal Smith Trail is closed for 2 years, so the route will be different. We don't want anyone to get lost (again:)! Also, once again the top individual fundraiser will receive prize. Tell your friends



High Trestle Trail Head

120 NW Ash Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023



Registration link available by April 1.

$30 Registration

includes 2 free beers, drink and food specials and a t-shirt, plus just great company!


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