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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 01 2020 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

WHERE

okoboji
Spirit Lake, IA

WHO

Sportsmans

Description

Party Ride

Distance - 16-40

Party Ride

Distance - 16-40

Sportsmans Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. 40 mile and 16 mile routes. August 3rd. 9am- 7:45pm. Proceeds to the Trails. $29 if you sign up and pay before July 10th. $40 day of event. Fee includes a shirt/lunch @ sportsmans/gift bag, plus many prizes/games along the route.  

The ride will be around the Iowa Grest Lakes. More details to follow.

Please share this page with your friends. See you August 1st, 2020 for one incredible day!

Send check to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.

ROUTE

Sportsmans Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. 40 mile and 16 mile routes. August 3rd, 2019. 9am- 8:00pm. Proceeds to the Trails. $29 if you sign up and pay before July 10th. $40 after July 10th.

Fee includes a moisture protection shirt, lunch @ sportsmans/gift bag, live entertainment during lunch 10am -11;30am and also after the ride 8pm -12am. Many prizes/games/fun surprises along the route. You'll also receive a raffle entry in each of our sponsored stops. Make sure you check your gift bag for all the details!

The lunch will be served in the building attached to Sportsmans/The Venue. We have room for 500 + Rain or shine the festivities will go on!

Please help support the trails by sharing this page with all your biking friends... If you don't have any biking friends, then get some new friends:)

The ride will be around the Iowa Grest Lakes.

Send check/money order or stop in with credit card payment to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.


Route

ROUTE

Sportsmans Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. It's a Tiki themed Bicycle ride in recognition of the NEW Tiki Bar in the back of Sportsmans. You do not have to dress up for this ride.

All riders must sign a waver form and also wear a helmet to participate . All bikers welcome.

The Ride: 100's of riders (all ages).

40, 24 and 16 mile routes.
16mile route: 9am - 10:30am Around Big Spirit Lake
24mile route 11:30am 7:45pm
40mile route 9am - 7:45pm It its both rides combined.
All riders must register before 9am.
*The most popular ride is the 24 mile route that starts at 11:30am. Many riders will hang out and chat with new biking friends from 9am tip 11:30am and ride the second leg. Riders choice:)

We have A FREE SAG truck that is on call from 9am-7:45pm. At anytime you can call them to pick you and your bike up.

Can't make the ride? Send in a check and we will mail you the shirt.

The Fun Starts at Sportsmans/Spirit Lake, IA - Open since 1937. The doors will open at 7am.

Be sure to check in early to meet your fellow riders and have a refreshment or two and to get your bike tuned or repaired by one of many sponsors.

Okoboji Expedition Company will have a tent set up to help you with any last minute repairs. Check in starts at 7am and the ride starts at 9am. We start the ride with a police escort and maybe even a tractor escort. The first portion of the ride is 16 miles around Big Spirit Lake, the largest natural Lake in Iowa.

The first 16 miles around Big Spirit will start at Sportsmans and continue along with West side of Big Spirit Lake. Five miles into the ride, riders will turn right/East and follow the grade, which is the Iowa/Minnesota Border. I bet you didn’t know you would be biking in two states on this ride? At the 8 mile mark, Sportsmans is offering a free bottle water stop. Stop and say "hi" to Little Gary. You'll see our 20 foot dancing man as you approach this stop. We will have music, chairs and volunteers excited to greet you at this stop.

Gary has been a valuable volunteer since the inception of our ride. And a special shout out to all the volunteers who make this happen! A couple miles later, you’ll veer to the right and continue South. Many of the bikers like to stop at Sand Bar Lodge (Optional). You'll find it is a taste of a small town Iowa bar and I mean REALLY SMALL on the shores of one of the prettiest Lakes in Iowa. Also, Iowas largest natural lakes. The ride continues South and then back West till you come to the famous Fish Hatchery that supplies fish to many of the Lakes in Iowa.

After this 16 mile ride you’re back to Sportsmans for a little Rest/Relaxing/Fun and Lunch. A SPECIAL GIFT is also given to all riders who make the first 16 miles. Sportsmans has gone ALL OUT to make your experience an exceptional one!! While eating, listening to our live music, you can visit the Bicycle museum all in the same room.


Bicycle Valet - For a $5 donation Sportsmans will Valet your Bicycle. Check you bicycle in next door and the staff will store it in a secure locked location.

The FREE lunch at Sportsmans serves fresh fruit, vegetables, and Good Ole Homemade Burgers. Oak Tree Barbecue will also be catering its famous Barbecue. ALL FREE!

After lunch, this will be the start of the 24 mile ride. 

11:30am - We now pedal on trails through the greatest part of the Iowa Great Lakes. This portion of the ride will take you by the Nature Center, butterfly garden, and a one room school house. We will continue along the Northern end of West Lake Okoboji and then heading South. Don't forget to look for the PINK PIGS. 50 PINK PIGS will be placed along the route. If you see one, grab it. Be sure to turn this into Sportsmans or Dave along the route or before 7:30pm. 10 lucky winners out of 50 PIGS will take home prizes! Our first sponsored stop will be PUB 19. It is about 7 miles from Sportsmans. You can relax on their beautiful deck overlooking Okoboji View Golf Course. Make sure you turn in your one free ticket for each stop. One lucky ticket winner will win a Special gift from each of our sponsored stops. You must turn you ticket in before the time posted.

The next stop is about 5 miles away at WEST O. This brewery won the best brewed beer in Iowa during the 2017 season. A bicyclist favorite! We'll then buzz by the famous TACO HOUSE - a locals hidden gem!

And then its off to Okoboji... This area was long inhabited by the Santee or Dakota Sioux. The Dakota-language name for the Lake was Minnetonka, meaning "great waters". Now that we have you in the “spirit”, our next stop will be
Pirate Jacks. What A Great View of West Lake Okoboji! Its right in the Heart of Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Arnolds Park is in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes resort region and is home to a historic amusement park, which features the Legend Roller Coaster. Legend, which carried its first riders in 1927, is believed to be the 13th oldest wooden roller coaster in the U.S. In 2012 the amusement park was selected as one of the fifteen best in the Midwest region by Midwest Living Magazine. 

You're now only a 2 minute bike ride from the famous Spirit Lake Masacre site where 35 people were killed. If interested you can ask Dave(Cordinater/host) about checking out the historical site.

New to the ride this year is Captains Getaway. All registered riders can park your bike inside the building next to stage on the lower level. You can now make your way up to the NEW roof top patio.

The Fun is just beginning! Our next stop is the Ritz. Home of Iowa's Top 10 Burgers! Many riders like to eat at this stop. They heard about this incredible ride and wanted to be a part of it! They'll welcome ALL the riders with open arms!

The Fun is building!

Our final stop and Post Party is at SPORTSMANS! Here is where stories of the ride are shared and friendships are grown. You may even start planning your next ride with your new friends including telling outsiders about this ride next year. Don’t miss the post party! PRIZES will be given out at 7:45pm. There is so much more to share about this ride, but we can’t give away all our secrets. Sign up early and tell your friends. Please share this ride with other riders/clubs

See you Saturday, August 1st, 2019 for one incredible day!

Send check to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.. Due before July 10th.
$29 /before July 10th
$40/after July 10th
*You don't have to ride this event support the trails. Just mail in the check and we will mail you the shirt along with a few surprises!

*Schedule/time/route is subject to change. All updates will be posted on the Sportsmans Facebook page/Tiki Ride

Venue

okoboji

1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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Registration

Send check to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.. Due before July 10th.
$29 /before July 10th
$40/after July 10th
*You don't have to ride this event support the trails. Just mail in the check and we will mail you the shirt along with a few surprises!

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tryon@rconnect.com

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