The FREE lunch for all registered bicyclist at Sportsmans (fresh fruit, vegetables, and Good Ole Burger Company Burgers and Oak Tree Barbecue will also be catering its famous Barbecue. Your lunch ticket will be in your gift bag - Registered Riders only.
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 huge 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 and nautical (NEW for 2021). 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.
Next stop...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.
Now you're next door to Smoken Jakes BBQ. Make sure you swing in and turn your ticket in for a chance to win one of many prizes from this great place!
The Fun is just beginning! Next stop... 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!
The Barn is Back! What an incredible view from the Barn! This historic barn brings you back to the good ole days! Get you taste of farm life. Don't forget to turn your ticket in!
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 7:30pm. 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 6th, 2022 for one incredible day!
Send a $39.00 check to Sportsmans, 1609 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360.. Due before July 10th.
$50/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! Free shipping!
*Schedule/time/route is subject to change. All updates will be posted on the Sportsmans Facebook page/Tiki Ride