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WHEN

Sun Jun 25 2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE

The ride will begin and end at Lowe Park in Marion. You will choose from the 25 mile OR 50 mile loop routes. The 50 mile ride will begin at 9:30 AM, the 25 mile ride at 10:00 AM. Rest stops with restrooms and snacks will be available along the route.
Marion, IA

WHO

Hosted by: Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Sponsored by: Hy-Vee, KCRG, City of Marion, Linn County Conservation, Northtowne Cycling + Fitness, Hawkeye Bicycle Association, KOKZ

Description

Destination

Distance - Long Route: 50 miles, Short Route: 25 miles

This year’s Freedom Bike Ride will head “OVER THE HILL” for the Freedom Festival’s 40th anniversary celebration! Join us Sunday, June 25, 2023 on either the long (50 mile) or short (25 mile) ride. From training wheels to triathlon competitors, ALL are welcome at the 7th annual Freedom Bike Ride–passing though Marion, Cedar Rapids, Robins, Center Point, and Hiawatha. Come join us and enjoy the ride and pit stops along the way!

The ride will begin and end at Lowe Park in Marion. You will choose from the 25 mile OR 50 mile loop routes. The 50 mile ride will begin at 9:30 AM, the 25 mile ride at 10:00 AM. Rest stops with restrooms and snacks will be available along the route.

THIS YEAR’S THEME IS “OVER THE HILL” (get it?? It’s our 40th Anniversary as a festival!)
We encourage riders to dress up with prizes awarded for best dressed.

Designated stops at the following locations are encouraged: Lion Bridge Brewing Company, Parlor City Ice Cream, Pedaler’s Fork, Kickstand, and Almost Famous Popcorn & Ice Cream!


Schedule of Events:
Same day registration will begin at 9:00 AM at Lowe Park
Long route start at 9:30 AM:

Short route start at 10:00 AM:


Boxed lunches will be available for pick up between 2 PM – 4 PM at Lowe Park.
Rest stops close down at 3 PM.


Packets can be picked up for the bike ride beginning on June 23rd at the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival office (609 1st Ave SW–next to the Maid Rite) between 9 – 3 PM. Packets will NOT include your Bike Bucks. Those will be available when you check in the day of the event. Same day packet pickup begins at 9:00 AM at Lowe Park.


In the case of weather, a refund will not be given. Rest stops will close down at 3 PM.


SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS EVENT POSSIBLE:
Presenting sponsor: Hy-Vee, Event sponsors: City of Marion, Linn County Conservation, Northtowne Fitness & Cycling, Hawkeye Bicycle Association, and Media sponsors: KCRG and KOKZ!

Route

Venue

The ride will begin and end at Lowe Park in Marion. You will choose from the 25 mile OR 50 mile loop routes. The 50 mile ride will begin at 9:30 AM, the 25 mile ride at 10:00 AM. Rest stops with restrooms and snacks will be available along the route.

4500 10th St.
Marion, IA 52302
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Registration

Pre-registration fee is $45.00 and includes a boxed meal after the ride and $20.00 in Bike Bucks that is good at all Pit Stops along the ride. Same day registration is $50.00 and will begin at 9 AM. Designated stops at the following locations are encouraged: Lion Bridge Brewing Company, Parlor City Ice Cream, Pedaler’s Fork, Kickstand, and Almost Famous Popcorn & Ice Cream!

Contact

karol@freedomfestival.com

marketing@freedomfestival.com

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