• Posted Jan 7, 2012

EmBRRacing the Chill since 1977. The Original Winter Ride is back for it's 35th year! Saturday, Feb 4 2012 is the date. Register online today. Be There.

LATEST UPDATESlast updated Jan 31 11:10pm

Online Registration
  • Online Registration CLOSES at 10pm Thursday eve.

Saturday Packet Pickup
  • All pre registered BRR riders to pick up their packets at the Hotel Pattee 1112 Willis Avenue from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. You can pick them up before or after the ride.

Perry Breakfast
  • Hiawatha Station (formerly the Bally-Hoo) - opening for breakfast at 7:00 am Saturday, Feb 4. We will be serving biscuts & gravy, and breakfast burritos until 11:00 am
  • Breakfast by Lions Club (Open to Public) HOTEL PATTEE

Rippey Beer Tent
  • Team Checker and Team Spin in cooperation with the Rippey Fire Department are having a tent set up in Rippey on Sat 2/4 for your pleasure. There will be beverages and music. Please help support the "Rippey Fire Department FUN Raiser" Details -n- Directions

Perry Entertainment
  • Hiawatha Station (formerly
    the Bally-Hoo) - We will have an old-style whole hog roast, with pulled pork
    sandwiches from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Come on in to the Rockin Horse Perry and say hello. Saturday night we will have a band the Muddpuppies no cover and dont forget all the drink specials.

Perry Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts 35th Annual BRR- Bike Ride to Rippey

INFORMATIONThe Perry Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the 35th Annual BRR - Bike Ride to Rippey - Saturday, February 4, 2012. This annual 24-mile round trip bike ride from Perry to Rippey and back, rolls on regardless of the weather.

Known as the "Original WINTER Bike Ride", BRR riders have experienced frigid temperatures and wind chills while plowing through a foot of snow and have also enjoyed spring like temperatures of 60 degrees! Attendance has grown every year with riders and guests attending from all over Iowa and the country.

Hosted by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, BRR is a frozen-filled day of biking, prizes and entertainment. This year's theme- EmBRRacing the Chill was captured brilliantly by avid bicyclist, BRR veteran of 26 years and award winning cartoonist Brian Duffy.

BRR registration, the official start, and other morning activities all take place in beautiful downtown Perry, IA.


All participants are encouraged to register for the chamber's annual BRR event. This event sets the tone for our area Chamber of Commerce events & activities throughout the remainder of 2012. So we thank those individuals that respect the ride and our efforts to provide the best BRR ride as well as future events. For more information, or to register for the ride, please contact the Perry Area Chamber at: 515.465.4601, or via email at: or Plus pre-registered riders are the only ones entered in a drawing to win $500 in Perry Bucks.


7 - 10:30 a.m. -
Breakfast Lions Club (Open to Public) HOTEL PATTEE

8 - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and pickup of materials for pre registered riders - TownCraft Building (1122 Willis)

10 a.m. - Ride kickoff by Chuck Scheib's cannon 2nd & Willis

All Day - Party -
All retail stores, restaurants, and bars will be open throughout the day.


East Greene Youth Fellowship will host a baked potato bar at the church. Proceeds benefit their annual mission trips.

Lion's Club will serve Roast Beef Sundaes at the former Masonic Building in the community Room
at 3rd St. and Main Street.

Rippey Fire Department will host a beer tent.

Public safety officials have requested riders depart from Rippey no later than 3pm to ensure a safe return to Perry before sunset.

The Chamber will have be set up downtown at the TownCraft Building 1122 Willis, where riders can register for the ride, donate to the ride or purchase t shirts and other merchandise. Stop down and SUPPORT THE RIDE!!!!

BRR 2011 Official RegistrationNOTE: Please use ONE form per rider. If you are registering someone else, the participant MUST sign a waiver the day of the event.

Participants Waiver of Liability Perry's Bike Ride to Rippey

By filling out the registration below, you agree, warrant and covenant as follows:

It is agreed that with respect to the event known as Perry's BRR - Bike Ride to Rippey, each participant shall WAIVE all rights of recovery for BODILY INJURY and hold harmless the City of Perry, Iowa, Boone County, Green County and Dallas County, City of Rippey,, the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce and any of its representatives from ALL LIABILITY arising from participation in any related events and or activities. The participant further acknowledges that Insurance DOES NOT apply to BODILY INJURY to any person while practicing for or participating in any contest or exhibition of an athletic or sports nature sponsored by the City of Perry or Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, nor to immediate medical or surgical relief to any person so injured.

Register online here. Once you have chosen all your items, click the Google Checkout for a fast and secure check out process.

SORRY, online registration has closed. You can still register on Saturday at the ride. See you there!

  • Author:
  • Posted By:





No comments have posted.

Leave a Comment

You must be signed in to leave a comment.