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Thank you for supporting
Perry's 47th Annual Bike Ride to Rippey
this Saturday, February 3, 2024!


Here is some info that might be helpful...
WEATHER

Looks like it is going to be a GREAT DAY for a Bike Ride!
Do take note that the wind will be a'blowin' and there isn't much of a windbreak along much of the route! Hourly forecast as of 2/1 at 5pm:
Luckily a lot of the recent melting has had a chance to dry up, so road conditions are nice & clear!

OVERALL EVENT TIMING & SUPPORT SERVICES

  • 7:30am - noon: Pop-upBike Shop at Town/Craft (1122 Willis Ave | Perry) thanks to Kyle's Bikes
  • 8am - 1pm:Check-in &Packet Pick-up /Day-of Registration &Merch Salesat Hotel Pattee(1112 Willis Avenue |Perry)
    • *Be sure to Pick-up Event Wristband*
    • NEW: No bikes allowed inside Hotel Pattee unless tagged at check-in as overnight guest - thank you in advance for helping us maintain this beautifully restored historic building!
  • 9am-3pm: Sag Wagon Services along Route thanks to Perry Fire Department & Dallas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services
  • 10am: GROUP START following Announcements and a Moment of Silence onWillis Avenue near 2nd Street
  • 2pm *Riders are encouraged to depart from Rippey no later than 2pm*
Google Map of Route
BRR Route marked with yellow signs at turns

MAP also includes PARKING:
  • City Lots located at 1st & Willis, 1st & Warford, 2nd & Pattee, as well as Pattee Park (on Park Road between W 3rd & W 4th)
  • Hastings Funeral Home *temporary* at 2nd & Pattee
  • Until 2am: Downtown Street Parking on 2nd, Warford, Lucinda, etc.
FULL REGISTRATION PERK

Registered Riders, check-in at the Hotel Pattee any time 8am-1pm to pick up your event wristband with pull off tabs for discounts and freebies along the ride!
Perry Perk: $1 off any Menu Item (coffee!)
Thirsty Pigs Pop-up in Rippey: 1 Free SelectBeer
Tin Pig Tavern: 1 Free Gamble Block Brewery Beer/Cider
The Proletariat:$1 off any Beverage or Grilled Brat
Bringing a friend that needs to register or wanting to purchase additional BRR merch or PERRYSTRONG items? Find us in the Canisteo Room at Hotel Pattee, 8am-1pm!
ENTERTAINMENT

Friday
  • 6-8pm | Free Pickleball with Perry Picklers Pickleball Club @ McCreary Community Building (1800 Pattee Street) *$3 Day Pass at Rec Center*
  • 8-11pm | Day@ The Proletariat (1213 2nd Street | Perry)
Saturday
  • 9am-Noon | Dave Miller @ The Proletariat (1213 2nd Street | Perry)
  • 10am-2pm | DJ Chop Shop in Downtown Rippey
  • 1pm-4pm | Dustin Baird@ The Proletariat (1213 2nd Street | Perry)
  • 5pm-8pm | Brad Seidenfeld@ The Proletariat (1213 2nd Street | Perry)
  • 9pm-Midnight | Paul Little@ The Proletariat (1213 2nd Street | Perry)
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Full list of Perry Chamber Member Restaurants

** don't forget your event wristband **

Friday
  • 5-8pm | Pasta Special + Regular Menu at Hotel Pattee (1112 Willis Ave)
  • 5-10pm |Smoked Prime Rib Special (until sold out) + Regular Menu at Tin Pig Tavern (1201 2nd St)

Saturday
  • 7am-1pm | Perry Perk (1201 Warford Street) **
  • 7:30am-2am | Common Wealth Provisions(12152nd Street) & The Proletariat (1213 2nd Street) **
    • 7:30am | breakfast burrito & baked goods - Perry Youth Baseball
    • 10:30am | grilled brats - Des Moines Bacon Co
  • 8am-11am | Pancake Breakfast in Ballroom and Regular Breakfast Menu in Pattee Cafe @ Hotel Pattee (1112 Willis Ave)
  • 10am-2pm| 1/2 Way to Rippey Pit Stop
    • Free Hot Chocolate thanks to Hy-vee
    • Thirsty Pigs Pop-up w/Cinnamon Rolls
    • Triple B's Food Truck
  • 10am-2pm (or until sold out) Lunch in Rippey
    • Rippey Lions Club @ Rippey Community Building
      • Famous Roast Beef Sundaes with mashed potatoes, roast beef and gravy and a cherry tomato on top
      • Large Dessert Bars
      • Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Bottled Water
    • Rippey Ballpark Commission @ Rippey United Methodist Church (103 W Main St)
      • Baked Potato Bar with variety of toppings
      • PIE
      • Gatorade, Pop/Water, Free Coffee
    • Thirsty Pigs Pop-up ** Hot Food & Cold Drinks
  • 11am-2pm | Regular Lunch Menu atHotel Pattee(1112 Willis Ave)
  • 11am-9pm | Tin Pig Tavern (1201 2nd Street) **
  • 5-8pm | Lasagna Special + Regular Dinner Menu atHotel Pattee (1112 Willis Ave)
  • 5-10pm |Smoked Prime Rib Special (until sold out) + Regular Menu at Tin Pig Tavern (1201 2nd St)
Sunday
  • 8am-noon | Hotel Pattee (1112 Willis Ave)
  • 8am-2pm | Lou's Diner (2720 Willis Ave)
THANK YOU!

As the biggest and "coolest" fundraiser of the year for the Perry Chamber of Commerce, we again THANK YOU for being a part of Perry's 47th Annual Bike Ride to Rippey! We are blown away by the 688 Pre-Registrations + 76 Support the Ride Donations! This has got to be a record rolling into day-of!!

Fun Facts:
  • We welcome 185(!) first time riders this year, along with the many many long time riders (Shout out to Cindy Kreklau - 41 BRRs, Tony Montoya - 40 BRRs, and Fred Eiteman - 39 BRRs) and everyone in between!
  • This year's BRR riders range from 11 years old to 84 years young!
  • It might be time to add a Furthest-Traveling BRR Rider Award, now with 60 Out-of-State Riderscoming from 13 states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin!
On behalf of the Perry Community, THANK YOU for showing up to share your support with the community - we look forward to seeing what Saturday's turnout will be!We wish you all safe travels as you head out on your way to join us from ALL across the state and even further!

Thank You & See You Soon!
--Lynsi Pasutti, Executive Director | Perry Chamber of Commerce
Special thanks to this year's BRR Sponsors!

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