June 20 - July 4, 2019
Cedar Rapids

Freedom Bike Ride: Root Beer Edition

Date: 06/23/2019
Time: 10:30am - 6:30pm
Lowe Park Amphitheatre
4500 North 10th Street
Marion , IA
City of Marion
Linn County Conservation
Northtowne Cycling & Fitness
United Fire Group


The Freedom Bike Ride will be back again this year and this fundraiser bicycle event will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019! From training wheels to triathlon competitors, all are welcome at the 3rd annual Red, Ride, and Blues Freedom Bike Ride! This new and improved ride will include two different loop routes, 28 miles and 45 miles, that will pass though Marion, Cedar Rapids, Center Point, and Hiawatha. This year the theme will be root beer! From kegs of root beer, to root beer floats, to maybe even pulled pork root beer sandwiches?! this theme will capture it all!

Registration Information:

  • Registration fee: $40 - includes meal after the ride and button, which must be worn during the ride (register here)
  • Same day registration begins at 8:00am at Lowe Park
Route Information:
  • Starting location: Lowe Park in Marion
  • Ending location: Lowe Park in Marion
  • Choose from 28 mile or 45 mile loop route (see route map below)
  • Start Times: 45 mile - 10:30am   28 miles - 11:00am
  • Rest stops with restrooms and snacks along the route
  • Designated stops at the following locations: Papa Juans, Sag Wagon downtown, Parlor City Ice Cream, Iowa Brewing Company, Great American Popcorn, Lion Bridge and Lucky Penny.
Schedule of Events:
  • Meal served from 2:00pm - 6:00pm at Lowe Park
  • Enjoy entertainment from Boot Jack Duo from 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Giveaway announcement at 6:00pm
Packet Pickup:
  • Packets can be picked for the bike ride beginning on June 19th at BankIowa - 7045 C Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, during bank hours.
    • Friday, June 21st the bank will remain opened until 5:30pm
    • Saturday, June 22nd the bank will be opened from 9:00am - 11:30am
    • Same day packet pickup begins at 8:00am
Additional Information:
  • Giveaways courtesy of Northtowne Cycling & Fitness
  • Bike Decorating Contest (*see information below)
  • In the case of inclement weather, a refund will not be given.
  • Rest stops close at 5pm


28 Mile Route

45 Mile Route


Bike Decorating Contest: Decorate your bicycle in red, white, and blue to show your patriotic pride! Have red, white and blue clothing?? Wear it all! Prizes will go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The contest will begin immediately after the prizes are awarded for the scavenger hunt at 6pm.







Hawkeye Bicycle Association

Onsite product, assistance, and repairs!!!


Northtowne Fitness  



Click here to register!

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