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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Fri Aug 23 2019 - Sun Aug 25 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHERE

Greencastle Tavern
Mingo, IA

WHO

Greencastle Tavern

Description

Party Ride

Distance - 40 miles

Tour de Skunk ride has moved from June to August to fill the spot vacated by the Pedaler’s Jamboree.  We are keeping in line with the music-themed ride.  Be prepared for a weekend of relaxed bike riding, music, and fun. The trail encompasses a wide range of landscapes, from wooded stretches, prairies, rivers, and farmland. Stop at your convenience at a handful of locations to enjoy live music and entertainment. Bands will play throughout the day in communities across the trail.  This is a ride at your own pace event.

 

Register for this event online by Aug 9th to receive an Official Tour de Skunk Koozie or Join us for the Pre-Registration Party in Mingo on Friday, July 26th, Steak Night with Jana West and Retrospect playing on the patio from 6 pm – 9 pm.

 

Cyclists will meet at the Trailhead in Baxter or Bea’s Place.

Day of Registration at the Trail Head in Baxter starts at 9 AM.  Mosey over to Bea’s Place in Baxter for a morning of music by Paul Michael Davis.  Then meander down the Chichaqua Valley Trail to Mingo for lunch and listen to Nick Ryan jam on the Patio.  Continue on to Bondurant for music by Sara Routh.  Return to Mingo for a night of Bicycle Karaoke on the Patio.

 

This event can be made into a weekend of camping and fun.  Camping available.  Friday Night activities in Mingo include a Steak Night with music by Jordan Beem from 6 pm – 9 pm(12 oz Ribeye or Smoked Chop ($17) -includes Baked Potato, Salad, Baked Beans & all the bread you can eat)  Sunday activities in Mingo include Chichaqua Valley Trail – Sunday Funday with music by the Zellmer Brothers starting from 2 pm – 5 pm.  Choose your overnight choice and join us for a great weekend.

A PRE-REGISTRED cyclist will receive an Official Tour de Skunk Koozie, raffle tickets for prizes, 3 towns of music and a chance at several $25 bike shop gift cards.

100% of registration profits will go to Camp Sunnyside.  Camp Sunnyside is an organization which serves special needs children of Polk and surrounding counties.   

Pre-registering will save a rider $5.00.

Join our Facebook Group Tour de Skunk for more information

 

Online Registration:

Online registration is open through Aug 16, 2019.

https://www.bikereg.com/tour-de-skunk0

OR Pick Up Registration Packets:

Greencastle Tavern

 

There is no sag wagon for this event.

Helmets strongly recommended.

 

 

9:00-10:00 AM registration at Trail Head in Baxter

9:00 AM Bea’s Place 

The ride will start whenever you want to take off … Chichaqua Valley Trail 40-mile route.

11:00-3:00 Greencastle Tavern in Mingo lunch and music

3:00-7:00 Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant supper and music

7:00-1:30 Greencastle Tavern in Mingo karaoke

 

drawing for $25 bike shop gift cards will be announced. Must be present to win.

(Bike Country, Bikes To You, Bike World, Kyle's Bikes and Rasmussen Bike Shop Altoona)

 

The 40-mile bike ride will be on the Chichaqua Valley Trail starting in Baxter and include Ira, Mingo, Valeria and Bondurant.

Route

9:00-10:00 AM registration at Trail Head in Baxter

9:00 AM Bea’s Place 

The ride will start whenever you want to take off … Chichaqua Valley Trail 40-mile route.

11:00-3:00 Greencastle Tavern in Mingo lunch and music

3:00-7:00 Reclaimed Rails in Bondurant supper and music

7:00-1:30 Greencastle Tavern in Mingo karaoke

Venue

Greencastle Tavern

115 N Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
  MAP

Links

Registration

$35.00 Pre-Registered/$40 Day of Event.

Contact

tmaher@gmrc.com

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Bikes to You - Grinnell
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Steven Tanner

I will contact all winners via your contact info. You can pick up in Mingo it I can mail them.

#3 - gtmingo posted Aug 26, 2019


Only 2 days till Tour de Skunk. Camping available in Mingo at the ballfields with fire pits.

#2 - gtmingo posted Aug 22, 2019


Online Registration has been extended till Aug 16th

#1 - gtmingo posted Aug 12, 2019


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