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Fri Jul 11 2014 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Clear Lake Square
Clear Lake, IA


North Iowa Spin Cycling and Multisport Team


Omnium/Stage Race

Distance - various

A weekend of blues music and BBQ on Friday evening and all day Saturday, family fun rides on Saturday morning, as well as an omnium - time trial Saturday morning, criterium Saturday afternoon and evening, and road races Sunday morning. The crit is the Iowa State Criterium Championships.

We'll have vendors this year like Wayne's Bike & Ski, Bike Rags, and others.

The party starts on Friday night at 5:30 PM in City Park, downtown Clear Lake. Eat a helping (or two!) of barbecue and enjoy some soul-revivin’ blues BANDS TBD.

Saturday’s activities begin at 8:00 AM with a Tour De Fields.  Choose from several different rides–onsite registration will be held at City Park from 7 AM to 10 AM.

At 11 AM, the BBQ starts heating up, and the blues music continues into the evening.  All eyes turn to the BBBQ Criterium Event at 11:30 AM for fast bike race action at City Park.   At 8:30 PM we'll have LIVE MUSIC on the stage to close to the Blues Music Festival.

The weekend races are in an ‘omnium’ format, where cyclists will be competing for the over-all best racer of the weekend in three cycling disciplines: time trial, criterium, and road race.  Racers are also competing for the Midwest Flyover Omnium Race Series, the BBBQ is race weekend #5.

There is a $15,000 race purse plus $3,500 in merchandise prizes for the weekend bicycling events.

MORE about the Festival.

Proceeds from the Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival support improving the healthy lifestyle through bike-related activities to include creating and improving bike trails, bike safety training, supporting cycling events and activities, and improving the amenities related to cycling.


Friday, July 11:

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Saturday, July 12:

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Sunday, July 13:

Details Coming Soon!


RACE Details can be found HERE.

Recreational Rides
The Tour de Fields is a road and family fun ride done in conjunction with the Bicycle Blues and BBQ festival in Clear Lake Iowa. The funds raised during this event will be used to maintain and improve the Cerro Gordo county trail system. Please join us for some great riding, mouthwatering     bar-b-que, and a TON of fun!

•Family Fun Ride: (Route)
A 14-mile ride for cyclists of all ages. The route will circle Clear Lake and includes 2 aid stations (water and snacks).
Cost: $10 per adult/$5 per child

Tour de Fields:
32 Mile Easy Ride: A relatively flat ride that includes 1 aid station. (Route)
40 Mile Moderate Ride: A slightly longer and more challenging ride than the 32 miler. Includes 2 aid stations. (Route)
62 Mile Challenger: Training for a long ride? This ride is the one for you! Includes 3 aid stations. (Route)
Cost: $25 per person regardless of distance

Tour de Fields Perks:
•T-Shirt (pre-registered riders ONLY; excludes Family Fun Ride)
•A ticket for a BBQ meal @ Clear Lake City Park (Excludes Family Fun Ride)
FULLY stocked aid stations; the number you will hit depends on the route you choose
•SAG wagon support
•Helmets are REQUIRED to participate!
•You must pre-register by 7/3/13 to receive a t-shirt (excludes Family Fun Ride)
•Ride goes on rain or shine; no refunds!

see website for route details


Clear Lake Square

100 Main Avenue
Clear Lake, IA 50428


see website for details


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  • Posted Mar 7, 2014 by ss



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