Weekend bicycle/music festival - August 26-27, 2017
The Pedaler's Jamboree is a music festival created for bicycle riders and non-riders alike! Get a ticket for a weekend bicycle ride full of adventure or a non-rider ticket for the main stage festivities in Bondurant on August 26th. We will be visiting the Chichaqua Valley Trail (CVT) and it's communities in 2017. This year is the 30th anniversary of the CVT!
For non-riders with ticket passes to the overnight destination at the Bondurant Recreational Sports Complex(2050 Jr Haines Pkwy, Bondurant, IA), gates open at 3 pm on Saturday, August 27th. Camping will also be available at this same location. Non-Rider tickets will be available at Ira and Mingo in addition to Bondurant.
Bicyclists depart on the morning of Saturday, August 26th from the trailhead in Baxter, IA. Check in time is from 9 am until 11 am. Drop off your overnight packs at check in and prepare 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.
The final destination will host the feature event with main stage music. Overnight camping is included for all registered riders! Hotel/motel accommodations are available in Altoona, IA (stay tuned for shuttle details). There will be food available at restaurants throughout Bondurant as well as food vendors at the campground/music area.
The following day (Sunday, August 27), riders will return to to Baxter, IA on the trail. Music and festivities will continue to rock until riders complete the ride at the end of the day on Sunday.
Daily riding distances:
Saturday: 22 miles
Sunday: 22 miles
Compilation CD (with artist from this year's event), Gear (2 bags including your tent) Transport to campsite (not hotels), Sag Support, Camping, Music and Entertainment, more amenities in the works - Free weekend trail pass on the trail.
Parking & Starting Location(s):
Baxter Trail Head: Check and registration from 9 am - 11 am.
Parking location: Overnight parking is available at the Neil Seales Sports Complex - 399 W Station St., Baxter, IA
Showers and such:The Athletic and Fine Arts Booster Clubs will host the Bondurant Middle School showers. The showers will be offered as Free Will Donation with a suggested $3 donation. Towels will not be available. Soap and shampoo samples will be available until supply runs out … first come, first served. There are 10 Women and 10 Men showers. Showers will be open Saturday (8/26) 3 pm-8 pm and Sunday (8/27) 7 am-9 am
Free bus shuttle from the Park to the hotels in Altoona: There will be a free bus shuttle for registered participants from the music area to hotels starting at 4 pm on Saturday and ending at 11 pm. The bus will make a loop around town starting and finishing at the park. The next morning the bus will pick up patrons at the hotels starting at 7 am and ending at 9 am. Riders will need to pick up their gear at the park and transport it with them to the hotels. It will need to be dropped off at the designated pick up zone on Sunday morning by 10 am for transport back to the start. We recommend that you bring a bike lock and secure your bike to a fence or a safe spot at the Bondurant Sports Complex if you decide to take the shuttle to the hotel.
Saturday night hotel rooms and shuttle:
Saturday - Aug. 26 - 4 pm - 11 pm - Pick up at the Sports Complex
Drop off at the following locations in Altoona, IA:
Holiday Inn Express Suites Altoona (515) 967-1855 — Hampton Inn Suites (515) 967-5774 - Comfort Inn
(515) 967-7888 - Quality Inn Suites Altoona (515) 967-4886 — Motel 6 (515) 967-5252 - Best Western (515) 967-2400 - Prairie Meadows Casino (515) 967-1000
Sunday Morning: Pick up from Hotels and Drop off at Sports Complex from 7 am until 9 am
Hotel deals in Altoona:
SPECIAL ROOM RATES AT PRARIE MEADOWS CASINO:
Kings: $139 — Double Queens: $139 - Junior King Suites: $159 - King Suites: $179 - Executive Suites: $199
Rates are net, non-commissionable and are quoted exclusive of state and local occupancy tax. Hotel room rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 12%) in effect at the time of check-in. Group room rates are subject to change if the Room Night Commitment is reduced by more than 35%.
Reservations can either be be made by individual attendees directly with the Hotel at (515) 957-3000 or 800-325-9015 OR Reservations can be made at www.prairiemeadows.com using group code 08262017PED
RV Camping in Bondurant: There are 20+ RV spots available through the Bondurant Little League. Spots are $15/rv (there are no services). To RSVP email email@example.com
Shuttle Bus Ride back to the overnight location to the starting location on Sunday morning:
There will be a limited number of seats available for shuttle back on Sunday morning. Advanced reservations are available for $10/person. RSVP on the Ticket Reservation page or pick up a pass on Sunday morning.
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