Polk County Conservation

Pedaler's Jamboree

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This event occurred in the past.


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. 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

Free stuff:
Compilation CD (with artist from this year's event), Gear (2 bags) 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 - 1 am.  
Parking location TBA

Showers and such:

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. 

RV and Camper reservations:  TBA

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. Stay tuned for more details.

To register, click here.

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Granger, IA 50109

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