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BACooN Sizzles Waukee Scheduled for June 15

6/5/2018

Waukee, Iowa — BACooN Sizzles Waukee, presented by the citizen-run Waukee Community Festivals, will ride into Waukee on Friday, June 15 – on the eve of BACooN Ride 5!

This pre-party kicks off a weekend of bacon, bikes and beverages, but you don’t have to be a rider to attend. Residents, friends, visitors – everyone is welcome to enjoy delicious food vendors! And, high-energy party band Pie in the Sky will perform live on stage from 6-11 p.m.

Throw in a beverage garden and the beautiful surroundings at Waukee’s Centennial Park, and this is a celebration you won’t want to miss. It all kicks off at 5 p.m. Bicycle-related vendors will also be at the park with merchandise and gear available for sale.

“This is the fifth year Waukee has had the opportunity to host BACooN Ride cyclists, and every year it’s a blast,” said Waukee Community Festivals Board Chair Jerry Slagter. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to welcome and showcase beautiful Centennial Park and Waukee’s trail system with the biking community. Residents always come and enjoy the atmosphere as well.”

The BACooN Ride first rode through Waukee in 2014, when Iowa’s world-famous RAGBRAI joined with the founders of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition to create the unique ride. The 71-mile ride on the Raccoon River Valley Trail combines the love of bacon and the love of bike riding, with bacon stops in each town along the route. Waukee is the starting and ending point for the ride on June 16. The city will host camping in Centennial Park for registered riders. Visit www.bacoonride.com for ride registration details.

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