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Big Rove

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Big Rove is back in 2024 for a new ride. Now featuring a dual start with your choice of either Big Grove Brewery in Cedar Rapids or Iowa City for a starting point, a midpoint at Big Grove in Solon, and a finish at either Cedar Rapids or Iowa City. With more flexibility than ever before, there’s sure to be a lot of great ways to go about this ride. This ride is part of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition’s official training rides for RAGBRAI.

About the Big Rove Ride

Get ready for BIG ROVE on Saturday, June 29, 2024, a fun bicycle event from the creators of the BACooN RIDE & PIGTAILS! This one-day, 36-mile summertime fun ride cruises scenic trails in eastern Iowa from Cedar Rapids or Iowa City to Solon.

Big Rove Registration includes:

  • Friday Pre-ride Party at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in either Iowa City or Cedar Rapids
  • A branded wristband to get you access to all the food and fun on the ride
  • A sweet commemorative BIG ROVE bag for the first 1,000 riders to register.
  • Continental Breakfast at either Big Grove Iowa City or Big Grove Cedar Rapids.
  • Mid-ride lunch at BIG GROVE BREW PUB in Solon with live music!
  • Head to Iowa City or Cedar Rapids for an after-party with live music!

Your Impact on Iowa Bicycling

By registering for this ride, you have played an important role supporting in bicycle advocacy. We look forward to sharing with you how these events grow bicycling but also play a role in funding our advocacy work at the legislature, DOT, and putting more kids on bikes with our Safe Routes to School Program. When you bicycle on Iowa’s trails or roadways, you want an enjoyable ride taking you safely to your destination. We work to make Iowa bicycling safe, accessible, and enjoyable for all. Donate at www.iowabicyclecoalition.org/gives.

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, June 28

Pre-Party Packet PickUp and Vendor Market – Iowa City or Cedar Rapids

You will pick up your packet at the location you will be starting the ride.

Saturday, June 29

Breakfast and Rolling Ride Start – Iowa City or Cedar Rapids


Lunch and Entertainment – Solon


Post Ride Party – Big Grove Brewery Iowa City or Cedar Rapids



June 29
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Big Grove Iowa City
1225 S. Gilbert St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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