BIKEtober in the Bluffs

in United States at Behind Barley’s 114 W Broadway

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  • Individual or Group Entry - 12 or 20 mile-ish
    Select your distance on step 2, Shirt size guaranteed by September 26th

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  • Donation Only to The 712 Initiative & Pottawatamie County Trails Associaition
    Note: this is NOT an event entry

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Event Details

Date: October 8, 2022
Location: Behind Barley’s 114 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

BIKEtober Tickets: $35.00 * Register before September 26th to guarantee your shirt*
*You can register the day of the event as well, but the fee will be $40 and we can’t guarantee we’ll have a t-shirt in your preferred size.

The 712 Initiative and Pottawattamie County Trails Association are teaming up once again to bring you the season’s best citywide bike ride on Saturday, October 8th! Your registration includes the long or short bike ride, limited edition BIKEtober t-shirt, one drink (beer, cider, wine, seltzer, or soda) at each of the three participating establishments along the route! Then roll on through the finish line located at the BLOCKtoberfest after party featuring live music, German food, Oktoberfest beer tasting tents, stein hoist contest, giant beer pong, bags, and tailgating garden for those who can’t miss a game!

Course/Route Information

The 12 & 20 mile-ish round trips are mostly flat and appropriate for most skill levels.


Schedule of Events

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM - Registration at 114 W Broadway (in parking lot directly behind Barley’s)
4:00 PM – Short & Long Rides begin
6:00 PM – BLOCKtoberfest begins!
7:00 PM – Raffle Drawing and Stein Hoist Contest on Stage
9:00 PM – Time to say “Gute Nacht!” (BLOCKtoberfest Ends)

BLOCKtober information

BLOCKtober is now a FREE entry event to enjoy with your friends and family after the ride! Invite them to cheer you on as you cross the finish line and then enjoy the festivities, band and football! Great food, beverages, merchandise, and tasting glasses to sample all of the best Oktoberfest beers will be available for purchase. Must present ID and receive wristband to purchase alcoholic beverages and tasting glasses in the BLOCKtoberfest garden.

Waivers are required to ride and you will be asked to sign one online or when you check in the day of the ride. Riders under 18 years of age welcome with a parent or guardian. Please bring your ID and cash or credit card if you’re planning to order additional beer, seltzer, etc.
Event will proceed rain or shine. No refunds. This is a fundraiser for the 712 Initiative, a nonprofit aimed at improving the economic vitality in redevelopment areas through investments in built environment, activating public spaces and delivering programs that increase social engagement and healthy lifestyle and the Pottawattamie County Trail Association, a non-profit dedicated promoting health and prosperity to future generations through the development and promotion of a county-wide trail system in Pottawattamie County.


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