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2019 Parade of Homes Bike Ride

Grab your bikes, and get ready to ride—on Saturday, June 1, Urban Acres will be hosting its 4th Annual Parade of Homes Bike Ride.

How to participate

Everyone is welcome! Our bike ride is free—all you need is an official Parade of Homes ticket, which gives you access to all homes and remodeling projects. Your Urban Acres wristband will get you drink specials at featured local businesses.

Riders can purchase a Parade of Homes ticket for $8 at Urban Acres the morning of the ride. Tickets are also available at the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association office located at 11 S. Gilbert Street in Iowa City. Participants will use the ticket throughout the ride and receive punches at every house they visit.

Get ready to pedal!

The ride will kick off at Urban Acres, 250 Holiday Road in Coralville, where riders can gather for a light breakfast before heading out. Just look for the big orange tent! Cyclists can pedal a variety of routes or choose their own. Route options will be available the morning of the bike ride. We’ll be giving away biking swag, and Geoff’s Bikes will have a tent set up for last-minute mechanical services before cyclists hit the road.

Once the ride begins, riders are invited to stop at parade homes and local businesses, including Rocky O’Brien’s, Hilltop Tavern, Blackstone, and Reds Alehouse for food and drink specials.

Don’t forget to send us your pics along the way! Use #UAparadepedalers and post your images.

Join us for post-ride festivities

Close out the day back at Urban Acres from 4-7 p.m. We’ll have food, drinks, and live music. We’ll also be giving away cycling gear including jerseys, bike lights, and water bottles.

For additional information, check our our Facebook event, contact us at, or give us a call 319-351-1111.

See you out there, cyclists!

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