The Villages of Van Buren County, Iowa will be hosting the 33rd year of Bike Van Buren on August 17th and 18th. Approximately 200 bicycling enthusiasts will pedal their way through 10 historical villages during the 2-day event in Southeast Iowa. Each Village will welcome the bikers with free refreshments and outstanding hospitality! All of the routes will lead you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Iowa! Register for Bike Van Buren online at www.villagesofvanburen.com or walk-up registration will be held at the Keosauqua City Park, Saturday 7am-8:30am, Sunday only rider registration is 7:30-8:00am. Two day registration fees: Adults: $45, Children under 18 years old: $37. Single day registration: Adults: $35, Children $27.
Two routes will be offered on Saturday (58 miles & 44 miles) and 1 route on Sunday (51 miles). Riders can create their own route as well. All routes will begin and end at the Keosauqua City Park, and all are clearly marked with large colored arrows. Riders will have the option to purchase a lunch band at registration ($10 adults, $7 youth). Saturday’s lunch will be held at the Stockport Legion Hall and Sunday’s lunch will be held at the county’s newest restaurant, The Hunny Hole in Milton. Registered riders will take advantage of 100% complimentary refreshments at each of the 11 hospitality stops that are about every 8 or 10 miles.