The Midwest Tandem Rally (MTR) is a weekend-long tandem bicycle set of rides, based somewhere in the larger Midwest United States on Labor Day weekend.
THIS YEAR IT TAKES PLACE IN ANKENY IOWA!
The primary rides for MTR are on Saturday and Sunday of the weekend and include several distance options all having lunch as the primary rest stop. This year we're biking from Ankeny to Des Moines where we'll highlight the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market with a lunch stop at Water Works Park and a beautiful ride up the Neil Smith trail to return to Ankeny. Sunday we ride from Ankeny to the amazing High Trestle Bridge with a lunch stop in Slater Iowa.
There are also casual rides planned for Friday night and Monday. Friday is typically an Ice Cream Ride - this year it's a remote start evening ride out to the High Trestle Bridge. The Monday ride is sometimes a rework of the primary rides or an opportunity for people to ride to a restaurant for breakfast together.