YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Sat May 18 2019 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Start from Firetrucker Brewery
Ankeny, IA


Firetrucker Brewery


Party Ride

Distance - ~68 miles

!!!We will be open for signup and wristbands early Saturday morning at 8:30.  You can register, sign your waivers, get wristbands and ride off.   We will be open for beers and to go beers !!!    We want to help you ride and not ride in the rai.  So an earlier start will help those that want get out to FUBAR it!

Ride to Des Moines Urban breweries for American Craft Beer Week on the FUBAR ride.  The assault is to see how many breweries one can get to in one day on a bike via the bike trails and a few streets around Des Moines.

You will need to get your punchcard and wristband at Firetrucker Brewery that will get you specials at each brewery to start then you can follow our route or diverge as you tackle this ride.

Hit as many Des Moines Area Breweries as you can in one day on a bike.  We have a ride to hit 9 breweries.  We will have a punch card for the breweries that you stop at.  Stop at at least 7 of them that day and turn in your punch card for a drawing for 2 fun prizes!

You can register the day of the race by getting to Firetrucker Brewery before you ride at 10 AM until Noon.   This year we will ask for a $5.00 donation for each entrant. All of this money will go to ABC (Ankeny Bicycle Club) to go towards help with training kids that want to ride and be a part of bike riding and racing.  Please help us support this biking cause.
Remember it is only $5.00 to register and ride, with all the money going to ABC for Kids who want to bike.

The ride will start at 10 AM from Firetrucker Brewery and we will ride off hopefully by 11:00.   You can start when you like as this is a large group ride without a mass start.  It for fun and to enjoy American Craft Beer Week.  Relax, ride your bike, and have a fine Crafted American Beer.

Here is the route.

Firetrucker to Reclaimed Rails - 15.2 miles via Ankeny connector and Chichaqua Valley Trail
Reclaimed Rails to Brightside Brewing - 9.2 miles  via 80th St to Gay Lea Wilson Trail to Scott Street MLK 
Brightside Brewing to Madhouse - 7.4 miles  via 80th St to Gay Lea Wilson Trail to Scott Street MLK 
Madhouse to Peacetree DSM Branch - .6 miles via SE 4th St
Peacetree DSM Branch to Exile Brewing - 2.0 miles via MLK bike path
Exile Brewing to Confluence Brewing - 2.2 miles via Meredith Trail around Grays Lake
Confluence Brewing to Fox Brewing - 7.1 miles via Waterworks park Bill Riley trail, Walnut Creek trail to Des Moines Trail
Fox Brewing to 515 Brewing - 5.0 miles via Des Moines Trail to Clive Green Belt Trail
515 Brewing to Firetrucker Brewing - 19.0 miles - Clive Greenbelt to Waveland trail - Franklin and Beaver St to Interurban Trail &  Neil Smith Trail

For total of 68 miles of riding and 9 Breweries (see downloadable mapmyride route link below and a map).

The Breweries have agreed to have drink specials for FUBAR ride for which you need your wristband and to get your card punched/marked.  Here is the list of those specials:
  Firetrucker Brewery    -  $1 off a pint
  Reclaimed Rails          -  $1 off a pint
  Brightside Ale Works   -  $1 off a pint
  Madhouse                  $1 off a pint
  Peacetree DSM Branch -  $1 off a pint 
  Exile Brewing -                TBD
  Confluence Brewing  - $1 off a pint
  Fox Brewing      -     TBD
  515 Brewing      -     $1 off a pint



Ride from Ankeny to Bondurant to Downtown Des Moines to Clive and back.  This route will maximize the breweries you pass.

Here is the link to the 2019 Route mapped out in:





Start from Firetrucker Brewery

716 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023


There is a $5.00 donation this year with al the donations going towards Ankeny Bike Club and their effort to purchase bikes for kids and train them to ride and be safe riding.  You need the FUBAR punchcard and wristband to get the specials as you are riding.  These can be picked up at Firetrucker Brewery the morning of the ride starting at 10 AM.  You will need to give your $5.00 donation when picking up your wrist band.


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