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


Sat May 25 2024 7:00 AM - 11:30 PM


SingleSpeed Brewing Co.
Des Moines, IA

WHO & SingleSpeed Brewing Co.


What a GREAT DAY for our 4th ever Singlespeed Cruiser 100! The ONLY ONE in the world! This year we started and ended at Singlespeed Brewing co DSM Taproom who was the co-sponsor of this FUNFILLED event.

70 cyclists started
34 finishers (approx)

Bike breakdown
  • 15 cruisers (approx)
  • 17 singlespeeds or fixies (approx)
  • 5 Vintage gear bikes (approx)
  • Everyone else was on gear bikes

Bike Winner? - CONGRATS to Larry L. for winning the Singlespeed Brewing Co branded singlespeed bicycle! !!!

Weather - AWESOME!

All the Stops - AWESOME!

Will we do it again - PROBABLY!

THANK YOU for coming and making for a great day on the trails!



the Nutchecker Oath

The Patio Parade Departure

What exactly is a "Nutchecker" ? 
These Lucky 13 folks are the eye, ears and mechanics of the ride. lost? - they'll help ya find your way. broken down? - they'll help fix your steed. We started the Nutchecker on our 1st Cruiser 100 in 2013 as many of the old cruisers have more nuts and bolts that can work their way loose on a long ride like this.


Trail Ride

Distance - Unknown

Join us by Riding 100 miles on your Cruiser (or any bike) on some of Iowa's world-class trails and stopping at world-class establishments along the way!

We are super-stoked to be working with Singlespeed Brewing Co. this year as the main sponsor and host of the ride!

Their location, patio and green-space will make the perfect launch pad and finish area for the ride!

Kudos to Eric at SingleSpeed Brewing for the logo creation!

Don't own a Cruiser or a Singlespeed?

No worries... We don't judge.  ALL bikes are welcome! Cruiser, Singlespeed, Klunker, 10-speed, 12-speed, Road Bike, Fat Bike, Tri-bike, Gravel bike, High-bike, Unicycle, Trike, Folder, Cargo, Recumbent, Lowrider, or Vintage. If you can ride it we want you there!

Since there are so many stops, this is the PERFECT RIDE for those who have never ridden a century (100 miles).


With the registration you get:
  • a cool limited (only 150) Cycling Cap from Primal Wear Inc.
  • Singlespeed Cruiser 100 branded pint glass
  • a chance to WIN a Singlespeed Brewing Co branded singlespeed bicycle!
  • a custom route card
  • beverage specials at each stop
  • official finisher's prize
  • official Nutchecker support crew
Available for purchase when registering
  • 4 colors of T-shirts/Tanks from our friends at T-Shirt Graphix! (ONLY available for pre-order)


It's a Holiday weekend this year and May 25th seemed to work out for more folks than not, so you'll have an extra day to relax!

  • We'll offer a 100 mile route and planned stops along the way
  • Do you have to ride the full 100 miles?  NO, you can stop whenever you'd like, but only finishers get the Finisher's Prize
  • Finisher definition - See below
  • Yes - there will be beer specials at most stops
  • Yes - we will be riding too - a cruiser!
  • Yes - we will still have Nut-Checkers (the chosen 13 that will help ya out with bike/route issues)

Official Stops

Here are the stops! We start and end at Singlespeed Brewing Co in Des Moines.  10 bars and 3 selfie bridge stops.  Be aware of the open and close times. If you show up when a stop is not open, just take a selfie in front of the business.


  1. 0.0     Singlespeed Brewing Co. (DSM) - opens 6am
  2. 18.6   HTT Bridge - Ankeny - selfie stop
  3. 20.7   Mullets - Uptown (Ankeny) - opens 8am
  4. 33.7   The Slater Station (Slater) - opens 11am
  5. 39.0   Flight Bar + Grille (Huxley) - opens 11am
  6. 50.6   Flat Tire Lounge (Madrid) - opens 8am - closes 2am
  7. 53.5   High Trestle Trail Bridge - selfie stop
  8. 56.2   Whistlin' Donkey (Woodward) - closes midnight
  9. 68.6   Nite Hawk  (Slater) - closes 2am
  10. 82.4   Whiskey River (Ankeny) - closes 2am
  11. 90.4   Trestle to Trestle Bridge (Johnston) - selfie stop
  12. 94.4   Triangle Tap (DSM) - closes midnight
  13. 97.5   Captain Roy's (DSM) - closes 10pm
  14. 99.8   El Bait Shop (DSM) - closes midnight
  15. 100.8 Singlespeed Brewing Co. (DSM) - closes 11:30pm

Want a Shorter Route?

You can always ride up to Ankeny (21.8), then hit the last part the ride to Des Moines for a 42 mile ride.  Sorry - you won't be considered an "official finisher", but its still a gorgeous route with some cool stops and you still get the custom cap, pint glass and a chance to win the singlespeed bike!


May 20 2024 - 2024 Route released!
May 10 2024 - Updated some event details and added photo of singlespeed bike YOU can WIN. We will draw for before we leave!
May 9 2024 - ALL pre-registered riders will be eligible to WIN a singlespeed branded bicycle from SingleSpeed Brewing Co.!
- Route & Stops - we are still working on this. With the high water levels lately, we want to make sure the route is good to go! for sure look for some new stops!
- The night before at Packet Pickup, there will be a $15 pasta bar for riders - Bike Month - HANDLEBAR Happy Hour & Singlespeed Cruiser 100 Packet Pick-up
- Sat am - SingleSpeed Brewing Co. will open at 6am selling quick and easy beers, bloody Mary’s and half sized breakfast burritos.
- Sat pm - SingleSpeed Brewing Co. will close at 11:30pm
May 6 2024 - Lucky 13 Nutcheckers and Vests will be back!
Apr 27 2024 - Added t-shirt for pre-order
Apr 27 2024 - Registration opened and posted Cycling Caps
Apr 17 2024 - Placed Cycling Cap order with Primal Wear!
Apr 15 2024 - Working on Registration
Mar 13 2024 - Posted 2024 event with logo


Official Finisher

In order to be considered an "OFFICIAL FINISHER", you must complete the full route, stop at all the stops and get your route card signed-off at each stop, all within 24 hours and on the same bicycle you started with.
You are not required to purchase anything at the stops.  If you arrive after their close time. Take a selfie of yourself at the front door or by their sign to record your stop.


Past Rides

We hosted similar cruiser rides in 2019, 2018 and 2013. Check out those details as the format will be similar.

We Cannot Wait to Ride 100 Miles With You!


Beginning and ending at the Singlespeed Brewing Co - Des Moines Taproom
100.8 miles with 10 bar stops, 3 selfie stops
There are two bike shops and several convenience stores along the route.


SingleSpeed Brewing Co.

303 Scott Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309


4.27.24 - registration opened
5.16.24 11:59pm - t-shirt pre-order window closes
5.23.24  11:59pm - online registration closes

Packet Pick-up
Fri - May 24th - 5-7pm At Singlespeed Brewing Co - Get a pasta dinner too!
Sat - May 25th - 6:15am - 6:45am - we leave at 7am


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