Bikes & Breweries

posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Bikes & Breweries | Cedar Falls, Iowa

(Second State Brewing, Cedar Falls)

A unique partnership exists between our biking and running groups and local breweries – a delicious and refreshing partnership!

Although no one is promoting exercise and beer as a health craze, the relationship between biking and running in a group and beer may be that it helps build relationships. A ride or run followed by a trip to a local brewery makes for a good night out with friends, a couples outing or just a refreshing end to a sporting challenge.

It’s as much as an experience enjoying a craft beer as biking and running with friends and family. Our breweries are locally owned and there’s a lot of pride in the infusions, barrel-aged brews, and the latest pours in their taprooms. The breweries “give back,” offering a free glass of brew after your workout.

Pint Night Ride

On the first and third Thursday evening of the month, May – October, meet at Bike Tech in Cedar Falls for a leisurely bike ride on Cedar Valley Trails to SingleSpeed Brewing’s Waterloo taproom for a bite to eat and a beverage. Ride is approximately 15 miles roundtrip. If you want to start in Waterloo, meet at the Waterloo Bicycle Works at 5:30 and make your way to the official start at Bike Tech at 6:15. First time riders will need to register and a helmet and bike lights are required. The first ride of the 2022 season is May 5th!

Spokes Women 2.0

On Tuesday evenings, ladies leave from SingleSpeed Brewing’s Cedar Falls taproom at 5:45pm. Stopping at all major turns to regroup, 13-15 mph, 15-20 miles. Helmets required, lights, and water recommended. Routes change and may take place on roads and bike trails. Visit their Facebook page and request to join if you’re interested in rides. Social time follows at SingleSpeed Brewing, first beer is free!  

Thursty Thursdays

All abilities are encouraged to join The Runner’s Flat for a coached, group run (or workout in the winter). Year-round, the group meets every Thursday evening. They’ll work with you to help you attain your fitness goals. Then, after your run, enjoy a free brew at SingleSpeed Brewing. 

Bikes & Breweries | Cedar Falls, Iowa

(SingleSpeed Brewing, Waterloo taproom)

Wednesday on Wheels

Cedar Valley Cyclists offers a weekly ride with three options for differing abilities. Road ride at 5:45pm 18-19mph, road ride at 6pm 14-15mph (No Drop Ride), and paved trail ride at 6pm 11-12mph (No Drop Ride). Rides leave from Overman Park in downtown Cedar Falls. Socials will be held after each ride at various CVC sponsors. Helmets and tail lights are required. Visit their Facebook page for current information on weekly rides.

To find registered rides taking place in Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding area, visit the CedarValleyTrailsPartnership.

Want to pedal the Cedar Valley Trails for a weekend to remember? Bring your bicycle and discover our extensive, 128-mile trail system, shop and enjoy unique dining options. The Cedar Falls Downtown District, industrial park and the University Northern Iowa are all accessible from our trails and trail maps are available downtown, at area hotels and at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. We hope you spend a night or two! 

Would you like more ideas of Things to Do, Places to Stay and Outdoor Recreation while you’re here? Contact the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 319-268-4266 or stop in for information at 6510 Hudson Road. The center is open seven days a week.

We’d be happy to help!

(Biking, downtown Cedar Falls)
Bikes & Breweries | Cedar Falls, Iowa

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