Cedar Valley Pedal Fest


Pedal Fest 2020

Cedar Valley Pedal Fest 

We're sorry to announce that


Saturday, September 5, 2020  CANCELLED 

Entretourism Bike Ride

  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: City Hall (220 Clay Street), Cedar Falls
  • Length: approximately 7.7 miles, return on your own

Come ride with our local mayors, Rob Green of Cedar Falls and Quentin Hart of Waterloo and meet local entrepreneurs along University Avenue in both cities. Learn how to navigate the corridor from west to east. The first stop in Cedar Falls is Brookside Veterinary Hospital. Tour the hospital and learn about pets. Stop tow will be Hall Bicycle Co. where general manager, Joe Hackenmiller, will provide a tour and information about the bike industry. The final stop will be Lark Brewing in Waterloo where you will take a tour and have a beer tasting. Be sure to ask your beer and brewing questions! Lunch can be purchased off menu
Sponsor: Hall Bicycle Co.


Sunday, September 6, 2020  CANCELLED

Denver Waffle Ride 

  • Time: 8:10 am registration, 8:30 am start
  • Location: Behrens-Rapp Station (221 W. First Street), Cedar Falls
  • Length: approximately 30 miles round trip (about 3 hours)

Enjoy the scenery and good paved roads for a ride to experience the rural landscape and bountiful farm fields of the area. This ride follows E. Main Street and Big Woods Road to Big Woods Lake Park and then takes county roads into Denver. Enjoy "all-you-can-eat" waffles and all the trimmings at the Denver American Legion for $6. The return route ends at the starting location. There will be a designated leader and a sweeper so no one is left behind. Maps of the route will be available, but no signs will be posted. Since the route is mostly rural roads, riders must be capable of riding on roads, including hills, and ensure that their bikes are road-worthy. 
Sponsor: Cedar Valley Cyclists.

Saturday, September 12, 2020  CANCELLED

Garden Ride

  • Time: 1:45 pm registration, 2:00 pm start
  • Location: Community Main Street office (310 E. 4th Street), Cedar Falls
  • Length: approximately 12 miles round trip (about 2 hours)

Enjoy a tour of various local gardens in the Cedar Valley. Riders will meet at the Community Main Street office (next to Viking Pump) and ride to the Silva-Domm home at 1523 W. 18th Street. This backyard garden grows eight raised beds of assorted flowers, vegetables, berry bushes and a row of grape vines. Waist-height herb gardens anchor the patio, handy to the kitchen. Birds have a section with access to shelter, water, and feeders, while a vine-covered pergola and other flower beds provide for hummers, butterflies, and various pollinators. From the Silva-Domm home, riders will travel to the Hearst Center for the Arts Sculpture Garden. This garden has many perennial flowers, shrubs, trees, a working biocell retention area, and of course, outdoor sculptures to view. A self-guided tour sheet will be provided. From the Hearst Center for the Arts, riders will travel to the final destination of the tour - The Get Growing Garden at Unity Point on Prairie Parkway. Unity Point gardeners will have tours of the garden, water, and healthy snacks available. This garden project is done in collaboration with Luann Alemao and Associates, the Cedar Falls Public Library, Cedar Falls Lions Club and Unity Point Health.
Sponsor: Hearst Center for the Arts, Unity Point Health Get Growing Garden and Sharon Silva and Dennis Domm.  

Sunday, September 13, 2020  CANCELLED

Pedal Fest at the Waterloo Public Library

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Waterloo Public Library (415 Commercial Street), Waterloo
Length: approximately 5 miles round trip

Join the Waterloo Public Library for a Storybook Trail. Stop in at the library for a map of your self-guided path around the river and through downtown Waterloo as you discover the city, piece by piece. Start and end your route at the Waterloo Public Library.

Sponsor: Waterloo Public Library  


Cedar Valley Pedal Fest 2017 | July 1-2 | Join the fun!

Saturday, September 19, 2020  CANCELLED 

House Ride

  • Time: 9:30 am registration, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Gateway Park (Lincoln & Main Streets), Cedar Falls
  • Length: approximately 8 to 10 miles round trip (about 2.5 hours)

Go by spokes to see styles! Tour hidden architectural gems throughout Cedar Falls on this moderate ride.  Riders will get to tour homes with flare and talk with owners that care!  Styles and sizes vary, no two homes will be alike on this tour.  Riders should meet at Gateway park.  The ride will be led by Megan Hannam, an Interior Design and construction professional. Riders should arrive early and be comfortable riding at a moderate pace between stops.  Tour will not be held in the event of rain.  The tour will be adjusted as needed for health safety.  Please watch Facebook. Adjustments will be posted the beginning of September.
Sponsored by Hannam Design

Sunday, September 20, 2020  CANCELLED

New Hartford Omelet Ride

Time: 8:10 am registration, 8:30 am start
Location: Behrens-Rapp Station (221 W. First Street), Cedar Falls
Length: approximately 30 miles round trip (about 3 hours)

Take in the rural scenery on paved roads to New Hartford for the Lions Club’s monthly “all-you-can-eat” omelet breakfast made to your order. There will be a nominal fee for breakfast. This route follows in-town streets and trails to West 27th Street and then county roads to New Hartford.  It returns on the same route ending at the start location. There will be a designated leader and a sweeper so no one is left behind.  Maps of the route will be available, but there will not be signs posted.  Since the route is mostly rural roads, riders must be capable of riding on roads, including hills, and ensure that their bicycles are road-worthy.
Sponsor: Cedar Valley Cyclists

Saturday, September 26, 2020  CANCELLED

Market Ride - 2 Options! (both approximately 16 miles round trip)

Option 1: Cedar Falls City Hall (220 Clay Street) to the Waterloo Urban Farmers Market
Time: 7:00 am start

Option 2: Waterloo Urban Farmers Market (RiverLoop Expo Plaza (225 Commercial Street) to the Cedar Falls Farmers Market
Time: 8:00 am

Spend 45-60 minutes at the Waterloo Urban Farmers Market, departing for the Cedar Falls Farmers Market at around 9:00 am. Spend another 45-60 minutes at the Cedar Falls Farmers Market. For those who started in Waterloo, we'll make a return trip at around 11:00 am. Both markets have produce, handmade goods, baked goods and freshly prepared food and beverages. Bring some funds and shopping bags.  We'll help you work up an appetite! 


SAVE THE DATE! The 2nd annual Cedar Valley Pedal Fest will be held July 1 and 2, 2017!

Find Pedal Fest on Facebook

Ride updates during the event will be posted to the Cedar Valley Pedal Fest group page on Facebook. Click HERE to visit.

Joining a Ride is Easy! 

There is no cost to participate. Simply register at the location where the ride begins at the designated time. Helmets are required. Lights may also be required for some rides.  

View the 2020 Brochure and Poster

Want to print a copy of this year's brochure? Click HERE! Click HERE to download a poster. 

We'd like to THANK our generous sponsors!

And, we'd also like to thank the following organizations for their assistance:

Books Not Bombs, INRCOG, Maxx Rentals, Perkins, SCHEELS, Waterloo Leisure Services, the Cedar Valley Bicycle Collective and the Waterloo Police Department

Cedar Trails Partnership Europa Cycle & Ski, Cedar Falls Bike Tech, Cedar Falls
Cedar Valley Cyclists Cedar Valley Bicycle Collective Cedar Falls Public Library
Waterloo Public Library I HOPE Chapter of AMBUCS Hannam Design
CVAST - Cedar Valley Association for Soft Trails Cedar Valley Blue Zones Project St Mark's United Methodist Church
The Hearst Center for the Arts


Pedal Fest 2020 poster  |  Cedar Falls Tourism