The Wish Ride is a charity bike ride to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It is not a pledge ride, but has still earned over $105,000 since it was started in 1987. Each year several hundred riders ride the roads of SE Iowa enjoying the bright red and yellow fall colors. Apples, cider, and other refreshments are provided at several rest stops.
Start date/times: Sunday September 30th, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Starting location: The firehouse in central Percival, Iowa, near I-29 exit 15, about 30 miles south of Omaha. The ride is held on local roads.
5 ride lengths available: 15, 29 and 42 miles (flat), 54 and 64 miles (hilly). Link to registration form:
You can also register the day of the ride between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Entry fee before September 21: $20 including a T-shirt, $15 without a T-shirt. Entry fee after September 21: $25 including a T-shirt, $15 without.