Once again, Goldfinch Cyclery and Iowa Running Company have one of the biggest Black Friday deals OUT there. Join us as we lock our doors for the 4th Annual OutDoor Buster 5K/10K and 15-mile bike ride out at the Sac & Fox Trail. Our purpose is simple. Be outside with your friends and family consuming only fresh air and good times. The only line you'll be standing in on Black Friday will be for the porta-potty.
This day has been and will always continue to be free. However, if you have a few extra bucks to give this holiday season, we ask you to pay it forward to our friends at Groundswell Cafe.
Curious on why we are asking you to donate to a cafe? Suppose you haven't heard of Groundswell Cafe. In that case, they are an initiative of Cedar Rapids nonprofit organization Matthew 25. The cafe is a pay-it-forward eatery whose mission is to provide a place where everyone has access to fresh, healthy food, regardless of their ability to pay. Your contributions will allow others in need to enjoy a good meal or that same baked good we'll have waiting for you at the end of your run or ride.
If you want to learn more about Groundswell Cafe, click the link below or stop in sometime for a delicious bite to eat where 100% of your tip helps pick up the tab for someone else. Pretty neat, eh?
Paying it forward, fresh baked goods, and the great outdoors! What more could you ask for? See you out there!
November 26th, 2021
Bike Ride will start at 10:30 AM
5k & 10k will start at 10:35 AM
Sac & Fox Trail
Cole St and Fir Ave. entrance
Sac and Fox Trail is a crushed limestone soft trail and typically in good shape. However, conditions can vary depending on weather, so plan accordingly with your tread.
Both the 5K and 10K will be a loop taking you half way out. You will then turn around and head back along the power line trail.
The bike ride will follow the entire Sac and Fox trail to East Post Rd. A rest station will be setup to hydrate at the turn around point. Upon return, riders will stay on the Sac and Fox and then connect and ride in on the power line trail.
Course subject to change
In typical fashion, we'll be supplying a few refreshments for all of you, including cinnamon rolls from our friends at Groundswell Cafe.
As much as we dislike paperwork, there are rules we still have to follow. If you have an opportunity to bring a signed copy of the waiver on Friday, we would greatly appreciate you. If not, we will have copies for you to sign when you show up.