Courage Ride

Registration Fee

Early Bird Adult (through August 10): $75
Adult (starting August 11): $85
Youth (13-17): $15

For Non-Riders

Non-riders are welcome so bring your family and friends. Breakfast tickets may be purchased on the day of our ride at Iowa Mennonite School. Lunch and snacks are available for purchase as well. Stay with us and enjoy the music all day long!

Join our team

Cancer is one of the great equalizers. The promise of a child, the aspirations of a teenager, the love of a mom or dad, the ambitions of a farmer, or CEO, or politician, or professional athlete mean nothing to cancer cells. It touches people from all walks of life and, for many of us, it's touched someone we care about.

Join us as we fight back. Let's embrace the cancer community to create an event that will give back long after we climb off our bikes. Committees are being formed and we need more caring people to join us as we truly make a difference in this world. The best part? We will do this in the spirit of camaraderie with others who care. Considering helping out? Volunteer help is always appreciated and positions are open for the annual August Courage Ride. Please do not hesitate to e-mail us at and see how you can help.

Where and When

August 18th, 2018 6:00 AM
Iowa Mennonite School
1421 540th Street Southwest
Kalona, IA 52247

All routes start and end at the same location - the IMS school. Riders start at their own time and ride at their own pace. Suggested start time for long route routes is 6:30 - 7:30. All riders should be on the route by 10:30 or 11:00.

Camping is available Friday and Saturday night. 


6am - 10am - Registration
6am - 2:30pm - Silent Auction
6:30am - 9:30am - Breakfast
7am - Long rides begin
8am - 11am - Short and medium rides begin

Route Maps


Online Map
Cue Sheet


Online Map
Cue Sheet


Online Map
 Cue Sheet


Online Map
Cue Sheet


Online Map
Cue Sheet


Online Map
Cue Sheet


Online Map
Cue Sheet


What's Included

Look at everything included with the registration fee:

  • Breakfast and lunch by Hy-Vee
  • Mechanical support by Geoff's
  • Maps
  • Plentiful free food at our rest stops
  • Live entertainment at breakfast, lunch, and rest stops
  • SAG Service
  • Free camping and showers at the Iowa Mennonite School
  • Beautiful Iowa landscape scenery on quiet country roads
  • Silent Auction items to bid on at the Iowa Mennonite School

Skin Cancer Screening

All participants and community members are encouraged to participate in the free skin screening at the Courage Ride. From 8-11am, UI Dermatologists will be in the music rooms on the 1st floor of IMS. No appointment needed. All ages are welcome.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and can develop anywhere in the body (mouth, nails, scalp, internal organs, etc), not just on the surface of the skin. Everyone is at risk- it doesn’t discriminate by age, race or gender. Because melanoma is aggressive, monthly self-skin exams and yearly professional exams are recommended for early detection. Every hour of every day, someone dies of melanoma. Get your skin checked!

Because 90% of melanoma cases are linked to UV exposure, limit your time outdoors and DO NOT use indoor tanning devices (there is no such thing as a safe tan, regardless of what the tanning salon tells you). Incorporate these prevention tips into your daily routine to decrease your skin cancer risk and keep your skin looking healthy and young.

  • Do not burn. Ever.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 (higher SPFs don’t necessarily provide better protection).
  • Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you actually need it.
  • Apply a shot-glass amount of sunscreen to your body every 2 hours (or sooner if swimming or sweating).
  • Wear long sleeves and pants, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses.
  • Enjoy the outdoors in the SHADE!
  • Plan activities in the early morning or late afternoon when UV rays aren’t as strong.

Silent Auction

Back by popular demand is our silent auction. The auction will be open until 2:30pm the day of the ride. We ask that all baked goods and perishable items be picked up the day of the event. If the winning bidder is unable to take those items before close then the items will be offered to the runner-up.