Anita Newhouse April 30, 2018

Pedal Your Way to the Area’s Parade Homes

Grab your bikes, and get ready to ride — on June 2nd Urban Acres will be hosting its 3rd Annual Urban Acres Parade of Homes Bike Ride.

How to participate:

Everyone is welcome!  Our bike ride is free — all you need is an official Parade of Homes ticket, which will provide access to all homes and remodeling projects.

Riders can purchase a Parade of Homes ticket for $8 at Urban Acres the morning of the ride. Tickets can also be purchased at the Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association office located at 11 S. Gilbert Street in Iowa City. Participants will use the ticket throughout the ride, and will receive punches at every house they visit.

Get ready to pedal!

The ride will kick off at 10 am at Urban Acres’ new office, 250 Holiday Road in Coralville, with breakfast, biking swag and lots of giveaways. Look for the big, orange tent!  Riders can pick their route of choice and receive the official Urban Acres wristband, which provides access to drink specials at participating local businesses, including 30Hop, Hilltop Tavern, Blackstone and Red’s Alehouse. Geoff’s Bikes will have a tent set up to offer mechanical support to make sure that riders get off to a great start. Don’t forget to send us your pics along the way! Use #UAparadepedalers and post your images.

Join us for post-ride festivities!

Close out the day with live music and food/drink specials at Rocky O’Briens from 4–7 pm. Everyone, regardless of whether or not you participated in the ride, is welcome to join in the festivities so bring your family and friends. 

NOTE: There will NOT be a shuttle service from Rocky O’Brien’s back to Urban Acres so please plan accordingly.

Attendees throughout the day will have the opportunity to win bike jerseys, water bottles, and other biking swag! For additional information, check our our Facebook event or contact us at or give us a call 319-351-1111.

See you out there, pedalers!