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Perry Chamber of Commerce Hosts 39th Annual BRR- Bike Ride to Rippey

Posted January 07, 2016 in Web Exclusives

The Perry Chamber of Commerce hosts the 39th Annual BRR – Bike Ride to Rippey – Saturday, February 6, 2016. This annual 24-mile round trip bike ride from Perry to Rippey and back rolls on regardless of the weather.

Known as the “Original WINTER Bike Ride”, BRR riders have experienced frigid temperatures and wind chills while plowing through a foot of snow and have also enjoyed spring like temperatures of 60 degrees!  Attendance has grown every year with riders and guests attending from all over Iowa and the country.

Hosted by the Perry Chamber of Commerce, BRR is a frozen-filled day of biking, prizes and entertainment.

BRR registration, the official start, and other morning activities all take place in beautiful Hotel Pattee located in Perry’s downtown at 1112 Willis Avenue.

Schedule of Events:

Breakfast Lions Club (Open to Public) HOTEL PATTEE: 7:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration and pickup of materials for pre registered riders – Hotel Pattee (1112 Willis Avenue): 8 – 12:00 p.m.

Ride kickoff by Chuck Scheib’s cannon 2nd & Willis: 10 a.m.

City of Rippey:

East Greene Youth Fellowship will host a baked potato bar at the church.  Proceeds benefit their annual mission trips.  Lion’s Club will serve Roast Beef Sundaes at the former Masonic Building in the community Room at 3rd St. and Main Street.  Rippey Fire Department will host a beer tent.

Public safety officials have requested riders depart from Rippey no later than 3pm to ensure a safe return to Perry before sunset.

Perry Businesses & Historical Downtown:

All retail stores, restaurants, and bars will be open throughout the day.  More event updates to come!

Riders may pre-register for the ride at:, or call the Perry Chamber of Commerce for a registration form.

The $25 pre-registration and $35 day of ride registration Includes:

  • 39th Annual BRR T-shirt
  • Traditional Commemorative lapel pin (first 300)
  • Ticket for Hot Chocolate break midway to Rippey
  • Free Sag Wagon
  • Automatically entered in drawing to Win $500 in Perry Bucks
  • Admission to McCreary Center for swimming, sauna, whirlpool
  • Plus coupons and discounts from area businesses

A $15 Support the Ride Registration (no merchandise included)

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available!  Call the Chamber to see how you can promote your business to 1000’s of BRR participants!

All participants are encouraged to register for the chamber’s annual BRR event.  This event sets the tone for our area Chamber of Commerce events & activities throughout the remainder of 2016.  So we thank those individuals that respect the ride and our efforts to provide the best BRR ride as well as future events.  For more information, or to register for the ride, please contact the Perry Chamber at: 515.465.4601, or via email at:

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