For the love of bacon

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Iowa Bike Coalition work together every year to bring the community bacon-themed fun rides. There’s no greater feeling than cycling down Iowa’s most scenic trails while feasting on bacon with friends and kindred bacon-loving spirits.

blue ribbon bacon festival
May 12 & 13

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Scurry on over to Des Moines, IA for the world’s premier baconfest! Folks will eat, drink, and be merry with fellow bacon-lovers and enthusiasts while enjoying live entertainment and competitions.
pigtails bike ride
May 20

Pigtails Ride

The Pigtails bike ride is a women-specific group trek along the stunning Prairie Trail and High Trestle Trail. Cyclists enjoy food and drink at numerous Pigtails party stops along the way.
worlds pork expo
June 7 & 8

World Pork Expo

The World Pork Expo is the largest pork industry-specific trade show in the world. This event brings those working in the vast industry together for an expansive trade show, educational seminars, and networking.
bacoonride bike ride
June 17

Bacoon Ride

This 71-mile ride through the scenic Racoon River Valley Trail takes cyclists on the ultimate bacon adventure. The Bacoon Ride features awesome bacon snack stops and drink specials along the way.
keystone bacon and bourbon festival
June 24 & 25

Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival

The Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival is for folks who’d love nothing more than to spend a weekend in Keystone’s River Run Village surrounded by all things bacon, bourbon, and delicious.

Japan & Vietnam Baconfest

This cross-cultural bacon festival embraces the bacon and pork-based cuisine of Japan, Vietnam, and the United States. Attendees will enjoy food demonstrations, competitions, live music, all the bacon they can eat, and so much more.