Bicycle Blues and BBQ is held July 12-13 in Clear Lake, Iowa. This Flyover race is the premier event for an entire weekend of festivities! The weekend hosts the blues bands Dee Miller & The Irresistibles on Friday night. Saturday, 8:00 AM is the Dad’s Belgian waffles and also the start for Tour de’Fields: 14, 32, 40 & 60 mile rides. The short 14 mile family ride circles Clear Lake, while the longer routes exploring the county roads and some farm communities south of town. The 60 mile route is a perfect ride for riders preparing for Ragbrai the following week.
Cat races are held Saturday. Time Trials start at 7:30 and the fast paced Crit is held downtown from 11:00 AM-8:30 PM. Saturday night is the Sonny Landreth concert. Sunday is the BBBQ Road Race, starting at 10:00 AM. Clear Lake, Iowa is located halfway between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa.