BOJI. BEER. BEST
TIME OF YOUR LIFE.
8 AM - 9:45 AM: Bike Ride Check-in
10 AM - 12 PM: Bike Ride
12 PM - 4 PM: Live music, food, drinks, games & activities
Enjoy additional Oktoberfest festivities at area bars, restaurants, shopping centers, and other businesses throughout the entire weekend!
About the Weekend:
University of Okoboji Oktoberfest originated 28 years ago with the bike ride. Cyclists have been able to experience the Iowa Great Lakes area in all of its fun & beauty even after what most people recognize as the "summer season" for Okoboji. With the leaves changing to their breath-taking shades of colors to the glistening waters of the lakes, Okoboji is definitely the place to be this fall! Join us for a weekend of the classic bike ride, live music, food, drinks, games and activities.
About the Ride:
Enjoy this 24-mile fun bike ride with the most scenic trails and lakeside roads around West Lake Okoboji. The start AND end location is Preservation Plaza. Terrain is mostly flat with some short rolling hills. Trails are swept prior to ride. Click here to view route map!
You will be greeted at the end of the ride with FREE award-winning craft beer from West O Brewery. They will be serving their special Oktoberfest brew that is a real crowd pleaser! After some brew, enjoy the festivities in Preservation Plaza and stop into your favorite participating restaurant for their great food & drink specials.
2019 marks the 28th year for the Oktoberfest Bike Ride. Come ride with us on Saturday, September 28th!
Need more convincing on how fun Oktoberfest is?
Hear directly from past participants!
“Good times, good people. Fun was had by all.”
- DIANE K FROM IOWA
“Fun ride and great host. Easy to moderate route. Made a day of it with plenty to do around Okoboji.”
- CHARLES E. FROM SPENCER
“Had a lot of fun. Great people, Great Lakes!!!”
- SCOTT R. FROM OKOBOJI
“The trails were great, the weather was great, the directional markers on the trail were outstanding. Thank you, see you again next year!”
- MARLENE FROM ATLANTIC
“Nice safe ride around the lakes. Always a fun ride with good people.”
- MIKE B. FROM COUNCIL BLUFFS
“Last great ride of the summer!”
- JUDY FROM SPENCER
“Okoboji trails, fellow bikers, West O beer….perfect day!”
- BECKY K. FROM MILFORD
“A great ride with a fantastic ending with West-O!!!”
- HEATHER P. FROM PRIMGHAR
“The Oktoberfest ride is great!”
- STEVE S. FROM JACKSON, WY
“Enjoyed the fact that all ages were riding and enjoying the great trails. See ya next year.”
- LORI A. FROM MILFORD
“Very good course with beautiful scenery.”
- PAUL B. FROM PAPILLION, NE
“Great ride. Great shirts. Great beer!”
- CHRISTINA S. FROM SPENCER