University of Okoboji Oktoberfest

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2023 Marks the 32nd year for the University of Okoboji Oktoberfest Bike Ride. Come ride with us on Saturday, September 30th!

Enjoy this 24-mile fun bike ride with the most scenic trails and lakeside roads around West Lake Okoboji. The ride starts and ends in Preservation Plaza. Terrain is mostly flat with some short rolling hills. Trails are swept prior to the ride.

registration information

Custom bike jersey registration $85

March 1 - July 19 - Pre-order required

Early Bird Registration $30

March 1 - September 8 - Guaranteed Shirt

Pre-Registration $35

September 9 - September 21 - Shirt NOT Guaranteed

Day of Registration $35

Saturday, September 23 - 8am-10am - Shirt NOT Guaranteed

Registration is open to individuals of all ages, and includes a 24-mile scenic bike ride around West Lake Okoboji, a drink ticket redeemable at Preservation Plaza and a t-shirt!

Stop at your favorite local businesses to enjoy Oktoberfest specials all weekend long. Don't forget to make your way back to Preservation Plaza after the ride to enjoy live music, games, and activities!


*Day of Registration does not guarantee t-shirt

Images from David Thoreson's copyrighted photographic collection.

CLAIMS AND LITIGATION WAIVER: I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises of the event. I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organizers, sponsors, promoters, the University of Okoboji, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event. I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise. I understand the above waiver places any and all financial burden from injury to death, upon myself. If I am uninsured or underinsured, I understand that my financial risk of any injury during participation in Oktoberfest is even greater. Finally, in accepting full responsibility for any accident, injury or death, I bar my insurance company from seeking subrogation of claims on my behalf. My registration affirms my voluntary decision to take part in Oktoberfest and to be forever bound by the above Waiver of Claims and Litigation.

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