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The 2016 Portland Alley Pedalfest is scheduled for September 10th and 11th, 2016. Watch our Facebook page for details!

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The Portland Alley Pedalfest is an annual bicycling music festival that takes place in Iola, Kansas on the first weekend after Labor Day. For 2015, the dates are September 12th and 13th.

The Portland Alley Pedalfest begins on Saturday with a full day of bike rides starting at 8am. There are five route options – a 14-mile family ride, 25 miles, 50 miles, 75 miles, and a 100-mile century route – with each route beginning and ending at Riverside Park in Iola. All routes take riders on the Southwind Rail Trail between Iola and Humboldt; longer routes continue through the communities of Chanute, Stark, Savonburg, Elsmore, Moran, Mildred, Kincaid, and Colony, with 100-mile riders finishing up on the Prairie Spirit Trail. Each community will offer rest stops with water and food.

After the Saturday rides, Riverside Park will be the center of activity, with food vendors, a beer garden, and live music and entertainment through the evening hours.

Sunday features self-guided bicycle tours of the surrounding countryside (some routes are gravel). Route maps will be provided.

Participants may camp at Riverside Park on Friday and Saturday nights, with showers, restrooms, water, and free Wi-Fi provided. Restaurants and shops in Iola will be open, as will local churches for those attending Sunday morning worship services.

The registration fee for the Portland Alley Pedalfest is $45, which includes Saturday rides and Sunday route maps, camping at Riverside Park, access to the music festival, and access to the beer garden, food vendors, and event expo. An event T-shirt is included.

Riders can register via a mail-in registration form, or online at Eventbrite. On-site registration will also be available.

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