PIGTAILS at Prairie Trail on May 20, 2023

About the Pigtails Ride

PIGTAILS at Prairie Trail is a women-specific bike ride on one of the most scenic trails in the Midwest. Join us for this one-day, 48-mile springtime ride. The ride begins and ends in Ankeny’s Prairie Trail and travels the High Trestle Trail.

The ride will start and end at the District in Prairie Trail in Ankeny, Iowa and travel 48 miles mostly along the High Trestle Trail.

The PIGTAILS RIDE registration includes:

  • Portraits at the High Trestle Bridge
  • A tasty lunch at the Flat Tire Lounge
  • Awesome drink specials at numerous Pigtails party stops.
  • Custom Pigtails Ride headband.
  • Commemorative Pigtails Ride coozie

Thanks to Maharry Photography for shooting the High Trestle Bridge Photos. Check out the bridge galleries to find your photo.  Here are some highlight photos of the PIGTAILS RIDE as well.  The Des Moines Register galleries captured the fun of PIGTAILS too.

2023 Announcement

The good news is: Yes — Registration OPENING SOON for the Pigtails Ride at the Prairie Trail.

Jerseys will be available for purchase after registration and NO LONGER INCLUDED with registration.

COVID-19 Guidance

The Pigtails Ride is following the advice of the Iowa Department of Public Health, CDC, and local health departments as we make plans for the events. Future messages will be sure to keep you up-to-date on what the safety protocols will be.

Your impact on Iowa Bicycling

The final thing that I think it is important to mention is how much of a role you have played in bicycle advocacy. We look forward to sharing with you how these events grow bicycling but also play a role in funding our advocacy work at the legislature, DOT, and putting more kids on bikes with our Safe Routes to School Program. When you bicycle on Iowa’s trails or roadways, you want an enjoyable ride taking you safely to your destination. We work to make Iowa bicycling safe, accessible, and enjoyable for all. Donate atwww.iowabicyclecoalition.org/gives.