Entries by Andy McCoy

2016 OK200 Ride Recap Part 2 – West Des Moines to Adel

We started at Valley Church in West Des Moines, Iowa. We got going a little later than 5 AM after having to mess around with ride radio to get it working.  The last few ride waivers were signed.  Rocky Vest called the ride to order, I offered a morning prayer, and off we went.   Sun […]

OK 200 Thank You Cards

Pick up your free Okoboji 200 Thank you cards at The Permanent Collection, 520 e. 6th, 50309 (between the DSM Bike Collective and Alba on East 6th) in the Des Moines East Village.  Ask for the OK200 thank you cards.  They are flat, 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches, blank on the back, come in white […]

2016 OK200 Ride Recap Part 1 – 4AM Wake-Up

By Andy McCoy (I’ll recap several segments of the ride in the next few weeks) I was stuck in traffic at 5 PM in downtown Des Moines, I was supposed to be at the Valley Community Center, helping to run a support driver organization meeting and distribute paper maps of the route.  Grand Avenue was […]