4th Annual Bike To X Out Fragile X

June 1st, 2019 7:30am

The National Fragile X Foundation Heartland Chapter – Iowa and South Dakota is hosting the 4th Annual Bike To X Out Fragile X ride. This is a 56-mile bicycle ride with all proceeds benefiting The National Fragile X Foundation, Heartland Chapter - Iowa and South Dakota. 


Registration is $30 and includes:

• FREE T-Shirt (MUST register by May 20th to receive shirt)
• 2 Craft beers

All participants must sign a waiver, (available at check-in) unless under 18, then the adult accompanying the minor must sign.

56 mile ride from Ankeny to Waukee & back. This ride is on trails with some limited road riding. Stop at Goodsons, Des Moines, Mickey's Irish Pub, Waukee, 515 Brewing Co, Clive and Firetrucker Brewery, Ankeny. Includes 2 free craft beers & t-shirt.

Registration and packet pickup is 7: 30am-8:30am at the High Trestle Trail Head, next to the Ankeny Fire Station, 120 NW Ash Drive. Registration and packet pickup will be available at Kyle's Bikes by Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee from 11am-noon. This is for those running that day or those that just want to do 23 miles! You can now finish the day on your bike and enjoy the breweries/stops back to Ankeny.

For questions or concerns, please send an email to kndcarlson@mchsi.com


Nancy & Ken Carlson are organizing this charity ride as a way to raise funds and awareness for Fragile X. They and their 22 year old son Derek live in Ankeny. Nancy is a board member of the Heartland Fragile X Alliance.

“For years we were unaware that the National Fragile X Foun- dation existed. We felt alone in our life journey with a special needs son. Since discovering the National Foundation and becoming part of the parent Community Support Network, we feel that we aren’t the only ones. We are excited to help ‘give back’ and hope to create awareness for families that may be searching for answers as to why their child is different.”

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