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Published On: June 11th, 2014

Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the date of their sixth annual “Hit for the Cycle” Poker Bike Ride.  Sunday, June 22 will be the date of the event, which is sponsored by SCHEELS, Toads Bar & Grill, Pepper’s Grill & Sports Pub, Curt’s, Catherine Doyle’s Pub, and BJ’s Bar & Grill.

Registration will begin at 10:15 am at renovated Riverfront Stadium with the ride starting at 10:30 am where bicyclists will begin the ride of approximately 20 miles with stops at Toads, Pepper’s, Curt’s, Catherine Doyle’s, and BJ’s.  Riders will receive a playing card at each stop for their chance to win prizes for the best five-card poker hand.  In addition, the Bucks will give away prizes during each inning of that afternoon’s Bucks game versus the St. Cloud Rox.

Riders will have two options for registration.  Option 1 costs $20 and riders will receive a t-shirt, ticket to that day’s Bucks game, sandwich item, bag of chips, and fountain soda.  Option 2 costs $35 and gets riders a t-shirt, ticket to that day’s Bucks game, and a pass to the Budweiser Party Deck.

Registrations can be picked up at the souvenir stand at Riverfront Stadium or by downloading from the link below.  All pre-registration forms must be returned to the souvenir stand or mailed to Waterloo Bucks, P.O. Box 4124, Waterloo, IA 50704.  Pre-registration is not mandatory, but order forms turned in by June 15 will be guaranteed a t-shirt.  Riders may also register at Riverfront Stadium on the day of the ride.

2014 Bucks "Hit for the Cycle" Bike Ride Registration Form

Later that day, the Bucks will take on St. Cloud.  Game time is 3:35 pm with gates opening at 2:20 pm.

Waterloo finishes up a four-game homestand today as they face the Willmar Stingers at 6:35 pm.  The Bucks head out for a two-game road trip versus Mankato tomorrow before returning back to the Cedar Valley to begin another four-game homestand starting on Saturday.  For more information, call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633.  All 72 games may be heard on 1330 AM ESPN (KWLO).  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks during the season by utilizing their website at

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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21stseason of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit