Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced their sixth annual “Hit for the Cycle” Poker Bike Ride has been postponed due to flooding. Originally scheduled for Sunday, June 22, the Bike Ride will now take place on Sunday, July 13. The Bike Ride is sponsored by SCHEELS, Toads Bar & Grill, Pepper’s Grill & Sports Pub, Curt’s, Catherine Doyle’s Pub, and BJ’s Bar & Grill.
Individuals who have signed-up for the Bike Ride have three options:
Go on the ride on July 13.
Receive the t-shirt, game ticket, and meal for the Sunday, June 22 game, and skip the July 13 bike ride.
Receive a refund in the form of Bucks Bucks that can be used as currency at renovated Riverfront Stadium.
On July 13, 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 Willmar Stingers.
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. 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 July 6 will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Riders may also register at Riverfront Stadium on the day of the ride.
Later that day, the Bucks will take on Willmar. Game time is 3:35 pm with gates opening at 2:30 pm.
Earlier today, the Waterloo Bucks announced that Park Road, the only direct access to Riverfront Stadium, had been closed due to the Cedar River flooding. Despite the road closure, Bucks games at Riverfront this weekend are still scheduled to be played. Fans that are planning on attending this weekend’s games are encouraged to park on or around Conger Street.
On Saturday, the Bucks face the Duluth Huskies with first pitch slated for 7:05 pm and gates opening at 5:30 pm. Sunday’s game will begin at 3:35 pm with gates opening at 2:30 pm as Waterloo takes on the St. Cloud Rox.
Flooding from the Cedar River is expected to crest this at 1:00 pm on Sunday at 15.8 feet. At the time of this press release, flood water is on the corner of Park Rd. and Burton Ave. The field and stadium is currently not in danger.
The Bucks are currently on a seven-game winning streak, after beating Duluth last night, 10-0. The Bucks open a four-game home stand at 7:05 tonight, hosting the Duluth Huskies at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo. 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 www.waterloobucks.com.
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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 www.waterloobucks.com.