Bucks Bike Ride Set for July 12

Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the date of their seventh annual “Hit for the Cycle” Poker Bike Ride.  Sunday, July 12 will be the date of the event, which is sponsored by SCHEELS, The Pump Haus Pub & 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 Pump Haus, 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 Eau Claire Express for all Poker Ride participants.

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 $30 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 download the 2015 bike ride sign up form here.  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 8 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 Eau Claire Game time is 3:35 pm with gates opening at 2:30 pm.

The Bucks begin a two-game series today, facing the Willmar Stingers in a 3:35 pm tilt.  Today’s game can be heard on online at with play-by-play announcer Matt Gruemmer.  Tickets are currently available.  Fans are encouraged to call the Bucks’ Ticket Line at (319) 232-5633 or order online at

The Bucks play at Riverfront Stadium where team ownership has invested more than $70,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, and concessions equipment.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks 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 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit