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Published On: June 26th, 2018

Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the date of their 10th annual “Hit for the Cycle” Poker Bike Ride, presented by SCHEELS. Sunday, July 15 will be the date of the event which will feature stops at various bars and restaurants in the Cedar Valley.  Download 2018 Bike Ride Sign Up Form Here

Registration will begin at 9:15 am at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium with the ride starting at 9:45 am where bicyclists will begin the ride of approximately 20 miles with stops at BJ’s Bar, The Brass Tap, Briqhouse Bar & Grill, The Screaming Eagle American Bar & Grill, and Urban Pie. 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 $22 and riders will receive a t-shirt, reserved seat ticket to that day’s Bucks game, sandwich item, bag of chips, and fountain soda. Option 2 costs $32 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 Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium or online at (Download 2018 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 7 will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Riders may also register at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium on the day of the ride.

Later that day, the Bucks will take on Eau Claire. Game time is 2:05 pm with gates opening at 1:00 pm.

The Bucks return play game two of a four-game homestand tonight as they face the Bismarck Larks at 6:35 pm at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium where the team welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.  Team ownership has invested more than $170,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, kids zone inflatables, and concessions equipment.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.  Tickets are now on sale by calling the Bucks’ Ticket Line at 319-232-5633.


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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit http://www.waterloobucks.comor download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.