High Nelly Bike Rally

Celebrate on two wheels!

Date and time

  • Sat, August 6, 2022
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT


  • Iowa Irish Fest Grounds
    518 Sycamore Street
    Waterloo, IA 50703

About this event

Join us for a fun family trail ride or the open road ride for the experienced rider on Saturday, August 6th.

Pre-Registration will take place online now until August 3rd at 11 PM. T-shirts are only guaranteed for those who order before July 20th, 2022.  Day of registration will happen Saturday, August 6th from 8 AM to 9 AM and prices will increase by $5 respectively.

Adults – $25

Kids (4-17) – $20

Adult or Kid No T-shirt option – $15

Your weekend pass is NOT included with your High Nelly registration, but you can add on a fest pass for only $20 when you purchase online with your High Nelly entry.

You can pick up your High Nelly Packet the day of the race (Saturday, August 6th) starting at 8 AM. That is when walk up registration will happen as well.

Or you can pick up your packet on Friday, August 5th from 4:00-7:00 pm at Park Ave and Mulberry St near the Main Gate to the Iowa Irish Fest.

Other reminders:

  • Helmets are required for all riders on both routes
  • The High Nelly is Saturday, August 6th starting at 9:00am.
  • New starting location and post ride party is at Anton’s Beer Garden.  Post ride beer is still on us!
  • The ride will happen rain or shine. NO refunds will be given if a cancelled due to weather.
  • Children and young adults 15 and under gain free entrance to the fest so no weekend pass is required
  • You will be able to download and cast GPS route maps off of the Iowa Irish Fest website closer to the event.
  • We will once again be giving away a bicycle as well other prizes.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the best Irish costume.

Please contact the committee at highnellybikerally@gmail.com with any questions.

The High Nelly Bike Ride 2022 is Sponsored by:


Register for the High Nelly Bike Ride

Saturday, 9am. Starting location Antons Garden, Downtown Waterloo.

Please note that these maps will direct you to a website outside of the Iowa Irish Fest.

  • Selecting “View Full Version” will allow you to download the directions from the Ride With GPS as well as the map on any de
  • Selecting “Send to Device” requires you to create a free account with Ride With GPS to cast the map and directions to your Android, Apple, Garmin, Wahoo, or other GPS enabled device.
    • if viewing on a tablet or other smart device you will be required to download the free Ride With GPS app from your devices App Store
    • if viewing on PC or Laptop directs you to the Ride With GPS website to create your account

High Nelly Trail Route