Pedal FARR, Falls Area River Ride was first known as "Tour De Brew Sioux Falls" in 2016. The ride was inspired by Tour De Brew Quad Cities, and a group of friends needing to raise money for their RAGBRAI ride with Team Livestrong. Our first year we learned alot from our 68 registered riders. It was a such a success, that in 2017 we more than doubled our ride attendance to 160 riders. Due to permits needed, and concerns from the city, we changed our name and evolved into a ride that impacts local individuals battling cancer. Our focus is on celebrating survivors, honoring those that have passed and joining those who are fighting. Last year we celebrated a ride with just under 300 riders. This year we hope to hit 500 riders. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HIT OUR GOAL!
2017 was a turning point for our ride when the "SHARE A COKE WITH" was started. This stop was a park stop that would honor someone that passed from cancer, by putting their name on the side of coke cans. Their family and friends come together and share with riders, the story of their loved ones. Each year this stop has become more personal as we personalize the stop to give the riders a little glimpse into their lives. 2018 we honored Shannon Peck, a 45 year wife and mother of 3 that passed from Lung cancer. 2019 we honored Brian Evers, a husband and father who passed from Colon cancer. 2020 we honored Deserae Honkamp a 35 year old single mother of 2 that passed from Melanoma. Now in 2021 we will be honoring Chris Krueger, a husband and father that passed from AML.
Welcome to Pedal FARR, the Falls Area River Ride a local Non Profit Organization. This Is a 25 mile bike ride on the trails of Sioux Falls. We will have, food trucks, bands, games, and prizes along the way. Our ride not only supports local cancer fighters, but we also buy everything local, keeping our money and your money in the hands of our community.
We are currently in our 6th year and gearing up for an event that is bigger and better than the year before. This ride, previously known at Tour De Brew Sioux Falls
Some things to look forward to is an amazing raffle and silent Auction. Bands along the way and an end party at Remedy featuring the band "Sugar Daddy." We will have prizes to be drawn along the way. Several bikes to give away. and drink and food specials. There will be a sighting by the SDSU Ice Cream Truck, and Backyard BBQ food truck will feed the masses at the end along with Remedy Brewing. Check out the list of "Hydration Stations" along the way.