It was a very busy weekend in Okoboji with the Dickinson County Trails Fundraiser, University of Okoboji Homecoming weekend and RAGBRAI coming through.
Summer of Love Bikefest Trails Fundraiser Party
People from all over the Iowa Great Lakes region dusted off their hippie beads and bell bottoms for the Summer of Love Bikefest! This Trails Fundraiser Party was held on Saturday, July 18 at the Okoboji Classic Car Museum in West Okoboji. Attendees enjoyed looking at the classic cars throughout the evening, eating delicious food, as well as bidding in the silent auction on creatively decorated peace signs. All funds raised went towards the Dickinson County Trails System.
U of O Homecoming
On Saturday, July 19, over a thousand runners came to the Iowa Great Lakes area for the marathon, triathlon, half-marathon, and 10k races. There were runners from all over the United States, and the marathon is a qualifier for prestigious races like the Boston Marathon. The weather was ideal for July, as the day’s high was in the seventies and it was overcast in the morning. For 2014 results, visit http://
Almost 21,000 bicyclists road from Rock Valley to the Iowa Great Lakes Region on Sunday, June 20, an overnight stop for the week-long bike ride across Iowa. People from all over the world visited the area, some seeing West Lake Okoboji for the very first time. Bikers camped from Milford to Spirit Lake, with the many camping areas being the Okoboji School (Milford), Boji Bay, Brooks Golf Course, and the Spirit Lake Schools. Many campers also stayed in people’s backyards or church parking lots. There was lots of food opportunities, concerts at Preservation Plaza, and fireworks to conclude the evening. Bikers left Monday morning for their next stop, Emmetsburg.