symphonyCycle is a cycling festival to support wcfsymphony, with routes for all ages and abilities plus a family-friendly post-ride celebration.


Tour Iowa’s picturesque farmland and award-winning trails and support community-based music programs on your choice of supported ride routes.


In true wcfsymphony fashion, live classical music is incorporated into each of event’s rest stops. The festive post-ride expo features performances by some of northeast Iowa's most interesting musical groups.


symphonyCycle has something for everyone. Kid-friendly activities include wcfsymphony’s irresistible Instrument Petting Zoo.


In addition to enjoying the ride, music and expo, all participants receive a swag bag with one-of-a-kind cycling gear and special musical surprises.


symphonyCycle is an all-day event in Fall 2017 (date TBD).

Each ride departs independently throughout the morning hours. All routes return to the expo and post-ride party, which features food and live music through the afternoon and early evening hours. Rides and celebration will take place rain or shine.


Rides launch from downtown Waterloo at the panoramic RiverLoop Amphitheatre and return there for a celebration featuring food, local beer tent, cycling expo and live music.


Route lengths are century (100 miles), half century (55 miles), quarter century (22 miles), and family ride (10 miles or 5 miles).

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View the 2016 routes on the interactive map below. Routes may change for next year’s event; updated maps and downloadable gpx files will be posted here and communicated to all participants in spring 2017.


wcfsymphony is a deeply committed and energetic team of music lovers devoted to redefining the symphonic experience through live performances and community engagement. All proceeds from symphonyCycle contribute to this singular mission.

symphonyCycle ride registrations, sponsors, and donors support our lauded community education programs, helping us offer transformative artistic experiences annually to over ten thousand curious listeners of all ages. To learn more about our pioneering musical work and how the miles ridden by symphonyCycle participants contributes to it please visit wcfsymphony.org.


Registration will open in the fall of 2016. In the meantime, please consider supporting our community programs by wearing the official symphonycycle jersey or t-shirt, or by making a contribution.

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Support symphonyCycle

wcfsymphony gives a big round of applause to the sponsors who made the first-ever symphonyCycle possible in 2016.

Interested in sponsoring next year’s event? View our sponsorship opportunities, and email office@wcfsymphony.org or call 319.273.3373 for more details.

Can’t ride, but want to be a part of the fun? We need volunteers to help make this special event a reality! Learn more here.


wcfsymphony Gallagher-Bluedorn PAC #17 Cedar Falls, IA 50614

(319) 273-3373