HomeNews Pork-packing pedalers bike through Perry area By Jim Caufield - June 20, 2015 0 840 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Kate Torno, left, and Shawn Risseeuw enjoy a unique Bacon Bloody Mary upon arriving in Perry. The second annual Baccoon Ride brought thousands of riders to towns along the Raccoon River Valley Trail today, including Dawson, Minburn and Perry. ThePerryNews.com is pleased to bring readers a few impressions of the event. 1 of 33 A man patiently waits for the festival to begin outside the Crooked Rail in Perry. The Hotel Pattee prepared to cater food for hundreds at the Baccon Ride this morning. Perry Fire Rescue provides surveillance at Caboose Park for the second annual Baccoon Ride. A barbecue sign on the side of Big G's Log Cabin welcomed Baccoon Ride bicyclists to Perry. Perry Police Sgt. Jim Archer posts a sign along the Raccoon River Valley Trail this morning in anticipation of the thousands of riders expected to stop in Perry today on the second annual Baccoon Ride. The Hotel Pattee's mobile kitchen is well stocked with bacon-themed dishes for this year's Baccoon Ride, expected to hit town around noon. Big G's Log Cabin served barbecued pork to the Baccoon Riders. The Dawson Depot was a welcome resting point for early riders on the Raccoon River Valley Trail Baccoon Ride today. Trailside food vendors in Dawson added variety to the fare. David Luett of Perry tended bar in Dawson for riders with a hankering for a noontime beer. Laura Kellog, left, and Lauren Marlow, both of Grimes, made the trip to Dawson to serve customers on the Raccoon River Valley Trail Boccoon Ride today. Greene County Supervisor John Muir, left, was joined by his wife, Kari, son, Justin, and daughter, Ashley Miller, at the Dawson Depot for the second annual Baccoon Ride. Emergency Medical Services stood by along the Baccoon Ride route, as these in Dawson. Minburn Crossings, the Raccoon River Valley Trail's newest source for trailside food and drink, was well stocked with both in advance of this afternoon's Baccoon Riders. Linda Brewer, center, matron of Brewer Farm near Minburn, had pork ribs ready and waiting for Baccoon Riders with valid Passporks. Riders began to gather about 9 a.m. at the Crooked Rail lounge in Perry. By 2 p.m. the grounds were packed. Keeping Baccoon Riders stocked with cool drinks were three pretty girls at the Crooked Rail in Perry. Cloud cover gave riders some relief on today's Baccoon Ride, but the shade of the Crooked Rail's tent was also welcome. Corn dogs and pulled pork sandwiches were on the menu at the Crooked Rail in Perry during today's Baccoon Ride. The Hotel Pattee, Raccoon River Valley Bicycle Co. and Soumas Court in downtown Perry were filled with Baccoon Riders this afternoon. The hotel is serving pork sandwiches, and Home Grown Tomatoes will play later this afternoon. Multiple spices were provided by the Spice Shed to tempt bacon-loving tastebuds. Riders patiently wait in the 90 degree heat for cold beers. The historic popcorn stand neighboring the Perry Public Library was in service during the second annual Baccoon Ride. A cyclist looks at the enormous crowd on Second Street in Perry Saturday afternoon during the second annual Baccoon Ride. Kate Torno, left, and Shawn Risseeuw enjoy a unique Bacon Bloody Mary upon arriving in Perry. Exiting through the packed crowd was not on the mind of this rider. Josh, bartender for the Hotel Pattee, waits to serve his next guest on a humid Saturday afternoon. A few Baccoon Ride members enjoy a refreshing break inside the air-conditioned Hotel Pattee bar . Local band, Homegrown Tomatos entertain Baccoon Ride guests and riders in Soumas Court. Mary Rose Nichols, left, owner of the Mary Rose Collection in Perry, enjoyed a brisk trade in Soumas Court. Elaine Fleeger, right, co-owner of the Spice Shed in Woodward, shares a laugh with Mary Roose Nichols while spreading the word of her homemade products. Bacon-loving bike riders waiting patiently for the Perry pork products Saturday.