Iowa / Nebraska Bus


Join your friends on a comfy chartered motor coach--Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Our chartered bus transports you and your bike to Manhattan, and return you home to on Sunday. Your bikes will be carefully loaded onto an accompanying gear truck with plenty of padding to protect your ride.

The Iowa / Nebraska bus departs from Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, 625 S. 35th Street, West Des Moines, IA , and makes a quick stop in Omaha.

On the return trip, riders who boarded in Omaha will be dropped off en route to Des Moines.


Outbound Trip

Thursday, June 

Iowa Boarding Location: Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

Rider Check-in: 6:30 am 

Bus Departure Time:  8:00 AM sharp (or sooner, when all riders are checked in.  We encourage riders to arrive early, so that the bus can get out earlier.

Allow plenty of time to park your car, check in, and get your bike and gear stowed safely on board.

Parking is available at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School*

Travel time from Des Moines to start town - Approx. 5 hr. 2 min.


Omaha Boarding Location: 

Flying J Pilot Travel Center, 2647 South 24th Street, Council Bluffs, IA

Rider Check-in: 8:30 AM

Arrive at 8:30 am to allow plenty of time to park your car, check in, and get your bike and gear stowed safely on board.

Bus Departure Time: 9:00 AM 9 or sooner, if all riders are checked in).

Parking is available in the southwest corner of the parking lot

Travel time from Omaha to start town - 5  1/2 hrs.


Arrival in Manhattan

We should have you to the start town by around 2:30 pm.

You'll be in perfect time to unload bikes and gear, change into biking apparel, and throw a leg over for the K2r Pre-2r.

Return Trip

Sunday, June 

Bus Boarding Location: Alma High School

Departure Time: 2 PM 

The bus should arrive in Omaha around 5 PM. Once riders and gear have been offloaded (approx.15 minutes), the bus will depart for Des Moines, arriving around 7:30 PM.


Shower Power!

Showers will be available at Alma High School after Sunday’s ride.


*Don’t leave valuables in your car. Kandango is not responsible for losses or thefts of your vehicles or belongings.