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a musical comedy with book, music & lyrics by Robert John Ford


This new one-hour musical comedy tells the saga of a hipster couple from Brooklyn who falsely believes a tandem-bike journey as part of RAGBRAI - the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa - will be a relaxing, carefree summer vacation.  Each song focuses on a specific aspect of the ride, such as the delusions, the host towns, the weather, the food, the debauchery, the locals, and the exhaustion.  Like the word RAGBRAI, CYCLEPATHS™ is an acronym - Crazy Youthful Cycling-Loving Extroverts Pedaling Across The Hawkeye State™!  (Merchandise also coming soon!)


Ames - Tuesday, July 25, 2023 (at the RAGBRAI stop in Ames; details TBA)

Des Moines - Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (at the RAGBRAI stop in Des Moines, details TBA)

Des Moines - Summer House Party Tour, July & August 2023

"CYCLEPATHS" will be premiere as part of the 2023 Summer House Party Tour, with additional performances being presented in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of RAGBRAI.  Hosting opportunities and the public performance schedule will be announced on this website in March 2023 - be sure to check back at that time.


"CYCLEPATHS" began as a 15-minute sketch in RJF's musical revue UTOPIA, which has been performed more than 75 times throughout the state of Iowa since 2008. 


Photos and videos coming soon.

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