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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. 


"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.  


Ames, C.Y. Stephens Auditorium cabaret space - Tuesday, July 25, 2023 (public performance as part of RAGBRAI 2023)

Toledo, Weiting Theatre & Opera House - Thursday, July 27, 2023 (public performance as part of RAGBRAI 2023)

Des Moines, Hoyt Sherman Place lawn - Sunday, July 30, 2023 (public performance)

Des Moines - Summer House Party Tour: Friday, July 21 through Saturday, July 29    HOST A PERFORMANCE!  


"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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