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



"CYCLEPATHS" (an acronym for Crazy Youngish Cycling-Loving Extroverts Pedaling Across The Hawkeye State) is a new one-hour musical comedy that 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.  Directed by Craig Petersen and featuring a cast of four, the show consists of twelve songs, each one focusing 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. 


How it works - You, the HOST(S):

  1. Agree to host an outdoor house party at which the cast of "CYCLEPATHS" will present a one-hour performance;

  2. Select your preferred performance date and time from the available options in the list below;

  3. Make the guest list and extend the invitations to whoever and how many people you choose (a minimum audience size of 25 is preferred);

  4. Designate a stage space (minimum of 10'x10' on a flat surface with easy access to an electrical outlet) in your yard, patio, deck area, or driveway and designate a private "backstage area" with access to water/beverages and a bathroom for the cast to prepare. 


  1. Provide every element of the show - actors, stage manager, instruments, sound equipment, scenery, props, costumes, playbills, etc.

Other things to know:​

  • There is no upfront cost to the host – you and your guests will simply be asked to make a donation in an amount of your choosing (cash, check, or digital payments via Venmo or Paypal) upon completion of the performance.

  • The entire production team has been fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

  • The performance must be outside. 

  • The show features subject matter and language that may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 13.

  • The performance runs for approximately one hour without an intermission.

  • The production team features a total of six people - four actors, one accompanist, and one stage manager.

  • The production team will arrive approximately one hour prior to your scheduled performance time.

  • The production team reserves the right to cancel or postpone a performance due to inclement weather (e.g. thunderstorms, excessive heat), the threat of inclement weather, or other safety concerns.

  • Rain date options may be offered should inclement weather force the cancelation of your scheduled performance.

  • Prior to your scheduled performance date, the stage manager will contact you to arrange a site visit.

  • The performance cannot be used as a fundraiser or benefit event for another organization or cause unless an agreement is reached in advance.


Performance date options (reserved on a first come first serve basis):

  • Friday, July 21 - 7:00pm   NO LONGER AVAILABLE

  • Saturday, July 22 - 4:00pm   AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 22 - 7:00pm   AVAILABLE!

  • Sunday, July 22 - 4:00pm   AVAILABLE!

  • Sunday, July 23 - 7:00pm   AVAILABLE!

  • Friday, July 28 - 7:00pm   AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 29 - 4:00pm   AVAILABLE!

  • Saturday, July 29 - 7:00pm   AVAILABLE!

Other dates and times may be available upon request.  Questions should be emailed to  

    To request your performance date and time, click HERE.    

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